How To Bet UFC 207: Nunes Vs Rousey
Top-ranked Ronda Rousey heads to the Octagon for the first time since her loss to Holly Holm last year. Rousey battles Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes on Dec. 30, 2016. The fight takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Before losing to Holm, Rousey had won 6 straight championship fights. Nunes had won 3 straight fights before upsetting Miesha Tate for the title at UFC 200.
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Rousey is a favorite at -165. The odds on Nunes are at +135. The total in the fight is 1.5 rounds. Over is +180. Under is -230
Bet Amanda Nunes +135 Because…
Nunes has a much better strike out percentage than Rousey. Nunes’ KO percentage is 69% while Rousey’s is only at 25%. What it implies is that Nunes is better on her feet than Rousey is. That’s how Rousey lost to Holly Holm in 2015. Holm is a boxer. Rousey went straight at her while Holm landed a sharp right that rocked her. Nunes could employ those same tactics on Dec. 30.
Bet Ronda Rousey -165 Because…
Ronda Rousey took a long time to get back into the Octagon. It will be over 13 month by the time that Rousey head back into the fray. That’s a long time. Usually, inactivity is a sign that a fighter may not be ready. In Rousey’s case, it’s a sign that a fighter is ready. Rousey needed to take time to become mentally prepared to fight again, not physically prepared. There’s no chance that Ronda Rousey hasn’t kept herself in shape. Her mind had to be sharp enough to fight again.
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For Ronda Rousey, who will always have multiple avenues open to her to make a living, just accepting the fight is a sign that she’s ready to throw down on Dec. 30. Rousey is the same fighter who dominated women’s MMA for 5 years.
Here skills haven’t been diminished because she hasn’t been in a lot of tough fights. Even the battle versus Holly Holm wasn’t too taxing.
I believe that Rousey learned a lot from Holm’s knockout win over her in 2015. She has trained more like a striker to prevent from getting hit while going in for takedowns. That should spell doom for Nunes.
If Rousey’s defense is even a quarter better on Dec. 30 than what it was in the Holm fight, she wins this easily.