Tate opens as -280 ‘chalk’ vs. Nunes
Published on Wednesday, 4/13/16, at 3:40 p.m. Eastern.
5Dimes opened Miesha ‘Cupcake’ Tate (18-5 MMA, 5-2 UFC) as a -280 favorite for her first women’s bantamweight championship defense against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200.
Tate won the women’s 135-pound belt by submitting Holly Holm at UFC 196 last month. She has won five consecutive fights since losing to Ronda Rousey at UFC 168 on Dec. 28 of 2013.
Nunes, who is a +220 underdog (risk $100 to win $220), owns a 12-4 career record and is 5-1 in the UFC. Her only loss in the Octagon came by third-round KO against Cat Zingano at UFC 179, but she’s won three in a row since then.
The ‘over/under’ is 1.5 rounds (-215 for the ‘over,’ +165 for the ‘under’).
UFC 200 will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 9.
Zingano has also been added to the 200 card. In her first fight since losing to Rousey in 16 seconds at UFC 184, ‘Alpha’ will collide with Julianna Pena, who owns a 3-0 UFC record. The odds for Zingano-Pena aren’t out yet.