Rousey opens as heavy favorite vs. Nunes
Published on Wednesday, 10/12/16, at 6:43 p.m. Eastern.
The return of Ronda Rousey was announced earlier today. Rousey, the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, will take on current champ Amanda Nunes in the UFC 207 headliner on Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
5Dimes opened Rousey as a -280 favorite, but the odds moved to -250 two hours later. Nunes is the +190 underdog (risk $100 to win $190). The total is 1.5 rounds (‘under’ -265, ‘over’ +185).
Nunes (13-4 MMA, 6-1 UFC) won the title by dusting Miesha Tate by rear-naked choke at the 3:16 mark of Round 1 at UFC 200 on July 9. She has won four consecutive fights, taking her lone Octagon loss against Cat Zingano at UFC 178 in September of 2014.
Rousey (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) defended her UFC strap six straight times with five of those wins coming by first-round finishes. She hasn’t fought since Nov. 15 of 2015 when Holly Holm defeated her by head-kick KO and subsequent punches at UFC 193 in Sydney, Australia.
Other than hosting Saturday Night Live and appearing on a number of national shows, Rousey has spent most of the last year secluded from the MMA world.
That’s set to change now, however, as her tweet below indicated today.
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) October 12, 2016