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UFC 184 Rousey vs. Zingano Odds, Stats, Fight Prediction & How To Watch

UFC 184 Rousey vs. Zingano Odds, Stats, Fight Prediction & How To Watch

Undefeated UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey, and the new face of the UFC, will face her toughest challenge in the octagon when she squares off against No. 1 contender Cat Zingano at UFC 184 at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday. Rousey (10-0) and Zingano (9-0) are regarded as the sport’s two best 135-pound fighters.

A Closer Look At The UFC 184 Rousey vs. Zingano Odds, Stats, My Fight Prediction & How To Watch

UFC 184: (C) Ronda Rousey vs #1 Cat Zingano
Date: Feb. 28, 2015  
Start Time: 10:00 p.m. ET  
Location: Los Angeles California 
Stadium: Staples Center
TV Info: UFC PPV
Stream: UFC Network
Odds: Rousey -900 vs Zingano +600

Ronda Rousey Will Beat Cat Zingano At UFC 184 If

Rousey can get Zingano on the ground and force a submission.

Rousey is, arguably, the top female fighter in the world. A deep dig into her 10 and 0 record at UFC and one finds the real reason for her success. She’s an incredibly skilled fighter that forces her opponents to submit.

Rousey submits her opponents 80% of the time. She knocks out her opponents 20% of the time. She’s never won by a decision at UFC yet, which makes this an incredibly interesting battle against the #1 contender to her championship crown, Cat Zingano. Rousey’s take down average is a startling 8.27 compared to Zingano’s at 2.47. Her submission average is 5.73 compared to Zingano’s at 2.47. If Rousey can get Zingano to the ground in this battle, she’ll force Cat to tap out. Ronda is that skilled as a grappler.

Cat Zingano Will Beat Ronda Rousey At UFC 184 If

Zingano can last and win a decision.

It’s difficult to see Cat Zingano winning this fight other than lasting long enough to win by a decision. Zingano has some striking ability, but her striking doesn’t give her much of an advantage. Rousey lands more strikes per minute, 3.69 to 3.09, to Zingano. Cat is more accurate with her strikes, 73.53% to 63.97%, but Rousey’s defense against strikes is slightly better at 52.99% to Zingano’s 43.04%.

That’s not a good sign for Cat’s backers. Rousey throws more punches and it looks like Zingano is going to have to get to Rousey a couple of times in the strike game if she hopes to keep Ronda from putting her on the mat. Cat Zingano is an excellent fighter, but her options are limited against the champ. She needs to hurt Rousey early and then try and stay on her feet and out point Rousey if she hopes to take home the trophy in this main event at UFC 184.

UFC 184 Betting Prediction: Rousey to beat Zingano by submission    

FOX Sports 1 UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot Vs Mir Betting Odds, Analysis & Prediction

FOX Sports 1 UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot Vs Mir Betting Odds, Analysis & Prediction

The UFC heavyweight division is deeper than I can ever remember, but for FOX Sports 1 UFC Fight Night Dana White went into the retirement home to brush the dust of a couple of has-beens. Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva will square off against former 2-time heavyweight champion Frank Mir, the first of which came in 2004.

Silva is vying for a comeback after a rollercoaster year where he sat out under a suspension only to return and get finished by Andrei Arlovski in his last bout.

Mir will enter the octagon on a four-fight losing streak in what could be his last action in the UFC if he were to lose.

A Closer Look At The UFC Fight Night Bigfoot Vs Mir Betting Odds, Analysis & Prediction

UFC Fight Night: #8 Antonio Silva vs #13 Frank Mir
Date: Feb. 22, 2015 
Start Time: 5:00 p.m. ET 
Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Stadium: Ginásio do Gigantinho
TV Info: FOX Sports 1
Stream: UFC Network

UFC Odds: Bigfoot -240 vs Mir +200

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Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva Will Beat Frank Mir If

Bigfoot can stary on his feet

Silva’s knock-out percentage is 78%. That’s a high percentage for a guy that has 18 fights and only 6 losses in UFC. He’s one of the best known fighters on the planet still, but he faces a guy in Mir that simply has better percentages on the ground than he does.

The best thing that Silva can do is to keep on his feet and not let Mir get him to the mat. If he does, he could be in some trouble. Bigfoot is decent at defending take downs, 65.38% of the time, and that should give his backers confidence. The ability to prevent take downs and the heavier hands, that knockout percentage, is one of the reasons why Bigfoot is a -305 favorite to beat Frank Mir. He’s not as accurate with his strikes as Mir, but he throws more per minute and he defends against strikes better than Mir.

Frank Mir Will Beat Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva If

Mir can turn it into a grappling match.

Mir has one shot at beating Bigfoot and that’s to get this battle to the ground as soon as possible. Frank is skilled at landing shots, his accuracy is 47.86% when it comes to striking, but he’s also good at taking shots. Mir defends against strikes at only 37.09%. That’s just not going to cut it against a heavy handed striker like Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva who lands 2.94 strikes per minute compared to Frank Mir’s 2.14 strikes per minute. Mir also absorbs an average of 4 strikes a minute.

But when it comes to grappling, Mir has a slight advantage. His submission average is 2.34 compared to Silva’s .95 submission average. Frank Mir’s best work occurs on the ground. It’s his only shot to beat Bigfoot because if Mir stands toe to toe with Silva, he’s likely to get crushed.

UFC Betting Prediction:  Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva to beat Frank Mir by decision

Cerrone could get his title shot with a win here

Cerrone Could Get His Title Shot With A Win Here

Both of these fighters are on the complete opposite side of the spectrum, Cerrone is known for is amazingly fast submission skills while Alvarez is known for his pure knockout power. Both fighters are coming into this fight with a very set game plane, for Donald Cerrone it will be to take the fight to the ground and make Alvarez beat him on his back while Eddie will want this fight to stay standing as long as possible giving him the best chance of landing his known over hand right.

Donald Cerrone vs. Eddie Alvarez
UFC 178 – Co-Main Event
MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
September 27th 2014 at 10:30 pm ET

The Cowboy Cerrone in my opinion is one of the best pound for pound fighters in the UFC, he is ruthless and calculating, many have underestimated his striking power which he uses a lot to set his opponents up for the submission. Cerrone is riding a 4 fight win streak against a few of the top fighters of his division and the four losses he has are against top 5 fighters. I think that Cerrone will mix things up and actually stay on his feet for the first round to really exchange with Alvarez and give the fans what they want.

Eddie the Silent Assassin Alvarez is a killer at heart; he pours it on his opponent, overpowering them with his speed and killer accuracy. Alvarez also has skills on the ground as he was a wrestler in college but seems to have found his calling with his fists. I expect Eddie to push the tempo in this fight, keep his distance from the ground attack and use his leg kicks to create space in the middle of the octagon.

I do not see this fight going the distance at all.. I see a knockout in the first half of the second round, there is too much fire power between both fighters in this one to go all three rounds. This will be an actin packed fight from the opening bell and expect a bloody one as well. In the end I have Cerrone getting the win because of his recent activity and grappling defense off his back.