UFC 200 Tate vs Nunes Expert PickJosh Bailey
Champion Miesha Tate, 18-5, battles #4 ranked Amanda Nunes, 12-4, at UFC 200 this Saturday, July 9. The battle takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tate versus Nunes will now be a top bout on the main card after interim UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was pulled from his title unification bout against Daniel Cormier, after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency informed Jones of a potential doping violation Wednesday.
Since losing via submission to Ronda Rousey at UFC 168 in 2013, Miesha Tate has won 5 straight in the Octagon. This includes beating Champion Holly Holm in her last fight at UFC 196. Amanda Nunes’ last loss was to Cat Zingano at UFC 178 in 2014. Since that loss, Nunes has won 3 fights in a row.
How To Bet UFC 200 Miesha Tate vs Amanda Nunes & My Expert Pick
Tate surprised Holm in her last fight. She wasn’t supposed to beat the fighter to took down Ronda Rousey. Because of that, Tate goes into this fight as a solid -265 favorite. Nunes is a +205 underdog.
What: UFC 200
Who: Miesha Tate vs Amanda Nunes
When: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Start Time: 7 PM ET
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Stadium: T-Mobile Arena
Watch: UFC Network
Stream: UFC Fight Pass
Why Bet On Miesha Tate (-265)
Tate is a patient fighter. She didn’t force Holm to submit until Round 5. In her win before beating Holm, Tate won a 3-Round unanimous decision against Jessica Eye. She beat Sarah McMann via majority decision at UFC 183. Tate’s patience might work in her favor at UFC 200.
Why Bet On Amanda Nunes (+205)
Amanda Nunes is on a roll. The Brazilian fighter was brilliant when out striking Sarah McMann at UFC Fight Night in August, 2015. She out struck McMann 27 to 2 before forcing McMann to submit in Round 1. Nunes beat Valentina Schevchenko via unanimous decision at UFC 196. She’s going to be ready for Tate come July 9.
UFC 200 Expert Pick & Fight Prediction
Tate is too big of a favorite in this match. Nunes can do a lot more than Tate can do. She is trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. But she doesn’t have to force her opponents to submit in order to win a fight.
Nunes has won 77% of her fights via knock out. She has great power. If Tate is too patient, which could end up being the case, she’ll be down big time on the scorecards before Rounds 4 and 5. I like Nunes to pull off the upset.