UFC 207: Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey
UFC 207: Nunes vs Rousey.
There are long awaited returns and then there is Ronda Rousey returning to the Octagon which trumps all of them for UFC 207 betting! Rousey hasn’t been officially competing since Holly Holm knocked her silly handing her the first defeat in her professional career over a year ago.
I don’t want to describe Amanda Nunesas obsessed or a stalker, but when someone has been preparing for a single person for 3 years that kind of implies an unhealthy fascination in my eyes. She recently said she has been training for Rowdy since she set foot in the famous Octagon back in 2013.
What: UFC 207
Who: Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes (13-4-0) vs Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey (12-1-0)
Where: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
Odds: Nunes +135 vs Rousey -160
Round Total: OVER 1.5 Rounds +185, UNDER 1.5 Rounds -220
Nunes hasn’t lost a match in over 2 years and just defeated Miesha Tate in UFC 200 6 months ago to take the Women’s Bantamweight title by a 1st round submission. This Brazilian champion will be defending her UFC title for the first time against Rousey, so it may be a very short reign as the Queen.
This fight for Amanda Nunes will become very real in that Octagon. I never want to tell any fighter how much or what type of smack talk to direct at their opponent pre-fight, but I probably would have told Nunes to lighten up a little with that first round knockout stuff she is claiming to deliver to Rousey here.
In typical Rousey style, she didn’t take that lightly and said Nunes has to say something, “because everyone knows she gasses out in the second.” The tough talk and act the champ has been sporting towards Rousey doesn’t even give the former Champion a second thought it seems as she looks to handle business in the Octagon.
This is a different Ronda Rousey than we are accustomed to before when she was submitting every opponent with an armbar in the 1st round for years. By her own admission, Rousey has been scarce for interviews in front of this fight and takes joy in not being the only female the press focuses on for UFC fights anymore.
When that bell rings for that 1st round in the Octagon, I think we see the same old Rousey that finished 9 of her 12 wins by armbar submission and the other 3 by knockout. By the way, 8 of those 9 opponents she defeated with an armbar submission she destroyed in the very first round.
Amanda Nunes knocked out 9 of her 13 opponents that she defeated and forced 3 of them to submit. She has 10 first round finishes, so just like her opponent she prefers to get business done quickly.
When it comes to grappling, Rousey is superior with 3 times the takedown average and twice the takedown accuracy as the soon to be dethroned Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes.Rousey is a great UFC bet in this one.
There are some other great UFC 207 matches on the main card
Dominiruz (22-1c C-0) vs Cody Garbrandt (10-0-0) – Men’s Bantamweight
Cruz is the First ever and current Bantamweight Champion and his loss was way back in 2007. Garbrandt is a big hitter and won his last 3 consecutive fights knocking out his opponent in the first round.
FabricioWerdum (21-6-1) vs Cain Velasquez (14-2-0) – Men’s Heavyweight
Werdum is the number 1 ranked Heavyweight and is giving the number 2 Velasquez a rematch from a year and a half ago when Werdum won with a 3rd round submission.
Event: UFC 206: "Nunes VS Rousey "
Date: Friday, December 30, 2016, on pay-per-view (PPV)
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Fabricio Werdum vs Cain Velasquez
TJ Dillashaw vs John Lineker
Johny Hendricks vs. Neil Magny
We have the Live Lines for UFC 207 Take the time to look at the odds of all the fights including the one between Amanda Nunes vs Rounda Rousey. There are more lines available at the Fighting Live Odds.