Rousey opens as 15-to-1 Favorite over Carmouche

source: bleacherreport

Yesterday at the UFC on Fox 5 pre-fight press conference, Ronda Rousey was awarded the UFC's first women's bantamweight championship belt.

Instead of an expected superfight against former Strikeforce featherweight champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino, Rousey will face top-ranked bantamweight Liz Carmouche in the main event at UFC 157.

According to Best Fight Odds, Rousey will walk into the bout as a historic -1500 favorite against her first opponent in the UFC. Those odds come from European betting site 5Dimes, which also pegs Carmouche as a notable +700 underdog.

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BJ_Penmanship site profile image  

12/8/12 1:53 PM by BJ_Penmanship


JustAnotherMMAFan site profile image  

12/8/12 1:33 PM by JustAnotherMMAFan

McMann would be a great challenge... her strength is unbelievable...!Check out this video:

ShaqNoob site profile image  

12/8/12 12:00 PM by ShaqNoob

You didn't read it like anything. Admit you know shit about how odds work.

6ULDV8 site profile image  

12/8/12 11:13 AM by 6ULDV8

Who's Carmouche?

kevsh site profile image  

12/8/12 10:42 AM by kevsh

The UFC is betting plenty of people will because apparently Ronda is just that popular. But the other side of this is she's facing an opponent that obviously is nowhere near as famous and most likely is going to lose in quick, devastating fashion.Would MMA fans pay to see a main of event with Anderson fighting say Nick Ring or Jason MacDonald? Jon Jones facing Matyushenko or Prado? GSP defending against Riddle or Mike Pyle?I have a feeling the UFC has overestimated Ronda's appeal and unless the rest of the main card is stellar, this PPV may miss projections badly.

Enemies site profile image  

12/7/12 10:37 PM by Enemies

Sounds like a 3-step program to me.Step 1) Drop $1,000,000.Step 2) Take a dive.Step 3) Retire.

fapout site profile image  

12/7/12 8:49 PM by fapout

why don't I?

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12/7/12 8:21 PM by Russianorkhan


elburrogrande site profile image  

12/7/12 8:18 PM by elburrogrande

You guys are tripping I for one cant wait for this. This is not a squash mash Carmouche is a top 135er I think it will be a great fight if not fight of the night. Definitely a lot closer than the odd makers seem to think. Rousey is awesome but those odds are definitely influenced by hype. I wonder what the odds will be that this is fight of the night or submission of the night?

JustAnotherMMAFan site profile image  

12/7/12 6:58 PM by JustAnotherMMAFan

Marloes had a training injury in that fight, but she never talked about it, not to seem she was making excuses...