Ronda Rousey Currently -1500 To Beat Bethe Correia

Published on July 31st, 2015 12:41 am EST
The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) was founded in November of 1993.

Over the 20+ year history of the company, there have been some tremendous mismatches. Anderson "The Spider" Silva vs Stephan Bonnar. Georges St. Pierre vs Matt Serra (their first fight). Ronda Rousey vs Liz Carmouche.

The upcoming Women's Bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia, however, is the BIGGEST mismatch in the history of the UFC, at least according to the oddsmakers.

Heading into this Saturday's fight, Ronda Rousey is a -1500 favorite to win. This means that you would need to wager an eye-popping $1,500 on Rousey in order to have a chance of winning $100 back.

To put this into simpler terms, these odds mean that Ronda Rousey has a 93.46% chance of winning the fight against Correia. The unbelievable thing is that most people would likely agree that even that is generous for Correia.

Sure, this is the UFC and anything can happen. A random punch from Correia could clip Rousey on the temple and turn out her lights, or maybe Rousey, as unbelievable as it may seem, would allow herself to get trapped in a submission hold. The odds of that happening, however, seem to be extremely remote.

The problem with Correia is that she really hasn't beaten anybody of note so far in her career. Her three UFC victories came against Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke and Julie Kedzie. If she had beaten somebody of Miesha Tate's caliber, for instance, she would be given a much better chance of winning.

In addition, Rousey's air of invincibility is growing with each passing fight. The average time of her last three fights has been less than a minute, and they were against some decent opponents, including Cat Zingano.

Bethe Correia, on the other hand, hasn't really beaten anybody of note and secured this fight because there was really nobody else for Rousey to fight. In addition, Correia has beaten two of Rousey's close friends, and the UFC has used this angle to help sell the fight.


Let's take a look at the odds for Rousey in each of her professional fights so far:

Rousey vs Correia, -1500
Rousey vs Zingano, -800
Rousey vs Davis, -850
Rousey vs McMann, -360
Rousey vs Tate, -650
Rousey vs Carmouche, -1000
Rousey vs Kaufman, -800
Rousey vs Tate, -400
Rousey vs Budd, -700
Rousey vs D'Alelio, -650

The ironic thing is that Liz Carmouche, who was previously the biggest underdog in a Ronda Rousey fight, came the closest to beating the champion.


In short, if you are expecting an upset in Saturday night's fight, you may want to think again, as the oddsmakers are telling you that there is virtually no shot of Rousey losing her title.

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