Ronda Rousey Opens as -147 Favourite Over Holm

Published on November 15th, 2015 9:32 pm EST
The seemingly impossible took place on Saturday night when Holly Holm, a massive underdog, defeated "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey to win the Women's Bantamweight title.

To say that this was an upset would be the understatement of the century. Holm defeating Rousey was such an upset, in fact, that it had people debating the fight's place in history of terms of the biggest upsets in sports.

The fact that Rousey lost was obviously shocking, but it was the WAY she lost that had people dropping their jaws. Rousey seemed to be fine with abandoning her strengths in order to engage in a kickboxing match with Holly Holm. This left Rousey looking ridiculous as she got peppered with punches, kicks and elbows over the course of the 1+ round fight. In the end, Rousey was left looking bruised and bloodied as Holm lifted the championship belt.


Not surprisingly, the odds for a potential rematch between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm look very, very close. There are rumours that Rousey may have suffered a broken jaw, which means that the UFC will likely delay the fight for a number of months (you can be sure that the UFC would love to make the Rousey/Holm rematch the main event of UFC 200, which is set to take place in July).

Here are the current rematch odds as of this moment:

Holly Holm, +150
Ronda Rousey, -147

It will be interesting to see if Ronda Rousey decides to switch up her coaching staff before her next fight, as her game plan was ludicrous for last night's fight against Holly Holm.

The general consensus seems to be that if Rousey hasn't been emotionally broken from her loss last night, she will be the favourite to win the rematch if she chooses to stick to her strengths, which are judo and ground fighting. If she elects to get into another stand-up fight against Holm, she is almost certainly going to lose once again.

There was a time when Georges St. Pierre lost in a shocker to Matt Serra. St. Pierre re-evaluated his game, made some changes and went on to became arguably the greatest champion of all time. There is a chance that Rousey can do the same, but she will likely have to make some major changes.

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