UFC 207 – Nunes Vs Rousey Betting Odds

All fans of the UFC are in for a treat when former bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey makes her much anticipated return to the octagon against the current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Amanda Nunes.

Ronda Rousey

After becoming the first American to win an Olympic medal in women’s judo – bronze in 2008, Rousey burst onto the pro MMA fight scene and could seemingly do no wrong early in her UFC career. Rousey (aka Rowdy, The Arm Collector) burst onto the pro MMA scene winning 12 consecutive Mixed Martial Arts fights including 6 in the UFC, nine of these wins came by way of her signature armbar submission. She became the poster girl of UFC and life seemed perfect for the American athlete.

Rousey’s career made a U-turn after a convincing loss to Holly Holm by way of a spectacular knockout. Rousey suffered from severe depression as a result and she took some time away from MMA to recover. Now she’s back to prove that she still has what it takes to be named the best bantamweight female fighter in the UFC, but it won’t be a walk in the park.

Amanda Nunes

Someone who would love to stop her in her comeback fight is the current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes.

Fighting out of Salvador, Brazil – a country known for producing great UFC fighters over the years, Nunes is known as “The Lioness of the Ring”. Nunes started training Karate from a young age and at age 16 also trained in boxing. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was what she pursued next, earning herself a black belt before competing in MMA. Following brief stings in MMA competitions Strikeforce and Invicta Fighting Championships, Nunes began her UFC career in 2013 and has risen to the top of the ranks, most recently defeating Miesha Tate at UFC 200, gaining the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship.

My Free UFC 207 Betting Tips

Rousey has spent a long time out of the octagon and all fight fans know her strengths, on the flip-side so do her opponents. Her weaknesses were on full display against Holly Holm, a fight in which Rousey was dominated from beginning to end. I don’t think that Rousey has the mental toughness to win this one, her last loss would have put a lot of doubt in her mind. I believe Nunes should be starting as short favourite to win.

My tip: Nunes by knockout. Nunes has proven she has KO power and I think she’ll find an opening in Rousey’s defenses within the first few rounds.

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Method of Victory Betting Odds

My tip is listed in bold text.

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Ronda Rousey to win by KO 8.00
Ronda Rousey to win by Submission 1.85
Ronda Rousey to win by Points 17.00
Amanda Nunes to win by KO 2.75
Amanda Nunes to win by Submission 9.00
Amanda Nunes to win by Points 17.00
Draw 67.00

Other Top Markets and Betting Odds

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Round/Method of Victory Double

Ronda Rousey – Round 1 – KO 6.00
Ronda Rousey – Round 2 – KO 21.00
Ronda Rousey – Round 3 – KO 41.00
Ronda Rousey – Round 4 – KO 67.00
Ronda Rousey – Round 5 – KO 81.00
Ronda Rousey – Round 1 – Submission 2.50
Ronda Rousey – Round 2 – Submission 3.75
Ronda Rousey – Round 3 – Submission 11.00
Ronda Rousey – Round 4 – Submission 17.00
Ronda Rousey – Round 5 – Submission 26.00
Ronda Rousey by Decision 17.00
Amanda Nunes – Round 1 – KO 4.75
Amanda Nunes – Round 2 – KO 10.00
Amanda Nunes – Round 3 – KO 26.00
Amanda Nunes – Round 4 – KO 34.00
Amanda Nunes – Round 5 – KO 51.00
Amanda Nunes – Round 1 – Submission 9.00
Amanda Nunes – Round 2 – Submission 21.00
Amanda Nunes – Round 3 – Submission 41.00
Amanda Nunes – Round 4 – Submission 51.00
Amanda Nunes – Round 5 – Submission 81.00
Amanda Nunes by Decision 17.00
Draw 67.00

Round Betting

Ronda Rousey to win in Round 1 2.00
Ronda Rousey to win in Round 2 9.00
Ronda Rousey to win in Round 3 11.00
Ronda Rousey to win in Round 4 15.00
Ronda Rousey to win in Round 5 17.00
Ronda Rousey to win by Decision 15.00
Amanda Nunes to win in Round 1 3.75
Amanda Nunes to win in Round 2 9.00
Amanda Nunes to win in Round 3 26.00
Amanda Nunes to win in Round 4 34.00
Amanda Nunes to win in Round 5 41.00
Amanda Nunes to win by Decision 15.00
Draw 67.00

All odds were correct at the time of posting and are subject to change.

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UFC 196 Post Fight Review, Analysis & Results

UFC 196 had without a doubt one of the biggest Ultimate Fighting Championship fight cards in recent memory and the quality of almost all of the fights was really impressive, just what we want to see. This was a great result of UFC bt more importantly, a great result for punters who didn’t back the favourites of the headline fights.

We had two enormous upsets on the fight card for UFC 196, both headline fights were Conor McGregor Vs. Nate Diaz & Holly Holm Vs. Meisha Tate. Both of these big fights ended with big upsets, much to the surprise of every punter I know. I’m sure not too many online bookmakers will be complaining with the results though, so long as some of you punters out there made some good bets on the weekend and increased your bankroll or ended up with a bigger bookie balance than before the weekend started, I’m one happy punter.

initially what I thought was strange was that both Both Conor McGregor and Holly Holm lost to their opponents by submission, Conor in the 2nd round and Holly in the 5th. However, I should have knows that Conor’s ground game is poor in comparison to Diaz’ and Holly prefers to fight on her feet. I should have seen this a mile away but I got too caught up in the hype of The Irishman’s custom made suits and his laughs. Both champions were undeniably beaten by their opponents on the night, however McGregor did manage to inflict a fair bit of damage to Diaz’s face before he took a nasty combo and ended up on the ground.

Not many people would have expected the 27 year old from Dublin, Ireland to lose this fight, but as with life, you can’t win everything forever.

At some stage there comes a time when even the best cannot win. That doesn’t necessarily mean they are finished for good, Conor “The Notorious” McGregor is taking his loss well. He has been as humble as can be expected after losing such a massive fight, one that many thought he’d win inside the first couple of rounds. The pressure may have had something to do with his loss, not taking anything away from Diaz who fought a good fight, but it seemed to me that Conor just couldn’t get his game plan working at all during the fight. Again, this could have been Nate’s doing as well.

You may not expect a champion such as McGregor with such a big mouth and huge personality to be humble about anything, let alone losing one of the biggest fights of his career, and I’d never seen him lose before so I didn’t know what to expect. Thankfully for the UFC, he took the loss well and I’m sure we’ll see him in action again soon. Maybe he’ll drop down a weight and prove he is the best lightweight/featherweight Mixed Martial Arts champion, or maybe he’ll get a rematch with Diaz, win and then go up a weight! Who really knows?

Conor McGgregor v Nate Diaz Results & Analysis

Nate Diaz Beating Conor McGregor by Subsmission

While it’s unlikely that anyone would have bet on Diaz to win in Round 2, there are a few people I know who got on Diaz by submission. That was actually one of my tips that I posted, although personally I didn’t get on it, I thought the odds for McGregor to win in the first by KO were too good to miss, I did see the possibility of it happening if Diaz could get McGregor to the ground. Congrats to all who won money on UFC 196, after the two major upsets I’m down a little, but not too much and I’m sure I’ll recover. The main thing is having a punt is fun, remember – you don’t have to bet the farm to enjoy yourself!

Round 1 wasn’t anything special in my view, it went mostly as many people predicted and didn’t produce anything hugely out of the ordinary.

In round 2, McGregor started well and had turned diaz’ face into something that resembled a tomato topped pizza after landing plenty of powerful shots right in the head, something he is really good at. Then, something that nobody say coming happened, Diaz landed a string of punches in a blistering combo, landing well on McGregor, then as soon as Nate got Conor on the ground, it was pretty much all over from there. It was a perfect combination of landing a brilliantly timed combo before getting Conor to ground.

We all know Diaz’ ground game was going to be much stronger than the Irishman’s, but I doubt that anybody expected Diaz to actually get him down there – especially in round 2!

This was a very well deserved submission win by Diaz and a massive, massive upset in UFC 196, just like the previous feature fight with Holly Holm and Meisha Tate.

What a night of UFC and what a night of upsets. If you bet against the favourites tonight you’d have absolutely cleaned up. With Holly Holm being comprehensively defeated by Meisha Tate,

During the post fight interview, Nate Diaz had one very important message to all UFC fans, and punters alike: “I’m not surprised motherfucker’s”. So were were we mate, but that’s what’s so great about betting and UFC in particular. On any given night anything can happen. These are all professional athletes and it only takes one mistake to capitalize, and if you’re in the lucky position to win a title, all the more power to you!

What you could have won betting on Diaz to win the fight

Decision / Submission – $3
Either Fighter By Submission – $5.5
Nate Diaz – Wins Inside Distance $7.5
Nate Diaz – Round 1 or Round 2 – $9
Nate Diaz – By Submission $10
Nate Diaz – Round 2 $21

Meisha Tate vs Holly Holm Results & Analysis

Tate Choking Out Holly Holm

What to say here. Tate dominated Holm from start to finish really, I never thought Holly had much of a chance after the first couple of rounds. There were a few good combos that Holly managed to land, but I think Tate was in control the majority of the fight. In reality, it could have ended a LOT earlier than it did, but Holm showed some heart. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be.

This fight was more one sided that I ever thought possible. I think Holly Holm was outclassed in near every round and near every fight style by Meisha Tate. This is making the rematch between Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey look like either one could come out on top, I guess it depends on which fighter shows up on the night. If the Holm of tonight tries the same stragegy against Rousey as she did against Tate, I think she’s going to be in for a rude awakening and Rousey may end up with another quick knockout on her record.

On the other hand, it only takes a single mistake in UFC for your entire game plan to come undone, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Personally, after tonight’s performance, I’d rather see Rousey face off with Tate, but let’s just take things slowly and not get too carried away.

I guess we’re all now looking forward to the rematch between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm, both coming off shock losses it will be interesting to see who holds their nerves the best.

I think this is a great time for women in the UFC. Fights like these are really getting much deserved attention and when they are on massive cards like UFC 196, I’m sure the whole sport has gained a plethora of new MMA & UFC fans.

Holly Holm, most famous for beating the previously undefeated Rhonda Rousey taking on the lesser known Miesha Tate. All I can say is that Holly never got into the fight, she landed a few good blows and some nice combos, but always seemed to be on the back foot. She ended up losing because of her poor ground game, getting choked out after being saved by the bell once, but she really took a beating in that encounter which would have made it much harder for her to win after that,

Undisputed UFC pound for pound World Champion Conor McGregor (Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) was comprehensively beaten by Nate Diaz (1st degree Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu) at a weight of 170. Then there Meisha Tate annihilated Holly Holm from the beginning to the end according to my analysis of the fight.

With Conor McGregor, as soon as Nate Diaz got him to ground it was all over red-rover. I’d mentioned that if Diaz could manage to get McGregor on the ground without being knocked out first, he was a good chance of winning. I didn’t think it would so quick, but that’s the beauty of UFC.

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UFC 196 Betting Odds: McGregor vs. Diaz

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When is it shown in Australia? Sunday March 6th @ 2PM AEDT

Billed as the Ultimate Fighting Championship‘s Money Fight, Irish super world champion Conor McGregor and hungry challenger Nate Diaz are facing off in UFC 196 in one of the most highly anticipated UFC fights in recent memory. Nate Diaz has finally got the fight he’s been waiting for. Featherweight champ McGregor and No. 6-ranked lightweight Diaz will clash at 170 pounds in UFC #196 on March 6th, broadcast to Australia live from Las Vegas and on Pay-Per-View networks across the world. Your local pub or club should be putting this fight on for free, if not, ask them to!

Diaz’ coach Richard Perez thinks that McGregor will be shocked by Diaz and Diaz will “make him [McGregor] look silly”. Whether or not you believe that, which I don’t, many fights are either won or lost in a fighters head long before the actual fighting even begins, you’ve got to give it to Diaz for having the only mindset that will allow him to take down the Irish champion. There’ll also be a lot of neutral MMA fans supporting Diaz, as McGregor isn’t the most liked man in the UFC.

UFC 196 Betting Guide, Ideas & Predictions

Check the bottom of this post for exotic betting markets such as whether the fight will be won by KO/TKO, decision or submission. Which round the fight will end in or the special Ladbrokes bet offer for McGregor to win by KO or TKO in Round 1 which I could definitely see happening.

For more betting markets including accumulators/all-ups/parlays etc, visit your preferred bookmaker’s website for the most up-to-date odds, you can place multi bets on multiple UFC fights including the Holly Holm V Miesha Tate fight.

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My Betting Tips, Advice & Analysis of UFC 196

Conor McGregor is the undisputed champion of UFC in his weight division and the pound for pound champion in UFC right now – there’s no denying that. Nate Diaz is ranked 6th and is a hungry competitor with everything to gain by taking this fight. On the contrary, McGregor has already proven himself and has everything to lose, not that I think he will.

I don’t think Diaz, or anyone else can stop him at or around his preferred weight if McGregor gets his way, which he usually finds a way to do. That said, when you’re the champion you become the hunted and your every move is analyzed, memorized, dissected and plans are made on to counter your every move. I’m sure that Richard Perez has coached Diaz well for this fight, whether or not it will help is another thing entirely.

If Diaz can last past the second round, there’s a small chance that Diaz will be able to win by submission, the last time McGregor lost was by submission and he looked totally unprepared for how to handle the ground game. Maybe he’s improved since then, but if Diaz can get him on the ground without getting knocked out in the process, you will find some great value bets there.

That’s a very big if, but if you feel like betting against the rest of the market, Diaz to win by submission is paying $10 and Diaz to win in rounds 3, 4 or 5 is paying $13. Plenty to think about here, of course, you could just back McGregor to win in the first round which at odds of $3.50 for a first round KO from Ladrokes looks very tempting.

My tip: McGregor by KO/TKO in the 1st or 2nd round.

Best UFC 196 Winner Betting Odds

The best odds* for each fighter to win is listed in bold text.

Name Ladbrokes Bet365 CrownBet William Hill Australia Bookmaker.com.au CentreBet LuxBet PalmerBet UniBet
Conor McGregor 1.20 1.20 1.20 1.20 1.20 1.20 1.22 1.20 1.20
Nate Diaz 5.00 4.80 4.50 4.40 4.40 4.40 4.20 4.60 4.80

*These odds were correct at the time of posting and are subject to change.

UFC 196 Exotic Betting Market Odds

For all the exotic odds expand the content with the link below:

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McGregor to win by KO or TKO in Round 1
Ladbrokes
Yes
Decision Victories
Ladbrokes
Fight to End in a Draw
Conor Mcgregor – Split / Majority Decision
Conor Mcgregor – Unanimous Decision
Nate Diaz – Split / Majority Decision
Nate Diaz – Unanimous Decision
Fight Duration
Ladbrokes
Fight Goes to Decision
Round 5
Round 4
Round 2
Round 1
Round 3
Fight to Go to Decision
Ladbrokes
Yes
No
Ladbrokes

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How Will Fight Finish – Double Chance
Ladbrokes
Decision / Submission
KO / TKO / Submission
KO / TKO / Decision
How Will the Fight Finish
Ladbrokes
Decision
Submission
KO / TKO
Method of Victory
Ladbrokes
Fight to End in a Draw
Conor Mcgregor – By Submission
Conor Mcgregor – By KO or TKO
Conor Mcgregor – By Decision
Nate Diaz – By Submission
Nate Diaz – By KO or TKO
Nate Diaz – By Decision
Round Betting
Ladbrokes
Fight to End in a Draw
Conor Mcgregor – By Decision
Conor Mcgregor – Round 5
Conor Mcgregor – Round 4
Conor Mcgregor – Round 3
Conor Mcgregor – Round 2
Conor Mcgregor – Round 1
Nate Diaz – By Decision
Nate Diaz – Round 5
Nate Diaz – Round 2
Nate Diaz – Round 1
Nate Diaz – Round 3
Nate Diaz – Round 4
Round Betting Groups 1
Ladbrokes
Fight to End in a Draw
Conor Mcgregor – Wins Inside Distance
Conor Mcgregor – By Decision
Nate Diaz – Wins Inside Distance
Nate Diaz – By Decision
Round Betting Groups 2
Ladbrokes
Fight to End in a Draw
Conor Mcgregor – By Decision
Conor Mcgregor – Round 3, Round 4 or Round 5
Conor Mcgregor – Round 1 or Round 2
Nate Diaz – By Decision
Nate Diaz – Round 3, Round 4 or Round 5
Nate Diaz – Round 1 or Round 2
Total Rounds 1
Ladbrokes
Under 1.5
Over 1.5
Total Rounds 2
Ladbrokes
Under 2.5
Over 2.5

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