How to Bet on Ronda Rousey vs Amanda Nunes
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The main event of UFC 207 will see Ronda Rousey attempt to reclaim her Women's Bantamweight title against the current champion, Amanda Nunes.
The biggest question leading up to this event has been - how is Rousey's mental state?
After losing to Holly Holm last year, Rousey revealed that she contemplated suicide in the moments following her devastating loss. Over the past year, Rousey has largely remained out of the spotlight, which led many people to believe that she would never be returning to the Octagon.
Earlier this year, UFC President Dana White revealed that Rousey would be returning to square off against Amanda Nunes, who had defeated long-time Rousey nemesis Miesha Tate to win the title. Nunes destroyed Tate, which has led many to believe that she will also beat Rousey.
Rousey, for her part, has turned up to UFC 207 in phenomenal shape, and appears to be in a good mental place heading into Friday night's fight.
The current odds for Rousey/Nunes look like this:
Amanda Nunes, 2.30
Ronda Rousey, 1.62
According to reports, a great deal of money has been pouring in on Rousey over the past day or so, likely due to the fact that she looked to be in such phenomenal shape at the weigh-ins.
As has been noted before, however, the big question is regarding Rousey's mental state. Can she overcome adversity if Nunes puts her in a bad position on Friday night?
In losing to Holly Holm, Rousey got away from her bread and butter, which is taking her opponent to the ground. Instead, Rousey tried to outclass a kickboxer on the feet, and we all know how that turned out.
In order to be successful on Friday night, Rousey will need to close distance on Nunes and take the fight to the ground. If Rousey can do that, she will likely win, as her grappling and submission game is second to none in the women's Bantamweight division.
For Nunes, her path to victory lies in keeping the fight on the feet and not gassing out early. Nunes is known for blitzing her opponents early in the fights she is involved in, and if Rousey can withstand the early onslaught from Nunes, Nunes' odds of winning will fall dramatically.
Let's not forget how dominant Ronda Rousey was prior to losing to Holly Holm. Sure, much of this fight's outcome lies in Rousey's current headstate, though there is no denying her talents. I believe that Rousey will win on Friday night.