UFC 207 Odds and Picks: Rousey favored against Nunes
UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey concludes the year in the UFC with a great card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada headlined by Amanda Nunes taking on Ronda Rousey. This will be the first betting fight for Rousey since she lost her title to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November of last year. Nunes will be defending the UFC bantamweight title she won against Miesha Tate at UFC 200. UFC 207 is such a good card that it features a second title fight as Dominick Cruz defends his bantamweight title against the unbeaten Cody Garbrandt. Let’s look at UFC 207 odds at betting sites and picks.
Ronda Rousey -160 vs. Amanda Nunes
The headliner at UFC 207 has Rousey favored against Nunes. The line on this betting fight has been dropping since it opened and now Rousey is less than a 2-1 favorite at the best sport betting sites. Rousey said she is not going to fight much longer and many people are wondering if this will be her last fight if she loses.
Nunes has been preparing for Rousey for many years. She said that she has been waiting and prepping for her chance against Rousey ever since she entered the UFC in October of 2013. Nunes said that when she went face to face with Rousey in the press conference she knew she would win. “I didn’t really think anything. I wanted to see her face when it gets real. And that was the moment; it was a big moment for me. I am very confident and I know I am going to take this fight.” Nunes said, “And that moment was amazing. I don’t know how to explain it. Ever since I got into the UFC, I always thought about that fight. Even if I have another opponent, after I finished that fight, I trained for Ronda Rousey. At the time she was the champion; now I’m the champion and she’s the challenger. How crazy is this? Ronda is really tough. But I know if I put my game, I will take this fight. We know everything Ronda brings. I know everything. I have a breakdown of Rousey I watch every day. I know everything she does good and bad. I will take this fight.”
Nunes has won her last four fights including a win over Tate at UFC 200. Rousey has not even fought since losing to Holm more than a year ago. Rousey has 12 finishes in her career and almost every one of her fights ends quickly.
This fight may not make it out of the first round so I will go under the total.
Dominick Cruz -215 vs. Cody Garbrandt
Cruz is 22-1 in his career while Garbrandt is 10-0. Cruz has won his last 12 fights and is a deserving favorite at the best sport betting sites while Garbrandt is unbeaten.
Cain Velasquez -220 vs. Fabricio Werdum
Velasquez is 14-2 while Werdum is 21-6-1.
Other fights at UFC 207 will have T.J. Dillashaw vs. John Lineker, Johny Hendricks vs. Neil Magny, Dong Hyun Kim vs. Tarec Saffiedine, Alex Garcia vs. Mike Pyle, Louis Smolka vs. Ray Borg, Tim Means vs. Alex Oliveira and Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Marvin Vettori.