Even in hostile territory, Ronda Rousey is a big betting favorite. | Photo: Gleidson Venga
While the mixed martial arts world continues to buzz about the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s decision to book Ronda Rousey’s next fight in Brazil, the betting world favors the bantamweight champion heavily over Bethe Correia.
Two bookmakers have released their opening lines for the tentative title bout between Rousey and Correia, and both have listed the Glendale Fighting Club product as the betting favorite. The championship fight will headline UFC 190 on Aug. 1 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
According to BestFightOdds.com, the broker 5Dimes currently lists Rousey as the favorite at -1500, while SportBet puts the odds at -1380. On the opposite end, “Pitbull” is getting play at +700 and +820.
In layman’s terms, a bet of $1,500 or $1,380 on Rousey would net you an additional $100 (plus your investment), while a $100 wager on Correia would earn $700 or $820 (plus the $100 back).
These lines are subject to change and will fluctuate as more information regarding the bout becomes available.