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MMA Betting: UFC Rousey-Correia Main Card Preview

Posted by The Wiesguy on 7/23/2015 10:02:25 PM

August is right around the corner and on the first we will have UFC 190 headlined by one of the sports biggest stars - Ronda Rousey. She will be putting her title on the line down in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in what should be quite the spectacle. It always is in Rio.

It is hard to find a bigger star in UFC right now than Ronda Rousey. She’s the undefeated ladies bantamweight champ and truth be told she is not bad to look at either. Not only does she win, she dominates - of her 11 matches to date only one has gone more than a single round. Her most recent bout, after all the hype, against Cat Zingano, lasted just 14 seconds so it is no surprise she is an insane favourite at -1500. 14 seconds!!

Even though she is a heavy underdog challenger Bethe Correia is no slouch. She is undefeated too and they call her the “Pitbull”. This is just her fourth bout in UFC but even though she is undefeated she usually needs the whole three rounds to get a decision. If she can last even one round with Rousey it will be a bit of a moral victory. I wouldn’t bet on it though.

There is another ladies bout on the card as two experienced fighters go toe to toe. Jessica Aguilar has racked up a record of 19-4 and she takes on Claudia Gadelha, who is 12-1. This is Aguilar’s first UFC bout but she was the strawweight champ in WSOF. Gadelha is coming off her first loss as a pro at UFC on Fox back in December. It was to UFC strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk so there is no shame there.

Second billing on the card goes to a light heavyweight bout between Mauricio Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Rua won the title by beating Lyoto Machida back in 2010 but lost his first title defense to Jon Jones and has not had much success since - a record of just 3-6 (tougher competition?). Nogueira is in a similar spot though he never held the title. He is just 2-3 in his last five fights (all in UFC) and has not won a fight since February of 2013. No odds are available yet but I assume he will be the underdog. Go with Rua.

Also, you won’t want to miss the bout between Fernando Bruno and Glaico Franco Moreira. Both are native Brazilians and after recent signings making their UFC debuts at home. Bruno brings with him an impressive 15-2 record. He has not lost since 2013 and both of his losses were by decision. He is a tough guy to beat. Moreira has a very similar profile. At times he looks unbeatable, knocking out guys before the first round is even half over but he has not fought in almost a year and this will be his first UFC bout so the competition should be stiffer. Both fighters should be amped up for this one.


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