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Dead Cat Alert: Ronda Rousey Opened Up as a -825 Betting Favorite Against Zingano


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According to our current homepage poll, 43% of you think Cat Zingano at least stands a chance of victory when she challenges Ronda Rousey for the UFC women’s bantamweight title following their TUF 18 coaching stint. If only the oddsmakers were so confident. Despite Zingano’s comeback thrashing of Miesha Tate earlier this month, Rousey opened up as a stunning -825 betting favorite in the future matchup, with Zingano opening at +475. (Translation: At those odds, you’d have to wager $825 on Rousey to collect a $100 profit if she wins, while a $100 wager on Zingano would pay out a $475 profit if the challenger manages to score an upset.)

We haven’t seen a betting line that lopsided for a UFC title fight since…well, Rousey’s last fight against Liz Carmouche. To put this in perspective, Jon Jones originally opened at just -600 for his UFC 159 fight against the totally-fucked Chael Sonnen, although most betting sites now have Jones in the -800 to -900 range. In other words, the oddsmakers feel that Cat Zingano has about as good a chance of beating Ronda Rousey as Chael Sonnen does of winning a title fight in the weight class above his own. Yeesh. Sorry, Cat.

Bottom line, if you think Zingano has a shot in this one, consider laying down some cash, and quickly. Personally, we’ll stick with our usual investment strategy of flushing $20 bills down the toilet when we find them hidden in our stack of $100s. The price of gold may rise and fall, but that toilet remains as stable as something you sit on and crap into. I don’t know where I was going with this.

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cman- April 23, 2013 at 7:32 pm
Ill take that boner bet..... Bunches fruits round here....
Clyde- April 23, 2013 at 3:59 pm
I will grant you that via mmath that does make sense, but I think Cat could have taken a more measured approach in the first round and won earlier, or more one sidedly. Sure Ronda's got a streak of finishes we haven't seen since Shane Carwin's, but Cat deserves better than that. I'm sure Ronda knows that too.
HandsofGold- April 23, 2013 at 2:37 pm
Until Rousey fights Cyborg she is just another gina carano...... wa wa wahhhh
algiersheadkick504- April 23, 2013 at 12:57 pm
Lets be fair adrian broner made more in one fight than both girls mma career combined
The12ozCurls- April 23, 2013 at 12:19 pm
Even longer odds are a majority of the CP audience watching the fight WITHOUT a mild boner.
Fried Taco- April 23, 2013 at 12:09 pm
I guess I'll have to settle for putting dollar bills in both of their g-strings.
teep- April 23, 2013 at 11:32 am
And in some fights (past articles on CP cited here), I guess it may depend on who the judge is!
ArmFarmer- April 23, 2013 at 11:22 am
Considering rousey made tate look like an amateur, and zingano had to "come back" to win that fight, id say thats sound mmath.
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