Odds See Ronda Rousey As Close Favorite Over ‘Cyborg,’ 11-1 Over Miesha Tate

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If Ronda Rousey (12-0) is to be tested inside the Octagon, there’s only one woman who is up to the task according to oddsmakers. It’s no secret that reigning Invicta FC featherweight champion Cristiane Justino (14-1, 1 NC) and “Rowdy” aren’t best of friends. Rousey has called “Cyborg” a “fraud” for using steroids. Justino has threatened legal action over the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight title holder’s comments.

The beef doesn’t stop with the two female stalwarts. “”Cyborg’s” former manager and current advisor Tito Ortiz has accused Rousey of ducking the Invicta FC 145-pound queen. UFC president Dana White has said that Justino must make the 135-pound limit if she is to step inside the Octagon with Rousey.

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The bout isn’t official, but that hasn’t stopped oddsmakers from putting a line on the contest. Rousey has opened as a -245 favorite over +197 “Cyborg” (via Best Fight Odds).

One bout that has been confirmed, though there is no date in place is Miesha Tate (17-5) vs. “Rowdy” III. The odds tell a totally different story for that matchup. Oddsmakers see Rousey as a whopping -1100 favorite against +650 Tate.

It’s hard to blame the oddsmakers for the one-sided line. Rousey has forced “Cupcake” to submit twice via armbar. The first bout took place at a Strikeforce event back in 2012. “Rowdy” put “Cupcake” away in the first round. It took Rousey a bit longer to get a victory in their second championship fight at UFC 168 in Dec. 2013.  “Rowdy” retained her title with a third round armbar.

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Rousey is fresh off her 34-second knockout victory over Bethe Correia at UFC 190. Tate earned a unanimous decision victory over Jessica Eye at UFC on FOX 16 last month (July 2015). As far as “Cyborg” goes, she made Faith Van Duin crumble in 45 seconds to retain her Invicta FC featherweight title for the second time.