Ronda Rousey Poised for the Record Books at UFC 190

  There are plenty of records that Ronda Rousey has already broken, and many more likely to come. But the one that has been top of mind for many fans who like to bet on fights is that she could become the biggest betting favorite in UFC history when she faces off against Beth Correia in Brazil this weekend. Rousey’s betting line is running -1700 during fight week. The line could tighten up after weigh ins, but then most betting analysts are still siding with Rousey despite the steep odds, as well as predicting a quick finish. It’s hard to disagree with that sentiment. Rousey has...

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5 Facts for UFC 190 from Captain Obvious

  The UFC 190 card is so stacked they’re putting seven fights on the Pay-Per-View broadcast (thanks to TUF Brazil), including a bevy of Brazilians superstars anchored by both Nogueira brothers. But in a new twist to our stats segments, we’re offering you five facts you might have already known, but we’re backing them up with some hard numbers. Now, with the help of the Captain Obvious meme, here are five things you need to know about UFC 190, and the stats that will make you the smartest guy at the table on fight night.   1. Ronda Rousey is Really Good at Submissions Ronda...

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Early Rousey vs Correia Preview for UFC 190

    It’s almost time for one of the most intimidating walkouts in all of MMA, when Ronda Rousey prepares for a rare away game title defense against undefeated Brazilian striker Bethe Correia in Rio de Janeiro at UFC 190 Here’s a video of our take on the matchup from ESPN’s MMA Live.   The Matchup According to the stats, Correia has indeed demonstrated sharper striking, but without a real knockout threat just being the more aggressive and technical striker here won’t be enough. Rousey can use Correia’s aggression against her to close the distance and get the fight to...

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UFC on FOX Matchup Analysis: Barboza vs Felder

  UFC on FOX 16 July 25th, 2015 Lightweight Matchup: Edson Barboza vs Paul Felder   When the UFC heads to primetime FOX this weekend for the 16th time (!), they will be giving fans a striking duel to watch on a main card that promises a little bit of everything. After bonus machine Joe Lauzon faces off with PRIDE veteran Takanori Gomi, but before the Women’s Bantamweight clash and the Bantamweight championship, we’re going to see two of the purest strikers on the card trade leather in the Lightweight division. The No. 7 ranked Lightweight Barboza is a slight favorite at -150...

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FN71 Matchup Analysis Todd Duffee vs Frank Mir

  UFC Fight Night 71 July 15th, 2015 Heavyweight Matchup: Frank Mir vs Todd Duffee   It’s going to be tough to top the fight cards of the last week, but while many fans try to recover from the big annual Vegas blowout, they’re going to be hit by two Heavyweights set to collide in a San Diego main event. Fortunately for us, not literally hit by them; because it appears that if either man lands a clean shot on anyone, they’ll destroy them. Former champion and current No. 10 Heavyweight Frank Mir is currently the underdog at +165 to unranked Todd Duffee at -190. The pedigree,...

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TUF21 Finale Analysis – Jorge Masvidal vs Cezar Ferreira

  TUF 21 Finale July 12th, 2015 Welterweight Matchup: Jorge Masvidal vs Cezar Ferreira   On Sunday many in Vegas will still be recovering from the aftermath of UFC 189, with potentially two new champions to toast at numerous after parties until the wee hours of the morning. And yet there are still more fights to watch in Vegas this weekend at The Ultimate Fighter Season 21 Finale. Among them is a strange matchup between a Lightweight going up a division, and a Middleweight who dropped down. The No. 14 ranked Lightweight Jorge Masvidal will take on unranked, former TUF Brazil...

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