UFC 207: Nunes vs Rousey Date: December 30, 2016 Arena: T-Mobile Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The UFC 207 fight card is stacked with 10 scheduled bouts, with preliminary action getting going at 7:30pm ET on UFC Fight Pass and continuing on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm. The main card will be live on Pay Per View at 10pm, and all betting lines will be made available at Several Bookmakers.
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It seems Ronda Rousey has lost all betting love with the public, as she opened at -280 in her co-main event title bout against current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes, who in turn opened at +220. The betting public came in heavy on the Brazilian title holder, despite the fact that Rousey had never previously opened anywhere close to -280, and they drove the lines to the current -160/+150. Following the first official loss of her mixed martial arts career, which came over a year ago against Holly Holm at UFC 193, many believe she is a broken fighter who is incapable of defeating a vicious bull, or lionness, if you will, like Nunes. Personally, I think the betting public is on the wrong side of this one, but the fight will tell the tale. Another underdog on the UFC 207 fight card to get a lot of love from the public is undefeated promotional newcomer Niko Price, who opened at +360 against Colorado’s Brandon Thatch, who in turn who was massive -380 betting favorite to win. The public has slammed the lines all the way down to their current +140/-150, and the fact that Thatch is coming off three consecutive submission defeats may have something to do with that. Former UFC Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks opened as a very slight -130 betting favorite over Brooklyn’s Neil Magny, who in turn opened at -110. After missing weight yesterday, the betting public has come in hard on Magny, driving the lines to their current +165/-175. To kick off the prelims, Tim Means opened as a slight -140 betting favorite over Brazilian counterpart Alex Oliveira, who in turn was an even +100. The odds have since flipped, as Oliveira is -140 and Means is a +130 underdog to win.