This weekend on Showtime a bantamweight title is being put on the line in the female division.
Champion Miesha Tate will look to defend her title for the first time against the rising star that is Ronda Rousey. The media and MMA world are buzzing over this matchup, so much so that it is arguably overshadowing this Friday’s UFC on FX 2 card in Australia.
On one side of the cage you will have the champion, who has hasn’t lost a fight in nearly three-years, is 12-2 overall and has been virtually unstoppable since entering the Strikeforce promotion. She has the experience factor and again, she is the champion.
Standing opposite her will be the very brash and outspoken challenger who many say “talked her way into a title shot.” She is an Olympic Judo Bronze Medalist for the United States, she is undefeated in three amateur and four professional contests. Out of her seven MMA fights he has finished every single one of her opponents with an armbar in under a minute.
In most title matches the champion is given the edge by odds makers. Miesha certainly has the credentials on paper to be warranted as the betting favorite. But Ronda poses an interesting challenge to anyone in the female division.
So who is the betting favorite in the fight and who is the underdog?
Check out the screen cap below from Betus.com.
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