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Tuesday, 04/23/2013, 08:15 am

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Rousey opens as 7-1 favorite over Cat Zingano

Even though the fight is close to 6 months away, the folks at bestfightodds.com have already pinned current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) as a 7-1 favorite over #1 contender Cat Zingano (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC).

Zingano was able to stop Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) with strikes in the third round of their fight at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, thus earning herself a coaching role opposite Ronda Rousey on the upcoming 18th season of “The Ultimate Fighter.”

The long-running series (TUF) will move from FX to the soon-to-launch FOX Sports 1. UFC programming will anchor the channel’s prime-time slot on Wednesdays. The channel changes from SPEED to FOX Sports 1 on August 17, and “TUF 18″ is set to debuts September 4 at 10 p.m. ET.

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