Holly Holm a Big Underdog Jan. 2 Against Ronda Rousey
Earlier today on Good Morning America, UFC Bantamweight Ronda Rousey announced that she will be facing Holly Holm at UFC 195 Jan. 2 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Within a couple of hours of the announcement several sportsbooks posted odds to the contest.
As expected, the champ, Rousey (12-0) was listed as a favorite on every single one. The surprising part was how big of a favorite she actually was. The first sportsbook to have odds posted, BetOnline, opened up betting with Rousey as a -1250 favorite (12.5 to 1 favorite) and Holm a +825 underdog.
The betting website SportsBook.com opened up the contest with Rousey at -1800, the highest a fighter has been favored in a match in UFC history.