Ronda Rousey might only have seven fights under her belt, but she’s dominated every one of her opponents, defeating all of them with first round armbar submissions.
Despite her controversial attitude on the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter, Rousey’s past performances have made her the heavy favorite in her upcoming rematch with Miesha Tate. In fact, when the betting lines first opened, Rousey was given near-ridiculous 11-1 odds.
That terrible betting skew hasn’t stopped Rousey’s team from putting down some money on their fighter though.
“My whole corner bets on me,” Rousey said to FOX Sports. “They get mad at me because my odds always suck. They split like over 20 grand every fight because they believe in me. It doesn’t put any extra pressure on me. I’m like, ‘F— yeah.’ My guys have so much faith in me they’ll put down 20 grand to win five.”
FOX Sports points out that currently, Rousey is such a heavy favorite that a $20,000 bet would only win around $2,000.
“This time, my friends were like, ‘Ronda, if it wasn’t a sure bet, I would be mad at you,'” Rousey added. “I was expecting the odds actually to be closer because I went to do all that movie stuff and I thought maybe more people would doubt me because of that. To see I’m up that much is kind of cool but no so great for friends. It’s nice to know they’re so confident in me though.”
Rousey is currently the UFC’s women’s bantamweight champion. She is 7-0, and to date, none of her opponents have made it out of the first round. In fact, a solid majority of them haven’t even made it out of the first minute.
Miesha Tate meanwhile will be looking to bounce back from a loss to Cat Zingano, a title eliminator fight that took place at the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.
Zingano was unable to challenge Rousey due to an injury though, so Tate was booked for a rematch. She is now 13-4 in her MMA career, giving her the experience edge over the champ.
The two will face off in the co-main event of UFC 168.