Beautiful, charismatic and utterly dominant in the Octagon, UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, has become more than just the face of women’s MMA; she has become the face of the UFC as a whole. From feature films to magazine covers to walking the red carpet, Rousey is everywhere and her exposure continues to bring the UFC to the doorstep of the mainstream media. Love her or hate her, when Rousey fights, people from all walks of life tune in to see her.

On Saturday, August 1, 2015, the UFC heads to the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro for UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia where Rousey will look to defend her title for a sixth time against undefeated Brazilian Bethe Correia.

Between Rousey, the return of the Nogueira brothers and the UFC debut of former WSOF women’s strawweight champion Jessica Aguilar, UFC 190 is an impressive card. For the gamblers out there, UFC 190 offers some interesting odds that could pay of big if you know what to look for.

Demian Maia, -165 vs. Neil Magny, +125

Generally we like to focus on the main card bouts for out Gambler’s Guides but this featured preliminary bout between Maia and Magny is just too interesting to pass up. Magny comes into this bout riding a seven-fight win streak with his last three wins all coming by stoppage. Even though he’s won seven in a row, a lot of people still doubt Magny, but not me. He may not be a top fighter yet, but he is on his way to being one and even though Maia has won back-to-back fights, he’s 37 and his striking is still subpar.

Play: Take Magny to win

Antonio Silva, +155 vs. Soa Palelei, -195

Silva and Palelei are big, powerful and heavy handed and when that cage door closes someone will be going to sleep. Even though Silva is three years young than Palelei, he appears to be on a sharp decline as he has gone without a win in his last four outings. He’s taken too many big shots and that is not a good place to be in when facing a person like Palelei.

Play: Take Palelei to win

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, +155 vs. Stefan Struve, -195

An absolute legend in the sport, Nogueira has been through so many wars of attrition over the years that his body is all but done. It’s been more than a year since he last fought and he’s just 1-3 in his last four outings. Nogueira has nothing left to prove in the Octagon and win or lose on Saturday he should really hang his gloves up.

Struve has battled his own medical issues, but at just 27, he is just now entering his physical prime. Struve has a lot of physical gifts and a great skill set, but his biggest drawback has always been his lack of head movement. If Struve can keep Nogueira on the outside, he should cruise to a victory over the former great.

Play: Take Struve to win

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, +160 vs. Mauricio Rua, -210

In the co-main event of the evening, the smaller Nogueira brother will take the cage looking to avenge his 2005 Fight of the Year loss to Rua. Both men are coming off of one-sided beatdowns and they are looking to remain relevant in the UFC light heavyweight division. Even though they are both 10 years older than they were in their first meeting, this is an interesting matchup that could steal the show.

Play: Take Nogueira to win

Bethe Correia, +1000 vs. Ronda Rousey, -1500

Just look at the line for this fight; Rousey has proven time and time again that she simply is that dominant. At this point when you are predicting a Rousey fight it’s not if she will win but rather how fast she will win. Her last two title defenses have lasted a combined 30 seconds. Think about that for a minute; in a mere 30 seconds Rousey has defeated two world class mixed martial artists. There is no value in betting this fight straight up so focus on the prop bets.

Play: At +280, take Rousey to win by TKO/KO, and at +300, take Rousey to win in 0:01 – 1:00 of round 1

Odds Provided By BestFightOdds.com

About The Author

RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.