Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia MMA Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 8/1/15
Bethe Correia (9-0) vs. Ronda Rousey (11-0)
MMA: Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Rio de Janeiro)
The Line: Ronda Rousey -1400 / Bethe Correia +850 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia fight Saturday in Brazil for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship.
Ronda Rousey enters this fight with a 11-0 record and is coming off a February win over Cat Zingano. Rousey is winning 82 percent of her fights by submission and has just one fight that’s gone past the first round. Rousey is landing 3.66 significant strikes per minute and has a 63.9 percent accuracy percentage. Grappling, Rousey’s takedown average is 8.19 and her takedown accuracy is 72.2 percent. Rousey really needs no introduction, as she’s easily the best fighter in the world and has fought a combined one minute and 36 seconds in her last three fights. Rousey can beat you standing up or on the canvas, and she doesn’t waste time trying to end a bout. This is Rousey’s first fight in Brazil and second time fighting out of the United States.
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Bethe Correia enters this fight with a 9-0 record and hasn’t fought in a year with her last win coming against Shayna Baszler last August. Correia has won 78 percent of her fights by decision and has two TKOs, which includes her last bout. Correia is landing 6.07 significant strikes per minute and has an accuracy percentage of 55 percent. Grappling, Correia has a takedown average of 0.41 and a takedown accuracy percentage of 25 percent. Correia will look to stay on her feet in this fight and use her boxing and punching ability to her advantage. Correia does not want to get on the canvas and fight from her back. It won’t end well if that’s the case. This will be Correia’s seventh fight in Brazil, her hometown.
Correia is confident, fighting in her own backyard and brings a certain swagger to the point you know she won’t be backing down or intimidated. She’s even said some harsh things about Rousey leading up to this fight. However, the talk is cool and all, but Rousey is a different breed and has the advantage pretty much in every box. I don’t see this fight being that close at all.
I see another Rousey knockout and I’ll go ahead and call it in the first round. Correia seems to have pushed the wrong buttons this time.