Rousey vs. Holm Pick

UFC 193 Free Pick & Prediction: Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm

Will Ronda Rousey continue her dominance in the UFC, or will Holly Holm play the role of James “Buster” Douglas in tonight’s UFC 193 main event?

View Real-Time Sports Betting Odds

Rousey (12-0) puts her UFC women’s bantamweight strap up for grabs for the seventh time tonight when she takes on a fellow unbeaten in Holm (9-0). Rousey has won all her fights by stoppage with the last four ending in 66 seconds or less. She has won her last three in under 35 seconds. Holm is a skilled striker that has won numerous boxing championships, but her grappling hasn’t been tested to this level. Holm is 2-0 in the UFC, but both wins were by decision. She has been able to keep opponents at bay with her length and striking, but she will likely need a KO punch or kick to win this fight.

According to the latest oddsmakers, Rousey is currently a -1600 favorite to win tonight, while Holm has a money line of +800 to win. These two meet tonight in the main event of UFC 193, live from Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. UFC 193 airs live on PPV at 10PM ET.

Rousey has been improving throughout her career and she has recently expressed a desire to win a boxing championship following her MMA career. She picked apart a striker in Bethe Correia at UFC 190, but if she wants to display her striking in this fight, she could find herself losing. Holm has much more experience in that aspect. Rousey can easily win this fight with her judo and submission grappling and ultimately, I would expect her to return to that if she feels unsure about how the fight is going. If she is looking to make a point against Holm, she opens herself up to an upset. I think Rousey is smart enough to do what it takes to win either way, and emerge as champion once again.

UFC 193 FREE PICK: Ronda Rousey -1600

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Fighting Predictions

Thumbnail UFC 229 Predictions One of the most anticipated fights in UFC history takes place tonight in the main event of UFC 229. Who will come away with the win in the hyped lightweight championship...
Thumbnail GGG vs. Canelo Prediction It’s finally time for the anticipated rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez tonight. Which boxer will come away with the victory in this middleweight...
Thumbnail UFC 228 Predictions The UFC returns to PPV on Saturday night when the welterweight championship title is up for grabs at UFC 228. Here’s some fight picks for tonight’s card.
Thumbnail UFC 227 Predictions The UFC had a pair of championship fights headlining UFC 227 tonight in Los Angeles. Here’s some fight predictions for this big MMA card.
Thumbnail UFC on FOX Predictions The UFC holds a strong card with the UFC on FOX 30 tonight in Calgary, Alberta. Here’s our predictions for the featured bouts on the...