A number of prominent Las Vegas betting outlets lost big when ex-champion Ronda Rousey was starched (video) by current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight queen Holly Holm at the UFC 193 pay-per-view (PPV) last Saturday (Nov. 14, 2015) in Australia.
However, not a single person made off with as many stacks of cash as notorious betting man Dave Oancea did when he walked away with a cool $240,000 following the colossal upset by "The Preacher's Daughter," which saw the latter dominate "Rowdy" for six minutes.
"Vegas Dave" initially put forth a sizable chunk -- $20,000 to be exact -- of money on Holm to collapse the longtime champ Rousey in Melbourne, stating that although he doesn't like to "bet fights," he felt that "Rousey was due to lose."
Oancea told as much to Sporting News, who also bet successfully on the 2014 and 2015 World Series, as well as Super Bowl XLVII.
But after picking up an enormous payload following Holm's victory, he's planning for a much larger wager on another notable female combatant in the future, once she decides whether or not she will compete again.
"I just did a live broadcast from Mandalay Bay with Miesha Tate and we discussed that I'm going to support her. I'm going to be one of her sponsors and I'm going to make the biggest bet in MMA history on Miesha Tate's next fight. I'm going to bet $100,000 on her. You are the first person to know this. I just walked off the air with Miesha. Whoever she fights next even if it's against Holly, I'm betting $100,000 on her. I'm going to sponsor her and support her for her next fight."
"Cupcake" has been at odds with UFC President Dana White ever since the latter had reneged on a 135-pound title shot promise following her fourth-straight victory, which came over Jessica Eye last July.
Tate has since ripped into the former champion Rousey, as well as UFC for its lack of a decent salary, as well as one-sided promotion of the current Hollywood star.
Only time will tell whether the one-time bantamweight title challenger steps back into the cage, but until then, there's a new sheriff in town.