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UFC 184: Latest Vegas odds, lines and betting guide for 'Rousey vs Zingano'

Get a detailed breakdown of the betting lines for UFC 184 pay-per-view (PPV) event that is set to hit Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., this weekend (Sat., Feb. 28, 2015), including best bets, underdogs, favorites and much more.

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Five rounds? Where we're going, we don't need five rounds.

Two women with zero first-hand experience of mixed martial arts (MMA) judging will battle it out this Saturday night (Feb. 28, 2015) as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey, makes a long-overdue defense against fellow finishing machine, Cat Zingano.

The two women headline UFC 184, which will go down inside Staples Center in Los Angles, California.

If that's not enough, former boxing champion Holly Holm will make her long-awaited Octagon debut in the co-main event against Raquel Pennington, while Josh Koscheck faces Jake Ellenberger in a clash of big-punching wrestlers in desperate need of a win.

Want to recoup the $60 you'll spend to watch this (because you're not the kind of terrible person who would pirate)?

Here's how:

UFC 184 Odds For The Under Card:

Mark Munoz (-325) vs. Roan Carneiro (+265)
Norifumi Yamamoto (-330) vs. Roman Salazar (+270)
Tim Means (-125) vs. Dhiego Lima (+105)
Derrick Lewis (-500) vs. Ruan Potts (+400)
James Krause (-175) vs. Valmir Lazaro (+155)
Masio Fullen (-155) vs. Alexander Torres (+135)

Thoughts: As with my predictions article, I’m tempted to throw my support behind Lazaro, but his performance against James Vick was so bizarre that I can’t have any confidence in the Nova Uniao-trained prospect.

Instead, let’s turn our attention to Tim Means.

I scored Means’ last Lightweight appearance (against Danny Castillo) for "The Dirty Bird" and still think he could make an impact at 155 pounds. Though he hasn’t been the same killer at Welterweight, he’s still a dangerous, imposing striker with some real power. Lima, while skilled, lacks his brother’s (Douglas Lima) stopping power.

I believe Means can make this a striking battle and come out on top, making him a worthwhile bet.

UFC 184 Odds For The Main Card:

Ronda Rousey (-900) vs. Cat Zingano (+600)
Holly Holm (-900) vs. Raquel Pennington (+600)
Jake Ellenberger (-210) vs. Josh Koscheck (+175)
Alan Jouban (-450) vs. Richard Walsh (+360)
Tony Ferguson (-220) vs. Gleison Tibau (+180)

Thoughts: Yes, I know his cardio is terrible. Yes, I know he’s still worryingly robotic in his striking. I still think Tibau is worth a look.

I won’t deny that Ferguson can crack like few others in the division, but he struggles when forced backward or forced to deal with lateral movement. Tibau isn’t going to threaten with the latter in this lifetime, but his persistent takedown assault seems well-equipped to throw Ferguson off of his game.

More important, though, Ferguson has the tactical mind of an eggplant. This is a guy who decided to try an Imanari-style heel hook slide at the very beginning of the third round of a close fight against a suffocating wrestler. Sure, he could knock Tibau into next week if he fights intelligently, but that’s an "if" big enough to blot out the sun.

I think the Brazilian’s a bit undervalued, so put some down on him.

UFC 184 Best Bets:

  • Single bet -- Tim Means: Bet $50 to make $40
  • Single bet -- Gleison Tibau: Bet $30 to make $54

At the very least, we'll get some serious violence out of this.

See you Saturday, Maniacs!

Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver live UFC 184 results on fight night, which is as good a place as any to talk about all the action inside the Octagon, as well as what you've got riding on the sportsbook.

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