When Holly Holm knocked out Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 last year (see it), not only did "The Preacher's Daughter" flip the mixed martial arts (MMA) world upside down, but she also gave Sportsbooks around the world a big hit in the pockets.
One professional gambler, Dave Oancea, was among the big winners, as he took the underdog Holm to upset "Rowdy" and earned a mind-boggling $240,000 from a $20,000 bet.
Now, the daredevil known as "Vegas Dave" is back at it again with the
white Vans crazy wagers. This time, however, he is betting against Holly, as he is putting his money on Miesha Tate, who comes in as a +250 underdog.
As promised (sort of).
According to MMA Junkie, should "Cupcake" pull off the upset, Oancea will rack up a $192,500 payday since he will bank $77,000 on Tate's skills.
He just texted me earlier today," Tate said of her conversation with Dave. "He said, ‘I'm upping my bet to $77,000.'"
Holm and Tate will collide in the co-main event of this weekend's (Sat., March 5, 2016) UFC 196 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas, Nevada, which features a headlining act that will see Conor McGregor move up to welterweight to face Nate Diaz.
By the way, if you think Dave's mixed martial arts (MMA) bets are crazy, they're nothing compared to the $2.5 million he won for his $100,000 wager on the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series.