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Vegas Suffered a Huge Blow Because of Ronda Rousey Loss

Team Holly won big time.

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Before the Rousey-Holm fight, odds at Vegas were overwhelmingly at Ronda’s side – the opening odds have tapped her a -1250 (12.5-to-1) favorite over +825 (8.25-to-1) underdog Holm. The upset victory of Holly Holm made Vegas pay big instead.

A fair amount of people shifted their bets towards Holly when they saw the ruckus that happened between her and Ronda at the weigh-ins. Still, a lot of people bet on Rowdy even though they had to wager around $900 in order to win $100. As a way to spice up the odds a bit, they included Rowdy winning with other bets especially since just a handful of people were betting for Holly.

The kick that hurt Ronda and Vegas.

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So when Holly walked away with the UFC Women’s Bantamweight belt, the books got crushed. It was not only Ronda who felt that stunning head kick; Vegas also felt its effects. Those who were betting on Holly, including her own team, walked away with lotsa money. Holly’s team reportedly won six figures.

“I am sorry, Vegas. You shouldn’t have put the odds so high,” said Lenny Fresquez, Holm’s manager, in a comment for USA TODAY.

Fresquez and the rest of Team Holly won big with Ronda’s loss.

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He wouldn’t admit exactly how much their team won.

“It was couple of our team members. We had a good pot together so it was nice. I wish I would have (placed) more money.”

Among those who didn’t believe that Ronda would win and placed their cash on Holly, “Vegas” Dave Oancea was probably the luckiest. He didn’t hesitate to bet a cool $20,000 on Holly, which earned him $240,000.

He pocketed a cool $240,000.

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He also made headlines back then when he won $ 2.5 million when the KC Royals emerged victorious at the World Series.

He sure knows whom to bet on…

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ISIS Hostage Survivor Reveals ISIS Fear Our Unity More Than Airstrikes

“They fear our unity, more than air strikes.”

"They fear our unity more than air strikes."

This was what Nicolas Hénin wrote in an article published in The Guardian; he pertained to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France. Hénin is a French journalist and had survived after being held captive by ISIS for ten months. He met a few of the people behind the group, including a man named Mohammed Emwazi: Jihadi John who nicknamed him "Baldy." He states that much of how we perceive ISIS results from the image that they wish to portray in public, but behind that lies a group of "pathetic street kids drunk on ideology and power."

In his article, Hénin recounted how the jailers would play mock executions to make fun of the captives.

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France Strikes Back With Aerial Assault on ISIS Stronghold

France has dropped 20 bombs on Syria – and this is just the beginning!

As the world mourned the loss of lives following the multiple terrorist attacks around the city of Paris last Friday, November 13, 2015, France President Francois Hollande decided to take swift action by declaring all all-out war against the Islamic State – the group responsible for the attack.

The day after the horrific incident, Hollande gave a speech at Bataclan, one of the sites attacked by the extremists, where he said, “We are going to lead a war which will be merciless.”

France bombared the city of Raqqa in Syria which is known to be an ISIS stronghold.

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Survivor Shares Ordeal During Paris Attacks In A Viral Facebook Post.

This survivor’s Facebook post is both heart-wrenching and inspiring.

The world was shocked and deeply saddened by Friday's series of coordinated attacks across Paris leaving 130 people dead while hundreds of others were injured. France's President Francois Hollande described it as an "act of war" and promised that France will destroy ISIS, the extremist militant group who claimed responsible for the said attacks.

Along with these heartbreaking news and atrocities are stories of hope--countries united as one in praying and paying tribute to the victims and fighting for world peace, including the inspiring stories of survivors and strangers who become their heroes.

One of the survivors from the Bataclan attack is 22-year-old Isobel Bowdery from Cape Town, South Africa. Bowdery was in the Bataclan concert hall for the Eagles of Death Metal concert last Friday. The former student from Cape Town University said she "pretended to be dead for over an hour" when terrorists started shooting random people inside the stadium where over 80 people died. In a recent Facebook post, she also recounts her horrific experience which quickly went viral and many people moved by her powerful story.

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