On November 12, 1993, the Ultimate Fighting Championship changed sports forever. They held their first event with 7,800 people in Denver. Now they are the biggest promotion in mixed martial arts. They make a lot of money because many people around the world bet on them. If you want to bet on UFC fights too, this guide will show you how and give you tips for making more money from betting.
How To Bet On UFC
The UFC is different than other sports. It has events all year. Some fights are on TV and Fight Pass. Other fights can be watched for money. Each event has many fights, including a main fight at the end. The main fight usually has a title up for grabs in one of the 12 divisions (8 male, 4 female). You can bet on these UFC fights with these options:
Moneyline Betting on the UFC
UFC betting is like playing other sports, like boxing and tennis. The person who wins the fight will have different odds than the other fighter. The odds tell you which fighter is the favorite (they are more likely to win) and which one is the underdog (not as likely to win). Pick the fighter that you think will win. When you bet, you get a certain amount of money back if your fighter wins.
What Are UFC Moneyline Odds?
Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz were in a fight. Conor was the favorite and people had to bet $400 to win $100 if he won. Nate was the underdog, so people had to bet $100 to win $300 if he won. In the end, Nate won so everyone who bet on him got their money back plus extra money!
Parlay Betting on the UFC
You can bet on more than one fight at Bodog. You can put all the bets together in a parlay. This parlay could have 2 to 12 moneylines. If you get all of your picks correct, you will get paid a lot more than if you picked them each individually. But if one of your picks is wrong, the whole parlay loses. That’s taking a risk for a reward.
How Do UFC Parlay Bets Work?
To find out how much money you will get when your parlay works, multiply the odds for each fight in your bet. You can do this yourself or use a calculator online. Bodog Sportsbook will do it for you on your bet slip if you need help. For example, Holly Holm and Miesha Tate were fighting in UFC 196. Tate was +240 and Holm was -310 which meant that many people thought Holm would win. If you had put $50 on Diaz and $50 on Tate, you would make $270 but if both of those bets were put together as a parlay with $100, then it would pay out $720!
Futures Betting on the UFC
Betting on UFC can be confusing, but it is easy. When two fighters might fight each other, but nothing has been decided yet, you can bet on it. If the fighters are famous and people are talking about them fighting, then you can find odds to bet on.
What Is a UFC Futures Bet?
A futures bet in the UFC is like a moneyline bet. The favorite and underdog are shown with numbers. You cannot use futures odds when you make a parlay bet.
Prop Betting on the UFC
UFC prop bets are different than just betting on who will win. You can bet on if a fighter will win by TKO, KO, DQ, submission or decision. You can also bet if the fight will go over or under a certain number of rounds. If it is a really big fight, you can even bet on what round the fight will end in and if someone wins by majority/split decision or unanimous decision.
UFC Betting Strategy and Tips
If you want to pick a winner in mixed martial arts, it helps to know a lot about it. Even if you are new to this, you can still do well by looking online and fixnding out more about the two fighters. Different styles of fighting will give different results. Look for fights where one fighter is good at something that the other fighter is not so good at. A fighter who knows many kinds of martial arts (like Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai) is more likely to win than someone who only knows one kind.
In the UFC, it is important to look at the weight divisions. Smaller fighters usually have more energy and not as much power. In the lightest division (115 pounds), 70% of fights end with a decision by judges. But in the heaviest division (206-265 pounds), only 25% of fights are decided by judges.