When MMA betting, there are a few things to know. First off, there are no point spreads.
Many times, it’s the big pay-per-view fights that see the highest amount of wagers and money being thrown around, although there are smaller events like UFC Fight Night that can be found and wagered on more frequently than the big events.
If you have one fighter that’s more of a brawler, he’s going to want to stay upright. Whereas, if you have a fighter that’s more of a wrestler, they’re going to do everything they can to get that fighter on the ground before they get hit with a big punch.
Another thing to monitor is if they’ve fought each other before, as UFC fighters sometimes end up fighting multiple times for a belt.
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How to bet on MMA
There are multiple ways to win a UFC fight. A fighter can win by knockout when the fighter goes down for a 10-second count, or a technical knockout, when the referee calls the fight based on how the fight is going. Another way is by submission. If the fight goes all of the scheduled rounds, one of the fighters will win by decision. The decision is the referees’ score cards added.
Common types of submissions:
While there isn’t a point spread in UFC, you can bet the ‘total of rounds’. If it’s a fight with five rounds, and the total is set at 2½, the fight would have to go three rounds to cash the over.
Tips, Tricks And Advice For MMA Betting
Do your homework and try not to go with a fighter just because he’s trendy. There’s been multiple instances in which a favorite, the bigger name, will lose to a little-known underdog.
Also, be aware of weight classes. The men’s division of UFC has eight weight classes, while the women’s side has four. Some fighters even change weight classes, so you’ll want to be aware if it’s a fighter’s first time fighting in that weight class.
Mixed Martial Arts itself has been around for quite some time. It started to catch on around the 1990’s and took off upon the creation of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Originally owned by Bob Meyrowitz, also owner of Semaphore Entertainment Group, Meyrowitz sold the UFC to Lorenzo Fertitta, casino mogul and former commissioner of the Nevada State Athletic Commission in 2001 for $2 million.
When Fetitta acquired the company, it is said that all they received was the name “UFC” and an old octagon, as the old owners sold all valuable assets to avoid bankruptcy. With Dana White as president, UFC took off, with big-name fighters such as Chuck Liddell and Anderson Silva.
UFC was sold again in 2016, this time for $4.025 billion.