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Head-to-Head Betting – Best place to start if you’re keen to have a punt on any MMA fight. As with other outright (head-to-head) wagers, odds will be offered for both competitors; the favourite will be listed at a shorter price and the underdog listed at a longer price. For example, Anderson Silva might pay $1.70 as the favourite to beat Chris Weidman who is paying $2.10 for victory.
Total Rounds – Fights in the UFC are either set at three or five rounds and bookmakers will often provide a market where punters can bet on the total number of rounds they think the fight will last (this will be listed as an Over/Under market). For instance, a five-round fight might have the following odds for a total rounds market: Over 2.5 rounds @ $1.65 and Under 2.5 rounds @ $2.30. If you think the fight will last three rounds, then bet on the Over option. If you’re banking on a quick knock-out in round one, then take the Under market.
Method of Victory – Here you can wager on how you believe the fight will end. There are three potential methods to victory in any UFC fight: Knock Out (KO), Submission or Points/Decision. If we refer back to the Silva and Weidman example, the possible bets for the method of victory option would read as follows: Weidman by KO, Weidman by submission, Weidman on points, Silva by KO, Silva by submission, Silva on points. All options will have different odds depending on the likelihood of each one occurring. Bet on whichever one you think will happen.
Note: There is also a similar market to the ‘method of victory’ market that is offered, just without the specific fighters, so you can bet on how the fight will end without indicating who will win. It is called ‘How the fight will end.’ Once again, the options available are KO, submission and points.
Will the Fight Go the Distance? – A simple question but never a simple answer. Whether the fight is three or five rounds, you have the ability to bet on whether you reckon the bout will go the entire journey (if it will reach the final round without either a KO or submission). You’ll find here that the odds for the ‘Yes’ option (the fight will go the distance) will be roughly similar to the odds of the fight being decided on points in the ‘How the fight will end’ market, as it means the same thing.
Consider the Underdog – Underdogs will often come out victorious so don’t shy away from punting on the fighter who is at longer odds. Results in the UFC are very unpredictable. If there is a stand-out favourite at very short odds and almost a lock to win, then consider increasing your odds by wagering on the method of victory by this certain fighter to make things more interesting.
Check the Fighters’ History/Record – Each UFC fighter has a record inside the Octagon (the cage) and it is important to know how many fights the competitor has won/lost and the method of those victories and loses. If a certain fighter has won six fights in the UFC and five by way of Knock Out, then odds for another KO are starting to look good for you.
Money Management – Always important to consider when betting in general is how you manage your hard-earned cash. UFC betting is very enjoyable and it is easy to get caught up in the fun and lose money fast. There will be several fights lined up on any one specific card (preliminary fights and main fights) so split your total amount you wish to lay down across the whole card and don’t let it all go to waste on one or two fights. Maybe multi a few fights together to increase your odds and limit your total expenditure.