One of the most popular trends in betting has become UFC bouts. Because most gamblers who want to bet on UFC are motivated more by the novelty than by an actual knowledge of the ins and outs of this sport, though, they end up losing a lot of money. Understanding how the odds for UFC and MMA bouts work can go a long way toward keeping you from losing money.
Consider the case of a more competitive fight, though. Let’s say that Tito Ortiz is taking on Rashad Evans. When you look at the wager listings, you see Ortiz at -140 and Evans at +120. This means that Ortiz is the favorite. If you bet $1.40, you win $1 (plus your original stake, so you walk away with $2.40). If you bet $100 on Evans, you get $120 plus your stake, so a total of $220. As bets come in on both sides of a fight, the moneylines shift over time, in order to keep the balance as even on both sides as possible. Once you place a bet, you get to keep your original moneyline, but it’s important to monitor the change after you bet, as news of an injury or some other factor may have emerged that you need to know about before you let the bet go live.
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