For a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sport that begun 1993, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has certainly exceeded many of the expectations set forth by its founders. From millions of fans across the globe to thousands of fighters going against each other for world-wide rankings and big-prize payouts in jam-packed arenas across 150-plus countries, UFC has become a household name with a reputation second to none in the MMA. You wanna become part of the ever-increasing UFC and MMA handicapping fraternity? If so, join us as we introduce you to the essentialities of UFC and MMA betting.Preliminarily, it is worth noting that betting on UFC and MMA lines is pretty much the same, with the only difference being that MMA is a big umbrella that houses several other fight-oriented sports, UFC being one of them. The explanations and examples below therefore apply to both fields.
A Closer Look At The Introduction To UFC & MMA Handicapping
Money Line Betting in UFC and MMALike in other sports, a money line bet is a wager that is simply placed on your preferred winning UFC or MMA pick. An example of a money line UFC bet would be as follows;
UFC 135 Main Event
- Quinton Jackson +425
- Jon Jones -550
Betting on Ways to win in UFC and MMAOther than just betting on the outright winner, UFC and MMA sportsbooks usually offer props on the style a fighter will use to score the win. Generally, the ways to wins in UFC are categorized under the three main styles–winning by submission, winning by knockout and winning by decision. Picking a correct money line plus the type of winning style will mean more profits to you as opposed to just picking the winner. You can, however, decide to select the money line winner only without having to be tied down to picking the style of victory as well.
OVER/UNDER Betting in UFC and MMAThe OVER/UNDER bet is a much-loved wager for most UFC and MMA bettors. This type of bet is placed on how many rounds the fight is expected to last. Here is an example of how an OVER/UNDER bet for a three-round bout would look like:
- OVER 2.5 Rounds -150
- UNDER 2.5 Rounds +130