How To Bet On UFC

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the world’s largest and most popular mixed martial arts promotion in the world. They produce various events all over the world and host world renowned fighters. The first ever UFC event was held in Denver Colorado way back in 1993. The UFC’s intention in creating this event was to find the best fighter among all the competitors who use different fighting styles like Tae Kwon Do, boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, karate, wrestling, Muay Thai and more. Some fighters even create their own style of fighting which is a fusion of more than two techniques. There are 8 divisions in UFC, flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight and they all feature some of the most competitive fighters in the world today.

UFC is also non-gender discriminating, as they also feature women’s MMA. Their first female fighter is a Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey who signed a contract with them on November 16, 2012. The rules of the Ultimate Fighting Championship were created by the New Jersey Athletic Control Board, which has been adopted in other states that regulates mixed martial arts such as Nevada, California and Louisiana. Since it was first introduced, there has been no sign of slowing in the growth and popularity of the sport, which is also a reason why there are numerous individuals who take an interest in betting on the fighters and websites completely focused on MMA like There are two ways you can bet on UFC fights; money line betting and UFC prop bets. Below are the details regarding how both of these bets can be made.

Money Line UFC Betting

Money line betting is said to be the preferred choice among the two because of its simplicity. It involves simply choosing the fighter whom you think will be most likely to win the fight. You can either base this on his winning streak or other statistics such as number of submission victories or takedown defense percentage and more. There is no real complexity in this type of betting, as you just have to wait to see who is announced the winner. If the bettor’s fighter wins, he wins based on the odds placed on his fighter. The odds on each fighter can vary when betting on the money line with UFC fights. A bettor betting on a favored fighter will generally enjoy a lesser payout whereas if he were to be on the underdog, the pay out would be significantly more than what he wagered.

Prop Betting in the UFC

Proposition betting or “prop” betting on UFC fights works the same way as it does with other sports. There is no limit on the prop bets as long as it they not based on the final score of the fight. The main card fights are usually where prop bets are announced. Prop bets on UFC fights can involve how many rounds a fighter lasts, how the fights ends and whether the fighter wins via a TKO (when a fighter loses consciousness during the fight due to repeated strikes) or submission (when the fighter taps the mat verbally submits to his opponent). Another way to win or lose is based on the judges’ decision. Prop bets are like side bets that add more sizzle and excitement to the sport as opposed to simply waiting to see who wins.


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