Mixed Martial arts, especially the UFC, continue to slowly grow into one of the most-watched and bet-on events in the states. If you are looking to wager on two fighters battling it out with strikes and submissions, all inside an octagon-shaped cage, here’s the sport for you. Instead of the common sports, such as baseball and football, where you might have to research a full list of players on each team, for UFC, all you have to do is study the statistics and fighting style of each fighter. Simple and easy. With endless opportunities to wager on popular UFC events, let’s take a look at all the information you need to take in before placing your first wager.
If you’re new to UFC betting, then here’s a quick and easy way to get started. A UFC moneyline wager involves putting money on who is going to win the fight. For example, if you think Uriah Hall (-150) will win over Anderson Silva (+150), you can place a bet on Uriah. Favorites are always shown with a minus sign (-) and underdogs with a plus sign (+), which indirectly refers to a standard $100 bet. For Uriah (-150), you’d need to bet $150 to win $100. On the other hand, a $100 bet on Anderson (+150) would lead to winning $150 if you were correct.
Besides the moneyline, you could go for another popular betting option: the outcome of the fight. These bets are a bit more difficult to predict, but the payouts are much larger if you do happen to win. The fight outcome is broken down into three parts: knockout, submission, and decision. For this wager, you have to guess which fighter will win and how correctly. For example, a knockout by Uriah Hall could have +270 odds, which means a $100 wager would win $270. The stakes are higher, and the payout is more considerable. You just have to make the correct bet. No biggie, right?
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