Fighting Hub: News, Picks, Odds & Tips
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How to Bet on Fighting
Usually, when people think about betting on fighting, they picture the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Since the UFC is the most well-known MMA brand, it draws the majority of MMA (mixed martial arts) betting volume.
There are other other MMA organizations, though, that provide just as thrilling action. In addition to the UFC, sportsbooks also provide fighting betting odds on fights held by Bellator, Invicta, and ONE Championship.
The four main MMA organizations have some differences from one another. Bettors who are aware of the differences have an advantage over their rivals. You can learn more about each of the various organizations here at Sports Hub.
Popular Betting Types For Fighting
While there are many different types of bets you can make on most UFC fights (including round betting and bets on the method of winning), the most popular bet is on who will win a particular fight. Essentially a moneyline wager.
Bettors must put in some effort if they want to win at fighting betting. The fighters, their styles, and their history must be at least somewhat familiar to bettors. The UFC features the most well-known fighters, and this presents a challenge for bettors.
Due to the popularity of the competitors, bookies are usually dialed in on the odds for UFC fights. There is often more value in betting the rival organizations because their fighters are not as popular.
In the UFC, betting on well-known athletes rarely pays off. Many recreational bettors are drawn to the big names, like Conor McGregor. The problem is that if you don’t get in early enough on a favorite, the betting public drives the price up.
If you want to have success in betting on MMA, you need to find strong underdogs or find other bets on the card where there is value.
Fighting Betting Odds
The UFC holds events almost every week, and any sportsbook that’s worth anything will provide UFC odds. The odds are revealed around a month before any specific card. Wagers can typically be made far in advance of the main event. Smaller cards may not be available for betting until a week or two prior to a fight.
Whether UFC or one of the other organizations, the same bets can be found for a fight. All bets come with odds, which help bettors determine how much to wager and how much they can win.
Let’s say you like Fighter A to beat Fighter B in the fight below.
Fighter A -175
Fighter B +155
Fighter A is the favorite as identified by the negative (-) odds. If you like Fighter A to win, you must be $1.75 to win $1.00. If you bet $100 on A, you would win $57.14.
On the other end, a bet on the underdog (+) pays out $1.55 for every $1.00 wagered. Bet $100 on B and you’d win $155 if he pulls the upset. That, of course, is the value of betting underdogs in MMA and in boxing.
In most fights, particularly in the UFC, there are always huge favorites and big underdogs. That makes it difficult because, as mentioned, you end up betting big on a favorite and winning small. It’s not unheard of to have multiple big favorites on a fighting betting card. Just like other sports, bettors have to search for the value.
Fight to Win – Tips for Betting on Fighting
Whether you have experience betting on combat sports or not, here’s one tip that will give you a fighting chance. While sportsbooks do a good job of keeping UFC lines tight, there is plenty of value in finding the right underdogs.
Smart fighting bettors do their best to locate solid UFC underdogs. Here’s why. Over the last decade, underdogs in the UFC have won roughly 35 percent of their fights. When you break it down even further, you find this. UFC underdogs between +186 and +150 have won 41 percent of the time over the last ten years.
Fighting Betting FAQ
What are the different types of fighting bets I can make?
Fighting offers bettors a full menu, including:
- Moneylines: Betting on who will win the fight. An example would have McGregor at +150 and Nurmagomedov at -170.
- Total Rounds: Over/Under bets that are based on the number of rounds the fight will last before there is a winner.
- Winning Method: A unique MMA bet where you predict how the winner will win the fight. There are three victory conditions: knockout, submission, and judge decision (score).
- Live/In-Game Betting: Wagering on a fight as it happens. Sportsbooks offer dynamic lines that will update continuously through the bout. Experts have great success live betting.
- Prop Bets: Widely considered to be fun bets, prop bets are typically available for just about anything related to a fight. However, sharp bettors crush props.
How do I get started in fighting betting?
If you haven’t bet on boxing or MMA, you first have to do some research on fighters. You have to know a little about fighting styles, past history, and the different bets that are offered. Acclimate yourself with these first before placing any bets on fighting sports. Join Sports Hub. We can help you get started and on your way to success.
How do you read odds for fights?
Most bets on combat sports involve moneyline odds. These are the simplest for inexperienced bettors to understand. In a UFC fight, for example, the favorite is given -135 odds. If you like the favorite, you would bet $1.35 to win $1.00 ($135 to win $100). On the other side of the bet, let’s say the underdog is listed at +200. It’s less likely that he’ll win, so the sportsbook is willing to pay you more for your wager. In this case, you will win $2.00 for every $1.00 ($100 bet wins $200) that you bet.
What MMA betting strategies would you recommend?
It all starts with learning the basics. Make sure you understand the different bet types. Familiarize yourself with money management. As far as specific MMA strategy, stick to the fights and bets that offer value. Don’t bet all the fights on a card. Pay attention to fighters’ statistics and how they’ve done recently. Don’t forget to look at all the latest injury news too.
What are some important factors to consider when betting on fighting?
Several factors to consider when betting on fighting include:
- Fighters track record
- Track fighter weight cuts
- Take advantage of underdog opportunities
- Pay attention to expanded betting markets
- Compare betting lines at multiple sportsbooks