MMA (Mixed martial arts) continues to grow and has fast become one of the most popular sports for punters to watch and bet on. With the increased popularity, the UFC has fast become one of the most wagered on sports across the globe.
Like any other sport, it’s important to understand the intricacies of the UFC before betting. There are many different markets and matches for you to bet on the UFC and plenty of different strategies for punters to follow.
Head-to-head match betting might be the most popular market to bet on but there are many other betting markets available on any given match.
These include Total Rounds markets, Method of Victory, Methods & Round Combo, What Round the Fight will end and more more.
UFC Head-to-Head Betting
Head-to-head betting is the most common and basic UFC market to bet on. When you bet on this market you’re betting on one fighter to win the fight. It’s very simple.
Punters can get an advantage in head-to-head betting if they have a thorough knowledge of the sport and fighters involved.
Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of two fighters is vitally important when betting on the UFC.
UFC Method of Victory Betting
Another popular market to bet on is the Method of Victory.
Fighters can win a UFC fight in a number of different methods. These include;
Punters can also bet on a fight to be a draw.
Generally speaking a fighter to win by points is normally the shortest price, leaving value to be found if you believe one fighter will win by knockout or submission. Draws in UFC are rare and as such that’s not a very common market to bet on.
UFC Live Streaming & TV Coverage
Given the rising popularity of the UFC, it’s no surprise that watching fights is more restricted. Often UFC fights will be shown on PPV (Pay per view) meaning you need to pay a certain amount to watch one or more fights on any given card.
If you don;t have Pay TV one way to watch UFC is to go to a pub or bar. With the increased popularity more and more pubs are showing live UFC fights making it a great atmosphere to watch the sport around other UFC enthusiasts.
How do I bet on the UFC?
Looking to bet on the UFC? Betting online is surprisingly easy. There are a range of bookmakers you can bet with including Sportsbet, BetEasy and Ladbrokes. Once you've selected an online bookmaker you'll be able to create an account and make a deposit in minutes! Once your account is set up you'll be able to browse all the UFC markets and place your bet.