UFC Betting

     UFC betting odds are easy to understand. UFC betting odds are simply money lines that have one fighter favored against another. For example, you might have one fighter at -240 and the other fighter at +200. In this UFC betting example you would risk $240 to win $100 or the 24/10 equivalent.

 
 

If you liked the underdog in this UFC betting example you would risk $100 to win $200 or the 10/20 equivalent. Gamblers that look at UFC betting odds have some things to consider. Looking at a fighter's record and his fighting style is important as you consider UFC fighting. You can find this information at one of the many UFC websites that list a fighter's record and bio.

UFC fighting involves fighters that are well conditioned and well trained. The fighters today have excellent techniques that include grappling and ground fighting. With UFC fighting you will see fighters using their fists, elbows and knees. It used to be that a fighter could get away with having just one solid technique ut no longer. Fighters must be well rounded so they can handle any fighting style. As you consider UFC betting you want to be aware of the different styles and of how they do against each other. The most popular technique used to be jiu-jitsu. It is based on a fighter gaining leverage and positional advantages to gain submission. Now many fighters uses a combination of jiu-jitsu with others forms of boxing, wrestling, etc.

As you consider UFC betting you will want to do research on the fighters and their styles. You will also want to consider the UFC betting odds. Underdogs have done fairly well in UFC betting; more so than what has been seen in boxing. It is not unusual to see a big underdog win on the UFC betting line. It is something you want to keep in mind as you look at the UFC betting odds where big favorites are common.

Can Lawler Defend Again?

UFC201-BettingEven with a new owner, UFC betting fans can still expect to see Dana White as the head of the company for the next five years. After selling the promotional company for $4 billion White had a hard time saying goodbye. After the sale was completed White made sure that he would still be a part of the UFC by signing a five year deal. The new deal ensure that White will keep his post as president of the UFC, where fans have grown accustomed to seeing him over the last decade.  Under White’s leadership the UFC has flourished, becoming the premiere MMA promotion company in the world – as well as the largest. Considering that White will continue as acting president, it is likely the UFC will only continue to grow. Even if certain fighters have expressed a desire to leave. While the UFC looks for prosperity under its new owners, UFC betting fans can look for prosperity at UFC 201.

UFC Dishes Out More Suspensions

UFC 2016 SuspensionsUFC betting fans are used to fighters drop outing of a bout for various reasons. While the majority of the time the cancellations are related to injuries sustained while training, other times players have to serve a suspension for banned substances. Jon Jones recently made headlines for receiving a suspension, though he is adamant that he hasn’t taken any substances. Recently UFC has made it their priority to increase the number of tests given in order to combat what they perceive as a drug problem. Brock Lesnar was also making headlines for his return to UFC, but it appears that his return will be short lived as he also failed several tests. Ironically Lesnar also tested positive for the same substance that got Jon Jones his suspension. 

Early Online Wagering Odds for Miocic versus Overeem

Miocic versus Overeem Odds for UFC 203UFC 203 is still quite a ways away, but the online wagering odds for the main event pitting heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic versus Alistair Overeem have already come in. Here are the UFC betting odds for the bout to take place September 10th at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio:

David vs. Goliath: Vannata’s Odds against Ferguson

Vannata vs. Ferguson OddsUFC betting is always ready to witness a colossal beat down, and if sportsbooks’ odds are any indication of what will happen, you can expect a giant trashing at UFC Fight Night 91. On Wednesday night UFC newcomer Landon Vannata (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will be stepping into the octagon to face one of the world’s most menacing fighters Tony Ferguson (20-3 MMA, 10-1 UFC). Ferguson has an established reputation within the UFC as one of the most fearsome 155-pounders in the world. In fact he was actually poised to square-up against someone of his caliper, Michael Chiesa. However, Chiesa suffered a back injury and will be unable to compete. After the injury the UFC scrambled to find a fighter to fill his absence, and the only fighter to have the ‘cahones’ to take on Ferguson was Vannata. 

Bet on UFC on Fox 20: Odds for Holm vs. Shevchenko

Holm versus Shevchenko Fight OddsFans who will bet on UFC on Fox 20 favor Holly ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ Holm to beat Valentina ‘The Bullet’ Shevchenko on July 23rd in the main event at the United Center in Chicago. Judging by his offspring, I’m going to go ahead and assume that Mr. Holm is the kind of preacher that Bob Mitchum was in Night of the Hunter. Be that as it may, these are the UFC betting odds for the fight:

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