Pickswise online UFC betting guide has everything you need to know about how to bet on UFC. We look at the top online sportsbooks that you can bet on UFC with. Our UFC experts round up the guide with their five best betting tips to give you some extra knowledge on how to win money in UFC betting.
How To Bet On UFC
When it comes to betting on the UFC, the majority of bettors will be looking to place a wager on the outcome of a fight. Whether that is by betting on a certain fighter to win, known as a Moneyline bet, or another popular market being Method of Victory, whereby you wager on a fighter to win and also the method in which they win by from Knockout/Technical knockout, submission or decision. You can also bet on rounds, rounds in which the fight will end, a fighter to win in a certain round, or on the over/under line for the total rounds.
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Where To Bet On UFC
UFC’s increasing popularity has seen almost all online bookmakers offer a variety of markets on the main UFC action. Most of your top bookmakers such as BetMGM, Bet365, William Hill, FanDuel and DraftKings will all off markets on Moneyline, Method of Victory and Round Betting for every fight on the UFC card.
Competition amongst bookmakers is great for the bettor as they’ll be competing to offer the best prices, so be sure to check out multiple bookmakers when betting on our UFC picks.
Of the top bookmakers, DraftKings’ affiliation with the UFC makes them the number one sportsbook for betting on UFC picks.
Since 2015 DraftKings have worked closely with the UFC featuring prominently in the promotion of events, and have offered prizes such as Dana White experiences on their daily fantasy contests. As such, the sportsbook also pays a lot of attention to their UFC markets, and not only are they competitively priced, but they regularly offer price boosts such as 50% profit boosts on your UFC winnings.
UFC Betting Markets
The simplest form of betting on UFC predictions, placing a bet on the outright winner of a contest. Moneyline betting is often where people start out, particularly those new to UFC betting. Unlike other combat sports such as boxing, Moneyline odds remain a value option as the explosive nature of UFC fights, where anything can happen, keeps the odds for most fights being too short.
Method of victory is a market that will be offered in all of the big UFC bouts. Method of Victory is often one of the most talked-about aspects of a matchup leading up to the fight and thus a popular betting choice. The methods you can place a bet on is for a fighter to win by Knockout/Technical knockout or disqualification, Submission, or by Judges Decision.
UFC fights are all about the matchups, there are so many disciplines combined into the UFC, with different fighters possessing different strengths. Some fighters will excel in their striking, others will be of a wrestling or jiu jitsu background and will excel on the ground. Knowing the fighter is key in these markets, with power strikers more likely to win by KO/TKO, and grapplers could favor a submission attempt, likewise, two contrasting styles could see the fight going all the way to the judge’s scorecard
Round betting is a popular way to wager a bet on something with greater odds than a Moneyline bet. You are placing a bet on a certain fighter to win in a specific round. With some fights three rounds and championship bouts lasting five rounds, the odds will vary depending on the length of the fight. It’s a popular method of betting particularly with a strong favorite, with bettors taking Rounds 1 or 2, assuming they’ll get the job done early.
Some online sportsbooks will also offer Round Ranges whereby you can select a fighter to win within a range of rounds, usually rounds 1-2 or 3-decision in shorter fights, and rounds 1-3 or 3-5 in championship fights.
Total Rounds is an over/under market where you can bet on how many rounds the fight will last. The line set on fights is usually universally +/- 1.5 rounds in 3 round fights and +/- 2.5 rounds in five-round fights.
A market not always offered by bookmakers, but one that DraftKings, in particular, like to offer. A simple yes or no pick, whether you think the fighters will hear the final bell or not. You’re not betting on a specific fighter but merely the fight distance itself. If you bet no, a victory by TKO/KO/DQ or submission by either fighter makes it a winning selection.
UFC cards are announced in advance and online sportsbooks will price up fights, particularly the headline fights in many cases over a month before they take place. Betting on fights early can be a profitable strategy as the odds are likely to change closer to the fight with public opinion-forming and lowering the price of a particular fighter.
While in the UFC there are no traditional Futures markets such as championships or leagues to be won, they schedule fights months in advance. As such, markets on future fights tend to go up very early and it can be profitable to bet early before the public money comes and reduces the odds of a particular fighter. In contrast, you can also bet too early if the public money comes for the other fighter, the odds may be bigger on fight night.
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