Welcome back! Let’s go on with breaking down the types of bets you can place on a UFC fight. Today we’re starting off easy:
Match (Money Line) Betting
This is the simply the most obvious type of bet, but we have to go through it – it comes down to picking the winner of the fight. Your profit depends on the odds, which in this case is a bummer since favourites naturally get lower odds. You can always choose the risky path of betting on the underdog – it does bring more winnings, but is way less certain.
You can prepare for match betting by looking into the different fighters’ performance. Compare their strengths and weaknesses, so your choice is informed, and your chances of winning higher.
In this case the sportsbook posts a round total and you must decide whether the match will go on for longer or shorter than that. Bookmakers hate ties, so will generally decide on an uneven number as their total – 2.5, 3.5, etc., because the fight goes on for 2, 3, 4 rounds – there’s no in between.
MMA fights are especially unpredictable in comparison to other sports. If you’re used to betting on over/under in football or basketball, don’t be too sure you’ve got it covered here. A serious hit early on in the fight can end it – no matter who the crowd favourite is, or how long the fighters usually last. Even so, always do some kind of background research beforehand – check stats, compare performance, and make an informed choice. Here’s a small tip from us: if the two fighters are aggressive, go with the under, and if both are defensive – bet on over.
If you found this useful or interesting, make sure you read our next and final article of MMA betting types!