UFC Odds – What you Need to Know

Sports bettors are always on the prowl for prospective new sports that also double as serious betting opportunities. The UFC is not exactly a new sport or competition, but in terms of betting, it could be unchartered territory for many punters. So, what sort of betting opportunities does the UFC open up and should you get in on the action? In a nutshell – yes!

UFC betting can pay off handsomely and you can get by with just some basic knowledge of the different fighters, their records, their weaknesses and strengths. You can make some serious bank by betting on UFC fights with some of the top bookies in Canada.

Interested in how UFC betting and odds work? We have all the juicy details for you right here!

UFC Odds – How to read them

If you are familiar with sports betting, then you should feel right at home when betting on a UFC fight. However, if you happen to be a UFC fan / follower without much sports betting experience, here is how UFC odds work.

Let us assume a hypothetical fight in the lightweight division between Tony Ferguson and Brazilian Edson Barboza. Being a UFC fan, you may have some knowledge and insights on how the fight could turn out, and so you decide to put your knowledge to use and make some profits by betting on the fight. You go to an online bookie and see the odds for the fight, published as below –

Edson Barboza +130

Tony Ferguson -150

First, what you need to understand is that as per the odds, the favorite to win is denoted by the minus or negative (-) symbol and the underdog, Edson Barboza in this case, is represented by the plus or positive (+) symbol.

Secondly, the numbers shown in the odds essentially are based on punters wagering $100. So, in the above example, if you were to wager $100 on Barboza winning then you could win $130 and in the case of the favorite you will need to lay down $150 in order to win $100. This does not mean that you can only wager $100 bets, you can bet any amount (within the particular bookie’s minimum and maximum range) and the return will be proportionately calculated.

Some Current and upcoming UFC Odds

In the much – awaited fight between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic which will happen on UFC fight night 241 on August 17th, the odds are much closer with Cormier the favorite at -165 and Miocic the underdog at +125. On the same fight night, Anthony Pettis will take on Nate Diaz, Pettis is favored by the bookies at -164 and Diaz odds are currently at +136.

For all the upcoming fixtures, news and everything UFC, no better place to search than the official UFC website and you can find a consolidated list of all combat sporting events here.

When it come to UFC betting and strategy, there is a lot to learn depending on what type of bet you are going for – are you betting on the winner? Are you betting on how the fight will end? Once you start betting on UFC fights, it is only a matter of time before you comprehend all the strategies and different types of bets available for the UFC.

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