Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) enthusiast viewership has exploded across North America together with the business pioneer being the UFC: Ultimate Fighting Championship. With the phenomenal growth of MMA, we have also seen a growth in betting options on MMA as Sportsbooks attempt to satisfy the gambling demand by the public. Why bet your friend at even odds on a lopsided fight when you get accurate chances at a Sportsbook and fantastic payouts by gambling on the underdog.
The Way to Bet on MMA?
Most online Sportsbooks will post lines on MMA beneath their Sportsbook merchandise class. You’d then look to get MMA lines. Many books who post lines around the UFC will also carry lines on other important MMA organizations like Affliction, Dream, WEC, EliteXC or some other special MMA PPV events. As long as there’s a demand the significant online Sportsbooks will post betting lines.
A MMA lineup (called a betting line) is posted as a Moneyline odds in American Odds. A Moneyline bet usually means that you’re choosing who will win the battle. The payout odds will be exhibited in American Odds. The major online Sportsbooks will give you a decision to display odds in American, European or Fractional.
As an Example, UFC Ultimate Fight Night 14 Line exhibited in American Odds:
Anderson Silva -500
James Irvin + 350
The gambling line shows that Anderson Silva is a heavy favorite to overcome James Irvin. You may need to bet $500 to win $100 on Anderson Silva since he’s the heavy favorite. If you love the underdog, wager $100 on James Irvin and it would pay out $350. The betting odds are a payout ratio and you do not have to bet $100. Your bet will payout according to the payout ratio.
In MMA anything could happen. It only takes one punch. That is why it’s so exciting to wager MMA. The underdog always has a puncher’s chance. There have been some fantastic underdog payouts and upsets in MMA. Gabriel Gonzaga Vs. Mirko Cro Cop – who can forget that high kick to the head. Matt’The Terror’ Serra Vs George’Rush’ St. Pierre Part 1 – Superman punch and one the greatest upsets in MMA. Quinton Rampage Jackson Vs Forrest Griffin – The UFC reality star turns champ at a grind out decision. The best thing about the MMA is the fights are fairer and translucent than boxing because lots of the fights are ceased by knockout or submission. You are able to see the activity right in front of you. The most fascinating thing is having action (i.e. a wager ) on all of the fighters on the televised card and screaming your head off at the bar with your friends or on a PPV in your big screen.