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What is UFC?
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is a company made of some of the world’s best Mixed Martial Artists (MMA) based in the USA. Well-known stars such as Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey & Jon Jones made their name known in the UFC where they typically represent a couple of times on an annual basis today.
What can I bet on?
MMA on the whole is very simple to bet on and similar to betting on boxing, it’s markets are based across three rounds and sometimes five in the Championship rounds. UFC betting tips would often recommend betting on the outright outcome of the fight whether it be the fighter in the ‘red’ corner or the ‘blue’ corner – very similar to all 1v1 and team sports. UFC betting will also offer other markets such as XXX to win via KO, submission, decision etc.
Those are often the more straight forward markets for betting on the UFC, but if you were to go slightly more specific you can place bets such as XXX to win in Round 2 via KO. This will allow higher odds to show up with certain bookmakers and therefore a larger payout which makes excellent viewing for in-play punters!
What offers are available?
As UFC continues to grow worldwide, the UK sportsbook market now offer UFC markets on a weekly basis and even more UFC betting offers will arise for major events.
Here, the typical offer is Bet XX Get £XX in Free Bets. You could even potentially use all of those free bets plus your stake on one featured UFC event, which would make the viewing even more spectacular when watching of a UFC fight.
Other UFC betting offers could see enhanced odds of a fighter who may be seen as ‘odds on’. This is usually the case when a main event is occurring in the UFC and who may appeal to the UK audience. If Conor McGregor or Darren Till are showing on the main card for UFC, bookmakers will often cater offers to these UK and Irish fighters. If one of your fighters is shown to be odds-on, then enhanced odds of 10/1+ are not rare and could be a great opportunity to gain some free bets.
But be careful, as always – read the terms and conditions! As these offers will give you free bets and not cash, as profitable as they can be; you must be sure that you know that.
Other bookmakers such as Betfred often offer ‘Get your Stake back if XXX loses’ bets and these work in the same way as first bet refunds. This is a great promotion to take advantage of if you are looking to back an outsider in a fight and can most certainly result in a winning situation for the punter!
UFC Betting Tips
When it comes to looking for the best UFC betting tips, you should always be keeping an eye out for bets that have higher odds than the reality suggests. Just like with horse racing tips, you are always looking for that edge where the bookmakers have priced a market incorrectly. More often than not UF tips will be based around the overall winner in a fight, but you may find some UFC betting tips that revolve around “round betting” or to win by KO. As with any free betting tips, the final decision should always be yours with the tip helping you make your final decision.
Who doesn’t love accumulators?
As a UFC Fight Night approaches, tips may also be favourable for accumulators. Often dominated by football (check out our free football Acca tips here) and horse racing, Mixed Martial Arts acca’s are also a credible source of entertainment. With a show typically lasting around six hours, an accumulator for the whole night on your favourite fights will add to the intensity!
Others may even go for the ‘bankers’ for the whole night which could produce odds of 100/1+ for a 12-fight card including the undercard.
Similarly to this, punters can also look at ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ markets which are favourable among a few bookmakers ahead of a solid main card. Typically, these options include: ‘Will the fight go the distance?’ and ‘Will Jon Jones score more takedowns than Daniel Cormier?’ Punts like this can also look favourable for tipsters as Bet365 and Coral look to show these markets ahead of huge nights.
With 11 weight classes across the UFC and one Pay-Per View showing at least once a month, tips are more likely to occur during these times from UK sites. Especially when more popular fighters are showing or else finding UFC betting tips can be challenging and would often make you look towards the USA market in order to find these.
Overall, the UFC is a wonderful sport if you don’t mind the blood and adrenaline pumping crowds across the globe. Any sport is incredible to watch, even when you’re waiting for the main event of the evening at 4am on a Sunday morning. Punting on these sports can make it a richer experience as you listen to the entrances and introductions given by the famous Bruce Buffer.
Keep an eye out on our site for all the current UFC offers showing all the profitable bets including the welcome and existing betting offers.