Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fan viewership has exploded across North America with the industry leader function as UFC: Ultimate Fighting Championship. With the phenomenal growth of MMA, we have also seen a rise in betting options on MMA as Sportsbooks try to meet the betting demand by the general public. Why bet your buddy at even odds on a lopsided struggle when you get accurate odds at a Sportsbook and fantastic payouts by betting on the underdog.
How to Bet on MMA?
Most online Sportsbooks will place lines on MMA under their Sportsbook merchandise class. You would then look to get MMA lines. Many books who post lines on the UFC will also carry lines on other important MMA organizations such as Affliction, Dream, WEC, EliteXC or some other particular MMA PPV events. As long as there’s a requirement the major online Sportsbooks will post betting lines.
A MMA line (known as a betting line) is posted as a Moneyline odds in American Odds. A Moneyline bet usually means that you’re choosing who’ll win the battle. The payout odds will be displayed in American Odds. The major online Sportsbooks will provide you a decision to display chances in European, American or Fractional.
As an Example, UFC Ultimate Fight Night 14 Line displayed 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 have to bet $500 to win $100 on Anderson Silva because he is the heavy favorite. If you love the underdog, bet $100 on James Irvin and it would pay out $350. The betting odds are a payout percentage and you don’t need to wager $100. Your wager will payout according to the payout ratio.
In MMA anything can happen. It only takes one punch. That’s why it’s so exciting to wager on MMA. The underdog always has a puncher’s chance. There have been some great underdog payouts and upsets in MMA. Gabriel Gonzaga Vs. Mirko Cro Cop – who will forget that high kick to the head. Matt’The Terror’ Serra Vs George’Rush’ St. Pierre Part 1 – Superman punch and among of the biggest upsets ever in MMA. Quinton Rampage Jackson Vs Forrest Griffin – The UFC reality star turns champ in a grind out choice. The very best thing about the MMA is the fights are fairer and translucent than boxing since many of the fights are ceased by knockout or submission. You are able to observe the activity right in front of you. The most fascinating thing is having activity (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.