Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) enthusiast viewership has exploded across North America together with the business pioneer function as UFC: Ultimate Fighting Championship. With the phenomenal development of MMA, we also have seen a growth in gambling options on MMA since Sportsbooks attempt to meet the gambling demand by the general public. Why bet your friend at odds on a lopsided fight when you get true chances at a Sportsbook and great payouts by betting on the underdog.
The Way to Bet on MMA?
Most online Sportsbooks will place lines on MMA beneath their Sportsbook product class. You’d then look for MMA lines. Many books who post lines around the UFC will even carry lines on other important MMA organizations like Affliction, Dream, WEC, EliteXC or any special MMA PPV occasions. As long as there’s a requirement the significant online Sportsbooks will place betting lines.
A MMA line (called a betting line) is posted as a Moneyline odds in American Odds. A Moneyline bet means that you are choosing who will win the battle. The payout odds will be displayed in American Odds. The major online Sportsbooks will provide you a choice to display odds in American, European or Fractional.
For example, UFC Ultimate Fight Night 14 Line exhibited in American Odds:
Anderson Silva -500
James Irvin + 350
The betting line indicates that Anderson Silva is a heavy favorite to beat James Irvin. You would have to bet $500 to win $100 on Anderson Silva because he’s the heavy favorite. If you like the underdog, bet $100 on James Irvin also it would pay out $350. The betting odds are a payout percentage and you do not have to wager $100. Your wager will payout according to the payout ratio.
In MMA anything could happen. It only takes one punch. That’s why it is so exciting to bet MMA. The underdog always has a puncher’s chance. There have been a few fantastic 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’Hurry’ St. Pierre Part 1 – Superman punch and among of the biggest 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 that the conflicts are fairer and transparent than boxing because many of the battles are ceased by knockout or submission. You can see the activity right in front of you. The most fascinating thing is having action (i.e. a bet) on all the fighters on the card and screaming your head off in the bar with your friends or on a PPV in your big screen.