Welcome to the FAQ section of the website. Here you will find the most frequently asked questions concerning betting odds and their applications to UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) betting. If this is your first time visiting this part of the website or you are just looking for a refresher on what are betting odds and how they work, then please read our primer on what are betting odds and how they work. If you want to know how to bet on UFC events or how to read betting odds then continue reading the FAQ below.
How Do I Bet On UFC Events?
Since the inception of UFC (and the creation of the “Octagon”), sportsbooks have been allowing fans to wager on the bouts that take place inside the octagon during UFC events. Depending on where you place your bet, there are basically two ways to bet on UFC events: via the “Over” or “Under” card. The “Over” card gives you the opportunity to bet on the outcome of the fight; if you bet on the “Over” card, then you are essentially betting on who will win the fight. The “Under” card gives you the opportunity to bet on the number of rounds that the fight will go into. For example, if you choose to place a “Under” bet on a particular UFC event, then you will get the opportunity to win money if the fight goes the distance. You can have fun with this option and try to choose popular long-shots or underdogs to earn some extra cash.
Why Do People Bet On UFC Events?
If you are looking for an explanation as to why people would want to bet on UFC events, then you have come to the right place. To begin with, UFC is a massive organization and the product of many years of growth, so it is not surprising that people would want to bet on it. UFC provides a unique insight into mixed martial arts (MMA) as a sport and an entertainment phenomenon, so it is not surprising that people would want to bet on these aspects as well. Most importantly, UFC provides a great deal of entertainment value to its audiences and therefore enables people to place bets on it. If you are a fan of MMA (or just want to have fun betting on sports), then you should definitely consider placing a bet on one of the many UFC events that take place each year. You will not be disappointed.
Which UFC Events Are Worth Betting On?
The above explanation as to why people would want to bet on UFC events provides the answer to this question. As mentioned above, UFC provides a lot of entertainment value and therefore enables people to have fun betting on it. This being said, not every UFC event is created equal, and this is where you come in. You need to determine which events are worth betting on by assessing their level of competition and how attractive the matchup is. There are essentially three tiers of competition in UFC (and these apply to inter-promotion fighting as well):
- Tier 1 – These are the top-level UFC events that take place every year. They are generally considered “dream matchups” and feature the two best fighters in the world going head-to-head. Tier 1 events are a great opportunity to bet on and usually consist of a light heavyweight champion going up against an undefeated rising star or a two-time champion trying to defend his title against an emerging talent. In most cases, a Tier 1 event is highly unlikely to end in a draw and will generally end in one fighter emerging victorious. Since these fights are considered to be the best in the world, the betting odds are usually very attractive as well (if you choose to bet on these fights).
- Tier 2 – These are the middle-level UFC events that take place every year. They feature two to four outstanding fighters who are generally considered contenders for the title. Tier 2 events are also exciting to bet on because the competition is always strong and these fights always end in fireworks (even if it is just a single round). In most cases, a Tier 2 event is considered to be closer to a “dream matchup” than a Tier 1 event and will usually end in a draw or in one fighter emerging victorious. Since these fights are generally closer to the middle of the pack, the betting odds are usually in between those of a Tier 1 event and a Tier 3 event. In other words, you will have to pay a bit more but it is worth it.
- Tier 3 – These are the bottom-level UFC events that take place every year. They are generally considered “dream matches” for the fighters involved and end in one-sided beatings. These types of fights are exciting to watch, but they do not offer much in the way of financial returns. Tier 3 events are also a bit of a mystery to bet on. In most cases, a Tier 3 event is considered to be the absolute pits. These fights are generally disappointing to watch and you would be better off staying away from them. They do, however, have their place and you just need to determine which ones they are. Look at the undercard fights first to get an idea of what type of event you are dealing with.
Which NFL (National Football League) And NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Games Are Worth Betting On?
The above explanation as to why people would want to bet on UFC events provides the answer to this question as well. As mentioned above, UFC provides a unique insight into mixed martial arts (MMA) as a sport and an entertainment phenomenon, so it is not surprising that people would want to bet on these aspects as well. Most importantly, UFC provides a great deal of entertainment value to its audiences and therefore enables people to place bets on it. If you are a fan of MMA (or just want to have fun betting on sports), then you should definitely consider placing a bet on one of the many UFC events that take place each year. You will not be disappointed.
To determine which NFL and NCAA games are worth betting on, you need to do a bit of research. First, you will want to check for upsets. These are basically games that were expected to end in certain ways but did not and instead gave us a shock result. In order to find these, you will want to check the over/under odds for each game. This is the number of points that you think will be scored (for example, if the over/under is set at 40 points then you think that the score will be 40 points or less). You will then want to assess whether or not the point spread is in favor of your team. If it is, then you have found an upset game and you should definitely put a little “advice” on your money line for that game. Remember: always bet on the favorite!
As for which games are “good” vs. which games are “bad”, this depends on your personal preferences. If you like to bet on games where you can control the action more, then you should definitely look at the Tier 1 NCAA games and the over/under odds for those games. These types of games are often the most exciting to watch because they give you a sense of what is going on despite the lack of official data. If, however, you prefer to bet on games where the spread is more favorable to you, then you should look at the Tier 3 NCAA games and the over/under odds for those games. These types of games are the closest to actual fights and, therefore, give you the opportunity to make the most of your wagers. If you know which tier of NCAA games you will be placing your wagers on, then you can research the teams and players that will be involved in those games to determine which ones to put “advice” on as well.
What Is A Bookmaker’s Edge?
A bookmaker’s edge is the amount of money that you will make (or lose) based on the outcomes of the fights and wagers that you make. This is in addition to the amount that you bet (or win) already at the point-of-betting. For example, if you placed a $100 bet on a fight at 10:00 p.m. and the fight ended in a draw, then you would win $100 (your initial $100 bet plus the “bookie’s edge”). If the fight had ended in a TKO (Technical Knockout) victory for one fighter, then you would have lost the $100 that you placed (your initial $100 bet and the “bookmaker’s edge”).