UFC Betting Odds and Where to Find Them
Do you know how to read UFC betting odds? If you’re new to the world of MMA sports betting, odds are a big part of the strategy you should use when you place your bets. Odds are what dictate who wins, who loses, and what the line is going to be for a fight in a match. It really doesn’t matter if you bet on MMA or just mixed martial arts, odds are what you should be using to determine how much to bet and where you stand. It’s always best to have an idea of the odds before betting. Here is a look at how to read MMA betting odds and what you should know.
First, you should know that most sportsbooks will list the odds for a certain event. These odds are used as guidance for people who are looking to place bets on fights. Even if you don’t like sportsbooks as much as others, you should still realize that they exist. If you wish to learn more about how to bet on UFC matches, you will have to understand the odds first.
Some of the best UFC matches to watch happen right now happen in the summertime. The promotion has been running ads about fights that take place in the summer months, including bouts between former heavyweight champion and WWE star Antonio “The Hurricane” Johnson and former WWE star “Ace” Edwards. Both men have fought previously, but this is the first chance in years to see how each man would fare against the other in an MMA match. A win by Edwards would easily put him in the top 10 list of pound for pound fighters with Johnson being in the top five. The betting odds give us a good estimate of how this match will go down.
A match up between former heavyweight champion and WWE star Junior dos Santos and Brazilian sensation Eddy “The Reaper” Cavalarotto will likely be one of the most hotly contested MMA bouts you can find. Dos Santos is a former Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion, and Cavalarotto is also a former lightweight champion. This fight will pit two of the best all around heavyweights in the world against each other. Who will emerge the victor? The MMA betting odds suggest that this match will go a long way towards deciding the fate of the UFC’s light heavyweight division.
Some MMA fans may not be as interested in which fighter will win as they are in the actual fights. As mentioned before, the fights themselves are what drive the popularity of the sport, and those who don’t follow the UFC strictly pay close attention to who their favorite fighters are and where they are placed in the Fight Rankings. The current rankings are based on how many total wins a fighter has had inside the last 12 month, so keep this in mind when placing your MMA bets.
Keep in mind that MMA betting has been legalized in some states, so you may be able to get away with making a few illegal wagers. This is especially true if the fights take place outside of the state you live in. It’s best to play it safe and only place your MMA bets within the United States. Although illegal or fake fights may seem like a good idea, you stand a good chance of getting caught if the police do become involved. As a general rule, stay far away from betting on any type of illegal activity, even if it is legal in your state.
In addition to the more obvious factors such as who will win the fight, there are several less obvious factors as well. For example, did you know that Mirko “the Colossus” Johnson is a former Bulgarian boxing champion? If you’re betting on the MMA odds, then you have to take this into consideration. The last time we checked on Mirko “the Colossus” Johnson, he was set to face former NCAA wrestler turned MMA and Kickboxing champion kickboxer Fabricio Guimonda in an attempt to regain his US Heavyweight title. This fight was supposed to happen in March, but it has been moved up to later in the year because Fabricio Guimonda is still recovering from an injury suffered earlier this year.
The interesting thing about Mirko “the Colossus” Johnson is that he’s been banned from receiving a title shot after he tested positive for steroids. The UFC has yet to make a replacement fight due to this, but they have yet to rule out any possibility of him winning the fight before the ban is lifted. While this may be a big story, the real interest here lies in how Fabricio Guimonda plans to deal with the situation. His chances of fighting Jones in the future are very good, but you’ll have to keep track of what he’s actually said regarding the potential clash, since there’s no real proof that he tested positive for steroids, yet.