Betting on UFC/MMA Events

With the still growing popularity of the UFC Fights, and MMA in general, there is now more betting on the fights than there has ever been in the past. The funny thing is that most people that are wildly interested in the sport, and would have more of an advantage than the more social fan, really have no idea how to bet on the fights.

If you’ve ever placed a wager on a football or basketball game, you’re familiar with point spreads. Something like Green Bay -7. Well there are no spreads on the MMA fights, only moneylines. If Anderson Silva were fighting what would be considered a pretty easy opponent, he may have a moneyline of -350. Move the decimal two places to the left, and you can see that he’s a 3.5 to 1 favorite.

Take for example last night’s UFC Live Event. Matin Kampmann was a favorite in this fight. His moneyline odds from Vegas and online casino were -145. He was a 1.45 to 1 favorite over Diego Sanchez. This means that you’d have to bet $145 to win $100. For those of you that have never placed a bet, you’d also get your original $145 back. On the flipside of that coin, Diego Sanchez was a +115 underdog. So if you bet $100 on Diego, you’d win $115. Doesn’t seem like a bad bet, does it? Well, especially after knowing the outcome!

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