UFC Betting Guide For Novice Bettor

UFC Betting Guide For Novice Bettor

As the UFC continues to explode in popularity so does betting on The UFC and MMA in general. MMA betting is pretty straightforward and easy to grasp quickly. The 2 most popular bets are money line and total. Let’s take a quick look at each.

Money Line

MMA Money line betting is pretty straight forward. The books gives odds for each fighter to win the bout. It doesn’t matter how the fighter wins as long as they are considered the winner. Here’s a hypothetical match featuring Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier.

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In this scenario Jon Jones is the favorite and you would have to risk $250 to win $100 on Jones. You would win $175 for every $100 bet on the underdog Cormier. If the fight ends in a “no contest” all bets are returned. A disqualification is usually scored a knockout.


The total in mma betting is a bet made on how many rounds you think the fight will last and usually is 2.5. You will see totals with more or less but 2.5 is most common. Let’s look at fight between Conor Mcgregor and Nate Diaz.

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If you bet the Over 2.5 the fight must get to 2:31 of round 3 to win the bet. You would have to risk $115 to win $100 on the Over. If the fight ends at 2;29 (or before) in the 3rd round the Under bet wins. You would win $110 for every $100 on the Under in this scenario. The rare chance that the fight ends at exactly 2:30 of the third round the fight would be considered a push at most sportsbooks and all money is returned.

Fighter and Round Prop Bets

If you want higher payouts you can also pick the exact fighter and round. In the above fight you can pick Nate Diaz to win by TKO in the third round and if that’s the outcome of the fight a bettor can expect huge payouts.

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