Mixed Martial Arts
Betting on Mixed Martial Arts
Finding the Favorite and Underdog
When online sportsbooks post upcoming MMA fights, they will list each fighter with a three-digit number next to their name, such as “Georges St-Pierre -160” and “Conor McGregor +130.” A negative number indicates the favorite. A positive number indicates the underdog. The larger the number, the bigger the favorite/underdog. So a +130 underdog is perceived to have a better chance of pulling an upset than a +250 underdog.
MMA Organizations You Can Bet On
There’s more to betting on MMA than picking who will win the next big UFC fight. Online sportsbooks offer odds on many other promotions -- like Bellator, ONE Championship, and Invicta – and bettors can wager on everything from method of victory to when a fight will end. These secondary bets often have higher potential payouts because they are harder to get right.