Betting on UFC fights is as close to a two-horse race as you’ll find in sport. Fights are booked by the UFC’s matchmakers in order to produce the closest and most well-matched bouts, with the best fighters facing off for the biggest prize in mixed martial arts: a UFC championship.
Popular UFC betting markets include the moneyline, which is a simple bet on which fighter will win a bout, or the total or over/under, which allows you to predict how many rounds a fight will last for.
Many sportsbooks also offer prop markets for UFC fights, such as whether the bout will last the distance and the method of victory.
UFC odds are determined by a variety of factors, most notably a fighter’s recent form and results, both fighters’ style and approach, anything which came to light at the weigh-in, and who or what other bettors are wagering on.
You can also bet on UFC futures to predict who will become the champion in a specific division, including by a certain date.