Complete UFC Betting Guide: Fight Lines, MMA Odds, and UFC Props
During the coronavirus pandemic, betting on the UFC has become quite popular as one of the only sports to wager on for American bettors. In addition, there have been a plethora of slates to wager on, as there were events at least once a week during the months of May and June 2020. The sport will continue to grow popularity, taking advantage of the other sports’ downtime to gain an audience. Now, that means more and more betting options will surface, so let’s take a look at our UFC betting guide, the latest odds, offers, and more.
UFC 253 Odds – Adesanya vs. Costa
— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) September 22, 2020
The next massive card in terms of popularity is UFC 253, which features a main event of Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa. After a few UFC Vegas and Fight Night events, the end of September brings a massive card to UFC fans everywhere. There are plenty of betting markets available for each fight, here is a look at the full card:
- Espino vs. Hughes
- Ibrahimov vs. Marques
- Sanchez vs. Matthews
- Riddell vs. da Silva
- Young vs. Klein
- Knight vs. Camur
- Reyes vs. Blachowicz
- France vs. Royval
- Dawodu vs. Tukhugov
- Vieira vs. Eubanks
- Adesanya vs. Costa
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UFC Vegas 11 Odds – Woodley vs. Covington
Excluding the main / co-main –
— UFC (@ufc) September 14, 2020
There is a fantastic card coming up in the middle of September for UFC Vegas 11, with a featured card including some big-name fighters. Here is what the betting market looks like for the action-packed card:
- Ewell vs. Rivera
- Nam vs. Rivera
- Minner vs. Laramie
- Bektic vs. Garagorri
- Espinosa vs. Dvorak
- Bueno Silva vs. Romero Borella
- Costa vs. Newson
- Alpar vs. Clark
- Chimaev vs. Meerschaert
- Holland vs. Stewart
- Walker vs. Spann
- Dern vs. Markos
- Cerrone vs. Price
- Covington vs. Woodley
UFC Vegas 10 Odds – Waterson vs. Hill
Michelle Waterson x Angela Hill will be the new UFC main event on Sept. 12, sources say. Five-round fight. It’s getting bumped up to the headliner spot after the original main — Glover Teixeira x Thiago Santos — was canceled earlier this week after Teixeira tested + for COVID.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 4, 2020
The next event for UFC is the UFC Vegas card, which is now highlighted by Michelle Waterson and Angela Hill. Originally, it was set to be Teixeira vs Santos but that fight of course was cancelled due to the coronavius, as the Helwani tweet mentions. There will be plenty of other matches for betting action though, as the card looks as follows:
- Mazo vs. Kish
- Camacho vs. Weaver
- Barberena vs. Ivy
- Schnell vs. Nam
- Patrick vs. Green
- Avila vs. Eubanks
- Roberts vs. Frevola
- Nelson vs. Quarantillo
- Herman vs. Rodriguez
- Modafferi vs. Lee
- Worthy vs. Azaitar
- Hill vs. Waterson
UFC Fight Night 176 Odds – Overeem vs. Sakai
Don't miss it 👊
Heavyweight contenders take the main event slot!
💢 Overeem-Sakai | This Saturday | LIVE on ESPN+ pic.twitter.com/CuLAncArKS
— UFC (@ufc) August 31, 2020
The next big card for the UFC is Fight Night 176, with Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai being the featured fight. This makes two great UFC Fight Night’s in a row, and this weekend’s card has six fights on the docket. Here are the six fights scheduled for this weekend:
- Araujo/De La Rosa
- Rogerio de Lima/Romanov
UFC Fight Night 175 Odds – Smith vs. Rakić
Next up on the UFC schedule is the 8/29 event, UFC Fight Night 175. The main event is featured with Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakić, with Rakić currently being a -305 favorite over Smith. There are 11 fights on the card on Saturday night, and will bring about a terrific betting event for some lesser known fighters. Fight Night events are always easier to watch, so it makes for a solid betting experience all the way around. Here are some notable fights for UFC Fight Night 175:
UFC 252 Odds – Daniel Cormier Retires, What’s the Next Big UFC Fight?
After a terrific UFC 252 card, legendary fighter Daniel Cormier retired after being defeated by Stipe Miocic in the octagon. There was a tremendous promotion at DraftKings Sportsbook that allowed for a $1 bet to win $252 on UFC 252, and MMA bettors are wondering one thing. When is the next big UFC fight?
UFC Fight Night Odds: Edgar vs. Munhoz
At long last!
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) August 18, 2020
The next card is on August 22nd, with the main event being Frankie Edgard against Pedro Munhoz. This is a terrific card for betting, as UFC Fight Night’s can be watched by most fans across the country. There are 11 fights on this card, which means there are dozens of betting markets to take advantage of. Look out for the latest UFC promotions, as you can use them to build your bankroll.
UFC 251 Odds – Fight Island Debuts with Burns vs. Usman
— danawhite (@danawhite) June 28, 2020
Dana White is many things, but he is very driven and creative. Fight Island is just that, as UFC 251 will take place literally on an island in Abu Dhabi on July 11th. The main event is highlighted by Gilbert Burns vs Kamaru Usman, along with an exciting main and undercard. All in all, there will be just over a dozen UFC fights on Fight Island for UFC 251. This means there are plenty of UFC 251 betting markets and UFC betting promo’s take advantage of. Let’s take a look at some betting odds for the main card:
Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant Odds
- Ribas (-835)
- VanZant (+525)
Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas Odds
- Andrade (+162)
- Namajunas (-200)
Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo Odds
- Yan (-225)
- Aldo (+180)
Alex Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway Odds
- Volkanovski (-215)
- Holloway (+170)
Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns Odds
- Usman (-235)
- Burns (+188)
How Can I Bet on UFC?
Betting on Mixed Martial Arts, and UFC specifically, is different than betting on other sports. It all depends on which legal sportsbook bettors are using, as the betting markets will vary from book to book.
UFC Betting Odds Guide
Most legal online sportsbooks offer the following types of MMA betting:
- Total Rounds
- To Go the Distance
- Winning Method
- By Decision
- To Win in Round X
- To Win in Round X by Method X
Where Can I Bet on UFC?
Betting on UFC is similar to betting on the major sports, in terms of where to wager. In states with legal online betting, bettors can wager on UFC from their own mobile devices. In addition, some states have traditional sportsbooks that bettors can wager on the fights at a window or self-service kiosk. Here are some of the top legal online sportsbooks to wager on the UFC:
States Available: PA, NJ, WV, IN, NH, IA, CO
States Available: PA, NJ, WV, IN, IA, CO, NY
States Available: NJ, CO, WV, IN, NV
States with Legal UFC Betting
Bettors can wager on the UFC (and MMA) in the following states, either online or at brick-and-mortar casinos that offer legal sportsbooks. As more and more states become available, this list will grow.
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
Top Sportsbooks for UFC Betting
Here is a more in-depth look at the top sportsbook apps for UFC betting, in states where bettors are allowed to wager on MMA events online.
DraftKings Sportsbook UFC
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One of the most popular sportsbooks in the US has quickly become FOXBet Sportsbook. With a wide selection of betting markets across all sports and the backing and exposure of the Fox Sports brand, FOXBet is here to stay. For UFC bettors there is quite the offer, including a risk-free bet.
BetMGM Sportsbook UFC
BetMGM is one of the most highly recognizable brands in gaming across the planet, and the brand has online sportsbooks in various states that offer a significant welcome bonus along with for UFC bettors. Try the BetMGM Sportsbook here for a risk-free bet worth up to $500.
FanDuel Sportsbook UFC
FanDuel Sportsbook continues to be the most popular sportsbook in many states with legal sports betting. For UFC bettors at FanDuel Sportsbook, there are risk-free bets, deposit bonuses, and promotions to take advantage of.
Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier Betting Odds
Dana White announces Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier 3 for the Heavyweight title will be at the UFC Apex.
— Clevis Murray (@ClevisMurray) June 21, 2020
|Fighter||Odds to Win|
August 15th. Two legendary fighters in Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will face off in one of the bigger fights of the year, and both are “pick’ems” now at -110 each. The odds will certainly move, but as of June both are priced exactly the same in terms of who is favored.
Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana Betting Odds
🇺🇸 Holm 🆚 Aldana 🇲🇽
🇺🇸 Brunson 🆚 Shahbazyan 🇺🇸
August 1st just got itself a couple of FIGHTS! pic.twitter.com/WUm8uZI10f
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) June 14, 2020
|Fighter||Odds to Win|
August 1st will be a massive card for the UFC, highlighted by Holm vs. Aldana and Brunson vs. Shahbazyan. Holm is the early favorite at -118, and Aldana is the “underdog” but is -106. There is some juice at DraftKings Sportsbook for this fight early, but Holm is the clear favorite in June.
UFC Odds Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I legally bet on UFC?
You can bet on UFC and MMA fighting legally in the United States in states with legal sports betting. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Indiana, New Hampshire, Iowa, Colorado and more.
Did Conor McGregor retire?
Yes. Conor McGregor retired in 2020, but has already come out of retirement before. Expect him to fight again.
Can I bet on UFC Fight Island?
Yes, UFC Fight Island is a sanctioned UFC event and thus will be allowed to be wagered on in states with legal sports betting.
How do I bet on the UFC?
Betting on UFC is different than other sports, as you can bet on who wins each fight, the round, the method of victory, and other MMA props.
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