Complete UFC Betting Guide: Fight Lines, MMA Odds, and UFC Props

 


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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.

With 2021 being filled with prestigious fights starting with Holloway vs. Kattar and finishing with Poirier vs. McGregor in January. 2021 will be a great year for the UFC. Let’s take a look at the latest event odds, how to bet MMA and more.

 

UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 Betting Odds

This is the fight of 2021 already, as UFC fans have all been waiting for Conor McGregor’s return to the ring. Fortunately, he does return on January 23 and it comes with a full card to wager on before. Let’s take a look at the betting odds for each fight on the UFC 257 card, leading up to Poirier vs. McGregor.

  • Lentz vs. Evloev
  • McMann vs. Peña
  • Sanchez vs. Muradov
  • Albazi vs. Zhumagulov
  • Tsarukyan vs. Haqparast
  • Rountree vs. Prachnio
  • Tavares vs. Antonio Junior
  • Rodriguez vs. Ribas
  • Azaitar vs. Frevola
  • Eye vs. Calderwood
  • Hooker vs. Chandler
  • Poirier vs. McGregor

 

UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar Betting Odds

The UFC is back this weekend with a fun card highlighted by Kattar vs. Holloway. Betting on the UFC is a lot of fun as it can happen very quickly. Here is a look at the fights on the card for this weekend’s event.

  • Kilburn vs. Lingo
  • Moras vs. Melo
  • Zawada vs. Emeev
  • Tafa vs. Felipe
  • Akhmedov vs. Breese
  • Imavov vs. Hawes
  • Soriano vs. Todorovic
  • Buckley vs. Di Chirico
  • Ponzinibbio vs. Li Jingliang
  • Holloway vs. Kattar

 

Poirier vs. McGregor Odds – January 23 Fight

At DraftKings Sportsbook, Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor odds have already been posted. McGregor is the favorite at -235 to win, with Poirier at +185 to upset the popular fighter. As this fight gets closer, there will be more odds, markets, and other information.

 

UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal

One week before Christmas is a massive card on December 19th, taking place one week after UFC 256. This is one of the largest cards of the year in terms of total fights, which makes it one of the most attractive cards of the season to MMA bettors. With UFC Fight Night: Thompson and Neal coming this week, let’s take a look at all the fights set to be on the card.

  • Muhammad vs. Lima
  • Nchukwi vs. Pickett
  • Glenn vs. Minus
  • Eubanks vs. Kianzad
  • Winn vs. Arroyo
  • Rodriguez vs. Zahabi
  • Roberson vs. Lungiambula
  • Robertson vs. Santos
  • Durden vs. Flick
  • Aldo vs. Vera
  • Pereira vs. Williams
  • Pettis vs. Morono
  • Tybura vs. Hardy
  • Moraes vs. Font
  • Nam vs. Schnell
  • Thompson vs. Neal

What a card!

 

UFC 256 Betting Odds: Figueiredo vs. Moreno

It’s finally the week of UFC 256! With an action-packed card leading up to the main event of Figueiredo vs. Moreno, there will be plenty of betting markets available for UFC bettors. Here is a look at the full card, by fight:

  • Dos Santos vs. Gane
  • Dern vs. Jandiroba
  • Quarantillo vs. Tucker
  • Hooper vs. Barrett
  • Moicano vs. Fiziev
  • Spivac vs. Vanderaa
  • Grant vs. Jingliang
  • Swanson vs. Pineda
  • Holland vs. Souza
  • Ferguson vs. Oliveira
  • Figuieredo vs. Moreno

 

UFC Fight Night Odds: Hermansson vs. Vettori

There is quite the fun card for the first weekend in December. The main event is Jack Hermansson vs. Marvin Vettori, but there are 10 other fights that will make this a fun card for sports bettors. Here is a look at each fight set to take place in this week’s UFC Fight Night:

  • Evloev vs. Landwehr
  • Jackson vs. Topuria
  • Hill vs. St. Preux
  • Benitez vs. Jaynes
  • Wiman vs. Leavitt
  • Durden vs. Flick
  • Allan vs. Dolidze
  • Santos vs. De La Rosa
  • Villante vs. Collier
  • Smoka vs. Quinonez
  • Hermansson vs. Vettori

 

UFC Fight Night Odds: Blaydes vs. Lewis

This week’s UFC Fight Night will be a fun one, highlighted with a main event of Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis. Lewis is a fan-favorite as the tweet mentions, so it will be quite the popular event for MMA bettors. Here is a look at the full card:

  • Porter vs. Parisian
  • Dos Santos vs. Day
  • Carlyle vs. Algeo
  • Clark vs. Smith
  • Albazi vs. Zhumagulov
  • Mazany vs. Ostovich
  • Kamaka vs. Pearce
  • Sanders vs. Maness
  • Baeza vs. Sato
  • Su vs. Gordon
  • Dumont vs. Evans-Smith
  • Fiziev vs. Moicano
  • Blaydes vs. Lewis

 

UFC 255 Betting Odds: Figueiredo vs. Perez

UFC 255 week is upon us, and there is a terrific card of MMA wagering ahead of us with a dozen fights highlighted by two title bouts between the mens’ flyweight and women’s flyweight. While Figueiredo vs. Perez and Shevchenko vs. Maia are the headliners, there is a great card of other fights that will bring a fun night of MMA betting. Here is a look at the card:

  • Buckley vs. Wright
  • Perry vs. Means
  • Cosce vs. Palatnikov
  • Shevchenko vs. Lipski
  • Dalby vs. Rodriguez
  • Daukaus vs. Stoltzfus
  • Jouban vs. Gooden
  • Moreno vs. Royval
  • Cookagian vs. Calvillo
  • Rua vs. Craig
  • Shevchenko vs. Maia
  • Figueiredo vs. Perez

 

UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Dos Anjos Odds

Next up on the UFC schedule is another UFC Fight Night, this time with the headliner as Makhachev vs. Dos Anjos. The problem is Makhachev was scratched with an injury, and it looks like it will be Chandler vs. Dos Anjos for the main event. This card presents a ton of opportunities for MMA bettors, with a collection of fights on the card. Here is a look at the full card:

  • Razak vs. Williams
  • Marquez vs. Safarov
  • Hansen vs. McKenna
  • Morono vs. McKee
  • Markos vs. Murata
  • Mayes vs. Martinez
  • Arroyo vs. Anders
  • Freitas vs. Gravely
  • Quinonez vs. Smolka
  • Yoder vs. Granger
  • Chandler vs. Dos Anjos

 

UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Teixeira Odds

At UFC Apex on November 7th, two all-time names in UFC will battle it out in the main event. Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira are the main event, with Andrei Arlovski and Tanner Boser as the co-main. This makes for quite the betting card for UFC bettors, as there are 12 fights to wager on. For UFC betting, you can bet on sides, props, and more. Here is a look at this weekend’s card:

  • Chikadze vs. Simmons
  • Taha vs. Barcelos
  • Elkins vs. Garagorri
  • Griffin vs. Brahimaj
  • Giles vs. Lewis
  • Moras vs. Melo
  • Colares vs. Lopez
  • Boser vs. Arlovski
  • De Lima vs. Romanov
  • Gadelha vs. Yan
  • Heinisch vs. Allen
  • Santos vs. Teixeira

 

UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Silva Odds

After one of the most memorable nights in recent memory with Khabib winning and retiring, the UFC follows up with another great card on Halloween. Highlighted by Hall vs. Silva, UFC Vegas 12 is a card that falls under “Fight Night”, which makes it free to most to view rather than a pay-per-view. Here is what the full card looks like:

  • Gruetzemacher vs. Hernandez
  • Yanez vs. Rodriguez
  • Jacoby vs. Ledet
  • Strickland vs. Marshman
  • Cachoeira vs. Casey
  • Natividad vs. Jones
  • Witt vs. Williams
  • Hardy vs. Greene
  • Moises vs. Green
  • Muradov vs. Holland
  • Mitchell vs. Fili
  • Hall vs. Silva

Any card with Anderson Silva as the main event makes for an fun one from a betting perspective, be sure to take a look at all the betting markets at DraftKings Sportsbook.

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UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje Odds

This is the week MMA fans have all been waiting for. UFC 254, Khabib vs. Gaethje, October 24th. This is the fight of the season, and will be one of the most popular cards for MMA betting that we have seen in quite awhile. While the main event of Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje is certainly the focal point, there is also a full card that has plenty of attractive fights from a betting perspective. Here is a look at the full card for this weekend’s UFC 254.

  • Jojua vs. Maverick
  • Alvarez vs. Yakovlev
  • Jung vs. Alvey
  • Oliveira vs. Rakhmonov
  • Struve vs. Tuivasa
  • Kenney vs. Wood
  • Volkov vs. Harris
  • Ankalaev vs. Cutelaba
  • Murphy vs. Shakirova
  • Malkoun vs. Hawes
  • Whittaker vs. Cannonier
  • Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje

 

UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie

With just one more event until UFC 254, the hype surrounding the sport is growing. Khabib vs. Gaethje will be a fight for the ages, but first we have a great UFC Fight Night highlighted by Brian Ortega against Chan Sung Jung, aka the Korean Zombie. There is a full card, which means there is a full slate of betting for this weekend in MMA. Here are the fights:

  • Ortega vs. Jung
  • Gane vs. Deljia
  • Chookagian vs. Andrade
  • Crute vs. Bukauskas
  • Almeida vs. Martinez
  • Silva vs. Krause
  • Gamrot vs. Kutateladze
  • Robertson vs. Botelho
  • Park vs. Phillips
  • Mullarkey vs. Ziam
  • Antigulov vs. Grishin
  • Nurmagomedov vs. Striegl

 

UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen Odds

The second weekend in October presents a main and a co-main event in Abu Dhabi at “Fight Island”. With the main event(s) being Moraes vs. Sandhagen and Barboza vs. Amirkhani, the majority of the betting handle will be focused on those two fights. That said, there is a full card of fights to wager on and it is expected to be a fun one. Here is a list of the odds from DraftKings Sportsbook as of the week before the fights:

  • Silva (+317) vs. Ulanbekov (-435)
  • Cortez (-245) vs. Egger (+191)
  • Omar Morales (-162) vs. Chikadze (+130)
  • Al Qaisi (+170) vs. Kelley (-220)
  • Kasanganay (-250) vs. Buckley (+195)
  • Nascimento (-305) vs. Daukaus (+230)
  • Breese (-275) vs. Bhullar (+210)
  • Zalal (-200) vs. Topuria (+156)
  • Moraes (+120) vs. Sandhagen (-150)
  • Rothwell (-182) vs. Tybura (+145)
  • Perez (+131) vs. Du Plessis (-165)
  • Aspinall (-480) vs. Baudot (+341)
  • Barboza (-250) vs. Amirkhani (+200)

 

UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana Odds

After a tremendous UFC 253 card, the first UFC card in October presents a popular card available on ESPN. The main event of course is Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana, but there are quite a few fights on the card. Here is the list:

  • Holm vs. Aldana
  • De Randamie vs. Pena
  • De Castro vs. Felipe
  • Townsend vs. Todorovic
  • Breese vs. Kopylov
  • Jourdain vs. Culibao
  • Phillips vs. Else
  • Lookboonmee vs. Yu Frey
  • Kenney vs. Alateng
  • Vendramini vs. Ayari

This is the second of a great run of main events, so get ready for the Holm vs. Aldana card!

 

UFC 253 Odds – Adesanya vs. Costa

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

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

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

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:

  • Overeem/Sakai
  • Eubanks/Rosa
  • Imadaev/Pereira
  • Araujo/De La Rosa
  • Fabinski/Muniz
  • Rogerio de Lima/Romanov
  • Moises/Turner
  • Azure/Smith

 

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:

  • Caceres/Chikadze
  • Brady/Aguilera
  • Pitolo/Kasangnay
  • Marin/Cifers
  • Lawler/Magny
  • Smith/Rakić

 

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

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

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:

  • Moneyline
  • Total Rounds
  • To Go the Distance
  • Winning Method
    • Knockout
    • Submission
    • DQ
    • TKO
    • By Decision
  • To Win in Round X
  • To Win in Round X by Method X

Take a look at what UFC betting guides look like, an example from UFC 249, or the title fights for UFC 251.

 

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:

 

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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.

 

 

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.

 

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DraftKings Sportsbook has one of the best offer bonuses in the space for new users. UFC bettors can get a risk-free bet and a deposit bonus match at the leading sportsbook in the US in terms of user engagement. DraftKings Sportsbook routinely has boosts on different UFC events, including this UFC 250 odds boost.

 

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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

 

 

Fighter Odds to Win
Stipe Miocic -110
Daniel Cormier -110

 

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

 

Fighter Odds to Win
Holly Holm -118
Irene Aldana -106

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.