How to bet on UFC fights – Learn how UFC odds work

UFC has rapidly become one of the world’s most popular sports, and savvy bettors have no shortage of options when it comes to making money betting on UFC online. Check out this brief guide on some of the betting options available to you.


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How to bet on UFC fights

Unlike football as basketball where there are point spreads (ex. -7, +13.5) UFC fights have odds which are called moneylines. A moneyline is basically a way for the sportsbooks to even out the betting public. So for example if Chuck Liddell was fighting a no name guy in his first fight, Liddell would be a HUGE favorite, probably around -4400 or so (44 to 1). If there was no moneyline, you could just bet on the favorite everytime, and become a millionaire pretty quickly.

So here is an actual example from a UFC fight, that will explain the odds a bit better.

Tito Ortiz (-140)

Rashad Evans (+120)

In this matchup, Tito is the favorite at -140. This means that for every $1.40 you bet, you win $1. So if you were to bet $140 on Tito, you’d win $100 (profit) if he is victorious. Rashad is the underdog in this match at +120. This means that for every $1 you bet, you will win $1.2o. So if you bet $100 on Rashad, and he wins, you will win $120 (profit).

The moneylines on UFC fights will often change with the amount of money coming in on each side. If a bunch of money is coming in on one side, the sportsbook will adjust the moneyline to even out the action and get bettors betting on the other fighter. With that said, whatever the odds are when you place your bet, is the odds you get. They don’t change like in horse racing.

Where to bet on UFC fights – UFC sportsbooks

Canadians are fortunate to have good online sportsook available to them.  Our favourite is Sports Interaction who offer great odds, a sterling reputation when it comes to prompt, easy payouts, and a huge variety of bet types and bonuses available.