Over/under round betting in UFC fights

For many UFC fights, Sports Interaction will post odds which let you bet on the amount of rounds a fight will go.  Similar to an over/under in football betting, over/under betting for UFC fights have odds set for a certain length and the bettor can choose to wager that the fight will be shorter or longer than what is posted.

Over/under fight betting example

  • Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva
  • Over 1.5 rounds (+110)
  • Under 1.5 rounds (-150)

In this fight, the oddsmakers have set the under 1.5 rounds as the favorite.  This means for a -150 price, you’ll have to bet $1.50 for every dollar you want to win.  So if you bet $150 on the under and it hit, then you will win $100 of profit.  If the bet loses you would lose $150.

If you were to bet the over in this fight, you would have to bet $1 for every $1.10 you want to win.  So if you were to bet $100 on the over 1.5 rounds and it wins, then you would profit $110 for this bet.

Some things to remember when betting over/unders

  • Make sure you know how many rounds the fight is.  Major title fights are usually five rounds, while all other fights on the card are three rounds.  This seems simple, but people forget and don’t factor this in to their wager.
  • Take into account the type of fighters in the ring and their past fights.  If two guys like to slug it out and throw haymakers all day, then the over probably won’t be a smart bet.  Look at the fighters past bouts and see how long each of them have lasted.  You can get a good gauge for how a fighter likes to attack his opponent by looking at past fights.

Where can I bet the over/under on UFC fights?

Sportsinteraction.com has over/under odds posted for all UFC fights, which includes The Ultimate Fighter.

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