A heavyweight boxing match between Mike Tyson and someone else used to be one of the biggest events of the year in America. But boxing has vanished along with Tyson since his demise. It’s now a niche sport, with mixed martial arts, especially the UFC, dominating internet betting activity. What are the fundamentals of placing an online sports wager on an MMA bout?

An Inside Look at the Basics Of MMA & UFC Online Betting

It’s pretty similar to boxing betting, except for one very important distinction. Boxers can only strike each other above the waist and with their hands alone. All of MMA is pretty much open, with the exception of biting. Inside the Octagon, the mixed martial arts equivalent of a boxing ring due to its octagonal shape rather than square one, it’s genuinely all-out battle.

Because the competitors are so skilled on defense, most boxing bouts these days end in a draw. Just consider how dull the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao superfight was. Title bouts in boxing consist of twelve rounds. But all other MMA matches last three rounds, while title fights last five. The reason for this is that the fighters are striking each other so hard. The speculations of a Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor match are absurd since a pure boxer like Mayweather wouldn’t last a second in an MMA ring.

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters typically combine wrestling and martial arts techniques. Many elite fighters were once wrestlers. Thus, grapplers aim to take the battle to the ground, while those with a background in ju-jitsu prefer to maintain it standing. After that, they have the option of forcing a tapout, often known as a submission victory, or strangling their opponent.

July 9 in Las Vegas will host UFC 200, which is arguably the best UFC show of the year. On the card, there was going to be a rematch of the McGregor-Nate Diaz title fight, which Diaz had won via upset the previous time. However, McGregor withdrew from the fight because he didn’t want to promote it. In a light heavyweight title unification match, Jon Jones—possibly the best fighter in the sport—will now face Daniel Cormier as the main event.

In an interim 205-pound title bout, Jones (22-1) defeated Ovince Saint Preux by majority decision at UFC 197, marking his comeback from a 15-month hiatus. It was Jones’ first appearance since he won his eighth consecutive title defense against Cormier via decision in January 2015. Jones lost his UFC title and was arrested in New Mexico three months later on a felony hit-and-run charge. In his place, Cormier (17-1) defeated Anthony Johnson via submission at UFC 187 in May of last year to claim the vacant title.

Now let’s utilize that match to go over some alternatives for MMA betting. Cormier is +235 and Jones is a -300 favorite. In other words, if you wager $100 on Cormier, you gain +235, but if you wager $300 on Jones, you only get $100. The fight’s over/under total rounds, which is 4.5 because these boxers aren’t heavyweight knockout contenders, is another option for betting. +125 is the under while -145 is the over.

Then there are dozens of props in every big fight. For instance, whether a boxer prevails via split decision, TKO/KO, submission, or unanimous decision. if every fighter initiates a particular round. How close the struggle is to being over. If it’s a draw, for example.

The opportunity to wager on four props on each card—Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night, Submission of the Night, and Performance of the Night—is one of the UFC’s distinctive features. The UFC awards bonuses to the winners of each category, and you may place bets on those at sportsbooks online. It may originate from any match on the schedule, even the lowest-tier contest.