UFC Betting Tips & Latest UFC Odds
The Ultimate Fighting Championship - or UFC as it's more commonly known - is an American mixed martial arts organisation whose presence and popularity is ever-growing globally, especially here in the UK. This top level of MMA features the sport's biggest and baddest fighters entering the octagon to fight in 12 different weight categories across the men's and women's divisions. Read More
If you seek UFC news, odds and previews, then your search ends here! This is your one-stop hub for the world's largest MMA organisation, including coverage for the likes of Conor McGregor, Israel Adesanya, Jon Jones, Sean O'Malley and Paddy Pimblett.
UFC 287: Pereira vs. Adesanya II - Apr 9
Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya will run back their Middleweight Championship bout in April, marking the fourth occasion across two different sports that the two have fought one another.
The Brazilian Pereira has won all three meetings with "The Last Stylebender" - twice in kickboxing and now once in MMA after stripping the Champion of his belt back in November 2022.
Interestingly, the Nigerian born New Zealand fighter remains the betting favourite ahead of a fourth contest. He's currently a 4/6 shot, while the man with the Middleweight strap is priced around the 11/8 mark to successfully defend his title.
Given the way that the last fight went and even the two previous kickboxing meetings that preceded it, bookmakers will naturally favour the more dominant and technical Adesanya. But as all three encounters have proven: it only takes one moment to turn a fight on its head and leave the underdog walking away victorious.
UFC 288: Sterling vs Cejudo - May 7
The UFC returns to Newark, New Jersey, on May 6th, for a Bantamweight title fight between champion Aljamain Sterling and Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo.
33-year-old Sterling has successfully defended his belt twice since winning it by disqualification in March 2021. The 135-pound title holder is on an eight fight win streak since losing by knockout to Marlon Moraes in 2017.
'Triple C' retired from competition in 2020 after scoring a TKO victory over Dominick Cruz. This was his only title defence following a TKO victory over Moraes which earned him the vacant belt.
Cejudo still boasts one of the organisation's biggest upsets when he outpointed Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson for the Flyweight title in August 2018.
'Funkmaster' opens the betting as the slight favourite around the 10/11 mark, while Cejudo provides even money for backers should he win.
Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez
After taking a shot at greatness by stepping up a division to dethrone Lightweight Champion Islam Makhachev, Alexander Volkanovski's next bout sees him return to Featherweight to do battle with interim belt holder Yair Rodriguez.
The Mexican defeated Josh Emmett via triangle choke submission in the second round in the co-main event of Volkanovski's LW title shot in Perth at UFC 284.
The undisputed 145-pound king had already made four successful defences of his belt before going for double champ status, and unsurprisingly opens up as the odds-on betting favourite vs Rodriguez.
Without official confirmation yet, UFC 290 in July is being targeted for the pair's dance, alongside Jon Jones' first title defence vs Stipe Miocic at this summer showcase.
Jon Jones vs Stipe Miocic
Newly crowned Heavyweight champion Jon Jones is set to take on former champ Stipe Miocic, with the Championship bout being eyed for UFC 290 in July.
These two have some history as Jones claims that Miocic has been ducking this fight for quite a while, dodging several opportunities to match up with him in July, September and December 2022.
After wiping out Ciryl Gane with ease, Bones is significantly favoured in his first title defence at odds of around 3/10. If the underdog takes your fancy, Miocic can be backed at 27/10.
Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler
2023 appears to be the year of the comeback! Not only did we see the return of Jon Jones in March, but fans are also being spoiled with Conor McGregor's first appearance inside the famed UFC Octagon since July 2021.
Ireland's MMA superstar has not fought since breaking his leg in the rematch with Dustin Poirier over 18 months ago. To set up his next fight, he will guest coach opposite from UFC Lightweight contender Michael Chandler on the organisation's produced reality show "The Ultimate Fighter" before facing off with his division rival upon season 31's conclusion.
Although we don't know when exactly the fight will occur yet, there are some facts that can be used to decipher a rough timeline. The latest season is scheduled to run from May 30, 2023, to Aug 15, 2023. And with the two taking a break from training camps during this time, a September date seems most likely.
Sizing up the winner odds for this one pits McGregor as the slight favourite at 5/6, with Chandler a hair over EVS at the time of writing. This head-to-head should be an absolute barn burner in the UFC's most stacked division, where two fighters who are known for their all-action and uncompromising styles are set to collide.
Most Frequently Asked Questions About UFC
What is UFC?
The Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC) is an American mixed martial arts promotional company based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. It's by far the biggest MMA company in the world and features most of the highest-level fighters in the sport who are signed exclusively to their roster. Its current President is Dana White who has been in charge since 2001 and has turned the UFC into a multi-billion dollar franchise.
What is the difference between UFC and MMA?
UFC is the brand name for the promotional company. MMA is the generic name for the sport of mixed martial arts. Other promotions fighting under the MMA rules include Bellator, ACA (Absolute Championship Akhmat), FNG (Fight Nights Global) and Cage Warriors.
What are some of UFC betting basics?
Basic betting on UFC generally includes the Winner market (pick the winner of the fight), Total Rounds (pick over or under a certain number of rounds you think the fight will last for e.g. O/U1.5/2.5/3.5/4.5) and Method of Victory (will the fight end in a decision, a submission or a KO/TKO).
Which prop bets are common in UFC?
Fight to go the distance and Method of Victory market (will the fight end in a decision, a submission or a KO/TKO) are common prop bets in the individual fight market.
There are also prop bets available on the awards ended out at the end of each UFC event. These are Submission of the Night (SOTN), Knockout of the Night (KOTN) and Fight of the Night (FOTN).
Can you place future bets on the UFC?
Yes. Quite often you can place a bet on a particular fighter to be a future champion. There are also a lot of novelty markets on the biggest names in the sport, including Conor McGregor and Jon Jones.
Which bookies offer UFC odds?
Most major bookmakers now cover the UFC. It has transformed from a niche sport into a multi billion dollar industry and the bookies are keen to take their share of the profits.
Paddy Power, Betfair, William Hill, 888, BetVictor, Unibet, BoyleSports 10Bet and BetUK all offer customers UFC odds.
Which TV channels broadcast UFC in the UK?
UFC is broadcast exclusively via BT Sport in the UK. Some undercard fights are only shown via the UFC Fight pass which can be paid for on a monthly subscription basis, and also covers exclusive footage and highlights.
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