UFC Betting Odds
All major online bookmakers offer betting odds on the UFC. Betting on the UFC has grown extraordinarily over the last few years.
UFC Betting Markets
Popular UFC betting markets include Fight Result, Method of Victory, Round Betting, Method & Round Combo, What Round will Fight End, Double Chance, How fight will End, Will the Fight go the Distance and Total Rounds.
Some of the best UFC and MMA fighters in history include Anderson Silva, Fedor Emelianenko, Matt Hughes, Georges St-Pierre, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Wanderlei Silva, Bas Rutten, Jon Jones, Chuck Liddell, Dan Severn and Masakatsu Funaki.
The top 10 men's pound-for-pound fighters in May 2000 included Jon Jones, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Henry Cejudo, Stipe Miocic, Israel Adesanya, Daniel Cormier, Kamaru Usman, Alexander Volkanovski, Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson.
Ronda Rousey helped put women’s UFC on the map. Rousey was the first female UFC champion and defended her Bantamweight Championship from 2012 to 2015. Although her career ended abruptly, she will always be remembered as one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time and her arm-bar technique has been made famous.
The top 10 women's pound-for-pound fighters in May 2000 included Amanda Nunes, Zhang Weili, Valentina Shevchenko, Jéssica Andrade, Rose Namajunas, Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Tatiana Suarez, Holly Holm, Germaine de Randamie and Aspen Ladd.
UFC Weight Classes
The UFC has nine different weight classes including Strawweight, Flyweight, Bantamweight, Featherweight, Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight, Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight.
The first UFC event took place on November 12, 1993 at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado, United States. Each UFC event contains several fights, traditionally starting off with a preliminary card followed by a main card, the last fight known as the main event.
UFC main event and championship fights are scheduled for five rounds, with each round lasting five minutes. Unlike boxing, rounds are much longer but there are less rounds in total.
The UFC banned biting, eye-gouging and allowed techniques such as hair pulling, headbutting, groin strikes, and fish-hooking.
1) Disqualification may occur after any combination of fouls or after a flagrant foul at the discretion of the referee.
2) Fouls may result in a point being deducted by the official scorekeeper from the offending contestant’s score.
3) Only a referee can assess a foul.
Check all the UFC results to see who won each fight and the method of victory.
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The UFC made its mark with its first event in the US in Denver in 1993, but the sport didn’t capture the public’s attention until early 2000’s. UFC is now one of the biggest brands in world sport entertainment.
With President Dana White at the helm since 2001, the UFC has grown into a household name and it has attracted some of the biggest names in the MMA world. It has also spawned a cross-code fight between Conor McGregor and unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.
The UFC has been able to secure massive TV deals with the likes of Fox Sports and ESPN to broadcast the fighting action and TV shows such as The Ultimate Fighter and a host of video game titles have helped boost its popularity.
Often considered barbaric and hard to watch, UFC is mostly loved by fighting fans and it adds an excitement in which boxing can’t relate. With so many different styles on show, fighters can end the fight with anything from a standing choke to a flying cage kick.
Most things go inside the Octagon and the unpredictability is what makes it so exciting to watch.
UFC has also attracted former WWE wrestling stars including Brock Lesnar and Hall of Fame inductee Kem Shamrock.