Although team sports have always had the highest level of preference among bettors, the MMA has made its way to the fore recently. Betting on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is becoming increasingly popular among both men and women. In terms of popularity, MMA is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. It is really interesting to watch UFC matches as they are fast paced and have short breaks. Thus, the viewer will be glued to his screen for the duration of the fight. The short rounds mean that sometimes the fight stops at its peak and the suspense is cut short. In this article, we will look at how to make money betting on UFC and what are the most prominent strategies and tricks that you can implement to increase your chances of winning and grow your profits.
Pay Close Attention to the Fighters’ Weights
You can find out the weight of the fighters the day before the fight. It certainly means that fighters don’t have very long to lose or gain weight. Thus, knowing a fighter’s weight gives us insight into the player’s performance in his next match. UFC fighters are always trying to lose weight so they use hot baths, dry saunas and other methods to increase sweating and thus reduce body weight by decreasing the component of water it contains. These practices leave the contestant extremely dehydrated before the fight. After that, the fighter does everything to replenish the fluids. However, intravenous hydration has recently been banned, making the task of restoring optimal hydration levels more difficult. In addition, extreme levels of dehydration reduce the cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, which causes the brain to bounce around the skull even more, thus making the fighter more vulnerable to knockouts. So, what do we look for in player weights? In general, the fighter with the lowest weight will have a lower chance of winning than his opponent. If you see a player moving slowly and needing help to stand with his eyes wide open, know that he is lacking in hydration and has struggled to lose weight.
If you see a fighter moving slowly, needing help standing, and a blank, distant look in his eye, you can bet he struggled to drop weight.
Sometimes a fighter will lose weight but will shed the needed pounds during the allotted extra time. However, fighters who spend more time losing weight will have less time to tactically prepare for the match and practice for the fight.
Ring or Cage?
Currently, most fights use a cage of some kind, however this is not always the case. For example, Rizin matches in Japan use the ring, as do many amateur tournaments at the local and regional level. It is important to know the environment in which the match will be played because it clearly affects the nature of the fight and also has a significant impact on the outcome. The primary difference between both cages and rings are the angles.
The ring has four 90 degree corners, while some rings don’t have corners. Thus, rings are useful for fighters standing or striking.
Always Avoid Betting on the Favourite Team!
Although betting on the favourite is a proven and successful strategy in football and basketball, this certainly does not apply to MMA. With short and fast rounds, a large number of parties, and an unlimited amount of techniques and capabilities, disruptions occur regularly. If you always insist on betting on the favourite then it is better to bet directly on these matches. Thus, here you are subject to less disruptions and you will be able to get good profits.
Age of the Fighters
Age is one of the most important factors to consider when considering the outcome of a fight. There is a lot of statistical evidence that older fighters take far more knockouts than their younger counterparts. In addition, injuries accumulate during the career of fighters making their bones brittle.
Analyse Fighters Style
After collecting important information about the weights of the fighters, the type of environment in which the battle will take place, and the size of the fighting surface, it is now important to take a look at the style of each fighter. There are three aspects to consider: speed, reach, defence/ attack.
Stay Up-to-date With MMA News
The essential strategy that you must follow to bet on MMA is to gather as much information as possible so that you can choose the right bet.
Take Advantage of the Bet on the Underdog
Although it is not easy to spot the vulnerable, it is important to remain alert to the opportunities of the vulnerable and take advantage of them.