The octagon. Perhaps the most fearsome structure in combat sports. Where warriors do battle and the toughest on the planet exhibit their craft. Whether it’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling, boxing or straight brawling, every style comes together in pursuit of finding out who truly is the best.
The growth of mixed martial arts has been accelerated by the expansion of the UFC, unquestionably the most popular platform for fighters to show their worth. And at Betway, we’re there for the ride, bringing you the best UFC betting and MMA betting for every major event in the calendar.
We take UFC betting seriously, so you’ll always get among the most competitive UFC odds and MMA odds around, whether you’re betting through our easy-to-navigate, intuitive website, on our fully-optimised mobile betting site or via the Betway app on your iOS or Android device.
The phenomenal rise of the UFC has been one of the great tales of American business. Founded in November 1993 as a way of deciding the most effective form of martial art by pitting fighters from different disciplines against each other, it’s redefined combat sports, and now firmly sits among the planet’s most popular sporting organisations.
The unprecedented growth of the UFC and MMA has seen a rise in UFC betting and MMA betting, and we’ve certainly got all of the tools to satisfy your UFC betting needs. From tailored markets and the most competitive UFC odds in the industry, to fight night specials and in-play betting options.
As such, our selection of UFC betting markets allow you to bet on exactly what you want, with the most popular choice being our ‘Fight Winner’ market. Simple, to the point and completely decisive, you pick who you think will win – nothing more, nothing less.
If you’re looking for more value from your UFC odds, then perhaps explore our more in-depth markets such as ‘Round Betting’ or ‘Method of Victory’.
‘Round Betting’ UFC odds allow you to bet on the round you think the fight will end in, while with ‘Method of Victory’ UFC betting you can be more general, selecting options such as ‘KO, TKO or Disqualification’, ‘Decision’, ‘Submission’ and more.
Looking for something even more specific? Then try our Bet Your Way option on selected events. Simply tell us the outcome you want to see by tweeting us with #BetYourWay, and we’ll aim to price it up for you.
Thousands of customers have told us the markets they want created, and you can join them too to make your UFC betting experience even more tailored.
From pioneers of the sport such as Ken Shamrock, Bas Rutten and Georges St-Pierre, to modern day titans including Conor McGregor and Dimitrious Johnson, the UFC leads the way when it comes to mixed martial arts.
And whether it’s top of the bill in Las Vegas or the opening fight of UFC Fight Night, we’ve got UFC odds on every event in the calendar.
It doesn’t matter whether you know exactly what UFC betting market you want to bet on, or are simply just browsing our UFC odds to find the best value, we’ve got something for every fight fan.
Not only do we compare our UFC betting odds with the industry’s other leading bookmakers to ensure we remain competitive, all our markets can be viewed in fractional, decimal or American odds formats.
Looking for a little more flavour to your fight? Then you can also bet in-play and take advantage of the natural ebb and flow of a contest.
Check out the latest odds for Adesanya vs Vettori 2 on our UFC 263 betting page.
Check out the latest odds for Poirier vs McGregor 3 on our UFC 264 betting page.
As well as offering an incredible diversity of fighting styles, MMA provides a rich variety of betting markets. So, how do you use these markets to bet on the UFC? Let’s take a look at the most popular UFC betting markets.
If you’re wondering how to bet on the UFC, this is the most basic bet available. All you have to do is pick which of the two fighters you think will win a given fight. However, there are ways you can look to gain an advantage and pick a fighter who stands a better chance of winning than the odds suggest. One fighter might be moving up or down to a weight class he/she has not performed well in before, or may perform well specifically against the style of fighting preferred by their opponent; Holly Holm was a significant underdog before her bout against the previously unbeaten Ronda Rousey, but her counter-striking approach was perfectly suited to defeating the favourite on the night. Understanding the difference between MMA styles as well as following current events in the UFC is a great way of gaining insight into how to bet on the UFC.
This market asks you to pick how many rounds you think a given fight will last for. Again, you can gain an advantage by studying the form of the two fighters concerned. A knockout artist like Connor McGregor rarely completes all five rounds whether he wins or loses, whereas a more cautious fighter like Tyrone Woodley is often willing to drag the fight out to a decision. A quick glance at the formbook is an excellent way of deciding how to bet on the UFC, when it comes to anticipating how long a fight will last for.
Fighters can win a UFC fight by either submission, KO/TKO, decision or disqualification of the opponent. This market offers you the chance to predict which fighter will win and by which method of victory. Again, understanding the styles of each fighter is important in deciding how you think your pick will win. A ju-jitsu specialist like Damian Mai is far more likely to win via submission than by KO, whereas a stand-up brawler like Francis Ngannou almost always looks for a knockout victory. Knowing the history of a fighter will often provide a key indicator into how to bet on the UFC method of victory.
While every fighter dreams of the bright lights of Las Vegas and the allure of topping a card at Madison Square Garden, the journey getting there tells the true story. And no more so is that true that in the UFC Fight Night events.
As with all the major events, our love for UFC Fight Night betting is strong, with most fight cards featuring in our deep pool of UFC betting markets.
Every year our UFC betting catalogue grows and this year has seen our biggest expansion yet, with more pre-fight and in-play markets than ever before.
So the next time you settle down for UFC Fight Night action, take a look at our competitive UFC odds.
While the UFC is very much the jewel in the mixed martial arts crown, there are plenty of fight fans who enjoy the world-class talent on show in a plethora of other organisations.
And perhaps none more so than in Bellator. Exhibiting some of the finest fighters on the planet, Bellator has been gaining ground on the more monied UFC in recent years with high-calibre names such as Fedor Emelianenko, Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva, Rory MacDonald and Gegard Mousasi.
Our ever-expanding MMA offering includes Bellator’s biggest events with odds available on all of your favourite Bellator betting markets.
The Betway Sports app is the perfect tool to use as your chosen UFC betting app. Optimised speed and responsiveness means that you can bet on the UFC anywhere, anytime and anyplace. Whether you’re checking out the formbook while out and about, or watching the fight at home, our user-friendly, state of the art app means you can strike whenever you feel the time is right. You could be passing the time on your commute by reading about a fighter’s training camp, and decide to make a bet there and then. Or, you could be watching the fight live, and realise that the tide is turning in one fighter’s favour; using us as your UFC betting app means you can bet as the fight unfolds.
Sometimes you want to bet on a big fight, but you simply can’t decide on what are the best selections to make – we’ve all been there. Fortunately, we have the answer with The Betway Insider, our blog that provides you with all of the best and most informed UFC betting tips and predictions on all the major fights around the world.
From marquee events in the calendar to the biggest Fight Night cards, our team of tipsters and experts give you the insider line with their unique UFC betting picks designed to help you get more from your stake.
But it’s not just betting tips that our writers focus on. Opinion pieces, fight previews and features also make up our UFC and MMA offering – so take a look, and find out just who we’re backing and why.
Not necessarily into UFC or Bellator? That’s fine, because we’ve got something for you, too. We know how important it is to champion other MMA promotions – not just the big boys. And that’s why we always provide competitive betting odds on promotions including Cage Warriors and Glory.
The Cage Warriors banner has witnessed some of the biggest names in the fight game learn their craft, including Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Dan Hardy.
From the ashes of the historic K-1 organization rose Glory, the premier kickboxing promotion. Hugely popular around the world and with aficionados of the sport, we too give Glory pride of place at Betway Sports, offering Glory betting markets on all major events.
We take UFC betting seriously at Betway Sports, but if you’re looking for something else, then take a look at the rest of our comprehensive Sportsbook. We boast thousands of markets across dozens of the world’s most popular sports, ensuring you’ll never tire of choice.
We pride ourselves on the depth of our offering, none more so than our football betting product. Our association with the historic West Ham United Football Club is evidence of this and underlines our position as being one of the best Premier League betting, La Liga betting, Serie A betting and Champions League betting destinations in the industry.
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