How to Bet on UFC in Canada

March 1, 2022
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the world’s leading MMA business promotion. UFC has now become associated with professional MMA, and I wager many casual MMA fans can’t identify a different promoter.

UFC fighters like Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, and even Georges St-Pierre, a Canadian, have helped the organization cement its place at the top of MMA’s professional ranks. UFC events and fight cards keep getting better and better as the sport grows throughout the globe.

Sports enthusiasts who watch UFC battles seem to be more inclined to wager than those who do not. For some reason, the idea of wagering on a battle between two men trapped in a cage is really appealing. This website was created because of the amount of Canadians who place their initial online wager on a UFC fight.

Before deciding to place a bet, we highly recommend you carry your own research on the best sportsbooks out there. The reason for this is that when you are betting on MMA fights, you would get the most out of the bet you placed. Furthermore, many sportsbooks have different welcome offers, so keep an eye out for the ones that give you the most out of your registration.

Here, I’ll go through some of the different wagers you may place on a match (with examples).

POPULAR UFC BETTING OPTIONS

There are a number of different wagers you can place on a UFC bout, which includes round totals, round props, manner of victory props, and many more. Some of these points will be illustrated with specific instances in the paragraphs that follow.

TO WIN FIGHT

In several bookmakers’ UFC sections, the odds for each fight are published. Clicking on a single battle will bring up more betting possibilities, which we’ll discuss in further detail below.

To place a wager on the outcome of a fight, all you really need is for one of the competitors to raise their hand at the conclusion of the contest. In the end, it doesn’t matter if your fighter is victorious by submission, knockout, DQ, or decision, as long as he has the victory beside his name.

One of the fights that were held during the UFC 270 event had the following odds:

  • Cyril Gane: 1.65
  • Francis Ngannou: 2.20

Ciryl Gane is the 1.65-to-1 favourite in this fight. In the event that Ngannou wins, a $100 bet on him pays out $220, whereas a $100 wager on Gane returns $165.

Clicking the fight’s headline brings up a list of all the other wagers you may place on this one.

ROUND TOTALS (OVER/UNDER)

For this prop, you bet on how many rounds will be fought. In the above-mentioned battle, the following is an example:

  • Total rounds
  • Over 2.5: 1.80
  • Under 2.5: 1.87

The fight’s total number of rounds is 2.5. To get a return of $187 on a $100 underdog wager at odds of 1.87, the game would have to end before the 2:30 point of the third round. Over wagers will pay up if the fight continues over the 2:30 mark in round 3 ($100 pays $180).

In this case, the .5 indicates that we are halfway through the round**. With little over two minutes and thirty seconds remaining in the third round, this wager is a scurry.

METHOD OF VICTORY PROPS

My favourite UFC prop wagers are those that predict the winner by means of the fight’s ending. This prop allows you to wager on precisely how the contest will end, whether it be a KO/TKO, decision, submission, any other ending way, or any other means of victory.

UFC 270’s Ngannou vs. Gane event had the following manner of victory props:

Method of Victory

Ciryl Gane To Win by KO, TKO, DQ

Ciryl Gane ny Pts or Technical Decision

Ciryl Gane by Submission

Draw

Francis Ngannou To Win by KO, TKO, DQ

Francis Ngannou by Pts or Technical Decision

Francis Ngannou by Submission

  

Ngannou is the favourite to prevail via knockout. If Ngannou wins via knockout, a $100 wager returns $220. You’ll see that Ngannou’s “to win” chances and his “knockout” chances are identical. Though if you believe Ngannou will be victorious via knockout, you still should place your bets on “to win” Ngannou. Whenever making a prop wager, keep an eye out for these kinds of odds differences. If Ngannou wins by decision, a $100 wager would pay out $900, and if Ngannou wins via submission, a $100 wager would pay out $2600.

Even though Gane is the clear favourite in the bout, he has greater odds of being knocked out than Ngannou. This one is due to the fact that the bookmakers believe Gane has a better chance of winning the battle. In the elimination round, a $100 bet on Gane would return $285, whereas a $100 bet on Gane’s decision round would return $335.

MMA prop bets may be profitable, notably if you have a good sense of how the event will unfold.

Round wagering is a frequent UFC prop wager, as well. You wager on a specific boxer to win the battle in a given round by round wagering.

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