UFC Betting Predictions


UFC Betting

The UFC or Ultimate Fighting Championship as it is known is the largest mixed martial arts company in the world. The UFC hosts multiple events each month with some on pay-per-view and others on television. 

The UFC has eight weight divisions and features the best MMA fighters in the world.  UFC betting odds are available on UFC events each month at Diamond sportsbook.

You can bet on a fighter to win his bout, rounds to go under or over and you can also bet on UFC props such as how the fight will end and what fight will win the Fight of the Night Award.

UFC matches are held in the Octagon and are either three rounds or five rounds.  Championship bouts are normally scheduled for five rounds. The eight weight divisions in the UFC are flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight.  There is also a bantamweight division for women fighters.

UFC Odds

When you bet on UFC fights you are choosing one fighter or the other or you are betting on how long the fight will last.  You may also be betting on how it ends.  Matches can end by submission, knockout, TKO, decision or draw.  There are different decisions that are possible from unanimous decision to majority decision or split decision. With a draw you can have a unanimous draw, a majority draw or a split draw. There is also the possibility of a disqualification, a forfeit or a no contest.

UFC History

The first UFC event took place in Denver, Colorado in 1993. It was later called UFC 1.  The UFC really didn’t start to gain popularity until Zuffa LLC bought it in 2000.  Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta partnered with Dana White to control the UFC. The UFC got their first TV deal in 2002 with Fox Sports Net.  It was not until UFC 40 that the organization finally got a lot of attention as Tito Ortiz took on Ken Shamrock. In 2005, The Ultimate Fighter was launched on Spike TV.  Dana White said that the Ultimate Fighter saved the UFC and put it on the road to success. The UFC went big time in 2011 when they announced an agreement with Fox television. The UFC hit a milestone in 2009 with UFC 100.

Upcoming UFC Events

January 15, 2014 – UFC Fight Night:  Rockhold vs. Philippou

January 25, 2014 – UFC on Fox – Henderson vs. Thomson

February 1, 2014 – UFC 169:  Barao vs. Faber II

February 15, 2014 – UFC Fight Night:  Machida vs. Mousasi

February 22, 2014 – UFC 170:  Rousey vs. McMann

March 1, 2014 – UFC Fight Night:  Kim vs. Hathaway

March 8, 2014 – UFC Fight Night:  Gustafsson vs. Manuwa

March 15, 2014 – UFC 171:  Hendricks vs. Lawler

April 12, 2014 - UFC 172:  Jones vs. Teixeira

April 16, 2014 – The Ultimate Fighter Nations:  Canada vs. Australia

Take a look at the latest UFC betting odds available right now at Diamond sportsbook.