MMA and UFC have seen explosive growth recently and highly popularized fights can get as much attention as any major league sports event. The format of MMA works well for betting, with a variety of outcomes and bet types often available on multiple fights a night. It’s also similar to betting on boxing, except MMA throws a few more variables into the ring. Learning about those differences can make the difference between an exciting win and a loss your first time betting on an MMA fight on DraftKings Sportsbook. Check out the top new sportsbooks to bet on MMA!
If you are betting on the fights the Grueling truth gives you the latest inside info with our MMA writers and podcasters Jesse Cox and James Ernest.
TGT covers the UFC and the Bellator and will give you our fight picks every week to help you develop a strategy for betting on the UFC and Bellator!
Knowing the fighters is vital in determining who will win and how. Research their past performance versus similar fighters, get to know the strengths and weaknesses of their fighting styles, and factor in elements like the fight location and their condition. We will do all of this for you at The Grueling Truth!
Betting on a favorite in a fight usually offers very little upside in terms of winnings. If you know the fighters well and can see opportunities, you stand to win a lot more if an underdog manages an upset win. You have to understand the risk-reward ratio when betting.
Before placing your first bet, set aside a sum of money to be used as your bankroll. The fastest way to lose that bankroll is by mismanaging it. Don’t chase losses (bet more than you normally would) to make up for one loss. Don’t get greedy if you go on a winning streak. The biggest issue is chasing losses and we will teach you how to avoid that common pitfall.
Winning is all about getting paid and choosing to bet with an unreliable sportsbook could make that difficult. Make sure you choose a reputable sportsbook with a safe and secure betting platform. We can help you pick the right sportsbook to place all of your bets!
Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.
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