Mixed Martial Arts and has grown into a multi-million dollar global sport. Entire TV channels are dedicated to this sport, with many mainstream brands clamoring to sponsor the world’s elite athletes. And with a massive cash injection into the sport, betting on MMA has become a massive draw card.

How does MMA betting work?

Before we start, let's make it clear - MMA betting is nothing like gambling. You don't just throw your money on a slot machine or card game. It helps to know about the fighters.  Being a fan of MMA goes a long way to helping you make the right bet. Now let's talk about betting.

Before actually placing a bet on an MMA fight, it is important to know how the betting structure works. MMA betting does not work along the lines of more established sports like NFL or NBA where one would place a bet on the Dallas Cowboys winning by 17 points (Dallas Cowboys +17). The betting for MMA works on a money line.

For example, if one were to place bets on a fight between fighters A and B,  the odds might look something like this:

  • Fighter A (-350)
  • Fighter B (+2.85)

This may seem complex, but is in fact pretty simple. The one with the negative before the number is the odds on favorite to win the fight. For every $3.50 placed on Fighter A to win, the payout would be $1. The same principle would then be applied to betting on Fighter B. With every $1 placed on this fighter winning the match, $2.85 would be paid out.

The odds for each fight will change right up until the fighters are on the mat, so it is important to follow this closely. There are many sports betting sites dedicated to MMA betting. One such site is PaddyPower.com, where you can find the best MMA odds.

There is a lot of skill in establishing which fighter to bet on, and that includes following the MMA quite closely in order to see which fighters are on form. It is also important to know the players’ strengths and weaknesses. Due to the fact that fighters use a combination of martial arts to create their own style, some fighters are perhaps weaker against a certain opponent. For example, if one fighter’s style relies heavily on grappling, yet his standup fighting is weak (Mui Thai or kickboxing), it could have an impact on the outcome of the fight.

MMA betting is considered to be one of the most exciting forms of gambling, where luck plays a secondary role to proper skill. But sometimes luck does win out. There's only one way to find out. And that's to place your bets.

 


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Fight Club Champion 4 took place on June 10, 2015 at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey. This fast growing promotion has gained a reputation for stacking cards with top MMA talent and two titles were on the line at FCC 4. Here are the official results from all the night's bouts.

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World Class Kickboxing Championship held its third show on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Game Changer World in Howell, New Jersey.  The stacked card was headlined by two titles, and the the action was fast and furious throughout. Here are the official results of all the night's bouts.

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World Class Kickboxing Championship is back with its third big show. The event will take place at Game Changer World in Howell, New Jersey.  Tickets are selling out fast, so get your while you can. Check out WCKC on Facebook: Facebook.com/worldclasskickboxing

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Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat took place on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Tropicana Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. There were five titles on the line and an undercard stacked with MMA talent. Here are the official results:

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Dead Serious MMA 15 took place on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Rahway Rec Center in Rahway, New Jersey. The card was stacked with 16 fights, including three big title fights.  For pics of the action, check out the work of famed MMA photographer Chastity Cortijo at Fight Night Pics. And for some great MMA gear, check out Dead Serious Fight Gear.

Here are the official results of all the night's bouts:

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Dead Serious MMA is back on May 30 with another great card of MMA action.  The promotions 15th show takes place at the Rahway Rec Center, which is convenient for NY fight fans as well as Jersey natives.  And as always the card is stacked with the finest MMA talent in the world.

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GPG 20 took place last Saturday night, May 2, 2015 at the Event Center in Pennsauken, New Jersey. Here are the official results from all the night's bouts.

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