The Ultimate Fighting Championship (better known as UFC) is one of the most prominent mixed martial arts (MMA) events in North America. It has showcased thrilling matches between talented and skilled fighters since the early ’90s and still holds its reputation today.
Like any other sports event, UFC matches are also subject to betting. If you are an avid UFC fan and want to try betting for the first time, here’s hoping this will help. The following are steps on how you can bet on UFC events.
Look for an Online Sportsbook
Traditionally, and that applies to most sports, you go to a sportsbook- a physical venue where you can get a ticket to bet on a sport. However, you can now have access to these sportsbooks online, like here at https://www.fanduel.com/ufc-odds. It’s a convenient and efficient way to bet for the UFC and other sports events in general.
The first thing you need to do is go on the internet and look for sports betting sites. When you select a site, there are two things you need to ensure. The first is that the site is legitimate and can operate in the state you are in, considering that your state allows sports betting. You will know that the site is legitimate by looking for a gambling license on the site which can be found on the footer or the about section. You can also check if the site is secure.
The next thing you have to do is check if the site offers to bet for MMA, or UFC, to be specific. The list of sports offered by the online sportsbook is often easily seen in the header. If not, you can look for it by typing in UFC in the search bar.
Make an Account
Once you’re sure that the site is the right one for you, it’s time to make an account. You cannot bet online without an account since this activity involves money. Do this by clicking “join,” “register,” or any other terms the site might use. You will then be redirected to a page on the site where they will ask for your basic details such as name, age, and address.
Fill in what is asked, set up an email and a password, agree to the terms and conditions, and then confirm. You may also register if you can bind to a social media account such as Facebook or verify your email address, depending on what the site allows. Emails such as Gmail are already enough to keep your account secure.
Deposit your Money
The next step you need to do is to deposit your money. This is the next step because online sportsbooks do not directly take from your mode of payment. You put money in your account, and then when you bet, the site takes the money you have saved in your account. You need to provide details of your preferred mode of payment, such as a bank account. Add in your details to connect it to your sportsbook account.
After that, you can put in your money. Go to deposit and then put in the amount of money you want. After that, press confirm. You will then be notified that the money is in the account. And then, you can join the betting.
Begin your Betting
Once you have money in your account, you can now bet for the event. Begin by looking up the specific UFC event in the search bar where it is bound to show up. Under the event will be specific types of bets you can select, such are Money Line Bets, Over Under Round Bets, and Prop Bets.
Moneyline Bets are bets where you determine who wins the match. You can bet on a player, and if the player wins, you also win the bet. The prize you get will depend on whatever the odds often dictate. Over Under Round Bets are a type of bet where you gamble on how long the fight will finish or on what round it ends. On the other hand, prop bets are a series of bets that make you wager on a particular situation to happen.
You may select any of these bets to limit how much money you put in your account. Once you confirm your bets, the site will get said deposited money without touching anything from your payment source.
What Happens When You Win?
Rejoice! If you happen to win a bet or two, you will be receiving your reward in due time. You can do so by going to the withdrawing part of the site, where you can take all your winnings (or even a part of it) towards your bank account or another means where you can directly get the cash. Just input the amount you want to get and confirm it.
Betting online is your best option when you want to bet in a UFC event. It’s convenient, easy, and secure. All you have to do is make an account, put in money, and bet as much as you can. But remember, never spend more than you can. Be responsible, but make sure to have fun.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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