MMA/UFC Odds Legend
Betting on MMA has grown exponentially, right along with the global popularity of the UFC. With no point spread available in a one-on-one contest like MMA, wagering involves a moneyline (much like hockey or baseball). You bet on a fighter to win – the favorite will be marked by a negative value (-200) while the MMA underdog will have a positive value (+180).
If we picture the number 100 sitting in the middle of these two values, it helps to illustrate how MMA betting works. For example, betting a -200 MMA favorite means you would risk $200 in order to win $100 in profit. On his or her opponent, you would risk $100 and win $180 on the underdog. Other forms of MMA odds will be listed here later in 2013. They include over-under rounds (will the fight end in the first, second or third round or go to a decision?) are usually available close to fight night.