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How to Bet Adesanya vs Romero

How to Bet Adesanya vs Romero

Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya, perhaps the sport’s biggest rising star, is back in action, making his T-Mobile Arena debut and his first middleweight title defense against Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero. The fight will take place as the main event for UFC 248 on March 7 in Las Vegas.

Adesanya unified his interim belt against Robert Whittaker last October while this will mark the fourth crack at a title for Romero. The bout features a clash of styles with the Last Stylebender electing to keep fights standing with his elite kickboxing and Soldier of God looking to get into grappling exchanges and show off his Olympic-level wrestling.

Adesanya carries a perfect 18-0 record into this championship bout and is a -240 favorite to retain his belt, with Romero coming back as a +190 underdog. If you are looking to get in on the action but are unsure how to do so, don’t worry, Odds Shark has a breakdown on how to place a wager on this fight or any of the prop bets to help you enjoy this big event.

Check out my odds analysis for Adesanya vs Romero as well.

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Placing Your First UFC Bet

Perhaps you’re more familiar with betting on more conventional sports such as NFL and NBA, but combat sports betting is a little different. In those other sports, typically you place a bet on the spread, whereas in MMA your most common wager is on the moneyline. Essentially, the moneyline for a fight is picking which fighter will win.

The moneyline for Adesanya vs Romero has Adesanya as a -240 favorite (earning a profit of $0.42 on every dollar wagered) and Romero coming back as a +190 underdog (a profit of $1.90 on every dollar wagered). The odds also typically have an option for a draw that comes out closer to the fight.

This leads to my first tip: avoid betting on the draw even though it will have huge value of +1000 or greater. Draws are much more common in boxing than they are in the UFC, where there are an odd number of rounds – three, or five if it is a championship fight/main event – while boxing has an even number of rounds.

Making a moneyline bet is by far the best place to start when you’re new to the sport. Prop bets are more advanced and the odds reflect this. These options typically include the method of victory, specifically how a fighter will win rather than just who will win, OVER/UNDER number of rounds, and you can even bet on exactly what round the fight will end in. I would avoid these wagers while you’re getting your feet wet.

Lastly, when placing your first UFC bet, do your research. This can be as simple as looking at the fighters’ previous opponents, methods of victory and fighting style. But sometimes you can find some interesting nuggets when watching their social media or the UFC-embedded YouTube series ahead of the event. There you can learn about a fighter’s training sessions, how they are handling a weight cut, or their overall mindset for their upcoming task.

A warning: when looking at previous opponents and using “MMA math,” there are some cases where you will see this fighter beat that fighter but the opponent lost to the same person. That gets really tricky and fighters are always evolving and changing their game plan.

Where To Bet On Adesanya vs Romero

Choosing where to lay your money for Adesanya vs Romero on March 7 really depends on where you are and what kind of betting you plan on doing. If you will be in Vegas, there are plenty of sportsbooks to make your wagers with.

For the rest of us who will be ordering the PPV, along with some pizza, or going out to a bar to watch this fight, online sportsbooks are where you’re going to be doing your betting. Bovada will have your moneyline wagers if you want to choose who will win straight up, as well as prop bets such as OVER/UNDER 2.5 rounds. 

Best Books For Where You Live

Will the former Olympic wrestler be able to out-grapple the flashy dangerous kickboxer? This fight has the potential to make Adesanya a giant star if he can finish Romero, while if the Soldier of God can pull off the upset, he may be a tough one to knock off down the road. Only time will tell. No matter where you reside, we have the best online sportsbooks for many different regions below: