No matter how experienced a fan of UFC betting you are, there are always some steps you could make in order to improve and develop your prediction skills, as well as your winning chances and a good preparation is the most crucial one. There are different factors that have to be taken into consideration if you want your bets to be mostly successful and the research about them is not to be underestimated.
Know the Statistics for Each Fighter
Bear in mind the fact that all the fighters you watch are real people, so they can get affected by what is happening as easily, as you. It would be wise to check whether the fighter you would like to stake for fights in their own country or in front of the opponent’s fans.
Think about their previous experience, as well as their weak and strong points. The stress that may add up due to one of these factors is enormous and may have a great impact on the final result.
Also, read about a fighter’s workout and compare it to that of their opponent. Make your own research on the kind of victories each one has, as well as the number of fights they take part in. If a fighter has been in the cage often for quite some time, the fatigue may affect their performance at some point.
Keep it Simple
So, you have chosen a fighter, after enough research and information, and you are ready to make your first bets. I do not want to be the one, throwing cold water on your excitement, of course, but try to be realistic. Do not make your big bet at the drop of a hat. Even though you have already gained some experience by a lot of watching and reading, nothing can replace real-life experience.
So, may your first bets involve less financial risks, than you have probably imagined them to. You never know how all the circumstances of the match will affect the fighters and this is not something you simply learn, it is based on observation.
Also, while still a beginner, do not make complex bets. Keep your predictions easy to manage by starting with moneyline and under/over bets, as they do not require so much experience. Moneyline bets give you the chance to simply choose which fighter will win. When making over/under bets you should guess the number of rounds the bout will last.
Give yourself the time to make some mistakes and learn from them, before you go big.
Develop Your Prediction Skills
After you have already gained some experience, you need to add something to the challenge in order to keep it interesting. For the purpose of this, you could spice it up by betting about certain details, related to the fight.
To begin with, you could stake the way a fight will end. There are a few ways for this to happen: by submission (when one of the opponents gives up), by technical knock-out (when the referee determines a fighter can no longer defend themselves adequately), by a technical decision (when the referee concludes that a fighter is too injures to continue) or by disqualification (if the opponent has violated the rules).
As you can see, there are various ways a match could end, so take your bets to the next level and try to predict this.
Choose the Right Bookmaker
You have probably seen this one countless times on different websites and feel like every article writer ever underestimates your decision making. Joke aside, the reason for this repetitiveness is simply because this is a factor of such a great importance. Take some time to look through different websites and see which one gives you the best offer for your money.
You could read some reviews and user comments in order to fully understand the pros and cons of a site. While choosing, however, make sure you check the loading speed, customer support quality, funding methods, payments, bonuses and sum limitations. All of these are crucial for your experience.
Make sure that when betting, you are actually in a good physical condition. I am talking about freshness of mind and clear judgment, as these take an important part in making money through betting sites. To begin with, a good sleep and rest are important. Being tired may lead to ill-conceived and hasty decisions, thus disappointing results.
Do not drink alcohol or take any other substances that influence your clearness of mind and decision-making. Take enough time to choose the fighter you want to bet for in order to prevent any possible stress due to the lack of time.
Make Sure You Know How Odds Work
I will not make any descriptions of this point in details here, but, to put it promptly, the bigger the odds are, the smaller chances of victory a fighter has. They are based on previous experience, judicial decisions, and the opponent. It is tempting to bet for the fighter with bigger odds, as the money you can earn is quite promising.
However, keep in mind that the reason behind this is nothing but the slight possibility of the fighter in question winning. You will probably lose a lot of money in the long run, rather than have the best winning of your life. So, check the odds and make wise and reasonable bets, especially if you are a newbie.