Betting on mixed martial arts, and the UFC in particular, should be very attractive to people who are drawn to gambling on underdogs. Since the sport uses moneyline betting it is far from rare to see underdogs going off at quite high potential returns, and upsets are a significant part of the sport. Of course, you can’t simply blindly bet on all underdogs and aspire to earn a profit — it can’t be easy. There are some situations in which you are a lot more inclined to discover a potentially rewarding underdog than others. Here are five such situations to be on the lookout for:
A favorite drawing massive public action — The UFC does a very good job of promoting their celebrities and making their very best fighters look very great. If those fighters fight, then, it is very common to see them go off as really heavy favorites. A good deal of UFC bettors are only casual lovers, so they will be far more on reputation than anything else, and that means they will be drawn to your favorites. Many times, though, the underdog isn’t nearly as outclassed since the chances would suggest they are. When a heavy favorite is drawing a significant majority of the bets on a fight then you can be certain in most cases the chances are higher than they should be on that fighter. That in turn means the underdog probably faces more attractive odds than you could otherwise expect. The underdog will not always be attractive simply because they are facing better chances than they probably should, however in the event that you can normally make a situation that the underdog has a good chance then betting on them could become even more appealing at inflated odds.
An underdog with strong history out of UFC — Many UFC bettors are not overall MMA bettors, and they do not adhere to the game out of the UFC pay-per0view and broadcast events. Though there are fewer and fewer other high level organizations on the market there are still some very good fighters toiling out the UFC. If a fighter comes to the UFC to fight for the very first time they frequently will not get a lot of respect from bettors — particularly if they’re contrary to a UFC veteran — unless they’re heavily encouraged. If you do your homework, even however, you might discover that the fighter is in fact rather remarkable and more than capable of giving his rival a challenging match on the biggest stage.

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