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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the premiere Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organisation in the world. It is undoubtedly home to the most talented roster of fighters and has progressed the sport more than any other organisation. 

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Most major bookmakers offer odds on all UFC events with Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Coral and William Hill also offering bonuses of up to £50.

As the sport is relatively new a lot of bookmakers there is often some difference in the odds between different bookmakers opening up some value when betting for free on UFC.

This is good for the punter so always make sure you shop around when looking to bet on a fight to ensure you get the best odds. For upcoming previews and tips on what to bet on make sure you visit FREEbets.org.uk

The first UFC event was in 1993 and was intended to find out which martial art was the most effective. It had no weight classes and there were also unlimited five minute rounds; a fight could only end by stoppage. There were eight competitors and the whole tournament took place on one night.

It was won by one of the smaller competitors Royce Gracie, a practitioner of the then little known martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Gracie went on to dominate the early events and, along with Ken Shamrock, became the first man to enter the UFC Hall of Fame.

The organisation and the sport have come on a long way since those early days and the UFC began to work closely with athletic commissions to ensure the implementation of stricter rules and regulations. As the UFC began to evolve many of the stars that would go on to define it joined up such as Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva.

Though it had by this time gathered a small loyal fan base it was the year 2000, when brothers Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta along with Dana White purchased the UFC, that it began to become the huge organisation that it is today. They set about rebranding the sport and marketing it heavily in order to help it reach a larger audience.  

One of the key reasons for the success of the UFC is due to the fact that as well as being an MMA organisation it also acts as the promoter. This is a crucial difference with boxing where independent promoters often search for the easiest route to the title or look for the most lucrative bouts.

The UFC promotes fights that it believes are competitive and evenly matched which more often than not results in highly entertaining and exciting bouts.

UFC Betting Markets

There is a whole host of betting options on not only individual UFC fights but also ante-post options involving title holders including:

  • Total Decisions/Technical Decision
  • Total KO/TKO/Disquals
  • Total Rounds Started Of All 5 Main Card Bouts
  • Total Submissions
  • Most Outcomes On The Main Card
  • Quickest Main Card Bout
  • To Hold the UFC Heavyweight title on 1st January 2018
  • To Hold the UFC Light Heavyweight title on 1st January 2018
  • To Hold the UFC Lightweight title on 1st January 2018
  • To Hold the UFC Middleweight title on 1st January 2018
  • To Hold the UFC Womens Bantamweight title on 1st January 2018
  • To Hold the UFC Womens Strawweight title on 1st January 2018

UFC's Background

Another key factor in the organisations success is undoubtedly the reality show The Ultimate Fighter. It followed the lives of MMA competitors aiming to get a contract with the UFC. The fighters would live together in the same house and each week two would compete against each other with the loser going home.

The first series was a huge success and produced many fighters who went on to be successful in the sport. The finale of the first season also happened to produce one of the greatest MMA fights of all time with Forrest Griffin defeating Stephan Bonnar in a back and forth war.

If you have never seen this fight then take a few minutes out to watch it here; perhaps the most important fight in the history of the UFC.  

The popularity of UFC has gone through the roof in recent years and is firmly establishing itself as one of the fastest growing sports on the plant. In the UK there is extensive coverage on BT sport and the rise to stardom of Connor McGregor has seen the market on betting on UFC on these shores continue to grow.

The Notorious One became the first ever simultaneous two-division champion in the UFC's history in late 2016 and he has since gone on to fight in the most lucrative fight of all-time, taking on boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.

 

UFC Champions

Men

Heavyweight: Stipe Miocic (USA)

Light Heavyweight: Daniel Cormier

Middlweight: Georges St-Pierre (CAN), Robert Whittaker (AUS) (Interim Champion)

Welterweight: Tyron Woodley (USA)

Lightweight: Conor McGregor (IRE), Tony Ferguson (USA) (Interim Champion)

Featherweight: Max Holloway (USA)

Bantamweight: T.J. Dillashaw (USA)

Flyweight: Demetrious Johnson (USA)

Women

Featherweight:Cris Cyborg (BRA)

Bantamweight: Amanda Nunes (BRA)

Strawweight:Rose Namajunas (USA)

 

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