Where To Bet on UFC 265

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Mixed martial arts is one of the world's fastest growing sports, as the sport has made tremendous inroads into new markets such as Australia, Sweden and Canada over the past decade.

Betting on the UFC has proven to be very popular with sports bettors, as a thorough knowledge of the sport can give a person an advantage over the bookmakers, especially when it comes to preliminary card fights. A gambler with a thorough knowledge of preliminary card fighters can use this information to exploit some pretty wildly priced lines.

Betting on an MMA fight is a thrilling experience and could enhance the viewing experience.There are multiple ways that people can bet on the UFC, including outright winner, round betting and method of finish props.

Lines can move wildly shortly after a fight is announced and during the time between weigh-ins and when the fight takes place. In addition, a fighter's popularity can dramatically swing a line, as evidenced by the tremendous amount of wagering that takes place on every Conor McGregor fight. These are all things to keep in mind when you look to place your bets.


Gamblers have a wide assortment of different things that they can bet on in a UFC fight, including:

1. Who will win.
2. How long the fight will last.
3. How the fight will end.
4. Which round the fight will end in.
5. Who will land the most significant strikes.

The draw of the UFC is that you really don't know what could happen on any given night, which creates the potential for some very big underdogs winning. This is obviously appealing to gamblers.


UFC 265: Derrick Lewis vs Cyril Gane

UFC 265 will take place on Saturday, August 7th, and feature two title fights that look to be mismatches on paper - Julianna Pena vs Amanda Nunes, and Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane.

This event will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.


The Heavyweight fight between Lewis and Gane will be for the interim Heavyweight title.

This booking caused a great deal of controversy, as Francis Ngannou is the Heavyweight champion. The UFC, however, clearly didn't want Amanda Nunes to headline a card by herself, so they made an interim title match at Heavyweight to headline the event, which enraged many, including champ Francis Ngannou.

As mentioned, both fights look to be mismatches, though especially in the case of the Heavyweight fight, it is hard to bet against the underdog (Lewis).


Let's take a look at the odds for these fights, courtesy of a major offshore book:

Julianna Pena, +500
Amanda Nunes, -800

Derrick Lewis, +250
Ciryl Gane, -300


In terms of the odds, UFC 265 has two of the more lopsided main and co-main events that we have seen in a while.

The UFC is going to have a tough time selling this event, as you have an interim Heavyweight title match that people don't really seem to be interested in, as well as a title fight involving one of the most dominant champions in the promotion.

Where To Bet on UFC

For all of my UFC betting, I use Bet365, which I have been happily placing MMA bets with since 2011. To sign up, simply click on the link at the top of this article to get started.