MMA Betting

Mixed martial arts (MMA) has seen a significant growth in popularity on these shores in the past decade or so and subsequently sports betting on MMA has become popular with UK punters. UFC (Ultimate fighting championship) is the premier brand within the sport and sees competitors fight within one of nine weight divisions and abide by the unified rules of mixed martial arts. Competitors combine the skills of many different sports including boxing, judo, taekwondo and wrestling with numerous different ways of winning a bout.

  • Submission
  • Knockout
  • Judges decision
  • Disqualification
  • Forfeit
  • No contest

These outcomes as well as the outcome of a fight, they prove to be amongst the most popular betting markets. The recent surge in popularity has seen MMA become the fastest growing sport on the planet and if it continues to grow at its current projection, it is set to overtake boxing as the world's most popular combat sport. With this sport only getting increasing amounts of coverage, here at we give you all the information you need on where to use your MMA and UFC free bets.

Current UFC Champions

Mens's Champions

Heavyweight: Fabricio Werdum

Light heavyweight: Daniel Cormier

Middleweight: Luke Rockhold

Welterweight: Robbie Lawlor

Lightweight: Connor McGregor

Featherweight: Connor McGregor

Bantamweight: Dominick Cruz

Flyweight: Demetrious Johnson

Women's Champions

Bantamweight: Holly Holm

Strawweight: Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Popular MMA/UFC betting markets

  • Outright winner
  • Method of victory
  • Round betting
  • Total rounds
  • Title holders at the end of the year
  • When will the fight end

As well as the options regarding the actual outcome of the bout itself, bettors are also offered novelty style bets in regards to the fight. These are usually more light-hearted markets with regards to the fighters conduct and can include things such as will the fighters to come to the Octagon in possession of their nation's flag? Will they touch gloves after the referees instructions? and our personal favourite, will either fighter 'flip the bird' while inside the cage?