As always, you should look at the odds before you put money down on anyone. In a sport as diverse as Mixed Martial Arts, however, there are always many other factors to consider. Consider the pace, reach, stance and style of each fighter, individually and in comparison to each other.
For example, if one of the competitors is left-handed, they might have more edge over an opponent who is accustomed to sparring with and winning against right-handed athletes. The design of the fighting enclosure is important too; in a ring there are 4 corners which suit striking or stand-up contenders more, while octagons have 8 smaller corners and rounded cages have none. This makes them more favourable to those who use submission- and wrestling-style.
You should also watch the weigh-ins to see what kind of shape each contestant is in. If they have struggled to cut weight and are very dehydrated, they might not be able to rehydrate in time to fight well. Individuals who maintain a steady weight tend to have longer careers.
In addition, be sure to check the ages of the opponents. Since Mixed Martial Arts doesn’t pay as well as many other sports, athletes tend to retire a lot later. A big age gap could be an advantage and make the younger fighter more likely to win, while if both are a little older you should have a better idea of how many rounds the match will go. Weigh all of these issues against each other when you’re placing your MMA wagers online, or on mobile with us.