The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the major Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organisation in the world, the American-based corporation attracting a massive amount of betting interest on all bouts in the octagon right around the globe including down under where we can’t get enough of the madness.
MMA’s top-ranked fighters face off across 10 UFC Weight Divisions with over 300 events taking place around the world since the corporation was founded in 1993. Different types of martial arts incorporated in the UFC include Boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wresting, Muay Thai, Judo, Karate and others.
UFC 214 Odds & Betting Preview
The next major Mixed Martial Arts bout is UFC 214 scheduled for Sunday July 30 (Australian time) in California. Former champion Jon Jones will get a chance to reclaim his title in a controversial UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout against the reigning champ Daniel Cormer. The two fought back in UFC 182 (in 2015) with the judges making a unanimous decision in favour of Jones, whose title was subsequently stripped due to out-of-ring legal issues. It is a much anticipated rematch as the pair have been set to face off a number of times in the past two years before one withdrawing or being pulled out, including when Jones returned a positive drug sample in July last year ahead of UFC 200. Another headline fight on the UFC 214 card will be the Welterweight Championship bout between defending champ Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley and multiple world jiu-jitsu champion Demian Maia from Brazil.
- Bout: UFC 214
- Date: Sunday July 30, 2017 (Aus. time)
- Venue: Honda Center, California
- Main Event: Daniel Cormer (c) vs. Jon Jones – Light Heavyweight – BET NOW
- Co-Main Event: Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Demian Maia – Welterweight
The comp’s “Main Event” fights are famous for setting attendance records and pay-per-view purchases as well as the attention they receive via online betting. A championship fight will a last a maximum of five rounds and each round lasts no longer than five minutes as two fighters battle to become a UFC Champion.
A UFC champion is a fighter that has won a UFC championship title and boasting rights! The UFC champions in each of the 10 weight divisions change regularly, but the longest standing UFC champion was Anderson Silva who held the Middleweight Title for 2,457 days with 10 defences.
Women UFC fighters face of in the Strawweight or Bantamweight divisions within the UFC and one of the most famous female fighters is Ronda Rousey. The other eight weight divisions open only to male fighters are: Flyweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight, Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight.
Matches in the UFC come to a conclusion by submission, knockout, technical knockout (TKO), Judges’ decision, disqualification, forfeit or no contest.
UFC Odds & Betting
Along with UFC odds on the overall fight winner, MMA betting odds on how a match will end and how many minutes a fight will last are also popular UFC bet types. These are listed in UFC betting as ‘How Will The Fight Finish’, ‘Method of Victory’ and ‘Fight Duration’.
UFC News: Special Interest
UFC History: Records
The UFC history goes back to November 12, 1993 when the first fight took place at McNichols Sports Arena in Denvor, Colorado. Since then a host of UFC records have been set including Anderson Silva who holds the longest reign as a UFC Champion of 6 years, 8 months and 22 days. Silva also has the current longest winning streak of 16 fights.
The fastest knockout is held by America’s Duane “Bang” Ludwig of 0.06 seconds for his win against Jonathan Goulet at UFC Fight Night 3. Oleg Taktarov, known as “The Russian Bear” meanwhile has the fastest submission record of 0.09 seconds.
|Youngest Champion||Jon Jones (Light Heavyweight)||23 years, 242 days|
|Oldest Champion||Randy Couture (Heavyweight)||45 years, 146 days|
|Longest Reign as a Champion||Anderson Silva (Middleweight)||2,457d (6y 8m 22d)|
|Most Championship Title Reigns||Randy Couture (Heavyweight / Light Heavyweight)||5|
|Most Bouts||Tito Ortiz, Frank Mir & Michael Bisping||Tied 27|
|Most Wins||Michael Bisping||20|
|Most Finishes||Anderson Silva & Vitor Belfort||Tied 14|
|Most Knockouts||Vitor Belfort||12|
|Most Submissions||Royce Gracie||11|
|Most Unanimous Decision Wins||Georges St-Pierre||10|
|Most Wins in Title Bout||Georges St-Pierre||12|
|Most Title Bouts||Randy Couture||15 (9 wins, 6 losses)|
|Most Consecutive Title Defenses||Anderson Silva (Middlewight)||10|
|Longest Winning Streak||Anderson Silva||16|
|Most Performance of the Night Awards||Conor McGregor||6|
|Most Knockout of the Night Awards||Anderson Silva||7|
|Most Submission of the Night Awards||Joe Lauzon||6|
|Most Fight of the Night Awards||Frankie Edgar, Diego Sanchez & Nate Diaz||Tied 7|
|Most Total Fight Time||Frankie Edgar||6:17.49|
|Most Takedowns in a Single Bout||Khabib Nurmagomedov||21 of 27 attempts|
|Fastest Knockout||Duane Ludwig over Jonathan Goulet||0:06 (UFC Fight Night 3)|
|Fastest Submission||Oleg Taktarov over Anthony Macias||0:09 (UFC 6)|
|Fastest Title Fight Knockout||Conor McGregor over Jose Aldo||0:13 (UFC 194)|
|Fastest Title Fight Submission||Ronda Rousey over Cat Zingano||0:14 (UFC 184)|
|Record Event Attendance||UFC 193 Rousey vs. Holm||56,214 Etihad Stadium – Melbourne, Australia.|