Having emerged in the fringes of combat sport, MMA and UFC are big business nowadays. Both have huge followings and the events that are staged may easily match boxing in terms of their worldwide audience.
The sportsbooks have quickly realised the potential of both MMA and UFC but what about Canada? What markets can Canadian bettors back and are there any national restrictions in regards to MMA and UFC gambling?
Largest UFC / MMA Events To Bet On MMA & UFC Betting at CanadaFirstly, it’s important to see UFC and MMA technically would be the exact same thing and adhere to the very same rules. UFC, or Ultimate Fighting Championship, is merely a branch of MMA — Mixed Martial Arts. We have seen this in other areas such as wrestling and boxing at which there are various governing bodies involved so anyone who has followed battle sports will already be very familiar with this type of formula.
UFC is based in Las Vegas and has so far encouraged over 400 events. UFC 1 was the inaugural competition and this was held in Denver, Colorado, way back in 1993. Multiple editions are held annually and also for the fighters involved, the UFC is the pinnacle of the game and it provides the names they really want to win.
MMA & UFC Betting at CanadaBehind the UFC events, Bellator is thought of as the second biggest MMA event in the world. The very first Bellator was held in 2009 and ever since then, there have been over 200 numbered events leading up to July 2018.
Like its UFC counterpart, Bellator supplies multiple occasions every year and in 2017, there are no fewer than 22 editions between amounts 170 and 191. When there are slight MMA events held around the globe throughout each calendar year, UFC and Bellator dominate the programs and the vast majority of gambling markets will be tied to every numbered edition.
Types Of MMA Bets
Anyone who has previously been involved in boxing markets will be familiar with the kinds of markets available for MMA fights. The most apparent of them is the right result for any bout with stakes on offer for a triumph for either fighter or even a draw.
First thing to note here is that a draw is very uncommon in MMA and due to this, bookmakers don’t tend to offer bets on a tied fight. So, for those backing the straight result, it is a case of weighing up the qualities of both fighters and deciding who will win.