UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Betting Guide: Strategies, Statistics & Picks

Updated: 298 Boxing and MMA

In this blog, we look at the history of the UFC, a quick guide to what UFC is for the newcomers, who are the current best pound-for-pound fighters, and a preview of upcoming events.

UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Betting Guide: Strategies, Statistics & Picks
Frank Monkhouse Boxing Editor

Former professional Boxer Frank Monkhouse delivers knock-out content for OLBG as our Boxing betting expert

What is the UFC?

When it comes to UFC and MMA, it does confuse some people as to if they are different things or one of the same.

The simple explanation is that MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is a sport, it falls along the same lines as boxing, football, etc, its a sport whilst the UFC is an organization or promotion company, think of it as a league, so whilst MMA is the equivalent to basketball then the UFC is the equivalent to The NBA.

The UFC is the largest MMA organization, the first-ever event was staged in 1993, within the UFC there are a total of twelve weight divisions with eight men and four womens, and fighters adopt styles from a range of disciplines like boxing, kickboxing, judo, taekwondo and more which is why it adopted the Mixed Martial Arts naming.

When looking for UFC predictions, head over to our Best UFC Handicappers page, on here we only highlight handicappers who have shown a profit over the past year for their picks on UFC & Boxing which means you are getting the best of the best UFC handicappers.

Upcoming UFC Events

Remember to head over to the UFC Betting Picks page close to these events to see which fighters the OLBG UFC expert handicappers are predicting to win the bouts, in addition to UFC you will also find boxing predictions on there too.

UFC - The Biggest PPVs

Dana White is probably the one name that comes to mind with the UFC, he has been president since 2001 and has grown this into a multi-billion dollar company during his time at the helm and sent it worldwide with TV audiences from around the globe turning into each UFC event of which there has been over 500!

With the popularity came the $$$, the Khabib vs McGregor fight at UFC 229 in 2018 was the most sold event on PPV with 2.4m sales which well exceeded the previous record which was Diaz vs McGregor 2 at UFC 202 in 2016 which sold 1.6m PPV sales.

Still, since UFC 236 in 2019, the PPV has changed and figures are no longer available.

UFC - The Biggest Gates

In terms of the most considerable gates, the Alvarez vs McGregor fight which headlined at UFC 205 in 2016 holds the record with $17.7m receipts (20,427 attendance), it even beats the Khabib vs McGregor bout at UFC 229 in 2018 which brought in $17.2m (20,034 attendance).

When the UFC goes on the road that is when the attendances spiral out of control, especially in Australia, in 2015 UFC 193 was held at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne where a record-breaking 56,214 fans attended beating the 2011 record of 55,724 who participated at the Rogers Center in Toronto in 2011.

In 2019, the UFC returned to Australia again at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne for UFC 243 and the record was broken again with 57,127 fans turning out for the event!

If you are planning on having a wager on any of the upcoming UFC events then be sure to head over to our Best UFC Sportsbook guide so you know who to wager with!

UFC Men's Rankings & Champions

The Pound-for-Pound rankings are considered to be the best rankings, these are the best fighters in the world according to the rankings, you can find the full rankings for each of the men's divisions on the UFC Official site.

Here are the current champions for the men's divisions:

UFC Women's Rankings & Champions

Again, like the men's, the women's side has pound-for-pound rankings, ranking all of the women fighters no matter their division.

Here are the current women's champions for each division:

Author Information

We are proud to have Frank Monkhouse on our expert teams at OLBG, maintaining our relationship since sponsoring him when he was fighting professionally, and now he delivers us top-notch boxing and fighting sport content for the OLBG pages.

Frank Monkhouse

Frank Monkhouse

Boxing editor

Frank Monkhouse is a former professional boxer fighting at middleweight now turned sports betting writer supplying content from knockout-content for a range of outlets including Betfair, Coral, William Hill, World Sports Network and The Racing Post and proudly as the Boxing Betting Expert on OLBG. 

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It is no surprise to find Frankie is our Boxing expert, although he has a deep catalogue of work in regards to football previews as Rangers fan. Frankie has written preview for boxing events as well as working on some deep data driven boxing content for us too.

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