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Over the last 25 years, MMA has experienced significant growth. Now in 2022, it’s quickly closing in on Boxing as the most popular combat sport in the world.

You can bet on MMA promotions (incl. The UFC) with Picklebet. In fact, Picklebet has all the information you need to start betting on MMA, including betting tips, previews, odds, markets and access to promos under the PROMOTIONS tab.

The Best MMA Promotions to Bet on

Here are the best MMA promotions we offer MMA odds and markets for:

UFC. The biggest MMA promotion in the world, the UFC has been number one for MMA since its inception in 1993. Why is the UFC the biggest MMA promotion? It’s because it has the biggest stars such as Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal and Israel Adesanya just to name a few. The UFC also has Dana White, the promotions President and shotmaker.

Bellator MMA. Bellator is the second biggest MMA promotion after the UFC. Bellator was established in 2008, operates out of Los Angeles, California with a roster that includes some famous former UFC fighters and Champions like Eddie Alvarez and Cris Cyborg. Many UFC fighters have come from Bellator including Michael Chandler and Ben Askren.

One Championship. Formerly One FC, One Championship is a Singaporean MMA promotion and the largest Asian MMA promotion. Some of One Championship’s biggest signings include Eddie Alvarez, Dementrious Johnson and Andriano Moraes. Unlike most MMA promotions, weight classes are based on a fighter’s “walking around weight”, rather than pre-fight weigh-ins.

The Best UFC Fighters to Bet on in 2022

The UFC holds events almost every week with the bigger cards occurring monthly. Here are some of the headline acts to watch out for in 2022:

Conor McGregor. The UFC’s most famous fighter will return from a broken leg at some stage in 2022.
Francis Ngannou. Will ‘The Predator’ fight in the UFC again this year or will he take on Boxing’s Heavyweight Champion, Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury?
Israel Adesanya. The undisputed middleweight hasn’t fought since defeating Robert Whittaker by KO in February 2002.
Paddy Pimblett. Paddy the Baddy fought in March, and he’s now eating for England, but he should return later in the year.
Colby Covington. After defeating friend-turned-foe Jorge Masvidal in March, Covington will be looking for the path back to Kamaru Usman.
Amanda Nunes. The Lioness will be out for revenge after losing her Bantamweight title to Julianna Pena in December, 2021.

MMA Betting Tips

Here’s how to increase UFC odds, while picking a winner, more often than not:

Form. Check the fighters last few fights to gauge if they’re on an upward or downward trajectory.
Style. As they say ‘styles make fights’. If a striker is fighting a grappler, then the fighter who can minimise their opponents strength, while maximising their strength will usually win.
Weight cut. If a fighter needs to cut a significant amount of weight, then they’ll be compromised once they walk into the octagon on fight night.
Experience. Don’t underestimate a fighter with more fights and more exposure to the bright lights of a PPV Main Event. The ability to handle stress is what makes champions.

The most common MMA betting odds & markets

Looking for the best UFC odds? Here’s some betting markets to skyrocket your odds:

Head-to-Head odds. Make your pick, who will win the fight?
MMA Multi. Take a look at the card, and pick a 2, 3, 4 or more leg multi.
KO/TKO markets. Do you think someone will win by KO or TKO?
Submission markets. When a fighter chokes out their opponent or makes them tap.
Decision markets. When a fighter wins by the judges scorecard at the end of the last round.
Draw markets. When the judges cannot split the fighters on the scorecard, the fight will result in a draw.

*Not all betting markets are available at all times.

The Current UFC Champions 2022

Men

Heavyweight - Francis Ngannou
Light Heavyweight - Glover Teixeira
Middleweight - Israel Adesanya
Welterweight - Kamaru Usman
Lightweight - Charles Oliveira
Featherweight - Alexander Volkanovski
Bantamweight - Aljamain Sterling
Flyweight - Deiveson Figueiredo

Women

Featherweight - Amanda Nunes
Bantamweight - Julianna Pena
Flyweight - Valentina Shevchenko
Strawweight - Carla Esparza

*Correct as of May 25, 2022.

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