UFC Betting Picks, Tips and Strategy

UFC Betting Picks, Tips and Strategy

The UFC took the show on the road last week for UFC 251 and boy o’ boy was it a big one! We saw three title fights take place including crowning a new UFC Bantamweight Champion, as Petr Yan stopped Jose Aldo in the 5th round of their title fight. In the other two fights, we witnessed the title stay with their current champion as Kamara Usman and Alexander Volkanovski both retained their titles by decision.

This week, we stay at Fight Island for not 1 but 2 UFC events. On Wednesday Night, we have UFC Fight Night – Fight Island 1, then on Saturday Night, we have UFC Fight Night – Fight Island 2. Both of these events are packed with some really strong fights. Let’s take a look at both of these fight cards and the lineups for Fight Island 1 and Fight Island 2.

When is UFC Fight Island 1 and Fight Island 2?

Fight Island 1 will take place this Wednesday Night, July 15, 2020. The card will be split into (2) two parts, the prelims and the main card. The Prelims will begin on ESPN and will start at 7:00 pm ET. The Main Card of (5) five action packed bouts will start at 10:00 PM ET on ESPN.

Fight Island 2 will take place on Saturday Night, July 18, 2020. This card will also be split into (2) two parts, however they will have different times. The prelims will begin at 5:00 PM ET with the Main Card beginning around 8:00 PM ET, on ESPN.

Don’t forget, with MMA betting, you must get your wagers in early because various sportsbooks will close off betting for individual bouts at various times.

Where is UFC Fight Night Fight Island 1 and Fight Island 2 Being Held?

Both of these events will take place from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The UFC set this up specifically to host events where they would otherwise be unable to get fighters from certain countries into the US to fight. Holding the fights on this island allows them to bring in fighters from all around the world without having as many issues with VISA and restrictions.

Who is fighting at UFC Fight Island 1?

Calvin Kattar vs. Dan Ige

Tim Elliott vs. Ryan Benoit

Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Mounir Lazzez

Jared Gordon vs. Chris Fishgold

Jimmie Rivera vs. Cody Stamann

Molly McCann vs. Taila Santos

Liana Jojua vs. Diana Belbita

Ricardo Ramos vs. Lerone Murphy

Aaron Phillips vs. Jack Shore

Modestas Bukauskas vs. Andreas Michailidis

John Phillips vs. Khamzat Chimaev

Jorge Gonzalez vs. Kenneth Bergh

Who is fighting at UFC Fight Island 2?

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez

Jack Hermansson vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Marc Diakiese vs. Rafael Fiziev

Ariane Lipski vs. Luana Carolina

Alexandre Pantoja vs. Askar Askarov

Khadis Ibragimov vs. Roman Dolidze

Grant Dawson vs. Nad Narimani

Joel Alvarez vs. joe Duffy

Brett Johns vs. Montel Jackson

Malcolm Gordon vs. Amir Albazi

Davi Ramos vs. Arman Tsarukyan

Sergey Spivak vs. Carlos Felipe

UFC Betting Guide

Making money off of UFC fights is a popular money maker in the sports betting world. If you are new to UFC betting or are familiar with the process, there are a few things to keep in mind when trying to place the right bets.

Top Five Tips For UFC Betting

Narrowing down a long list to go by can be intimidating. But here we have composed a quick go to checklist to cover the basics and maybe point you in the right direction. These quick five tips are:

Where To Place Bets
Popular Bets
Fighters Resumes
Anything Else

Choosing The Right Betting Site

When you first start making your bets, you want to make sure you have the right betting site. Some betting sites offer incentives for joining or have a better design that is easy to navigate.

This particular part of your journey is to be able to shop around the best one for you. It would also help to find the ones with the best payouts to make sure that your payday is worthwhile with all the hard work you put in to make the right picks.


Understanding how the UFC operates is a great start for betting on the sport. However, it is also important to know how to look at the fights more intelligently versus being a fan.

With this mind, it is important to find value and make the bets with the highest expected value. Everyone is going to have their own strategy, but finding one that works best for you to mitigate risk is definitely worthwhile to put more money in your pocket.

Popular Ways To Bet

The beautiful thing about betting on the UFC is that there is some flexibility in your options. Not only can you bet on who is going to win, but you have options of how the fight will turn out, length of rounds, and even who throws more jabs.

While you do not have to bet on every category, this shows that you do not have to just pick a winner. Some people enjoy the hypothetical scenarios and then it turns out that you can bet on some of them.

Fighters Resumes

If you are beginning to bet on a fight, you may want to keep in mind the type of fighters that are matching up against one another. If you have one fighter that is an excellent submission artist, and the other is not so great at defending takedowns, then you may look to bet on the submission artist.

Do the fighters have a current winning streak? Is one a better striker than the other? With those types of questions in mind, this should put you in a position to find the best fighter in each situation.

Anything Else?

When placing your bets, try to think or research anything else that comes to mind. You may want to check current UFC news on a certain event you are wanting to bet on to see if anything tips in a fighters favor.

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