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Here is our guide to the key markets…. This market could not be any simpler — you are betting on who will win the fight. It does not matter if the bout is won by decision, submission or knockout, as long as the fighter you back is victorious your bet will be a winner.

Of course, that means the appeal of this market is solely dependent on how open the fight is and that means the only real opportunity to make a profit comes when the bookmakers are struggling to separate two fighters. By having to select a method of victory you are immediately getting a bigger price for backing your chosen fighter. The Total Rounds market gives you the chance to bet on how many rounds the fight will or will not last.

So, using Khabib v Ferguson as the example again, you would back Over 4. Alternatively, if you liked the chances of a fighter winning in the first three rounds you would back Under 3. One of the most popular ways to bet on combat sports is to bet on which round the fight will finish, and this market covers every single round in the fight.

If there is a market in which you can make a big profit, it is this one. Latest Finish In 5 Round Fight: Demetrious Johnson beat Kyoji Horiguchi by Submission at 4: Latest Finish in 3 Round Fight: Paul Craig beat Magomed Ankalaev by Submission at 4: Conor McGregor celebrates becoming the first man to be world champion in two UFC weight classes at the same time. Mixed Martial Arts' rise to being one of the most popular sports on the planet has been nothing short of spectacular, and of all of the promotions out there the biggest is undoubtedly the Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC.

Founded in , the UFC was designed to answer some age-old questions. Could a wrestler beat a boxer? Could a karate fighter beat a jiu jitsu expert? And how would a sumo wrestler fare in the world of combat sports? UFC 12 had to be moved from Buffalo to Dothan, Alabama after MMA was effectively banned by the state, and the company continue to haemorrhage cash as each event went by.

In an attempt to stem the tide against mixed martial arts UFC bosses introduced weight classes, rounds and five minute time limits — as well as a number of other rules — but the promotion continued to lose money and in January parent company Semaphore Entertainment Group — on the brink of bankruptcy — sold up.

Step forward, Dana White and the Fertitta brothers. And I said 'What you don't understand is I'm getting the most valuable thing that I could possibly have, which is those three letters: That is what's going to make this thing work. Everybody knows that brand, whether they like it or they don't like it, they react to it. The UFC shifted its operations to Las Vegas — considered the fight capital of the world — and the trio of Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture began to lay the foundations for the success that has come since.

Ken Shamrock — a star in the early days — returned to the company to reignite his rivalry with Ortiz and their UFC 40 bout reportedly kept the company afloat. TUF had a simple formula — a bunch of fighters move into a house together and compete for a six-figure contract with the UFC. In fact, it was so important the two men were later inducted into the Hall of Fame in respect of what they did that night.

This was more than a reality show. Everything was on the line. The way Lorenzo puts it, it's like you're out gambling and you've gotten your ass kicked all night and then you get everything you saved and everything you have and you put it up on the table and you tell them to cut the cards.

That's what it was! The Ultimate Fighter became a permanent fixture on Spike TV and the season three success of Michael Bisping — who would become the first British fighter to hold a UFC title — helped catapult the sport into the public eye in the United Kingdom.

Events in the UK would become regular occurrences and as the years went on the UFC would host events across the United States and the glove — a makeshift stadium was built in Abu Dhabi for one card. In the UFC inked a seven-year deal with broadcasting giants FOX Sports and the first ever fight on the network made history as it became the most watched combat sports event since Lennox Lewis defended the world heavyweight boxing championship against Vitali Klitschko in The UFC was on a roll, buying up other promotions to sign the best talent available and in the likes of Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar they had fighters that would smash all sorts of records — from gate receipts to television ratings to pay-per-view buy rates.

And in March the company finally made the breakthrough it had been fighting for ever since UFC The hottest ticket in town offered the most spectacular card in UFC history and represented the moment the UFC was truly a mainstream sport that could go where it wanted when it wanted.

But before that epic night, the Fertitta brothers called time on their reign over the sport. White would stick around as president and the question was what was next for the UFC? More growth we expect, and as the UFC and the sport of MMA continues to reach more and more people the bookmakers are offering more and more to its punters.