Canada, many other countries of the world, is full of people fond of sports – and people willing to make an extra buck (or just make the game they like even more exciting) by placing a bet on the outcome of the next event.

Sports betting services, and wagering in general, are legal in Canada, but have quite an odd perception. In British Columbia, for example, the only licensed betting outlet is run by the British Columbia Lottery and Gaming Corporation, also known as the BCLC. Its sports betting outlet, Playnow.com, covers an incredible variety of sports from all over the world, but leaves many Canadian without an option for betting on Mixed Martial Arts. Actually, it does not feature any contact sports. Not even boxing.

To bet on an MMA fight, Canadian players must refer to either sportsbooks licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission – a gaming regulatory body based in the Mohawk territory of Kahnawake that licenses and regulates online betting operators – or one of the few international operators licensed by the government to offer this type of service to locals. A list of these, along with reviews of games and tips about internet wagering can be found at Grizzly Gambling.

The next major UFC event players can bet on, UFC 178, will take place on September 27, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event will feature a Flyweight title match – 28 year old Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, the current champion, will defend his title against Chris “Kamikaze” Cariaso, a 33 year old native of San Jose.

Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will finally return to the ring after being sidelined for almost three years, first with a coaching assignment to The Ultimate Fighter 15, followed by a long period of recovery from his injuries. He will face Japanese fighter Takeya Mizugaki.

Besides the feature match of the evening, the event will offer fans several other exciting fights to see and to bet on – Donald Cerrone vs. Eddie Alvarez, Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor, Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero, and on the ladies’ side, a women’s bantamweight fight between Cat Zingano and Amanda Nunes.

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