While UFC has been around for a number of years, it has exploded in popularity in recent years, as well as mixed martial arts. The main reason for this is that it has some top-class fighters in all divisions and they are all making a name for themselves on a global scale.  The fighters are proving difficult to beat while there are, of course, the underdogs.
There are always fighters who come from nowhere and overturn expectations, putting leading fighters in their place. However, underdogs rarely come out on top so when the next upset will be is not known but if you want to get the best odds, then you might want to consider a site such as OddsIndex whose mission it is to show you the best odds you can find at a selection of betting sites.

Once the underdogs start getting more wins, that is the point when we will begin to see an increase in bets on UFC fights. The fights are exciting and thrilling but they are also unpredictable and so, when you do place a bet on the unexpected, and when the underdog comes out on top, the fight takes on a whole different meaning.

Betting on sports as a whole is extremely unpredictable but when you put a bet on the unlikely winner and they take the victory, it’s an amazing feeling. Many feel as though sports betting adds a new dimension to sport when watching it live, and if you have ever put a bet on a certain sport, then you will know how it feels.

So, every fight and every sport has its winners and it has those that lost but here are some of the biggest wins we have seen on UFC underdogs.

UFC 193: Holly Holm Over Ronda Rousey

There is no denying that Ronda Rousey was on top of her game between 2013 and 2015. She had risen to the top and defended the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship a total of six times. However, Vegas Dave took a different approach because he thought that a loss was bound to come at some point so he bet $20,000 on 11:1 Holly Holm who was the underdog and that eventually won him $240,000 after she took the victory at UFC 193 in Melbourne.

This wasn’t pure luck for Vegas Dave who won $2.5 million a month earlier after betting $100,000 on the Kansas City Royals winning the 2015 World Series. He has now won so much cash and gained a reputation to the point where some casinos will no longer allow him to place wagers.

UFC Fight Night 61: Ten Underdog Wins

There were many performances that occurred during February 2015 and some outshone the upsets that Anderson Silva and Edson Barboza experienced at UFC Fight 61. The event took place in Porto Alegre in Brazil with 10 out of the 11 favourites losing. A bizarre night was experienced by all and believed to have cost Bovada, an online gambling site more than $1 million with around 12 punters all placing money on this outcome which means that each win paid out more than $10,000.

One person took winnings of $48,291 after placing just one single dollar on nine of the fights. The sportsbook Oddsmaker. ag was well and truly beaten which meant that they had to put a cap on payments of $150,000, despite a $5 on nine of the underdogs delivering a potential payout of $536,000. It was reported that Bovada experienced an unprofitable night which meant that the company would not finish in profit in relation to combat sports and payouts made during the year.

UFC 196: Miesha Tate Over Holly Holm

Unbelievably, Vegas Dave had returned and placed a bet on a massive underdog in the women’s title fight at UFC 196. This time around, he placed a bet against the fighter that won him a lot of cash just a few months before. This time around, he put down $77,000 on +250 underdog Miesha Tate. She took the victory, much to the surprise of everyone in the fifth round and that meant that Dave could claim the largest MMA ticket ever seen.

He was extremely confident in the wager he had placed that he sent a text to Tate prior to the fight, informing her that he had raised his bet to $77,000. What this meant was that he had won a total of $460,000 on two underdogs in Women’s UFC.

Some of these wins are astronomical and don’t come around often, especially when you put down a wager on UFC underdogs!

 

About The Author

The MMA Corner Staff

Your home for all things MMA. News, Interviews, Event Coverage, Editorials. If it is MMA related, you will find it on The MMA Corner.