As we near the end of 2009 we take a look at some of the biggest moneyline upsets bets in MMA of that year. Everyone knows about Kimbo Slice losing to Seth Petruzelli. This fight shocked the world but it was not the biggest betting upset of the year at +358.
No other sports betting upset was as big as when former top pound for pound fighter Takanori Gomi lost at Sengoku 6 to Sergey Golyaev. Golyaev already had 5 loses and he was not expected to come close to beating the highly ranked Gomi but he ended up winning a split decision betfair clone. That fight was probably the biggest upset in MMA history next to Georges St Pierre`s lose to Matt Serra. The other two biggest betting line upset of the year was Yoon Dong Sik losing to Andrews Nakahara at Dream 6 at +525 and Fabricio Werdum getting brutally KOèd by Junior Dos Santos. Rounding out the top five on the most surprising MMA betting upset was the once unbeatable Urijah Faber losing to Mike Brown at WEC 36 at -563 and Roan Carneiro.
Sports betting is a tricky thing. Thankfully betting on the UFC and mixed martial arts in general is much better to win and profit on than in most sports. Because sports’ betting on MMA has been relatively new many of the top sportsbook oddsmakers have no idea how to set the on online betting lines. Most lines makers have no idea about fighters, their training schedule who they have fought in the past and their fighting style.
MMA betting is all about matchups and who they are fighting that day. If a fighter has lost 2 in a row n but he has fought top level guys that the oddsmakers will look at those stats and set soft lines for that fighter since they see he has lost recently. But what if that fighter is a striker and fought two high level grapplers and now he is fighting another striker. For example, at UFC 104 Machida vs. Rua, Chael Sonnen was pretty big underdog versus Yushin “Thunder”Okami at +185. He was only a betting underdog because he lost his last fight versus Demain Maia quickly. However, Maia is a top level grappler and Okami is not but the sports book [out] oddsmakers have no idea how to set the lines.
Marketing also plays a big example. Just look at the fight between Anderson Silva versus Chris Leben. Not many oddsmakers knew who Anderson Silva was but because he was on the Ultimate Fighter reality show he was a betting favourite versus Silva. This still occurs to this day as many fighters on the reality show get soft lines just because they have been seen by many people. If you study MMA, you can really make a good profit from betting on mixed martial arts. Football Betting is something we devote ourselves to the beginning of the time when the game football started. Today one of hardest thing to do is to pick a winner, but if you as a tipster organize your bets and approach a systematic way, you will soon understand that it’s quite simple actually.
Most believe that it is impossible to pick winners but it’s not. You need experience, courage, perseverance, wisdom, information, and a portion of luck. There is obviously no shortcut to becoming a good and profitable player, but with the right attitude and a few extra hours a week you can turn the game to be a combination of utility and entertainment. We’ll go through the most common forms of games and try to guide you and give you tips to becoming a better betting tipster in this article.
Today football betting is the fastest growing game and the type of game that is best suited for the internet. You will often also find high odds in the online betting companies that will help you increase your profit.
When you are betting in football, knowledge is everything! One of the first rules of the game is to never invest money in a game where you do not know the teams or the sport! It is a common mistake to bet on a match due to another source than yourself. If the tip does not come from someone you absolutely trust or is a professional player, you should avoid playing. You must form your own opinion about the teams/players, their form and their chances. We all have different ways to evaluate the form, motivation, team-strength and all other variables that are included in a sporting match. It is important to find your own way of doing it and then follow it consistently.
Some players use sophisticated computer programs with a host of variables, while others look at the table placement and follow their feelings. Everyone has different ways to get the balance of power between the two teams and only one rule applies – if it wins, it’s right!
Now I’ll show an example of how to evaluate a game and see if it is worth playing on. If we take for example that Chelsea will play at home against Manchester United. First you take and check the shape of both of the teams and then you should also take into account which teams they have faced for otherwise the form may give a wrong perception. After i seen the shape of both of the teams as in this case was quite even between them, you should compare the history between the teams. Here in this example you can clearly see that both of the teams wins their matches against each other at home and when they play away they loose. We can see that it is extremely difficult to assess the relative strengths in this match but after much consideration, you might have concluded that the percentage chances are the following just because Chelsea is playing at home: