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MMA fans are gearing up for one of the most anticipated betting card. A good book to check out UFC 200 odds is Marathon Bet, as it seems to be on a drive to win new customers.
But there are plenty of exciting matches to look forward to before then, and much of the noise in UFC currently surrounds the ascent of Rafael Dos Anjos, who has risen from a Brazilian favela to become world champion. The UFC lightweight champion is now ranked as the world's fifth best fighter in the pound for pound rankings and he will put his belt on the line at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Friday. The odds on him beating Eddie Alvarez have shortened at many sportsbooks.
Marathon Bet is by no means a new sportsbook. It was established in 1997, employs thousands of people across the world and has earned an SBR rating of B+, making it a lot more trustworthy than many of the start-up sites that try to win new business with high odds but are then blighted with delayed payments and no payments.
But it is offering considerably better odds than its rivals as it seeks to kick on and rival the world's biggest sportsbooks by expanding its customer base. Take the Dos Anjos fight, for instance. Bet365, Sportingbet and SkyBet will only go to -400, while Betfred is offering just -450, but Marathon Bet is offering -333, which is far better if you're prepared to stump up a big stake on Dos Anjos. The pattern is repeated regularly throughout the card on Friday as Marathon Bet has the best odds on Roy Nelson beating Derrick Lewis, Alan Jouban beating Belal Muhammad, Felipe Arantes beating Jerrod Sanders and Anthony Birchak beating Delieno Lopes.
Another fight attracting a lot of attention is Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia Gadelha on Saturday. Jedrzejczyk has dominated her division since beating Gadelha and has been talked into a rematch against her bitter old rival to prove it that win was no fluke. Gadelha has also been in great form since then and wants to avenge the only defeat of her career, but the money seems to be going on Jedrzejczyk to extend her unbeaten run. Again Marathon Bet has the best odds of -130, compared to -137.5 at Bet365, PaddyPower, Coral and William Hill, -150 at StanJames and -162.5 at SkyBet.
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Be warned that it is the favorite that Marathon Bet regularly offers the best price on favorites, so look elsewhere if you're backing the underdog. On the outsiders, 888Sport and Boyle Sports typically have the most attractive betting odds on the upcoming UFC matches.
When it comes to UFC 200, Marathon Bet is also being more cautious, probably because it expects a lot of money to be wagered on what promises to be one of the most exciting nights the sport has ever seen, packed full of title fights, returning superstars and boundless intrigue. Marathon has the best odds on a few of the fights, with particularly appealing odds on Miesha Tate, Cain Velasquez and Gegard Mousasi all to win. Yet in the biggest fights, which will attract the most attention, it has not been so bold. Brock Lesnar's return to UFC has gained great publicity, but he is expected to come crashing down to Earth against the betting pick and experienced Mark Hunt and the best price is available at Coral and PaddyPower, who are both offering -162.5 on knockout specialist Hunt. It is another hugely established sportsbook,
Betway & Others Leading the UFC 200 Prop Betting Markets
Other sportsbooks are adopting different tactics to win customers from bigger rivals on these big fights. Many, including Betway, BetVictor, and 888Sport, are offering a range of intriguing prop bets in a bid to entice UFC fans.
Whereas many books will only offer standard bets like an outright winner, a method of victory, round betting and total rounds, BetVictor is taking bets on whether anyone will have a point deducted (+800), on the type of KO (a TKO is +200, a knockout is +500, a disqualification is +2500), whether the judge will score a 10-8 round (+500) and various submission outcomes: guillotine choke and rear naked choke are +500, punches is +600 and so on. Paddy Power is so convinced that the fight will be over in one round that it has opened a market on when during the first round the fight will be stopped, with 0 to 59 seconds the +1400 favorite. It is also offering odds on whether the fighters will touch gloves (-150 for yes, +110 for no), illustrating just how many weird and wonderful betting options there are for UFC fans in the week ahead.