The UFC is the biggest mixed martial arts franchise in the world, and with more and more South Africans getting the call from Dana White and co, more bettors are looking to try their hand at betting on all the different matchups that the UFC so famously produces.
Whether it’s the heavyweight matchups or the lightweight encounters you’re interested in, here are some hacks for betting on the UFC in South Africa.
- Find a UFC betting site
- Do some background research
- Read some UFC betting tips
- Check for rewards and promos for UFC on your betting site
Keep on reading to get detailed info.
1. Find a top-notch UFC betting site and sign up with them
The first of the 4 hacks for getting started with UFC betting in South Africa is the process of finding a good betting site that offers odds for UFC matchups. While this may sound like a simple task, it isn’t. There are plenty of betting sites in South Africa, with only a handful that are worthy of your time, which can be found on mybettingsites.com/za.
Finding a good betting site is a little like finding a good car. The best car in the world doesn’t necessarily exist, because the best car is very much based on what the buyer needs, and wants from the car. The same goes for betting sites. That’s why reading through betting site reviews, and checking rankings on betting site comparison lists can help you decide which one is the best for getting started with UFC betting.
2. Do some background research
Once you’ve found a betting site that feels like the right fit, the next thing to do is to go ahead and do some background research into the fight that you’re looking to bet on. This can consist of researching the two fighters who will be facing off, and researching their styles, records, where they’re fighting out and so on.
You can get some valuable information from the official UFC website for things like rankings, but it’s also advisable to take a look at a range of different sources to gather your information.
Some fighters are specialists in one style and can end up struggling against fighters of another style, so doing some of this background research can very positively impact the bets you decide to make.
3. Read some UFC betting tips
Once you’ve gone off and done some of this preliminary research, the next best step for betting on the UFC in South Africa is to read up on some betting tips. Betting tips from the US tend to be the most accurate, so when reading into these betting tips, try to check who has written them, and how in-depth and expert the tips feel.
While betting tips can shed a lot of light as to which bets to make, the research you do can be crucial when looking at betting tips because it can either confirm the ideas you had about the bets you were about to place or do the opposite.
Always remember to take betting tips with a pinch of salt, and be mindful of where these tips are coming from. If the tips are coming from a leading betting expert with years of experience betting on the UFC, the picks are bound to be a little more trustworthy than some guy with a blog.
4. Check for rewards and promos on UFC events
Once you’ve got an idea of which fighter you’re looking to place some money on, it’s always good to check for bonuses and rewards that are offered by betting sites for UFC events. These can come in various forms. Everything from cashback and free bets to vouchers and other offers.
Checking for rewards and offers is also a good note for when South Africans are fighting in the UFC. South African bookmakers are very proud of those representing the country, and like to offer promotions when our men and women fly the flag high. This could be a nice opportunity to increase winnings, or secure a stake!
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