First, here's my standard introduction for this series:
Gambling on mixed martial arts, like anything else in life, is about assuming risks.
But we have the ability to negate those risks, or at least minimize them, by carefully selecting our plays. It's about the long haul and not instant success, unless you're in Vegas for a few days and you have a hole burning in your pocket. If that's the case, go right ahead and do a 12-teamer and lose your money. You'll have fun and you won't win money, but you'll have the memories.
But if you're a careful bettor looking to maximize your investment, you know that you can't just jump in and bet on every single fight. You want to look for your own inefficiencies, where the market odds do not match up with your own. And when you find that opportunity, you jump all over it.
If you're expecting this guide to tell you who to bet on for every single fight, you're wasting your time. That will never happen. I'll give you my own percentage and the market percentage by the odds, and when there is an opportunity where I believe you can make money, I'll make a recommendation. But when there isn't, I'll tell you so; after all, saving your money and not blowing it on flights of fancy is just as important as placing wagers.
And now, with all that out of the way, it's time to take a look at the UFC's 20th anniversary event in Las Vegas.
The actual 20th anniversary of UFC 1 was actually on Tuesday (November 11), but the promotion is pulling out all the stops for a celebration-themed fight week. The usual fan events will be available, but the true appeal of this week is seeing 4 excellent, competitive fights between fantastic, well-rounded athletes.
You know, nothing like UFC 1.
All joking aside, this is an event worth keeping your eye on, mostly because welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre may finally have an opponent who can end his second title run.
Let's get into it, shall we?