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Introduction to UFC 285 Betting

UFC 285 pits American Jon Jones against Frenchman Ciryl Gane in one of the most eagerly anticipated heavyweight title bouts in years.

The main card also sees Geoff Neal take on Shavkat Rakhmonov and Valentina Shevchenko up against Alexa Grasso.

Discover everything you need to know about MMA betting and the UFC 285 event at Stake Sportsbook as you prepare for Jones vs Gane in this blockbuster fight, with the best UFC betting odds and markets available.

History of UFC

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was founded in 1993 and is presided over by Dana White. UFC has come a long way since the 1990s, with reforms and tighter rules improving the level of competition in fights.

Today, UFC is the largest MMA promotion company on the planet, with 12 weight divisions abiding by the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

UFC is a multi-billion-dollar enterprise with fight cards taking place all over the world. Legends of UFC include the likes of Ken Shamrock, Tito Ortiz, and Kazushi Sakuraba, all UFC Hall of Famers.

Major Players in UFC

While many MMA fans look to the heavyweight title as the pinnacle of UFC, there are fighters in various weight categories which are significant players in the sport.

For instance, the best pound-for-pound fighters right now include Alexander Volaknovski (25-2-0), Islam Makhachev (24-1-0), and Leon Edwards (23-3-0). In the women's sport, Amanda Nunes (22-5-0), Valentina Shevchenko (23-3-0), and Zhang Weili (23-3-0) are at the peak of their powers.

Ciryl Gane is the men's heavyweight #1 (11-1-0), making UFC 285 an intriguing bout. Jones has defeated Dominick Reyes, Thiago Santos, and Anthony Smith in recent fights, and fans are eager to see how he performs against the best in the world.

Format & Schedule of UFC 285

As is the case with all UFC fight nights, the bouts are split into various cards – early prelims, the preliminary card, and the main card. The UFC 285 main card per weight class is as follows:

UFC 285 is taking place on March 4, 2023, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The prelim action will start at Midnight (UK), with the main card due to begin at approximately 3 AM, UK time.

How to Bet on UFC 285 & Bet Types

With several juicy fight cards and a UFC fight night to relish, now is the time to make your fight predictions! You can place the following bets at

  • Match winner: This is a straight-up bet where you select the fighter you think will win their respective bout.

  • 1x2: A 1x2 bet is a bet that allows you to bet on various outcomes – including the win, tie, or loss.

  • Winning method: As several winning methods are possible in UFC bouts, you can bet on whether you think the winning method will be knockout, submission, decision, or TKO, for instance.

  • Winning method (double chance): A winning method double chance bet allows you to bet on two potential winning outcomes. For instance, you might have Jones to win with a knockout or TKO.

  • Winner & exact rounds: As well as picking the winner, this bet enables you to place a bet on how many rounds you think the fight will go before someone wins.

  • Will the fight go the distance?: A super simple bet, you can place a wager on whether you think the fight will last until the end of the fifth round.

Live Betting Options for UFC 285

In addition to a range of pre-match bets, you can also place several live wagers when watching UFC 285. This allows you to place bets when the action has already started, and you can respond to how you think the round is progressing.

For instance, if a fighter is struggling, you might put a live bet on the round to end in the next round. You will find many live MMA betting options at the Stake online sportsbook.

UFC 285 Betting Odds & Payouts

You can decide how you wish to see the odds represented in your account – as fractions, decimals, or in the American format. Be sure to visit your account in the lead-up to the fight to see how the odds have changed to find value.

If you place winning wagers on UFC 285, you will benefit from immediate payouts in the cryptocurrency of your choice.

UFC Betting Tips & Strategies

There are lots of different ways to go about MMA betting, but bear the following tips in mind when it comes to placing wagers on this eagerly anticipated UFC fight night:

  • Study the undercard and prelims: There's much more to UFC 285 than Jones v Gane, so study the undercard and prelims when preparing your betting slip.

  • Do your research: Look at how each fighter typically performs in each round and how they usually win their fights. This will help you, particularly if you plan to make proposition bets.

  • Understand how UFC works: If you're new to MMA betting, watch a few early prelim fights first before betting later. This will help you understand how MMA bouts typically play out.

  • Stay up to date: Keep up to date with the latest sports betting predictions and betting strategies with our elite tips online , and take advantage of our latest betting promotions .