Let me Count the Ways...
I've been meaning to write this post for a while. After all, the site is called Make Your Betting Pay so there really should be a post outlining the main ways in which it can be done!
When it's boiled down to its essence, there are just 4 ways in which you can make money from betting.
Most people have done a bit of this. It's done by using bookmaker bonuses and the betting exchanges to create no lose bets. the mechanics…
Never Join another terrible Tipping Service again...
Undoubtedly there are some bad, even criminal, tipsters out there.
We’ve all been stung by some chancer promising the earth and delivering nothing. Worse even, delivering nothing in exchange for a hefty fee.
I’ve been there, more than once if I’m honest.
They are out there and need to be avoided at all costs.
But I really don’t understand why the vast majority of good tipsters get tarred with the same brush.
Ever employed a plumber who did a shoddy…
UFC 239, Las Vegas, Nevada 6th July 2019
International Fight Week is upon us and the UFC have put together a very good card for the occasion. The only blot on the landscape is a fairly uncompetitive looking main event but we can forgive that when the rest of the card is so stacked with excellent fights. Let's get to it!
Gilbert Melendez v Arnold Allen
An interesting match up on the early prelims between the wiliest of veterans in Melendez and the surging new(ish)comer in Allen.
Melendez has been at, or near, the very top of the…
Bellator 222, Madison Square garden, New York 14th June 2019
Short and sweet this week. A half decent card from Bellator this evening (early Saturday morning in the UK) but there are only a couple of fights I'm interested in from a betting standpoint. Let's crack straight on with it.
Kyoji Horiguchi v Darrion Caldwell
I'm puzzled, to say the least, by the odds on this fight.
5 months ago these two fought in the final of the Rizin Grand Prix. Horiguchi won that in the 3rd by guillotine choke in what was an exciting back and forth scrap.
UFC Fight Night 153, Stockholm, Sweden 1st June 2019
Not the greatest card I've ever seen but some half decent fights and some half decent opportunities for us. A bit disappointed that Ilir Latifi has had to withdraw because I thought Oezdemir was a very nice price to beat him here but I guess you can't have it all.
Let's take a look at some bets we an actually have!
Leonardo Santos v Stevie Ray
An interesting match up here. Ray has been fairly lacklustre since joining the UFC and there is a chance that he is fighting for his promotiona…
UFC on ESPN+ 8, 27th April 2019, Fort Lauderdale Florida
This is a lack lustre card with little star power outside the main event. Nonetheless, there are a few opportunities and it's going to be a busy evening from a betting view point. Let's get straight to it.
I'm not a huge fan of favourite backing in MMA because bookmakers tend to price them too short. However, there are occasions when the value does lie with the favourite - and opportunities to bet the value AND the most likely winner have to be viewed as gilt edged.
Alex Oliveira v Mike …
UFC 236, 13th April 2019, Atlanta, Georgia
A really terrific card for the first ESPN pay per view - not a huge number of great fights but the main and co-main are absolute top drawer.
Let's get on with it!
Wilson Reis v Alexandre Pantoja
A really interesting flyweight match up between two high class Brazilian jiu jitsu players.
I'm surprised to see Pantoja installed as the favourite in this one. When two really good ground specialists meet, they often cancel each other out and the fight ends up staying on the feet. if that happ…
UFC on ESPN 2, 30th March 2019, Philadelphia, USA
A diabolical card here to be honest with only a couple of half interesting fights (though the main event is potentially a fight of the year candidate) and some extremely lacklustre support.
Even worse, there doesn't seem to be a great deal of value to be had so I'm not going to be getting heavily involved. In fact there is only one bet that is jumping out at me.
Paul Craig V Kennedy Nzechukwu
Paul Craig has had kind of a rough deal in the UFC in my view and he deserved a bit more of a gi…
UFC Fight Night 147, London 16th march 2019
I've been crazily busy this week with Cheltenham so please forgive me if this week's MMA offering is a little lacking in reasoning and wordage. I may not give very detailed reasoning but it's fair to say all my picks this week are straight value calls - underdogs who have been priced too big (but are still more than likely losers). That said, they are the kind of bets that will make plenty of profit if you bet them over and over again.
We have a very decent card for a London fight night - I w…
UFC 235, 3rd March 2019 - Las Vegas, Nevada
Finally, a really, really good card in 2019. There are at least half a dozen fights on this card that I am excited about and I haven't been able to say that so far this year! There are so many potential bets and fights that I have an opinion on that I am going to have to heavily rein myself in.
Mickey Gall v Diego Sanchez
First up we have what should be an interesting match up between the suicidally aggressive Sanchez in his 28th UFC fight (39th pro-fight overall) and the submission special…