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The eyes of the MMA world will be on Las Vegas on Saturday when Conor McGregor makes his highly anticipated return to the octagon. McGregor will take on undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov as a +125 underdog on the UFC 229 odds.

The buzz building around the return of “The Notorious” in Saturday’s matchup at T-Mobile Arena has attracted the attention of even the most casual MMA fans – many of whom will be betting on the UFC for the first time. But whether you are a seasoned bettor or laying a wager for the first time, there are many ways to get more involved in the action in the octagon.

UFC 229 Moneyline Betting

The simplest and most popular form of UFC wagering is moneyline betting. With a moneyline bet, you simply wager on which of the fighters will emerge as the winner. Nurmagomedov is listed as a -155 betting favorite on the UFC 229 fight odds, which means you must wager $155 on the undefeated champion to win a $100 payout. Conversely, McGregor is listed as a +125 underdog, which means a successful $100 bet on the Irishman will win you $125.

UFC 229 Prop Betting

While moneyline betting focuses strictly on the winner, prop bets enable you to wager on all aspects of an octagon battle including the length of the fight and the method of victory. McGregor has claimed first-round wins on 13 occasions in his career, while Khabib has gone the distance 10 times, sparking interest in wagering on how long Saturday’s fight will last.

Fight to Complete One Full Round

  • Yes (Fight Completes One Full Round) -280
  • No (Fight Does Not Complete One Full Round) +190

In the above UFC 229 prop bet example, the odds of Saturday’s fight ending inside five minutes sit at +190, meaning a successful $100 bet wins $190. A successful wager on the fight going beyond the first round requires you to bet $280 to win $100.

As well, method of victory betting allows you to wager on how the fight will end. Odds are attached to betting options on every potential type of finish for Saturday night, including knockout or disqualification, submission, or decision or technical decision by the judges.

UFC 229 Parlay Betting

Finally, parlay betting adds a fun layer of complexity to your UFC wagering experience. With a parlay bet, you can combine two or more moneyline bets into a single wager, and benefit from longer odds and a bigger potential payout.

For example, if you think Anthony Pettis has what it takes to earn the win as a +270 wager in his clash with Tony Ferguson, and also believe in “The Notorious”, you can parlay moneyline bets on the two underdogs and benefit from huge odds.

You can also parlay a moneyline bet from one fight with a prop bet from another, and spread out the action over the course of the evening. Whether you are an expert or a novice, you will have no shortage of options to choose from when betting on the UFC 229 lines.

* Bovada Odds as of October 2, 2018