UFC Fight Island 7 Betting Picks, Tips and Strategy

This week, the fine folks from the UFC return from a few weeks in hibernation and show up in Abu Dhabi for one of the top fight cards in recent history, with UFC Fight Island 7, also known as UFC on ABC. This event will take place with an early start time of 12:00 PM ET with the Prelims and then the Main Card will get started on at 3:00 PM ET.

This event will feature a Main Event in the Featherweight Division, as former UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway takes on UFC Featherweight Title Contender Calvin Kattar. This should be an excellent fight with the winner setting himself up for a title fight down the road against current champion Alexander Volkanovski.

When is UFC Fight Island 7/UFC on ABC?

UFC Fight Island 7/UFC on ABC will take place this Saturday afternoon, January 16, 2021. There are currently 14 fights slated for the big return event however as many of you know, Covid-19 has really played its part in recent fights so you can expect a cancellation and possibly a few replacement fights leading up to Saturday. It should be noted that this is the first fight that will be held on ABC, the UFC’s new partner. The betting lines for these fights are out and we are ready to get down to breaking down these fights.

Don’t forget, with MMA betting, you must get your wagers in early because various sportsbooks will close off betting for individual bouts at various times. Don’t be the guy that has a winning play, but gets shut out because they waited too long!!!

What are the details of UFC Fight Island 7/UFC on ABC?

Event: UFC Fight Island 7/UFC on ABC
Date: Sat., Jan. 16, 2021
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Broadcast: ESPN+ starting at 12:00 p.m. ET | ABC at 3:00 PM ET

UFC Fight Island 7/UFC on ABC Fight Card

Main Card

Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar

Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown

Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Li Jingliang

Joaquin Buckley vs. Alessio Di Chirico

Dusko Todorovic vs. Punahele Soriano

Preliminary Card

Phil Hawes vs. Nassourdine Imavov

Wu Yanan vs. Joeelyne Edwards

Omari Ahkmedov vs. Tom Breese

Carlos Felipe vs. Justin Tafa

Mike Grundy vs. Nik Lentz

David Zawada vs. Ramazan Emeev

Sarah Moras vs. Vanessa Melo

Austin Lingo vs. Jacob Kilburn

UFC/Bellator Betting Guide

Making money off of MMA fights is a popular money maker in the sports betting world. If you are new to UFC of Bellator betting or are familiar with the process, there are a few things to keep in mind when trying to place the right bets.

Top Five Tips For UFC Betting

Narrowing down a long list to go by can be intimidating. But here we have composed a quick go to checklist to cover the basics and maybe point you in the right direction. These quick five tips are:

Where To Place Bets
Popular Bets
Fighters Resumes
Anything Else

Choosing The Right Betting Site

When you first start making your bets, you want to make sure you have the right betting site. Some betting sites offer incentives for joining or have a better design that is easy to navigate.

This particular part of your journey is to be able to shop around the best one for you. It would also help to find the ones with the best payouts to make sure that your payday is worthwhile with all the hard work you put in to make the right picks.


Understanding how the UFC operates is a great start for betting on the sport. However, it is also important to know how to look at the fights more intelligently versus being a fan.

With this mind, it is important to find value and make the bets with the highest expected value. Everyone is going to have their own strategy, but finding one that works best for you to mitigate risk is definitely worthwhile to put more money in your pocket.

Popular Ways To Bet

The beautiful thing about betting on the UFC is that there is some flexibility in your options. Not only can you bet on who is going to win, but you have options of how the fight will turn out, length of rounds, and even who throws more jabs.

While you do not have to bet on every category, this shows that you do not have to just pick a winner. Some people enjoy the hypothetical scenarios and then it turns out that you can bet on some of them.

Fighters Resumes

If you are beginning to bet on a fight, you may want to keep in mind the type of fighters that are matching up against one another. If you have one fighter that is an excellent submission artist, and the other is not so great at defending takedowns, then you may look to bet on the submission artist.

Do the fighters have a current winning streak? Is one a better striker than the other? With those types of questions in mind, this should put you in a position to find the best fighter in each situation.

Anything Else?

When placing your bets, try to think or research anything else that comes to mind. You may want to check current UFC news on a certain event you are wanting to bet on to see if anything tips in a fighters favor.

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