Pandemic fails to keep UFC down

By Lou Finocchiaro  ( 

While 2020 was challenging for many, it was a most advantageous year for the UFC. Practicing the traits that make a world-class mixed martial artist, UFC President Dana White used precision focus, unrelenting forward pressure and pure tenacity to get his organization not only up and running productions but presenting them in a safe, healthy environment for his crew, his athletes and especially the support people, who were able to work and earn through this most arduous period.

This was the year the UFC established itself as a force in the sports betting world. I believe the foundation it has built will serve as a springboard for more growth and popularity in 2021.

In 2020, favorites in UFC bouts won at a rate of 64.5%, which is quite similar to the last several years. In 2017, favorites won 65.9% of the time. In 2018, it was 65.4%. And in 2019, it was 63.2%.


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