Welcome fight enthusiasts to Insight the Octagon’s betting coverage of mixed martial arts in 2022. I focus on the UFC, but I’ll occasionally weigh in on a meaningful Bellator. But Bellator is a chalk parade, which is why I avoid it as a whole.
I strive to make at least one official release for readers each week in this column. Each official position is tracked and recorded. Accounting is published for each card and each year there is a running total. Readers have been able to profit handsomely each year that I’ve been writing this column.
Last year’s results included a one-unit loss in the heavyweight main event Dec. 19, which made final results for the year: 29-23 + 9.72 units, which is an average of + 113 per winning position.
Readers who invested a mere $50 per Insight the Octagon position last year would have been able to purchase their yearly subscription to VSiN and banked a few dollars besides!
Now, let’s dive into 2022.
UFC Fight Night Kattar vs. Chikadze will be held at the UFC’s APEX center in Las Vegas. The setup allows the organization to most effectively present fight productions despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The octagon used in the APEX is a 25-foot cage, which is smaller than the typical 30-foot cages we see when the UFC holds PPV events. The fact is usually noted in these columns as the cage size absolutely affects fight outcomes.
This Fight Night has already lost several bouts/athletes, which is another reason that conducting fight research late into the week, up to and though the Friday morning weigh-ins is mandatory for my handicapping.
All of my final UFC releases can be obtained by tuning into “GambLou’s ‘Bout Business Podcast,” which drops Friday afternoon every UFC fight week. Access it on all podcast platforms.