2018 is over, and that means we have another profitable year under our belts.
Merry Christmas!!! I hope that you’ve had a great time with your families. I’ve taken some time off recently to relax and recharge my batteries because we’ve got a busy few months ahead of us with tons of UFC events taking place in the first quarter of 2019.
2018 has been a good year overall, and I’m hoping that we can end the year with a big profit on Saturday night at UFC 232.
UFC on FOX 31 marks the end of an era as it will be the last event broadcast on FOX Sports before the UFC launch a new wave of international broadcasting deals on January 19th.
As 2018 comes to an end, I thought I’d share my profitability chart, so that you can see how our year has gone so far. Elite Members have made around 130 units of profit so far, while VIP Members have made closer to 20 units. You can also find this chart on my Results page.[wpdatachart id=10]
At this time of year, we usually look forward to a brand new betting campaign that starts in January, but this year is different because we don’t know if we will be able to continue to Live Bet after January the 19th. Right now instead of setting goals for 2019, I am just praying we can continue to do what we love. Rather than setting new goals for 2019, I am going to put 3 wishes out into the Universe in the hope that we can be blessed with some good luck. I don’t have a magic lamp like Aladdin, but at this point, I’m willing to try anything!
Firstly I want to wish that we can continue to Livebet in 2019 and beyond. Times are very tough, and the extra money we earn from gambling helps us lead a better quality of life. To have this taken away from us by factors outside of our control would be brutal. The way that the UFC is choosing to broadcast their fights will change dramatically from January 2019 onwards, and I pray that the betting sites are willing to evolve with the sport and continue to offer Live Betting.
Secondly, I’d like to wish for better judging in 2019. I’ve managed to grind out a solid set of results this year, but our profits should be much higher than 130 units. Bad judging and the uncertainty around how judges will score fights has personally cost me tens of thousands of dollars over the last 12 months. I’m not sure if this is how it’s always going to be from now on, or if this is short-term variance. Either way, I hope it stops. Bad judging is ruining fighter’s careers, and it costs everyone involved with the sport a lot of money. It needs to stop. The overall standard of judging in 2018 has been appalling. There’s no consistency.
Finally, I’d like to wish for the rollout of online gambling in the United States. Earlier this year, a bill was passed in the Supreme Court that enables US states to decide whether they want to legalize online gambling on an individual basis. This opens the door for giant, multi national online gambling companies like Bet365, William Hill, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and Coral etc… To start offering their services to the people of the United States for the first time since the Full Tilt Poker scandal back in 2010. If online gambling is once again legalized in the United States, it will bring billions of dollars worth of liquidity into MMA betting, which will enable us to bet on a much wider range of websites, with dramatically increased liquidity. This is what we’ve been waiting for over the last 5 years, and in 2019 we might finally get it. It will be huge for us if online gambling is made legal in the United States.
When I set this website up 5 years ago, I never thought that it would turn into a place where we can jump into the Chat Room at any time of day and have great conversations with some amazing people. I really appreciate your support over all these years; it means a lot to me. It means more than I can put into words.
If this is going to be our last month betting on UFC together, I want you to know that I’ve had so much fun over the years. I haven’t had the chance to meet many of you in person, but I spend more time chatting with you than I spend talking to my friends and family. We have a strong bond here, and it’s something I’ll never forget. We ride extreme highs and extreme lows together every weekend, and I don’t want it to stop. The last 5 years have been a blast.
I’m looking forward to spending the next 5 years having more good conversations in the Chat Room and helping you make a ton of money.
2018 has been a solid year for us with VIP Members banking around 15 units of profit and Elite Members banking around 130 units of profit.
It’s possible that this could be our last month betting on MMA for a while with the future of Live Betting very uncertain in 2019 due to major global changes in UFC Broadcasting from January onwards.
Just today I noticed that the UFC has officially changed the name of their Fight Night cards from “UFC Fight Night XXX” to “UFC on ESPN+ X”. This means that the majority of UFC cards WILL NOT be on TV in MOST major countries from January 2019 onwards.
If this really is our last month being able to bet for a while I want to go out on a high. There are 3 events left this year. Let’s try to make as much money as possible!
This is one of the busiest weeks of the year for MMA with over 50 fights taking place in the UFC, Bellator, and KSW on Friday and Saturday. The handicappers who set the odds on these fights are human like us, and so they struggle to accurately research this many fights in such a short space of time. This is why we always tend to see mistakes in the odds at this time of year. The massive increase in the number of fights is also probably one of the reasons why I tend to perform well at this time of the year. Handicappers and betting sites can’t keep up with how many fights they have to research.
The upcoming week is one of the busiest weeks of the year for us with 2 UFC events, 2 Bellator events and 1 KSW event taking place over the next 7 days. We’ve already made a decent profit this year in both prefight and Live Betting and this final busy stretch is our chance to put our stamp on 2018 and end the year big.
I’ll be working flat out over the next 7 days to give us the best chance of banking a solid profit. I won’t be going outside, I won’t be washing and I probably won’t have time to eat either! This busy run of events means that I may not be in the Chat Room as much as I usually am because I need to spend all my time researching fights. If you need me for something urgent please send me an email at email@example.com.
Christmas is a magical time of year, but it can also be an expensive time of year! I promise you that I am working hard behind the scenes to give us the best chance of earning big money so that we can give our families a very special holiday season!
We’re now up over 20 units on prefight and Live Betting since the beginning of October, which is no surprise because historically we do great during the Winter months. With UFC events almost every weekend now, there’s a good chance that we’ll hit a few more big winning nights before the end of 2018.
2018 has been a good year so far, with VIP Members earning around 20 units of profit and Elite Members making around 110 units. I am really pleased with these results because we’ve had a lot of bad luck in recent months. If we’re still able to pump out these kinds of profits after losing an ungodly amount of split decisions, then I am looking forward to seeing what we can do in 2019 now that normal service seems to have resumed!
Thank you so much for sticking with me this year. There have been a lot of ups and a lot of downs but we always come out on top. Your support means a lot to me. Let’s end this year big with some monster paydays!!!
Germaine De Randamie beat Raquel Pennington last weekend at UFC Fight Night 139 to help us bank a decent profit on prefight bets and a small overall profit for Elite Members.