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Fights must take place within one week of the listed date of the fight or the bout will be graded "no action" (unless otherwise noted). Venue changes within the same country will not affect the status of pending wagers. Venue changes to a different country will result in a grade of "no action" on all pending wagers.
If the number of scheduled rounds in a boxing match is changed or
misposted, the following wagers will have action: the fight winner,
fighter wins only, and draw options. "Fight totals" & "will go /
won't go" will have action if the updated scheduled rounds is more
than the total listed on the prop. Exact round of ending, fighter to
win inside distance, win by decision, and goes distance props will
all be no action if scheduled rounds are changed or misposted.
If the number of scheduled rounds in a MMA match is changed or
misposted, only the moneyline to win the fight will have action. All
fight totals, fight props, exact round of ending, fighter to win
inside distance, win by decision, and goes distance props will all be
no action if scheduled rounds are changed or misposted.
Results will be graded/regraded based on the official result at ringside. A result may be revised or altered after initial presentation by the ring announcer. Results are not official for wagering purposes until verified by officials at the fighting venue. Official or unofficial sanctioning body overturns of a fight decision based on appeal, suspension, lawsuit, drug testing result, or any other fighter sanction will not be recognized for wagering purposes.
A wager on a fighter "Inside Distance" wins if the selected fighter wins by KO, TKO, DQ, submission, or technical decision.
In boxing, a wager on a fighter to win by "KO" wins if the selected fighter wins by KO, TKO, or DQ.
In MMA, a wager on a fighter to win by "KO/TKO" wins only if the fighter wins by KO, TKO or corner stoppage. A win by submission is not considered a KO/TKO in MMA.
A wager on a fighter to "win by any decision" wins if the selected
fighter wins by technical decision or a decision where the fight goes
the complete distance.
A wager on a fighter to "win by X round decision" wins only if the selected fighter wins by decision where the fight goes the complete distance.
When a "draw" occurs, wagers on both fighters "to win" are refunded. Other proposition wagers are graded according to their specific wording.
An "If Wins Only" wager loses when a fight ends in a draw.
Any fight that is deemed "no contest" or "no decision" will have all
A boxing wager on a fighter winning in rounds 10-12 is a loser if the
fight goes the distance. An MMA wager on a fighter winning in a
specific round is a loser if the fight goes the distance.
A fighter wins by "Unanimous Decision" when all three judges score him as the winner.
A fighter wins by "Split-Decision" when two judges score him as the winner and one judge scores the other fighter as the winner.
A fighter wins by "Majority Decision" when two judges score him as the winner and one judge scores the fight a draw.
A fight is a "Unanimous Draw" when all three judges score the fight as a draw.
A fight is a "Split-Decision Draw" when one judge scores the fight a draw, one judge scores the fight for one fighter, and one judge scores the fight for the other fighter.
A fight is a "Majority Draw" when two judges score the fight a draw and one judge scores the fight for either of the two fighters.
A fight is a "Technical Draw" when a fight ends before an allotted number of rounds (between four to six rounds, depending on sanctioning body rules) usually because of an accidental head-butt.
A total listed on a fight represents the total number of completed rounds. The halfway point of a round is at exactly one minute and thirty seconds into a three minute round. Thus, 4½ rounds would be one minute and thirty seconds of the 5th round. The halfway point of a two minute round is at the one minute mark. The halfway point of a five minute round is at the two minutes and thirty seconds mark.
If an over/under boxing total lands on the exact half round total in a fight, the wager will be a push. If the phrase "Fight goes 1:30 round X", and the fight ends at exactly that second of that round, then "Fight goes" will be graded the winner.
In round distance wagering, if a fighter fails to answer the bell for the start of any round, the fight officially ended in the last round fought. In total wagering, if a fighter does not answer the bell to start a round where the fight has gone the exact distance listed on the total, the UNDER is the winner.
Fight Distance Example:
Tyson/Lewis total rounds are listed as 6 rounds.
Tyson fails to answer the bell to start the 7th round.
The fight officially ends in the 6th round.
The proposition would have UNDER as the winner.
A round is not complete until a fighter starts the following round.
In points wagering handicap bets, any fighter winning before the fight goes its scheduled distance is the winner. If the fight completes all scheduled rounds, then the cumulative score of all three judges' scorecards will be used. The cumulative score for each fighter will have the point-spread handicap applied to determine the winner. A technical draw will be graded as "no action."
Points Wagering Handicap Example:
Tyson points handicap +18.5.
Lewis points handicap -18.5.
If either fighter wins by KO, TKO, DQ, or technical decision, that fighter wins the handicap regardless of the scoring at the time of the stoppage.
The fight completes all scheduled rounds with judges'
scores of Lewis 117-111, Lewis 118-109, Lewis 115-113.
The cumulative score for Lewis is 117+118+115 = 350.
The cumulative score for Tyson is 111+109+113 = 333.
Tyson would win the wager based on the application of the 18.5-point handicap to his cumulative score.
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