Note: Rules for Same Game Multis (SGM) may differ to rules for Singles and Multis and are outlined in a separate section at the bottom of this page.
This was last updated on the 20th of June, 2023 and is v1.2.
18.1 Postponements & Abandonments
18.1.1 If a confirmed, scheduled fight does not take place within 48 hours of the given date and time it was officially scheduled for, it will be deemed void, and all stakes will be refunded.
18.1.2 Future Fights- in the event Dabble offers a market on a fight prior to the fight and the date of the fight being confirmed bets will stand until such point the fight is officially scheduled (at which point it will be governed by the rules described above in section 18.1.1 or, until either fighter is officially scheduled to fight an alternate opponent at which point all bets will be void with stakes refunded.
18.2 Draws & ‘No Contest’
18.2.1 Draws - In the event of a draw all bets will be void with stakes refunded. This includes any fight that ends in a ‘majority draw’ Bets will be settled on the official result announced in the octagon.
18.2.2 No Contest - If the judges are unable to award a technical decision then the fight may be declared a 'No Contest', and all bets will be void. 'No Contests' awarded after the official announcement of the result immediately after the completion of the fight will be ignored for resulting purposes
18.3 Resulting & Settlement of Markets
18.3.1 The result as declared at the end of a fight by the official announcer will be used for settlement purposes unless there’s a clear and obvious error. Any subsequent alterations to that result will be ignored for resulting and settlement of markets. If the official announcer does not declare a result at the end of a fight, the market will be settled on the result displayed on the applicable organisation's official site.
18.3.2 All statistical markets will be resulted as per the results and statistics published by the official governing body. UFC markets will be resulted as per: https://www.ufc.com/results
18.4 Maximum Payouts
UFC Main Card Fights - $50,000
All other UFC Fights - $20,000
All other MMA Fights - $10,000
18.5 Fight Winner Markets
18.5.1 You are betting on the selected fighter to be the official winner of the fight.
18.5.2 If the fight is officially declared a draw and no price for the draw has been quoted all markets, other than markets where the result has already been determined, will be void with stakes refunded.
18.5.3 If there is a change to the scheduled number of rounds all bets on the Fight Winner Market will stand.
18.6 Method of Victory Markets
18.6.1 You are betting on the selected fighter and the method of victory the fighter wins the fight by or the method of victory the fight is won by.
18.6.2 Knockouts (KO) includes the following outcomes:
- Referee stoppage while the fighter is standing, or while the fighter is on the canvass
- Stoppage by the doctor or the corner
- the fighter retiring due to injury.
18.6.3 Submission includes the following outcomes:
- Referee stoppage due to tap out
- Referee stoppage due to technical submission
- Fighter verbal submission.
18.6.4 If either fighter is disqualified, all bets on method of victory markets will be void with stakes refunded.
18.7 Round Betting Markets
18.7.1 You are betting on what Round the fight will end in.
18.7.2 If a fighter withdraws or the fight ends in a break between rounds the fight will be deemed to have ended in the previous round
18.7.3 If the scheduled number of rounds is changed before the fight all Round Betting Markets will be void with stakes refunded.
18.7.4 If the fight ends in a decision bets on Round Betting and Total Rounds markets will be settled as losers as the fight was not completed in any Round.
18.7.5 If a fighter is disqualified during a Round and a points decision is awarded markets will be settled on the Round in which the fight was stopped
18.8 Total Rounds Markets
18.8.1 You are betting on the number of completed Rounds in the fight.
18.8.2 If the total round number quoted includes a half round, for example Over/Under 2.5 Rounds, 2 mins 30 seconds will be the half-way point of the Round and markets will be settled on the time the fight was stopped as per the official results and statistics published by the official governing body.
18.8.3 If the fight is officially stopped at 2 minutes 30 seconds during the nominated over/under total rounds number bets will be void with stakes refunded.
18.9 Will the Fight go the Distance? Markets
18.9.1 You are betting on whether or not the fight will be finished before the completion of the final round
18.9.2 If the fight is concluded before the completion of the final round then the fight has not gone the distance.
MMA/UFC – Same Game Multi
18.10 Selection and Bet Results
18.10.1 All MMA SGM selections must win (no ties, draws or pushes) for a bet to be deemed a winner. A selection that does not win, unless explicitly specified within this document, will be settled as a loser. Where a bet includes a selection resulted as void for any reason (such as a fight being ruled no contest after it has commenced), the bet will be settled in accordance with section 4: No Contest/Abandoned Fight.
18.10.2 For instance, selections on a fighter to get the most knockdowns, in a fight which ends with zero knockdowns, and even where a tie or draw option may not have been offered through Dabble’s SGM Product, will be settled as losers.
18.11 Fight Winners
18.11.1 The winners of MMA fights will be resulted based upon the official result announced in the ring. Appeals or changes made to the winner after that point will not result in the fight being resettled (unless the change in question came from human error in the announcing of the result in the ring).
18.12 Postponed and Altered Fights
18.12.1 Where a fight does not take place as scheduled, and subsequently commences on the same calendar date (local time) as originally scheduled, all bets will stand. All bets placed on fights which are postponed or delayed beyond the calendar date of the originally scheduled time will be void, and stakes will be refunded. The exception to this rule is where fights have been made available for betting using expected or nominal times/dates, in which case they will be updated to the official schedule once it has been confirmed.
18.12.2 A substitution for one or both of the fighters in a match will cause all bets to be void and stakes to be refunded.
18.12.3 A pre-fight change to the scheduled number of rounds in a fight will cause all bets to be void, and stakes to be refunded. For the avoidance of confusion, the fight may be subsequently reopened in Dabble’s SGM Product with the amended number of rounds; if it is, bets placed from the point of that reopening will stand.
18.13 No Contest/Abandoned Fights
18.13.1 If a fight is rescheduled or cancelled prior to commencement, it falls within the 48-hour rule for postponed fights as described above. If it is abandoned or ruled no contest (NC) while the fight is ongoing, the following rules apply:
18.13.2 If every selection within a bet on the fight is already a winner where the fact of no contest/abandonment had no impact on the outcome of each selection, the bet in its entirety will be treated as a winner. For example, a 2-leg bet containing an over total knockdowns selection and one fighter to record a takedown, in a fight where the required knockdowns were reached and the relevant fighter did record a takedown before the fight was ruled a no contest or abandoned, will be treated as a winner. In this case, the abandonment had no impact on either selection. The same would not apply to an under total significant strikes selection where a fight is ruled NC while the significant strikes total is still under the chosen number, as the abandonment would impact that outcome.
18.13.3 If a single selection of a bet has lost and a fight is then abandoned or ruled NC, the bet will be treated as a loser, where regardless of the fact of abandonment, the selection(s) in question had been irrevocably concluded. For example, a bet including a fighter to record under 1.5 takedowns, in a fight where he/she recorded 2 takedowns before the fight was subsequently ruled NC, will be treated as a loser. In this case, the bet had already lost, and this outcome could not be affected in any way by whether the fight was subsequently abandoned or not.
18.13.4 If there are no losing selections within a bet and at least one void selection at the time of a fight being ruled NC, the bet will be treated as void. This rule applies where one or more selections are still undecided at the point of the ruling/abandonment, and may have won or lost if the fight had been fully completed. For example, a bet including an over total significant strikes selection, in a fight ruled NC while the total significant strikes are still below the required amount, will be treated as void. In this case, the selection was still undecided and may have won or lost but for the NC, so the bet will be voided. Similarly, a selection on the fight to last over 1.5 rounds, or on the method of victory for the fight, will be resulted as void where the fight is abandoned/ruled NC before 1.5 rounds have elapsed.
18.14 Technical Decisions
18.14.1 Where a fight ends in a technical decision, fight winner will be settled as win/lose/draw, and Method of Victory will be settled as Decision. All other markets will be settled as per the abandonment/no contest rules above. Where selections have irrevocably concluded, they will be settled as a win or loss, but otherwise where they are undecided at the point of the fight stopping, and may have won or lost if the fight had been fully completed, they will be settled as void.
18.15 Settlement Sources
18.15.1 Settlements will be based upon the statistics and results provided by the official website of the event/league/competition/governing body (www.ufc.com for UFC).
18.16 Specific Market Rulings:
18.16.1 What will the method of victory be? – The methods of victory for this market include:
18.16.2 Knockout (KO)
- A fighter retiring due to injuries
- The fight being stopped by a doctor, or a fighter’s team/corner
- The fight being stopped by a referee, where one or both fighters are standing or on the canvas, where the stoppage is not officially considered a submission.
- Disqualification of one fighter by the referee
- A fighter verbally submitting to the referee (whether the submission was made due to strikes or not)
- A referee stoppage resulting from a tap-out
- A referee stoppage resulting from a technical submission
- Unanimous, majority or split decisions
- Technical decisions
18.16.5 When will the fight end? – Decision victories do not count as wins for selections on a fight to end in round 3 of a 3-round fight, or round 5 of a 5-round fight. If a fighter withdraws or a doctor stops a fight in the period between rounds, the fight will be considered to have ended in the previous round for this market.
18.16.6 How long will the fight last? – These markets include selections on fight length by seconds, minutes or rounds.
188.8.131.52 Minutes: This market is offered in increments of 1 minute, starting from 0.5 (i.e. over/under 0.5, 1.5, 2.5 minutes, etc). Where a fight ends with the official clock showing exactly 30 seconds past a minute (e.g. 0:30, 1:30, 2:30), it will be deemed a completed half-minute for the purposes of this market, and the fight considered to have progressed to the next half-minute. For example, where a fight ends at exactly 3:30 in the first round, a selection on the fight lasting over 3.5 minutes will be settled as a winner, and a selection on under 3.5 minutes will be a loser.
184.108.40.206 Rounds: This market is offered in increments of 1 round, starting from 0.5 (i.e. over/under 0.5, 1.5, 2.5 rounds, etc). Where a fight ends with the clock at the exact halfway point of a round (e.g. 2:30 for 5-minute rounds), it will be deemed a completed half-round for the purposes of this market, and the fight considered to have progressed to the next half-round. For example, where a fight with 5-minute rounds ends at exactly 2:30 on the clock in the second round, a selection on the fight lasting over 1.5 rounds will be settled as a winner, and a selection on under 1.5 rounds will be a loser.