MMA Betting

mma betting

When betting on MMA, there are several different wager types. The most common is on the fight outcome, which includes a number of different options, including win by KO, win by submission and win by decision. There is also a possibility that the match will end in a draw. These types of bets can make for a fun and exciting way to watch an MMA fight.

Another popular wager is the over/under round total. This is a bet on how many rounds the fight will last and can be made on both pre-fight and in-play odds. The Over/Under round total is set by the oddsmakers based on a number of factors, such as the fighters’ fighting styles and the expected duration of the fight. Oddsmakers will then charge a margin, or vig, on the Over/Under bets to cover their costs.

MMA is a sport that has multiple weight classes and fighters often move up or down in class depending on their success. This can cause some fighters to struggle with making weight. They may have to starve themselves and skip meals in order to make the weight limit. This can lead to them being exhausted and drained in the octagon and potentially giving their opponent an advantage.

One of the most important things to consider when placing a mma bet is the fighters’ history and style. It’s vital to know your fighters and understand their strengths and weaknesses, how they fight and what type of record they have in the octagon. The more you study the fights and fighters, the better you will be able to handicap them.

When making a bet on the fight outcomes, it’s essential to know how MMA rules work. The fights are scored by judges, who take a variety of factors into consideration, including effective striking, takedowns and dominance. For example, Khabib Nurmagomedov landed 21 takedowns on Abel Trujillo in their fight at UFC 160 and this shows dominance in the judge’s eyes.

In the octagon, there have been a total of 546 fights, with 225 ending by knockout and 138 by submission. It is therefore crucial to stay up to date with all the latest MMA news, as it can help you to predict which fighters will win by knockout or submission.

In-play MMA betting is an option where you can place bets during the fight with live odds that are constantly updating. This type of MMA betting can be riskier as you need to get all the outcomes correct to win, but it can provide some great rewards. You can even make parlays, which are bets on multiple fight outcomes, for higher payouts. A good tip is to keep parlays to three picks or less at a time, as they can be more difficult to correctly predict than individual single bets. Moreover, the odds on a parlay will decrease over time due to more bets being placed on the same result. So, you’ll want to place your bets early to maximise the value of your wagers.