MMA betting has exploded in popularity over the past decade. Most of the fights involve the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brand, and there are numerous events held every week. The UFC is the top mixed martial arts sport in the world, and it attracts the best fighters. However, the public is also eager to bet on MMA and there are many sportsbooks that offer a variety of MMA wagers. Before you jump in, be sure to understand what the options are.
In addition to betting on specific rounds or methods of victory, you can also place bets on the length of a match. You can wager on the number of rounds a fight will last, or the amount of time an underdog will last against a favorite.
Another popular form of MMA betting is the moneyline bet. This is similar to the moneyline bets used in other sports. For example, a $100 bet on Kamaru Usman to win in the second round would return $300. It is important to note that the odds are set by the oddsmakers. If a bet is made on the underdog, the bettor is awarded a smaller payout, but the chances of winning are greater.
Some people like to bet on the judges’ decision. The decision can be in favor of one fighter, or it can be split, with two judges determining the outcome. There are many ways to wager on the judges’ decision, but the most common are the majority, or a split, and a unanimous decision. A unanimous decision means that all three judges have agreed on the winner.
One of the more difficult types of MMA bets is the method-of-victory bet. This allows a bettor to bet on a specific method of victory, such as a knockout or submission. To make a successful method-of-victory bet, a bettor must be able to predict how a fight will end. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources to help a bettor learn how to do this.
Another form of MMA bet is the parlay bet. This type of bet requires a bettor to predict a number of different outcomes for a fight. As the name suggests, this is a much riskier bet than the other MMA bets, because it requires the bettor to correctly pick all of the fight’s outcomes. Once a bettor has selected the correct fight’s outcomes, he or she can then place a bet on a specific round.
Unlike other types of sports, the public is not generally interested in analyzing the fighting styles of each fighter. Instead, the public is generally focused on a “feel-good” story or the popular favorite. Luckily, there are online forums and other resources to help MMA bettors learn how to spot these factors. By understanding how public opinion and media coverage of MMA plays into betting prices, a bettor can be more successful at picking the right MMA bets.
Betting on the Over/Under is another common MMA bet. Typically, MMA bouts are only a few minutes in length. Many of these fights are not covered by the bookmakers, so a bettor can use this option to try to get a sense of how long the fight will last.