The popularity of MMA has exploded over the last decade. It now competes with boxing for the spotlight as fight sports have taken center stage in the United States. This explosive growth has led to a wide variety of bet types and betting opportunities on UFC fights and other MMA events.
Moneyline bets are the simplest form of MMA betting. They involve a customer simply selecting a winner of a particular fight and placing their wager on that result. Moneyline odds are not as long as those of other MMA betting markets, so this is a good bet type for new customers.
Another popular MMA bet is the over/under round total. This bet involves predicting how many rounds the fight will last before a winner is declared. This bet uses a betting line that is set by oddsmakers and is based on the fighters’ fighting styles, experience, and the number of rounds scheduled for the fight. Typically, the Over/Under bet will have a lower number than that of other sports betting lines and a higher amount of juice (vig) added to the overall odds.
In addition to Over/Under round bets, MMA fans can place wagers on the method of victory. There are three ways a fight can be won in MMA: by knockout, technical knockout, and submission. Each of these methods has its own specific rules that a fighter must follow to win.
A bet on the method of victory is also a great way to enhance your enjoyment of an MMA fight. Knowing how a particular fighter wins is critical for betting on that fighter’s future performances and can help you decide whether or not to invest in their next fight. A quick glance at a fighter’s record can give you an idea of how much risk and reward is involved in their next bet, but you should take a deeper dive into a fighter’s wins/losses and how they came about to get the best picture of their ability.
MMA betting also offers a wide variety of prop bets that are unique to the sport. These bets are typically offered well in advance of the fight and are often adjusted as the fight progresses. Prop bets can be placed on just about anything that is related to a fight and can include things like a fighter’s stance, which is referred to as their orthodox or southpaw status.
A parlay bet is a more complex form of MMA betting and requires all selected outcomes to occur in order to win the wager. For example, a parlay bet on Oliveira, Albazi, and Yadong winning their respective fights would return $750 for a $100 bet. Parlays are a riskier MMA betting option, but offer greater rewards than individual bets.