UFC has become one of the biggest sports in the world, generating massive betting slates for customers. While there are many other fight events out there, the UFC attracts the top talent and holds events around the globe every week of the year. Its popularity has created a demand for mma betting, which is becoming more common as the sport continues to grow in prominence.
There are three main ways a fighter can win in MMA: a knockout, technical knockout or submission. A knockout is when the opponent falls unconscious and can’t continue fighting. A technical knockout is when the opponent is unable to defend themselves due to significant legal strikes landed by the opponent. A submission refers to an opponent submitting to a hold or move that the other fighter can’t break free from. Alternatively, the match can end by judges’ decision or disqualification.
The simplest bet to place on a UFC or MMA fight is the moneyline wager. This is where a customer selects which fighter they think will win the fight. Typically, the favorite is given lower odds than the underdog but this is not always the case. In most cases the -moneyline is less profitable than the +moneyline. The -moneyline is also called American odds and it is the amount of money you must risk to win $100.
When evaluating the MMA betting odds on a particular fight, it’s important to understand how the fighters’ styles match up. There are often differences in how fighters attack, how they grapple and their overall level of dominance. It’s a good idea to study fight film for both fighters before making a selection. Using this information, you can place a more informed bet that will give you a better chance of winning.
Another popular MMA betting option is the Over/Under rounds wager. This bet is based on the number of rounds that will pass before a winner is declared. Generally, non-championship fights last three rounds and championship or main event fights are scheduled for five rounds. The oddsmaker sets an Over/Under total based on the expected number of rounds and adds in the vig or juice to determine the actual price.
In addition to over/under round totals, MMA betting lines also offer the option of placing bets on the method of victory. This bet type is similar to a regular UFC moneyline and you can select whether the fight will finish by a knockout, technical knockout, submission or a judges’ decision.
Another bet that is available in MMA betting is the parlay, which is a multiple outcome wager. This bet type requires all outcomes to be selected correctly for a payout and can be more risky than single bets. For example, a MMA parlay bet on Dillashaw and Tate both winning their respective bouts will return $750 if all of the selections are correct.