When betting on MMA fights, there are several types of wagers to choose from. These include moneyline bets and over/under bets. In addition, some sportsbooks also offer prop bets, which are wagers on specific events in the fight. These bets can pay out big returns and are a lot of fun to make. Prop bets are also more risky than other bet types. However, if you research the fighters and the rules of the fight, you can minimize your risk and maximize your profits.
Mma betting is a fast-growing industry and you can find bets on almost any event at reputable sportsbooks. Many online bookmakers offer an easy-to-use interface, and you can place bets in seconds. You can also use a mobile app to place bets on the go. You can even place a bet on the outcome of an upcoming fight while you’re watching it on TV. If you’re new to MMA betting, it’s important to read up on the rules of each fight and the fighters competing. It’s also a good idea to keep up with MMA news, as any developments could affect the odds of a certain bet.
There are many different ways to win a MMA fight, including by knockout, technical knockout, submission, or judges’ decision. You can also bet on how many rounds the fight will last. If you bet on the over, it means that you expect the fight to last more than 2.5 rounds. On the other hand, if you bet on the under, you expect the fight to end in less than 2.5 rounds.
If you’re betting on the KO/TKO round bet, you have to pick which fighter will win in a specific round. The payouts for this bet are higher than for other bet types, but it’s still difficult to predict. It’s important to study the fighters’ fighting styles and history to determine which method of victory they are most likely to use in a given round. For example, a grappler is more likely to win by submission than a striker, and a fighter who lands significant legal strikes may be more likely to score a KO.
Another popular MMA betting type is the over/under bet on the number of rounds in a fight. This bet can be placed on any round, and the odds will change during the fight based on real-time action. It’s also a good idea for bettors to watch the weigh-ins prior to the fight, as this can give them a better sense of how long a fight will last and what the weight difference will be.
Lastly, there are also over/under bets on the number of total points scored in a fight. This bet is based on the scoring system used by MMA judges, which takes a variety of factors into account. These include effective striking, wrestling and grappling skill, dominance, aggressiveness, and defense. In most cases, a fighter who scores a majority of points will win the fight.