MMA Betting

MMA betting can be an exciting and potentially lucrative form of wagering on fights. But in order to place successful wagers, it is essential to understand the various types of bets available, conduct thorough research and practice sound money management. This will help bettors avoid making costly mistakes and maximize their chances of winning.

Unlike football and basketball, the MMA betting market is smaller, so large bets from the public can move the lines more quickly than in other sports. This is why it’s important to study fighter matchups and look for spots where the line has shifted in your favor. It’s also a good idea to watch training camps for valuable insights into upcoming fights. For instance, if a fighter is taking a step up in class, he or she might have slower sparring sessions and may seem more off-balance.

The most basic MMA bet is the over/under rounds, which is a wager on how many total rounds the fight will last. The oddsmakers set these odds by comparing the fighters’ fighting styles and studying their previous matchups. Over/under rounds bets can offer decent payouts if the fight is finished in less than the number of round predicted.

Another popular MMA bet is the method of victory, which is a wager on whether a fighter will win by KO/TKO, submission or decision. This bet is similar to the round group bet and offers higher payouts than single-round bets. However, it is riskier because all legs of the parlay have to win in order for the bet to pay out.

Some MMA betting sites also offer odds boosts on the biggest fights of the night. These odds boosts can increase the potential payouts for bettors, but they must be placed before the start of the fight.

Some MMA sportsbooks also allow bettors to place bets on individual rounds of the fight. This type of MMA bet is often referred to as ‘exact round’ and it can be placed in-game. Exact round bets can have a high payout, but they are more difficult to win than single-round bets. Some MMA betting sites also offer bonus bets for placing these bets, which act as free money that can be used to place additional bets. These bets are typically subject to the same rules as other MMA bets. However, they are usually capped at a maximum amount. So be sure to read the terms and conditions carefully before placing any MMA exact-round bets.