MMA Betting Basics

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MMA betting is an exciting and fast-paced sport that features a variety of bet types. In addition to wagering on who will win a fight, bettors can place bets on how the fight will end and total rounds. In-play wagers are available during a fight and the odds will update based on the action inside the Octagon. The majority of MMA betting handle tends to be on simple wagers on who will win the fight, but there are many other wagers that can be placed.

A key component in MMA betting is understanding the style of each fighter and how they match up against one another. Paying attention to the number of KOs and TKOs a fighter has scored in their career is also an important factor. A fighter that has a high number of knockout wins will be more likely to finish a fight early and score multiple KO’s in a fight. A fighter that has a low number of KO’s and TKO’s may be more likely to go the distance and score multiple submission victories in a fight.

In MMA, there are three different ways that a fighter can win a fight: a judge decision victory, a submission victory, and a knockout victory. Understanding each of these victories will help bettors determine the best way to handicap a particular fight. For example, if a fighter is coming off a knockout loss, they are more likely to be cautious in their next fight and lose their edge inside the octagon. In this case, it is best to bet on a fighter who has never lost via a KO.

Similarly, a fighter that is fighting at an older age may have a lower win percentage in their career than a younger competitor. This is because the body has a tendency to deteriorate with age and some fighters struggle to make it up to their fighting weight. In this situation, bettors should be sure to check a fighter’s weigh-in history to see if they have had any issues with making weight and how this could impact their performance in the fight.

Another bet type unique to MMA is the method of victory bet. This bet type is a good option for predicting how the fight will end and offers odds on both a KO victory, submission victory, or a judges decision victory. In MMA, judges will take into account a range of factors including effective striking, grappling, dominance, and aggressiveness. In addition, judges will consider how each fighter performs in each round, such as the number of significant legal strikes landed, as well as illegal attacks that can lead to a point deduction if the referee sees fit.

One of the best things about MMA betting is that bettors can make over/under bets on how many total rounds a fight will last. This is because MMA matches are only scheduled for a certain number of rounds and each round lasts five minutes. Oddsmakers will set an Over/Under total for each fight based on the expected number of rounds to be completed and then add a margin, or vig, to both sides of the line to compensate for their risk. If a fight is stopped before a scheduled number of rounds are completed then any bets on the Over/Under will be settled as winners.