The UFC has helped propel MMA to the forefront of the sporting world. Whether you want to place a wager on your favorite fighter or on a specific round of a fight, you’ll find a variety of options available to you. But you need to know what you’re betting on and where you can find the best odds. A little research will go a long way in helping you win big.
Moneyline bets, also known as match bets, are the most popular type of MMA bet. These bets require you to predict whether your chosen fighter will win the fight or lose. This can be done by choosing a single winner or by placing a parlay bet. You may choose to bet on a certain method of victory, such as a knockout or an inside the distance (ITD) submission. There are also a number of prop bets to choose from, which can provide a higher payout.
Over/Under bets are another popular choice. These bets allow you to guess the length of the fight, with the potential to make more money than betting on the winner. Most times, the number of rounds in a fight is listed as an over or under total. However, some sportsbooks offer a three-way line. It’s a good idea to research each fighter and their performance history before making a bet.
Parlay bets are risky, but they offer a larger payout than a single bet. A parlay is when you wager on two or more fighters, with the intent of predicting the winner of all three. In order to place a parlay, you’ll need to pick all of the outcomes correctly. When you do so, you’ll win if the fighters all win, and lose if they all lose.
If you’re not sure how to pick the winner of a UFC fight, you can consider betting on the “over” or the “under” of a specific round. The over/under is usually given as 2.5 rounds. So, if you’re looking to bet on a particular fighter, you’ll have to decide whether the fight will last two, three, or four rounds. Once you’ve picked which rounds you think the fight will last, you’ll have to choose which side to bet on.
While the public will often pick the big name, it’s important to be selective when choosing which fights to bet on. If you’re a beginner, a better option might be to look for an underdog. Not only will you be able to make more money, but you’ll have a better chance of winning with your underdog.
Another great way to bet on MMA is to place a “method of victory” bet. This is a type of wager that allows you to choose the exact method a fighter will use to win a fight. For example, if you want to bet on Khabib Nurmagomedov to win at UFC 160, you’ll have to bet that he’ll win by inside the distance or by knockout.