MMA betting has grown in popularity over the past decade and is now a major source of sports wagering revenue. While the UFC still accounts for the lion’s share of these wagers, several other smaller promotions also offer MMMA fights and have a large following as well. In addition to traditional KO/TKO wagers, MMA bettors can place prop bets such as method of victory and winning round, among others. Prop bets can pay out big, but they are more difficult to make than standard KO/T wagers.
MMMA fighting is a very fast-paced sport, with rounds lasting only five minutes. This short length has led to a variety of betting opportunities. Depending on the style of the fighters involved, oddsmakers will set an Over/Under total for the number of rounds that a match is expected to last. If the Over/Under bet is higher than the actual number of rounds completed, the bettor wins. The lower the total, the more vig (or juice) is charged to the sportsbook.
When placing a bet on MMA fights, it is important to consider the fighters’ records and style. While most modern-day fighters are well rounded and train in a variety of disciplines, they each have their strengths and weaknesses. In addition, certain weather conditions can wreak havoc on a fighter’s performance. For example, Fabricio Werdum tapped out a gassed-out Cain Velasquez in Mexico City, where the altitude was a significant factor.
Another way to bet on MMA fights is to place a moneyline bet. This type of bet entails selecting a fighter to win a fight by scoring a knockout. MMMA moneyline odds are based on the relative likelihood that a fighter will win, with favorites usually carrying a plus symbol in front of their odds and underdogs carrying a minus symbol. The best way to place a moneyline bet is through live betting, which allows bettors to place their bets during the fight itself.
In-play betting on MMA fights is an exciting and rewarding form of gambling. The in-play betting markets open after the pregame bets have been made and offer up a wide range of betting options for the fight to come. These bets are often more lucrative than pre-fight betting, as they focus on the action that is happening inside the octagon rather than what may have happened in previous fights.
In-play betting on MMA fights has become increasingly popular and is offered by many online sportsbooks. The biggest sportsbook in the world, DraftKings, offers a full range of betting options on all UFC events and is the official UFC betting partner. In addition to live bets, DraftKings also offers a state-of-the-art Fight Clock that can be used to make real-time bets during the fight itself. This technology is an industry-first and can provide bettors with a more immersive experience.