MMA betting is one of the fastest growing markets at online sportsbooks. This is due to the sport’s massive following and high-profile events. While the vast majority of MMA betting action tends to be on moneyline wagers that predict who will win a fight, there are many other types of MMA bets that can be placed as well. These include over/under round bets and method of victory props.
Unlike boxing, where the majority of bets are made on individual rounds, MMA fights are typically contested over five complete rounds. This makes calculating the number of rounds to be won by either fighter more challenging for sportsbooks. To make this calculation, MMA oddsmakers look at the fighters’ styles and any advantages they might have over the opponent. They then assign a round total for the fighters’ performance in that category.
While MMA is a fast-growing sport, it hasn’t yet reached the same level of popularity and market penetration as other major sports leagues. As a result, the UFC is unlikely to benefit significantly from any future legalization of sports betting. However, it will continue to attract wagering fans and increase the amount of money that is pumped into its fights.
The main difference between MMA and other sports is that it has a wider range of fighting styles and stances. These differences can have a significant impact on the outcome of a fight. For example, a fighter with a southpaw stance can have a significant advantage versus an orthodox fighter. This type of fighter can use their natural ability to evade the defender and clinch the victory. In addition, a fighter’s stance can also affect how they are scored on the judges’ scorecards.
A bet on a fighter’s KO/TKO or DQ win is a riskier wager than a bet on their decision win, but the potential payout can be much higher. It is important to note that a knockout loss can have a negative psychological effect on a fighter and cause them to lose their edge inside the octagon. In addition, a fighter coming off a KO loss may have trouble cutting and maintaining weight for future fights.
In a KO/TKO or DQ bet, a customer can select either the first or the last KO/TD winner. A KO/TD winner will be the first fighter to knockout or disqualify another fighter in the fight. A DQ winner will be the first fighter to receive a disqualification in the fight, such as a technical decision or an illegal blow.
MMA betting props are a fun way to add some extra excitement to the action inside the Octagon. These bets are not as common as their football and baseball counterparts, but they are still available at a wide variety of online sportsbooks. They are based on the fighters’ previous performances and current form, as well as their overall skills. In order to place a winning MMA betting prop, the bettor must be correct on all of the selected outcomes.