MMA is a competitive sport, and there are many factors that will affect the outcome of your wager. These factors include the physical qualities of your fighter, their strategy, and their history of performance.
In MMA, a fight usually lasts for a number of rounds. Oftentimes, the end of the fight is determined by the judges’ scorecards. However, there are also exterior factors that can determine the outcome. For example, fighters may have had injuries, or recently undergone changes to their training staff. Also, the public’s perception of the fighter can impact their odds.
There are several different MMA betting markets, including moneyline bets, round bets, and method of victory bets. Depending on your wager, these markets can yield huge payouts. Moneyline bets are similar to moneyline wagers in other sports, and involve laying a fixed amount of money to win a set amount of money.
Method of victory bets allow you to predict how a certain fighter will come out on top. There are a number of methods to win a MMA fight, such as a submission or knockout. A high-paced, aggressive fighter will likely win over a more passive fighter. This is because the aggressive fighter will be more willing to take advantage of his opponent’s weakness and try to end the fight early. Alternatively, a passive fighter will be more inclined to fend off attacks early on and be ready to win later in the fight.
Round bets are a more precise way to pick a winner for a specific round of the bout. These are generally placed on a fighter who is favored in the bout, although some bettors will bet on an underdog.
One of the most popular MMA bets is the Over/Under. The Over/Under bet is based on the total number of rounds the fight will go. Typically, a championship match will last five or six rounds, and a draw will happen very rarely. When placing an ‘Under’ bet, you are betting that the fight will finish under the total number of rounds. If you place a $100 bet on a ‘Under’, you will receive $175 if the fight ends under the total number of rounds.
Another popular MMA bet is a parlay. Parlay bets are similar to a moneyline bet, except that the parlay depends on all of the parts coming true. It’s important to understand that if one of the parts fails, you will lose your entire bet. Therefore, it is important to know how much you’re willing to risk before placing a bet.
Props can also be a good way to bet. These bets can offer value, but are often riskier. Some bettors use “MMA Math” to divert their attention from studying the fight film and handicapping styles. Be sure to do plenty of research before placing a bet.
In-play MMA betting can be exciting, and can result in big returns. The only downside is that you don’t always know who will win.