The thrill of a fight can be heightened even more when you have some money riding on the outcome. Betting on MMA is becoming increasingly popular, and a good UFC betting site will allow you to maximise your profits by offering competitive odds for all the main fights on each card. While betting on MMA matches is not without risk, there are ways to minimise the chances of losing your money, and these include betting with bookmakers who release odds that are 5-10% lower than those at other sites.
The most common mma betting bet is the money line, which offers you odds on whether or not a fighter will win their fight. The moneyline odds are displayed on electronic wagering displays and wagering sheets with the minus (-) symbol indicating the favorite, and the plus (+) symbol indicating the underdog. The odds on a specific fighter can also be displayed as a pick’em, which means there is no clear favorite or underdog and the fight could go either way.
MMA betting also includes props on the method of victory, with bettors able to choose from a variety of options including KO/TKO, Submission, and Points. You can also bet on how many rounds the fight will last, with bettors able to place Over/Under wagers on the expected number of rounds completed in the match. When making your bets, be sure to take into account the fighting styles of each fighter. Southpaw fighters can gain an advantage versus orthodox fighters, and this can have a significant impact on the outcome of a fight.
Another important factor to consider is a fighter’s weight class. A fighter who is moving up or down in weight class may struggle to cut weight and maintain it during camp, and this can have a negative impact on their performance in the octagon. Bettors should also be wary of fighters who are coming off a knockout loss, as this can have a psychological impact on them and cause them to become more cautious in the ring.
The Over/Under round total is a popular bet in MMA and is available at most sportsbooks. Depending on the fight’s matchup, the fighters’ styles, and the number of rounds scheduled, oddsmakers will set an Over/Under total and offer prices for each. The Over/Under prices will include the vig or juice, which is the markup the sportsbook takes for each bet. The Over/Under price will fluctuate throughout the course of a fight, so be sure to check back regularly for updated odds.
Lastly, bettors can make MMA spread betting wagers on how many points a fighter will win by in the fight. Unlike regular moneyline bets, the fighters must score points on each judge’s scorecard in order for the bet to win. This is also referred to as a ‘point spread’ wager and is much more lucrative than betting on individual rounds. This type of MMA betting is typically offered live, after the initial bell rings.