MMA betting can be a lucrative wagering opportunity for those who are knowledgeable about the sport and understand the different factors that go into making a successful bet. There are several types of MMA bets, including moneyline bets and point spread bets. Moneyline bets are straightforward bets on the winner of a fight, while point spread bets are bets on the margin of victory. In addition, there are also MMA prop bets that are bets on specific aspects of a fight, such as the method of victory or how many rounds the fight will last.
One of the most popular MMA bets is on Method of Victory, which is a wager on how a particular fighter will win a fight. This bet offers a higher payout than standard moneyline bets because it requires an in-depth knowledge of the fighter’s fighting style, strengths and weaknesses, as well as any injuries or recent performance history. It’s also important to watch the fighters at their weigh-ins as this will give a clue as to how they are feeling heading into a fight.
A KO or TKO bet is a wager on whether a particular fighter will knock out his or her opponent in the fight, while a submission bet is a wager on a fighter’s ability to use grappling techniques to subdue their opponent. A fighter can also win by a decision, which is when the referee decides a fighter is the winner after a period of time, or by disqualification. In addition, there are other ways a fight can end, such as by a technical disqualification or by one of the fighters’ cornermen throwing in the towel.
During an MMA fight, the judges will score the round based on a scoring system that awards 10 points to a winner and nine points or less to the loser. A (10) is considered a dominant round, while a (9-8) is a competitive round. In rare cases, a round can be scored a draw.
While MMA is not as well-established as other sports, the UFC draws massive crowds and has an impressive roster of fighters that span the globe. This has led to a massive number of betting markets, and there are often a variety of bets available on multiple events each night. From basic wagers such as a fighter’s win by KO to exotic prop bets like ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’, MMA betting offers something for everyone.