When it comes to fighting sports, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is the new kid on the block. Over the last decade or so, MMA has grown tremendously and now rivals boxing in terms of popularity. This has been fueled in large part by the UFC which is the biggest MMA organization and regularly holds televised fights and sells monthly Pay-Per-View events that fill major sports stadiums around the world.
While betting on MMA can be extremely exciting and profitable, there are some things you should know before placing your bets. The first step is to understand the different bet types and how to read MMA betting odds. Then you can begin to develop a betting strategy that will help you win more often than you lose.
Moneyline bets are the most common type of MMA betting and involve making a simple wager on which fighter you believe will win the fight. The odds for each fighter will be listed, with the underdog having higher odds than the favorite. For example, if a fighter is -150 and you bet $100 on them to win, you will receive $150 in winnings.
When determining which fighter to bet on in a moneyline wager, it’s important to consider the fighters’ past performance and how they have performed against their opponents. Look for a consistent style and record against top competition in the division. Also pay attention to the fighters’ weight, as a few extra pounds can be a big difference in performance.
Another type of MMA betting is called Prop bets, which are wagers on specific aspects of the fight. These bets can include the method of victory, which will likely be either a knockout (KO), technical knockout (TKO) or submission. In addition, you can bet on the round in which the fight will end, with a decision being the most common outcome.
The best way to place a bet on an MMA fight is through a mobile app, as this allows you to place your bets from anywhere. In addition, you can make bets quickly and easily, without having to wait in line at the sportsbook betting window. Mobile apps are available at all of the leading sportsbooks and can be downloaded for free by visiting their websites.