MMA betting is one of the fastest growing markets at sportsbooks and online gambling sites. It’s a fast-paced, action-packed sport that has a rabid fan base. The biggest fights, like Khabib Nurmagomedov’s win over Conor McGregor at UFC 229 in 2018, now sell out arenas around the world and draw massive television audiences.
The best way to bet on mma is by placing a moneyline wager, which is similar to the odds you’d find on other sports like basketball and football. The fighters are placed in different weight classes, and the oddsmakers set moneyline bets based on each matchup’s implied probability of winning. Underdog fighters have a plus (+) sign while favorite fighters have a minus (-) sign. The larger the number is for the underdog’s odds, the less likely the sportsbook believes that fighter will win.
Another popular MMA bet is the method of victory prop, which allows players to place a wager on how the fight will end. Method of victory bets are available on all kinds of ways a fight can end, including knockout, technical knockout, submission, or disqualification. In addition, you can also make a round prop, where you wager on whether the fight will go over or under a certain number of rounds.
If you’re looking for an even more exciting bet, try placing a live bet. These bets are made as the fight is happening, and the odds change based on how the fight is progressing. The most exciting live bets are on the outcome of the first round, as this is where the fighters are likely to score the most points and get the first knockdowns.
Mma fights are scored by a panel of judges, and the winner is determined by which fighter earns the most total points in the entire fight. The winners of each round are awarded ten points while the losers receive nine or fewer. In rare occurrences, a fight may be ruled a tie, but this bet is very difficult to win since the decision must be unanimous between three judges. This is why many bettors prefer to take the Over/Under for Round Totals, where they can bet on when they think a fight will end. They can also make a ‘Mixed Round’ bet, which is a combination of both Over/Under and Method of Victory Props. This bet is more profitable than individual prop bets, as it carries a higher payout. However, it’s important to study the MMA fight statistics before making this type of bet.