MMA Betting is one of the fastest growing sports betting trends. While many bettors still prefer to bet on a specific fight, MMA bets are also available on method of victory, round props and other specialty bets. As a result, the types of bets you can place are nearly endless. While bets based on emotion and whim won’t be profitable in the long run, bettors who study the fighters’ records, statistics, and style can make money betting on MMA fights.
While most local bookies don’t offer MMA betting, there are online sportsbooks that specialize in this sport. The best of these offer competitive odds and a wide range of MMA betting options. Regardless of where you place your bets, you should always compare the odds on different sites before making a final decision. In addition, it’s important to know how to read MMA betting odds. These odds showcase how much a bettor can win for every $100 wager. If a fighter is listed with plus odds, it indicates that they are considered the underdog in the fight. Likewise, if a fighter is listed with minus odds, it means they are considered the favorite in the fight.
The most common MMA bets are moneyline bets, point spreads, and parlays (or accumulators). These bets involve wagering on the winner of a particular fight, while other bets offer more specific predictions. In addition to MMA betting lines, most sportsbooks offer a variety of prop bets, which allow bettors to place wagers on a specific aspect of a match.
Mma betting offers a variety of methods of winning, including by knockout, submission, or a judges’ decision. The KO/TKO bet type is a popular choice for MMA fans, as it’s the only way to guarantee a win. However, it is important to note that there are several factors that can affect the outcome of a fight, such as a fighter’s weight cut. Extreme dehydration can reduce the amount of cerebrospinal fluid in a fighter’s brain, making them more susceptible to knockouts.
Another popular MMA bet is on the round props, which predict which rounds a fight will last. These bets are often more lucrative than over/under bets, as they reward bettor’s who choose correctly which rounds a fight will last. Moreover, some fights have no clear winner, so bettors can place a bet on the “Gone in 60 Seconds” prop to increase their payout potential.
In addition to MMA betting lines, DraftKings offers an extensive selection of UFC fantasy contests with top prizes over $50,000. However, players should be careful when betting on the DFS markets, as they may be required to verify their identities before placing a bet. This process can be time-consuming, but it is necessary for those who want to make the most of their betting experience. It’s also recommended to avoid betting on non-UFC events and minor organizations. This way, you won’t run the risk of losing your money or getting banned from the site.