MMA betting is becoming increasingly popular with fight fans and offers a variety of options that can boost your bankroll. The most common type of wager is the moneyline bet, which involves placing a bet on which fighter you think will win the fight. MMA betting odds are listed for each fighter, with underdogs typically having lower odds than favorites. Another popular type of bet is the prop bet, which is a wager on specific aspects of a fight, such as the method of victory or the round in which the fight will end.
To place a bet on the round, simply select the over or under of the number of rounds a fight will last. The over/under is determined by judging a fight based on several factors, including effective striking, takedowns, and dominance. A judge will also look at the significant legal strikes that a fighter landed as well as any illegal ones that could lead to a point deduction. The amount of time a fighter spends on the ground will also be taken into consideration, as will their aggression and defense.
The over/under round bet is a popular bet in MMA and can be very profitable when placed correctly. However, it is important to note that a fight can be stopped in between rounds which will cause your bet to lose. In addition, if a fight goes to the judges scorecard before a full round has commenced all bets will be deemed losers.
While predicting the winner of a fight is crucial, determining how a fight will be won is equally as important. There are three methods of victory in MMA: knockout, submission, and judges decision (score). A knockout win is the most desirable result for both bettors and fans, as it is a quick and exciting way to end a fight. However, a knockout win is not always possible in MMA, especially when it comes to title or championship fights, where the fighters may be able to go for extended periods of time.
A submission win is similar to a knockout but it requires the fighter to tap out their opponent with a hold or move. A fighter may submit to a choke, armbar, or heel hook. It is important to note that the referee is responsible for protecting a fighter and can intervene if they are in danger of being knocked out or hurt. Oftentimes, the fighter’s cornermen will throw in the towel to save their teammate and the fight is declared a technical draw. A judges decision bet is more likely to result in a loss than the other two options.