MMA has grown into a global sport, and events and fights attract huge audiences. The sports betting industry has taken note and is expanding MMA coverage to include wagering options. Those looking to place a wager on an upcoming event should know what to expect from the betting process and be aware of how odds, lines, offers, and other factors can impact the outcome of a fight.
There are a few key things to consider when placing a bet on a fight, including the method of victory and a fighter’s experience. For example, younger fighters have a higher winning percentage than older fighters. When a fighter is five years younger or more, the odds on a knockout win increase significantly. It is also important to pay attention to a fighter’s weight cuts, as missing the cut can lead to dehydration and other health issues.
Mma betting offers the same types of bets as other major sports, including moneyline bets, over/under bets and prop bets. These bets are placed on the winner of a particular match, with the payout determined by the moneyline odds. In addition to these bets, many sportsbooks offer a method of victory line on the fight odds, where you can place a bet on whether the fighter will win by KO/TKO, submission, or decision.
A KO/TKO bet is simple and requires you to predict which fighter will win the fight via knockout. The payout for this bet is calculated at the same rate as a moneyline bet, and the odds are dynamic, meaning that they will change over the course of the fight as the fight unfolds. Another popular MMA bet is the over/under on rounds, with customers placing wagers on how many rounds a fight will last. A non-championship fight will typically last three rounds, while championship or main event fights will last four or more.
MMA fighters are ranked in a specific weight class, which makes it easier to compare their chances of beating an opponent. The rankings are based on the fighter’s skill level, performance in previous fights, and current form. While a fighter’s ranking may not change dramatically between a fight and its next, there are some significant trends to watch out for. For instance, a fighter’s KO/TKO record is an excellent indicator of their ability to end the fight quickly. A fighter with a high KO/TKO record is likely to win the fight in the early rounds, while a fighter with a lower KO/TKO record will struggle to make it to the later rounds.