MMA Betting

MMA betting is an exciting way to wager on combat sports, with a variety of markets and outcomes available for each fight. Unlike traditional sports betting, MMA betting can offer a much higher payout when placing winning bets. The key to successful MMA betting is doing the research before placing any bets. This includes analyzing a fighter’s record, fighting style, and strengths and weaknesses. Also, it is important to pay attention to the weigh-ins, as a fighter’s dehydration can affect their performance.

Moneyline bets are the most common MMA betting market and involve betting on which fighter will win the fight. The odds for each fighter will be listed, with the negative number indicating the favorite and the positive number indicating the underdog. Taking the underdog can be a profitable strategy, but it is important to know the fighting styles of both fighters and how their stances will impact the match. For example, an orthodox fighter may struggle to defend a southpaw attack.

Mma betting also offers several different types of prop bets, which are wagers on specific aspects of a fight. Method of victory props allow bettors to choose how they believe a fighter will win the fight, including KO/TKO, submission, and judge decision (score). Round props are similar to over/unders, except that bettors must select which of the three to five rounds the fight will end in for a better payout.

Another popular MMA prop is the Double Chance bet, which allows bettors to place a bet on a fighter to win both by submission and points. This type of bet can be very profitable if the fighter is a submission specialist and the opponent has poor defense. However, if the fighter loses by submission, it will not be a profitable bet.

In-play MMA betting is a great way to make wagers on the fight as it is happening, and DraftKings Sportsbook has some of the best odds in the industry. These odds will change based on the action of the fight, so it is important to shop around to find the best odds before making your bets. Also, if a bet on the favorite gets off to a slow start, it is often wise to hedge your position and put a small amount of money on the underdog for an improved price.

Parlay bets are a good way to maximize your potential for a big payout when betting on MMA fights. These bets require all parts of the bet to come true to win, but can pay out huge amounts if correctly predicted. For example, a $100 bet on Dillashaw and Tate both winning their respective bouts would result in a $260 payout. However, be careful not to overstretch your parlay bets, as a few incorrect picks could spell disaster. Mma is a fast-paced sport, and it can be hard to keep up with the odds of each fight as they change throughout the course of the match.