MMA Betting Basics
MMA betting is a relatively new form of sports wagering that has grown in popularity over the past few years. Like other popular sports, MMA betting offers a variety of wagering options and can be profitable for experienced bettors.
Typically, there are three different types of MMA bets: moneyline/match bets, over/under bets, and parlays. Each of these bets have their own rules, odds, and payouts.
Moneyline/match bets are the most common type of MMA bet, and they allow you to wager on the winner of a fight. These bets can be very lucrative when a fighter wins their match up, but they can also be risky and not as profitable as other types of MMA bets.
Over/Under bets are another popular MMA bet, and they’re based on how many rounds a fight will last before a winner is declared. These bets can be tricky to understand in MMA, as the amount of rounds is usually small and fighters tend to vary in their style.
A grouped round bet is similar to an over/under bet but involves betting on each round of a fight. This is an interesting MMA bet because it can give you a better idea of how long a fight might last.
Grouped round bets are more common in boxing, but they’re available for MMA as well. These bets are usually made on the first round, second round, or third round of a fight.
The best way to profit from these bets is to study a fighter’s performance history and find out how they’ve fared against other opponents in their career. This can be a good way to pick a fighter’s strengths and weaknesses, which can be helpful in analyzing their upcoming matchup.
If a fighter has a strong KO/TKO record and has won their last three matches, they’re likely to win this particular matchup as well. However, if they haven’t won their last three matches or haven’t won any of their previous five matches, it’s a good idea to look for a more favorable MMA bet on them.
In addition to a fighter’s KO/TKO and submission record, you should also consider their overall fighting style and stance (orthodox or southpaw). Orthodox fighters tend to have better clinch defense than southpaw fighters, so if they can get a slick takedown and land a few kicks, they could win this bet as well.
Likewise, if a fighter has a great submission record and has won their last five matches, they’re likely to win this matchup as well. This can be a good way to profit from these bets, as they can be a great way to predict a fighter’s chances of winning.
One of the most important MMA bets is a parlay, which allows you to wager on multiple fight outcomes in a single bet. Parlays are a riskier MMA bet, but they can be very lucrative if you’re right on all of the bet’s outcomes.