MMA Betting Options

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MMA betting is one of the fastest-growing markets at sportsbooks and online. Despite the fact that the sport is still relatively new, it has already built a fervent following among sports fans and bettors. As a result, the oddsmakers at most online sportsbooks offer a wide variety of wagering options for fans. These include the moneyline, method of victory and total rounds.

The moneyline wager on MMA is the simplest form of a bet, where the customer simply selects a winner. This is done by comparing the fighters’ styles and determining any advantages that either may have over the other. In addition, the stance of each fighter should be taken into account as southpaw fighters can have an advantage over orthodox fighters.

Another popular MMA betting option is the over/under round total. This is set by the oddsmakers and it is calculated based on the number of rounds scheduled for the fight as well as the fighting styles of both fighters. The oddsmakers will then assign a price to both the Over and the Under (also known as the vig or juice) based on their implied probability of the fight reaching that round total.

A fighter’s past performance in a particular weight class can also affect how he or she will perform in a fight against an opponent from a different weight class. This is because MMA has multiple weight classes and fighters often move up or down in class depending on their success in the octagon. Some fighters struggle to make the required weight and can undergo drastic measures in order not to miss the cut, such as starving themselves or dehydrating heavily.

As a result, some fighters will be more prone to injury than others. This is why it is important to research the history of a fighter and his or her opponents before placing a bet. This includes a fighter’s record against opponents from different weight classes. It is also a good idea to check the fighter’s weigh-in schedule as those who have missed the mark in the past can be prone to repeating the same mistakes again.

The Method of Victory bet allows customers to place a wager on which fighter will win a specific method of stoppage. There are three methods of victory in MMA: KO/TKO, decision or submission. This type of bet offers the best payout of all the MMA betting options and is available at most sportsbooks. The payout is determined by the moneyline odds and can be quite lucrative. The odds are usually displayed as (+ or -) signs and reflect the chances that a fighter will win by a certain method. For example, a bet on a fighter to win by KO would return a profit of $300 for a $100 stake. This bet can also be placed on the final score of a fight. If a fighter wins by knockout or submission he or she will be paid out even if the fight goes to the judges.