When it comes to MMA betting, one thing to keep in mind is to stay within the betting range. Most MMA organizations weigh their fighters the day before the event, with the exception of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which weighs fighters the morning of the event. While this provides a better window of opportunity to pick winners, predicting five, six, or seven fights correctly is a challenge. Nevertheless, this strategy can yield some great profits if you know the rules and have some experience with betting in the sport.
Another important tip for MMA betting is to watch as much MMA as you can. For example, in the UFC, two cage sizes are used. The main cage is 756 square feet, while the smaller one is only 518 square feet. Although smaller cages will likely result in more exchanges, they are not necessarily better for fighters who move a lot. That being said, it is good to keep an eye on these statistics.
The most straightforward MMA bet is an outright winner bet, which simply requires you to pick a winner. The payout for this type of bet is usually much higher than for betting on the winner. Other popular MMA bets include the over/under for round totals, which is an option for betting on when the fight ends. A little bit of research can go a long way in helping you make the best choice when it comes to MMA betting.
If you’re a beginner, it’s a good idea to sign up for a sportsbook that offers promotions. Some sportsbooks will offer big signup bonuses, but they may not offer the best odds for betting on MMA events. Also, look for sportsbooks that have a good track record and stable software. A quality sportsbook will offer plenty of wagering options and a wide range of MMA betting odds.
There are three types of odds used in MMA betting. You can select from American Odds, Fractional Odds, and Decimal Odds. Depending on where you’re betting, each of these odds may change based on the latest fighter news. However, odds for MMA fights will generally be reflected in American Odds. In this case, the favorite’s odds will be higher than the other side’s, unless the latter has more recent news.
In addition to over and under bets, you can also bet on whether the bout will go the distance. This bet pays out if the bout lasts more than three rounds. If you’re betting on a bout that lasts more than two rounds, you’ll need to predict which method will win the bout. You can bet on knockout (KO), judges’ decision, or submission. The decision will depend on the decision of the judges, and it can be unanimous, split, or majority-decision.
Regardless of how many rounds the fight goes, it will feature action. Betting on a fighter who fails to answer the bell in a round will result in a loss, and betting on a draw will result in a refund of any wagers placed on the boxer’s performance. When betting on the Over/Under total, you should know that the oddsmakers do not expect a fight to go the full eight rounds, so it’s important to understand these odds.