The Basics of MMA Betting That You Should Know Mixed Martial Arts is definitely becoming very popular all over the globe. You’ll see young ones trying to learn it whether they are scrawny boys or even women. Others are joining in the bandwagon by MMA betting, aside from getting all the action without the gore, MMA betting fanatics also get to earn from their favorite hobby. MMA betting isn’t difficult to understand—in fact, if you’re familiar with betting on boxing you’re already there as the majority of betting on UFC and MMA events is identical. Today, we are going to tackle the basics of MMA betting which are very simple. Sportsbooks online offers moneyline odds on each competitor in a fight and you can pick the winner. If the fighter that you have bet on wins then you reap the rewards. MMA Betting Odds Fighter A: -200 Fighter B: +150 Betting on Fighter A would require you to lay $200 in order to win $100. In order to bet on Fighter B, you only need to bet $100 to win $150. This is so because Fighter A is a favorite and the underdog is Fighter B. Favorites are often well known and experienced fighters so they can be quite expensive to bet on as opposed to underdogs. Although some sportsbooks offer prop bets with big moneyline payouts in the event of a draw, basic straight wagers return your bet in the event of a draw or ‘no contest’.
Over/Under Round Prop This is an increasingly common form of bet in MMA betting. This is also the same with boxing and is rather simple for beginners to understand. For this type of bet the bookmaker will post odds for a fight going ‘Over’ or ‘Under’ a particular round—for example, a fight could have an Over/Under of 2.5 rounds. If a bettor bets the ‘Over’ if the fight ends at 2:31 of round three or later he’s a winner. If he has the ‘Under’ he wants the fight to end before that point. Understand that different bookmakers have their own way of expressing these propositions that can change the specifics of a winning bet. Knock-Out or Submission There are also bets on how the fight will end whether it will end by knock-out or submission by a particular fighter. For example, a book will quote prices on each fighter winning by submission, knockout or decision. Some books will offer bets on whether a fighter will win ‘inside the distance’ by KO or submission or not. Finally, books will offer a big payout of 10/1 or more if a fight ends in a draw.