Mma betting is a relatively new option for those looking to place a bet on an MMA fight. While most fights will have some form of a moneyline or over/under, there are also many other options that can increase the payout potential of your wager. These are known as MMA prop bets and they often come with a higher risk than other types of bets, but can provide a much bigger payout if the bet is successful.
Some of the most popular MMA prop bets include a fighter’s method of victory and round bets. When a fighter wins by submission, for example, this is a great indicator of their ability to defend against an opponent’s attacks. The same goes for a knockout win, as this is another way that fighters can be measured against their opponents. In MMA, it is important to take note of the physical traits of a fighter as well, such as their reach and weight. A fighter with a longer reach can keep their opponents at bay while those with heavierweights may have more power in their punches and strikes.
In addition to a bet on the winner of a fight, you can also place bets on which round the stoppage will occur in. This type of bet is more precise than a moneyline or over/under and can yield a higher payout, especially in a fight with an expected quick stoppage. For example, the Nurmagomedov-Ferguson fight is expected to end in a quick submission, so placing a bet on the first or last round could pay out big.
As the UFC continues to dominate the MMA world, there are more opportunities than ever before to make a bet on a fight. MMA events now span the globe and feature some of the best fighters in the sport. And, thanks to the proliferation of mobile devices, you can now place a bet on any upcoming UFC event from the comfort of your home or office.
While the UFC has seen tremendous growth in recent years, it still accounts for only a small percentage of sportsbooks’ overall wagering handle. That said, the UFC does benefit from legal sports betting as it increases viewership and helps attract new gamblers to the sport. However, it is unlikely that the UFC will ever overtake boxing as the top draw in the sports betting industry. Regardless, the growing popularity of MMA makes it a lucrative market for sportsbook operators to consider as they seek out ways to expand their offerings.