Types of MMA Betting

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Fight sports like MMA have exploded in popularity in recent years and a thriving betting market has grown alongside it. Unlike boxing, where most betting action takes place on the moneyline, MMA offers more options for wagering and has many different types of bets available. While betting on a specific outcome is popular, many people also choose to make prop bets that predict other aspects of the fight. Whether it’s on the method of victory or how long the fight will last, these bets can offer lucrative returns and add a lot of excitement to the game.

Round totals are another common type of MMA betting. These bets are based on the number of rounds the fight will last and can be placed on individual rounds or various groupings of rounds. For example, a bet on the over/under of 2.5 rounds means that the fighter must win by at least half way through the third round for a winner to be declared. Often times, these bets are easier to win than bets on the exact round the fight will end in.

This bet type is a great way to test your knowledge of a specific fighter’s style and how they will perform against their opponent. For instance, a grappler will use wrestling techniques and is more likely to force their opponent into a submission. An aggressive fighter, on the other hand, will be more likely to score a knockout or TKO. Taking this into account can help you narrow down your bets and increase your chances of winning.

The round betting option in MMA is quite popular and is similar to over/under bets in other sports. The bets are based on the amount of time it will take for a particular round to end and can be placed on individual rounds or on groups of rounds. In order to place a bet on the over, you must place a bet of $100 on the ‘Over’ while a winning bet on the under will return -130 for every 100 dollars wagered.

MMA matches can be played in either three or five rounds depending on the match up. Generally, championship fights are held over five rounds while other fights are fought over three rounds. Regardless of the length of the fight, you can bet on whether a specific round will be won by KO, TKO or DQ.

In the MMA betting world, one of the biggest controversies in recent history has been related to illegal sportsbook activity that led to a suspected fix between Shayilan Nuerdanbieke and Darrick Minner. This controversy was sparked by suspicious line movement prior to the fight and allegations that James Krause, Minner’s coach, acted as an agent between offshore bookmakers and gamblers. Krause openly discussed his gambling habits and even hosted a Discord channel where he distributed betting tips to his followers. This has led to a federal investigation into the sport. The UFC has since updated its rules to include that coaches cannot bet on their own fighters.