MMA betting is an exciting way to get involved with a fight without being in the arena. You can place a bet on the winner of a particular fight or on a particular round. There are also prop bets on specific methods of victory, such as knockout, submission or points. These bets can be placed in-person at a sportsbook or online with the use of an MMA betting site.
The most basic MMA wager is a money line bet, which is based on the probability that a fighter will win their fight. A favorite will have a minus symbol in front of their odds, while an underdog will have a plus symbol. The minus indicates the odds against a fighter winning, and the plus shows how much you can win if you bet on them. For example, Ferguson’s MMA betting odds are +230, meaning you can win $230 for every $100 wagered on him.
MMMA betting can be done both in-person and online, and the odds for each match are dynamic and changing based on how people are betting. Oftentimes, the lines will change from the time they open up to the day of the fight and any new fighter news can affect the odds. You can also bet on a fight while it is happening with live betting, which allows you to bet on the outcome of the fight based on real-time action taking place inside the cage.
In addition to placing bets on who will win, you can place a bet on how many rounds the fight will last by betting on the over/under rounds. This bet type is popular with MMA fans, as it is typically less expensive than placing a bet on who will win. However, it is important to note that MMA fights tend to go more quickly than other sports, which makes the over/under rounds bet a little riskier than others.
It is also important to do research on both fighters before making a bet. This can include looking at their fight history, how they have fought in the past and what their style is. Having technical insight into the fighting styles of both fighters can help you spot opportunities for bets and can improve your chances of winning long term. For instance, some fighters have better takedown defense than others and might be better suited to an aggressive style where they can seek out early knockouts.
It is also important to consider the stance of each fighter, as some MMA fighters are orthodox while others are southpaw. In some cases, this can give one fighter an advantage over another as a southpaw’s natural stance may be difficult for an orthodox fighter to defend against. This can be particularly true when two fighters have very different fighting styles.