MMA betting is one of the fastest growing sports betting markets in the sports world. There are a variety of ways to bet on MMA, including lines, props, and match bets. The most popular of these types of bets involves picking which fighter will win. You can also place wagers on certain rounds of the fight. These are generally 5 minutes long. The length of the rounds in MMA bouts is not necessarily fixed, and some fights are extended to go the distance.
The most common MMA betting line is the moneyline, also known as a match bet. In this type of bet, you pick the winner of a match between two MMA fighters. Most sportsbooks will take a money bet on either side of the line. It is important to note that the price differences between the two sides may seem small, but over time they add up.
The method-of-victory bet is another popular MMA betting option. This bet is based on the actual method of victory used by the fighter, such as an inside the distance (ITD) finish, or a knockout. The odds for each method of victory will differ, depending on the strengths of the fighter and the opponent. For instance, a defensive fighter with a great submission style will be more likely to last longer than an aggressive fighter with a great reach.
The best way to bet on MMA is to do your research. There are numerous resources available that can help you understand how the public perceives MMA, and how this affects betting prices. This information can help you narrow down your choices and pick the bets that are worth your money. It is also a good idea to join MMA forums and subreddits. These communities will help you expand your knowledge of the sport and keep you informed of the latest news.
Another popular MMA bet is the Over/Under. This is the bet that predicts whether a fight will go over or under a certain number of rounds. Most fights are two rounds long. However, you can also bet on a specific round ending in a draw. The amount you win on an Over/Under bet is higher than that of a moneyline bet, which is based on the actual winner of the fight.
While it is not a common practice, some sportsbooks allow MMA bettors to make a “live” round bet, which occurs in between rounds. You can bet on which fighter will be the first to make the first punch or throw the first round. The amount you will win is dependent on the price of the round, which is set by the oddsmakers.
While it is not uncommon for a fight to end by points, a draw is rare. This is because a draw is considered to be a low-scoring, low-risk event. Some bookies will offer a three-way line on fight odds, allowing bettors to pick a fighter on both sides of the line.