Betting on MMA fights is a great way to make some extra money. MMA is a unique sport that combines a variety of martial arts styles into one matchup, including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Greco-Roman wrestling.
MMA is a popular betting game because it offers a wide range of wagering options and odds. In addition to betting on the winner, you can also bet on how many rounds will be played, if the fight will end in a KO/TKO, submission, or judge decision, and whether the match will end in a draw.
There are several types of MMA bets, but some are more popular than others. The two most common are Over/Under and Match Betting.
The Over/Under is a popular bet that consists of betting on the number of rounds that will be completed in a fight. This type of bet has a predetermined Over/Under line, and if you place the correct bet, you’ll win if the fight finishes beyond or under this number.
Over/Under is a great bet for those who want to place a big bet, but who aren’t sure which fighter will win. It’s important to note that the oddsmakers do not consider a fighter’s past performance when setting Over/Under lines, so it’s best to analyze the opponent’s previous record before placing a bet on him or her.
Some bettors believe that the UFC’s oddsmakers have a bias against favorites in MMA matches. While this isn’t always the case, the perception is that some fighters get paid heavy amounts of money and are therefore likely to tip the scales in their favor.
Often, the favorite will be the fighter who has won more fights. If this is the case, it’s a good idea to bet on an underdog to beat the favorite. The underdog has a higher probability of winning than the favorite.
Another good place to look for value bets is a fighter who has a lower than average price. These bets can be found in the odds section, and you’ll find them next to the fighter’s name.
The most valuable underdogs in MMA are fighters who haven’t been widely recognized by the public. They may be a bit undersized, or they may haven’t had as much time to develop their game.
It’s also important to be aware of fighters who are struggling to gain weight, which can lead to a late weigh-in. These fighters may be starving or dehydrating themselves to avoid making the weight cut.
These tactics can leave them drained when the fights start, giving their underdog opponents a chance to steal the show. This is especially true of fights with big pay-per-view draws.
In the UFC, there are several different weight divisions to choose from. In addition, fighters are required to weigh in the day before the fight. This can be a disadvantage for those who aren’t ready for the weight cut, and it can even put them at risk of a knee injury.