With MMA, there are many different types of bets and betting options. The best way to learn to bet on MMA is to get in the habit of researching each fight. The more you know about each fighter, the more likely you are to win. In addition, you can use your knowledge of the sport to make predictions on who you think will win.
The most popular type of MMA betting is the moneyline bet. The moneyline is similar to the moneyline in other sports. This means that you choose a specific fighter, and you win if he or she wins the match. The moneyline price is determined by an oddsmaker. The sportsbook is trying to get even money on each side of the line.
Another MMA bet option is grouping round bets. Typically, MMA bouts are three rounds long. However, some fighters may have longer matches, and some sportsbooks will allow you to wager on a round that ends in a draw. When you bet on a draw, you will be awarded a larger payout than if you bet on the winner.
There are also different types of MMA method-of-victory bets. For example, you can bet on a fighter winning by submission, inside the distance (ITD), or knockout. The odds will vary depending on the strengths of the fighters. You will also want to look at the history of the opponents. A fighter who has lost a close fight might have faced inferior competition, while a fighter who has won an easy bout might be more experienced.
One of the biggest problems when it comes to MMA betting is predicting which fighters will win. Often, fans will try to make predictions based on how the fighters’ records compare. This can lead to misinformation, which is why it is important to do your own research. This also means that you will be able to take advantage of opportunities when the oddsmakers do not have an accurate picture of the fight.
In addition to these bets, you can also place wagers on prop bets. These bets offer value, but you must know what to look for. Some sites only offer these kinds of bets for major fights. This is because they tend to be riskier than other MMA bets.
A parlay is a grouping of multiple bets that is usually the most risky type of MMA betting. In order to make a successful parlay, you must select all of the outcomes correctly. Some experts recommend including an over/under bet in MMA parlays, but this can be a bit risky as well. The odds for a parlay will increase with the number of wagers you place.
Finally, there are also MMA prop bets. These bets are a great way to increase your odds of winning. For example, you can bet on Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury to fight in a grouped round. This can be a good bet, especially if you have a strong sense of which fighters are prone to winning early on.