Mixed martial arts is a thrilling sport that combines various fighting styles in one sizzling event. Whether you’re a fan of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Greco-Roman wrestling or straight freestyle, you can bet on UFC fights with BetAmerica’s online sportsbook and mobile apps. Live bets, which are placed as the fight is happening, can be an especially fun way to wager on the action in the octagon.
Moneyline betting in MMA is the same as in boxing and other popular sports. You place a wager on which fighter you think will win a fight, and the payout is determined by the moneyline odds. Typically, three methods of victory are offered: win by KO/TKO, win by submission and win by decision. The favored fighter’s odds are shown with a plus sign, while the underdog’s odds have a minus sign.
When placing a moneyline bet, it’s important to research a fight and its fighters. There are a lot of websites that have extensive statistics and form information, which can help you craft better bets. You should also pay attention to the fight schedule, as many MMA events are delayed or postponed for a variety of reasons.
MMA odds are dynamic, meaning that the odds for a specific matchup will change as the fight gets closer to its scheduled date. This is because of the number of injuries, fighter withdrawals and other factors. As a result, you should always check the latest odds before making any bets.
In addition to the standard moneyline bets, MMA sportsbooks offer a wide variety of prop and future bets. These bets are based on specific elements of a fight and can be quite lucrative. You can wager on who will get the first knockdown, attempt the first submission maneuver and even whether or not the fighters will touch gloves before the fight begins.
Another great bet type is the over/under for rounds. This is a wager on how many rounds the fight will last. A typical over/under is set at 2.5 rounds, but it can be adjusted depending on the fighters in a fight and their fighting styles.
Round bets are more precise than the moneyline and over/under and can yield larger payouts. These bets require you to select which round you believe a fight will end, and they’re available at most top sportsbooks. A bet on a particular round can pay off big if you’re correct, but it’s difficult to be consistently accurate.
Method of victory bets are a popular MMA wager and can include winning by KO/TKO, DQ or submission. The odds for these bets will be different from those for the fight’s overall outcome, but they are still based on the probability that a particular fighter will win a given round. Typically, these bets are less expensive than a moneyline bet, but they’re more risky. If you choose the wrong method, your bet will lose. However, if you win your bet, you’ll get a much bigger payout than you would with a standard moneyline bet.