If you’re thinking of wagering on MMA fights, it’s important to understand the rules and history of the sport. Moreover, you should also familiarize yourself with the fighting styles of the fighters you are betting on. This will help you predict their strengths and weaknesses. In addition, it’s important to know if the fighters have any recurring injuries. It is also important to examine the fighters’ track record against specific opponents. Many bettors make mistakes by doing what is known as “MMA math” – comparing the records of two fighters and assuming that a fighter who beats one of their opponents must win against the other. This can be misleading because fighters are rated based on a wide range of criteria, including effective striking, submission techniques, and dominance.
The MMA betting odds for each fight are determined by the sportbook’s oddsmakers and are published in advance of the matchups. The bettor should look at the total odds of a fight and compare them to other odds for similar matches in order to identify the best bets. Generally, underdog fighters have a plus (+) sign while favorites have a minus (-) sign on their odds. The higher the minus, the less likely the sportsbook believes the underdog will win.
In addition to the method of victory, bettors can place wagers on how many rounds a fight will last. These bets are known as over/under rounds. A bet on over will pay out if the fight lasts longer than the number of rounds set by the bookmaker. A bet on under will pay out if the fight ends before the number of rounds is reached.
Another MMA prop bet that is offered by most online bookmakers is the Rounds of a Fight. This bet is based on how many rounds the fight will last before a winner is declared. In the case of MMA, a winner can be declared by either a knockout or a submission. In most cases, a KO bet pays out more money than a Submission bet.
When placing a bet on Rounds of a Fight, it’s important to take into account the fighter’s weight cut and their overall condition. This is because the process of cutting down to a certain weight can be very tiring. Some fighters will go to extreme lengths to make weight, including starving and dehydrating themselves. This can leave them drained by the time they fight, and could give their opponent an advantage.
One of the most popular MMA prop bets is the Over/Under Rounds. This bet is based on the total number of rounds that a fight will last before a winner is declared. A bet on over will pay out more money if the fight lasts longer than the amount of rounds set by the bookmaker. A bettor can place this bet on any of the rounds of the fight, including the bonus rounds. Often, the Over/Under Round bets are placed when a fight has tremendous hype and is closely matched.