Mixed Martial Arts is among the world’s fastest growing sports on the planet, therefore it is not surprising that betting on MMA, and notably the UFC, is growing in popularity. All of the significant Australian sportsbooks provide a variety of markets for each UFC card. Part of what causes MMA this exciting sport to watch is the unpredictability and the way the whole complexion of a fight can change with just one well-placed punch or even a loony entry. Nevertheless this can make gambling somewhat tricky as well, so to raise the value and the likelihood of success, it’s important to take advantage of the numerous prop bets out there for MMA gambling. Below are a couple of of the chief markets provided by sports books that are major on UFC fights.
MMA & UFC Betting Types
Head to Head –The straightforward bet type, a punter should decide on the winner of this fight. The vast majority of fights bring about a winner with just about 1.5% of bouts end in a draw or no contest.
Method of Victory — The punter must call the winner and when whether it’s won via KO conclusion or entry.
Double Chance — Much like method of success, however the punter must predict the winner and then has two chances at calling the method (i.e. fighter x to win by KO or from decision). This is quite helpful when a fighter has very little entry skills and therefore is only likely to win a determination or by KO (and vice versa for a fighter with hardly any KO power).
Total Rounds — The punter should predict if the fight goes over or below a specific quantity of time. For instance, if the line is set at 1.5 rounds, the punter must call whether the battle will be completed in the first round, or continue into the second round and beyond.
Generally struggles at reduced weight classes, and women’s fights, often go more (and therefore are more likely to go to decision) because of less knockout power. Additionally fights using a huge skill discrepancy (i.e. a top level grappler vs a high level kickboxer) are far more likely to lead to a finish than fights with equally matched combatants.