Mixed Martial Arts is one on the planet, therefore it’s not surprising that betting on MMA, and especially the UFC, is growing in popularity. Today all the Australian sportsbooks offer many different markets for each UFC pay-per-view card. Part of what makes MMA such an exciting sport to watch is the unpredictability and the way the whole complexion of a struggle can change with just one well-placed punch or a loony submission. Nevertheless this can make betting somewhat tricky too, so to increase the value and the likelihood of success, it is important to make the most of the many prop bets out there for MMA betting. Below are a few of the markets provided by sports books 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 huge majority of fights result in a winner with only about 1.5% of bouts ending in a draw or no contest.
Method of Victory – The punter must predict the winner and if whether it is won via entry, KO or conclusion.
Double Chance – Similar to method of victory, no matter how the punter has to predict the winner then has two opportunities at calling the method (i.e. fighter x to win by KO or from decision). This is very helpful when a fighter has very little submission abilities and therefore is just likely to acquire a decision or by KO (and vice versa for a fighter with hardly any KO power).
Rounds – The punter should predict whether the struggle goes over or under a certain amount of time. For instance, if the line is put at 1.5 rounds, then the punter must call whether the battle is going to be finished in the first round, or continue to the next round and beyond.
Generally struggles at lower weight classes, and women’s fights, tend to go more (and are more inclined to go to decision) because of less knockout power. Additionally fights with a huge skill discrepancy (i.e. a top level grappler vs a high level kickboxer) are more likely to lead to an end than fights with equally matched combatants.