If you want to place your MMA bets correctly, you should have an understanding of how fighters compete and their styles. You should also be aware of fighters’ history and injuries so that you can bet accordingly. For example, a fighter who has a history of big injuries may not be able to fight well in his next match. On the other hand, a fighter who is known for his aggressive style will probably be more likely to win in his next match.
You should also understand how to use parlay betting. This means selecting the winners of several fights. The higher the number of fights in a parlay, the more money you can make. However, keep in mind that the odds of each selection are lower. However, if you can correctly predict five or six fights, you can earn big payouts.
In addition to studying fighters’ records, you should also pay attention to their age. Younger fighters tend to have a better record than their older opponents, so backing them can pay off. On the other hand, older fighters can still win if they fight smartly. MMA fights often have last-minute changes, which can affect the odds of the fight. For example, in UFC fights, late replacements have lost 64% of their matches.
In addition to outright winner bets, you can also choose to place a moneyline bet. In this wager, you must choose a fighter who will win the match. Usually, there are two options for each match. In this type of wager, you won’t lose your stake if your opponent wins, and the payout is higher than when you bet on the winner. You can also choose between Over/Under round totals for an MMA fight.
In MMA betting, you should find a sportsbook with good odds and a user-friendly interface. You should also choose a betting site that provides comprehensive coverage of MMA events. It should also have an easy-to-navigate interface for both casual and professional punters. It is also important to choose an MMA betting site that provides a diverse selection of markets and wager sizes.
The Over/Under total is another popular MMA betting market. If you are betting on the number of rounds in a fight, you can bet on the total number of points, runs, and rounds that a particular fighter or team will score in the fight. The oddsmakers set a price for this bet based on the implied probability that a fight will go the over or under the total. For instance, if a championship match lasts five rounds, the Over/Under total will be -125.
When betting on MMA fights, make sure to take into account the fighters’ style and stance. There are some fighters that are more aggressive than others. This could give an advantage to a southpaw fighter against an orthodox fighter.