The Risk of Betting on Mixed Martial Arts
It is simply cage fighting
Mixed Martial Arts biggest struggle has been their public image; the general population has never heard of MMA and does not need to hear much more than “two guys fighting in a cage.” As a result the sport, even though it has been gaining popularity, is still a niche sport. A set of unified rules has only been in place for a few years now and it will be years before it is accepted as a sport all around the world.
People have always bet on fights
Boxing has always attracted a lot of attention due to the popularity of betting on the fights. Big bets would be placed on almost every fight and this has translated into MMA, even though the various outcomes in a MMA bout cause for a lot more variables. A lot of things can affect the outcome of a mixed martial arts fight because of the nature of the sport, anything goes. A number of things including mid-fight injuries and bad judging can result in the ‘better’ fighter losing the bout. Betting on a big betting favourite needs to be done with caution and the lines should be observed because wherever the risk is high, the reward is too.
More MMA betting lines everyday
Still odds makers feel comfortable setting lines and accepting big action on mixed martial arts bouts around the world. There is generally one fighter who most people agree on to win the fight but there are still so many ways the fight could end. Most danske spilleautomater på nettet betting sites accept action on how to fight will end, much like in boxing. Unlike boxing, however, a fight can end in 3 different ways; by decision, submission, or (technical) knockout and a lot of money can be made on such bets, with some luck. Obviously a fight can end in a draw as well, draws do not occur very often and odds are always very high regardless of the fighters.
Is it worth it?
Because anything can truly happen in this sport one wonders if it is worth the risk, especially in the long term. Betting on a few underdogs who stand a good shot is a great way to make some fast money but that requires either a lot of inside information or plain old luck. The amount of variables, in the long run, make it very risky all around to bet on mixed martial arts.