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Betway offers odds on the biggest Mixed Martial Art (MMA) fights from around the world. You can bet on everything from the UFC title card to the openers trying to make it big. Simply place your bet on MMA before the fight starts or visit our Live page to place your bets as the action in the octagon unfolds.
Let us cover your first bet on MMA. Register a new account today and we’ll give you a 50% match welcome bonus that awards up to K1,000 in Free Bets. Once your Free Bet is credited to your account, you can use it to bet on your preferred MMA bout.
How to bet on MMA
Ready to bet on MMA? Follow our simple 4-step guide to get started in minutes. You can bet at home on your PC or while you are out and about using the Betway App.
Placing an MMA bet:
- On the Sports page, click the MMA icon
- Select which fight you’d like to be on and predict which combatant will win
- Once you have made your selection, complete your betslip by entering the amount you wish to wager
- Submit your bet by clicking Bet Now
Once your MMA bet has been placed, it will be added to your Open Bets on your Account page. If your bet is going well and you’d like to get your winnings early, you can use the Betway early Cash Out feature. The feature is an ideal mechanism to reduce and mitigate losses. Once the fight is complete, the result of your bet will be added and the bet will be placed in your betting history.
Struggling to place a bet on MMA? Contact our support centre and one of our trained support agents will be available 24/7 to assist your with all your queries.
What you need to know about MMA
MMA fights take place inside a caged octagon with two competing combatants and one referee. The panel of three judges are placed just outside the caged area to adjudicate fights that go all the way. During a fight, combatants wear small 4-ouce open finger gloves and are allowed to kick, punch, elbow and grapple. Groin strikes, head butting, biting, eye gouging, hair pulling, kidney strikes, striking the back of the head with a closed fist, and using an elbow when an opponent is on the mat are all illegal. Depending on the severity and intention, any combatant that uses an illegal strike can be disqualified immediately.
Typical professional MMA fights feature three 5-minute rounds. Championship bouts increase that to five 5-minute rounds.
A fight can be won in three ways: knockout, submission or decision. A knockout occurs when one combatant incapacitates another to the point that they cannot continue. Knockout decisions can also be awarded when a referee decides that a combatant can no longer defend himself or herself and that continuing would put the combatant at unnecessary risk or serious injury. Submissions occur when one combatant forces another to tap out (either physically or verbally) by locking him/her into a submission move, a leg lock for instance.
Finally, a fight can be decided by a judge’s decision. These decisions are made when a fight goes all the way without any knockouts or submissions. The three-judge panel scores the fight by counting the number of clean hits or olds each combatant makes. Whichever combatant scores the highest, wins.
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