Mixed martial arts is one of the most unpredictable sports in the world of betting, due to the nature in which each fight can finish. Each contest can be concluded via a TKO/KO, decision, submission or disqualification. UFC betting also offers bets on which round the fight can be finished and how within that round. Then, similar to boxing, punters can often bet on which fighters throw/land more punches and takedowns and what minute within a round the fight could finish, amongst other offers.
TKO/KO - A KO is when a fighter knocks out another opponent which forces the referee to stop the fight. When the referee stops the fight but the fighter is still active, it is known as a TKO rather than a KO; this is mainly for the safety of the fighter to avoid him getting KO’d.
Submission - This is when a fighter forces the other opponent to ‘tap out’ or is rendered unable to continue because of an injury sustained during the attempted submission. The referee can also stop the fight during a submission attempt if he believes the opponent is in danger.
Decision - Fights are set to last between three and five rounds, with each round five minutes long. Title fights will always be five-round fights, whilst the main events are also five-round fights, even if a title is not on the line.
There are two ways in which a decision is concluded depending on the judges’ scorecards: a split decision or a unanimous decision.