ToutMaster 2018: Contest Preview

If you are looking to compete in a UFC focused contest in addition to betting at your local or online sportsbook, and TheMMA-Analysis have you covered. The fourth edition of ToutMaster kicks off on Sunday, January 14 with the first UFC event of 2018: UFC Fight Night 124 in St. Louis, Missouri. For those unfamiliar with the history of ToutMaster, TheMMA-Analysis Podcast hosts had a desire for a community contest to determine the top MMA prognosticator. With that mind, a year-long contest began at the start of 2015.

The rules are simple, pick a winner for every single fight in the UFC in the calendar year. If the “favorite” in the fight wins, a person gets one point for picking that fight correctly. If the underdog wins, the person who picked the underdog gets underdog points for that fight. For example, if a fighter is a +250 underdog and wins, a person who chose that fighter in ToutMaster would be awarded 2.5 points. At the end of the year, the contest entrant with the most points wins the pool. In the 2015 edition of ToutMaster, Kyle Marley (@bigmarley3) won the inaugural competition against 46 other competitors. The 2016 edition of ToutMaster saw a significant uptick with 117 entries. Wes Reynolds (@wesreynolds1) won the contest to become the second ever ToutMaster champion. The contest saw even further growth in 2017 with a record 190 contestants. Teamxbladz was the winner after a closely contested battle with

In addition to a significant prize pool, the annual winner receives The ToutMaster Championship Belt. Each year, the winner’s name will be engraved on the championship and the belt will move year to year to be held by the current reigning champion. Contest entry is $50 and the deadline to enter is Sunday, January 7, 2018. At time of publication, there are already over 100 entries for the 2018 contest. 

For more information on either competing in the contest or for official contest rules, please contact Jay Primetown  (Email: or Twitter: @JayPrimetown).

Written by Jay Primetown

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