UFC Fight Night 33 fantasy preview plus $250 Kountermove freeroll for MMAOddsBreaker readers

KountermoveThe mixed martial arts (MMA) fantasy website Kountermove is back with another freeroll for MMAOddsBreaker.com readers. If you’re not familiar with how the site works, here’s a brief snippet from the site owners, themselves.

Kountermove brings the traditional fantasy format to MMA. Accumulation of points and a salary cap make fantasy MMA more intriguing than your basic “pick ’em” contest. With other industry pros on the site it is the place to be if you know your MMA. The game is fairly simple on its face, games are played over a single night during one event. Prior to the event, players get a total of $25,000 fantasy dollars to pick five fighters for your team. Each fighter is given a specific salary by Kountermove. Kountermove assigns a value for each fighter based on how we believe the fight will go. Points are scored if a fighter scores a finish, wins a round, lands significant strikes, knocks an opponent down, scores takedowns, secures dominant positions or attempts submissions. The more dominant your fighters’performance, the more points you’re going to score. If you score more points than your opponents, then you win the money.

To enter the free $250 tournament for MMAOddsBreaker.com readers, just click the link below: http://www.kountermove.com/draft/19195-fn-33-mma-oddsbreaker-250-tourney-on-ufc-fight-night-33-hunt-vs-bigfoot-T-free/124070/ If you don’t have an account, don’t worry, you can create one for free, but do it quickly, spacing is limited! If you’re interested in a few pointers on potential fighters to pick, I’ll be offering my analysis and potential picks to click. In case you have your doubts, I have a very nice track record of success with the website, having won plenty since it’s inception Before I get to my picks, remember that to get the best value out of your team, you have to try to get an average of $5000 per fighter with your team of five fighters and your $25,000 salary cap. That means if you want to pick a big favorite from UFC Fight Night 33 like Jon Jones ($6300), you have to balance it out by picking some underdogs that you think will perform above and beyond. Sometimes it’s not worth it to pick the overwhelming favorite. Without further ado, here are some of the picks that stand out for me: Takeya Mizugaki ($5100): Mizugaki has been one of the most consistent and successful Japanese fighters to ever make the crossover to Zuffa. He’s routinely been in entertaining three round battles, very rarely gets finished and pushes a hard pace. Look for Mizugaki to try to expose Nam Phan’s ground defense and pummel him with ground and pound similar to what Denis Siver and Jim Hettes were able to do at featherweight. On the feet, this fight should be competitive, but Mizugaki just held his own with top prospect Erik Perez, so he should at least be able to score some points on the feet against Phan as well. Underdog Pick of the Night Justin Scoggins ($4700): It’s not a huge underdog price, but Scoggins is extremely undervalued here. The talented undefeated fighter out of American Top Team possesses one of the most electric striking arsenals in the entire flyweight division and he’s stepping into the cage opposite a part-time fighter in Richie Vasulik. Look for Scoggins to try to land some huge kicks early on and score big against the Aussie. Vasulik is tough as nails, having competed against lightweights on The Ultimate Fighter: Smashes season and he was not knocked out by either finalist in his two bouts. That being said, Scoggins is a pretty heavy betting favorite and he should pay off if you pick him up. Fighter to Avoid Anthony Perosh ($4300): The cheap price might be tempting, especially since Perosh is coming off a 17 second knockout victory over Vinny Magalhaes, but don’t give in to the dark side. Perosh is old and does not have a very good chin, having been on the receiving end of multiple knockouts throughout his career including a seven second knockout against Ryan Jimmo. Perosh’s opponent Ryan Bader hits much harder than Jimmo and is very explosive. While there’s a slight chance Perosh could catch Bader if he lets his guard down, the much higher likelihood is Perosh gets his lights put out against a fighter over 10 years his junior. Thanks for reading and good luck!

Written by Brian Hemminger

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