The 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 $500 tournament for MMAOddsBreaker.com readers, just click the link below: https://www.kountermove.com/join/22773-tuf-china-mma-oddsbreaker-250-tourney-on-ufc-tuf-china-finale-T-free/ 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 its 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 The Ultimate Fighter China Finale like Dong Hyun Kim ($5800), 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: Sai Wang ($5000): While the talent on The Ultimate Fighter China was pretty weak overall, Wang was one of the better fighters on the show. He showcased pretty solid and aggressive stand-up ability paired with a decent grappling and submission attack. Wang is a pretty hefty betting favorite heading into his welterweight final fight against Lipeng Zhang, who is more of a one-dimensional fighter. I’m not guaranteeing that Wang will have success in the UFC long-term, but he should look decent on Saturday with a solid performance. Underdog Pick of the Night Yui Chul Nam ($4600): Nicknamed “The Korean Bulldozer,” Nam is an extremely aggressive fighter. He pushes a very intense pace on the feet, winging combinations, moving forward constantly and always looking to overwhelm his opposition. He also mixes in takedowns which could score some points, particularly because he doesn’t keep his opponents down for long unless he scores a ground and pound finish. Nam hits hard and his opponent Kazuki Tokudome doesn’t handle pressure very well. This is a recipe for a high-scoring night. Fighter to Avoid Albert Cheng ($4800): With a 2-3 professional record, Cheng is simply not a very talented overall fighter at this point in his young career. He is limited in his overall skill-set, which is wrestling-based, and even if he gets his opponent Anying Wang on the canvas, he likely won’t be doing much with it. Cheng is not a full-time fighter, splitting time as a strength and conditioning coach. I actually think he has a decent chance of earning a decision, but it won’t be pretty and there’s potential that he gasses out while trying to control Wang on the canvas. If Cheng can’t score takedowns, he’s going to be in trouble against a superior striker. Complete UFC 170 Preview If my fantasy preview isn’t enough for you, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn, MMA Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and myself did an extensive preview of the entire TUF China Finale fight card in part one of the Premium Oddscast, which was posted earlier today. Feel free to check out our latest episode. There’s plenty of combinations for great teams with nine total bouts for this event:
Thanks for reading and good luck!