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: http://www.kountermove.com/join/24742-fox-11-mma-oddsbreaker-500-tourney-on-ufc-on-fox-11-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 UFC on Fox 11 like Jordan Mein ($5500), 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: Mirsad Bektic ($4800): This might be the cheapest price you ever get Bektic. The talented American Top Team prospect is making his UFC debut against Chas Skelly, another top featherweight who’s appearing inside the Octagon for the first time. Both Bektic and Skelly are very talented, but Bektic is significantly more well-rounded. Bektic is the significantly better striker, and is much better at ground and pound and submissions. Skelly’s only advantage is wrestling, but I don’t think he’ll be able to keep Bektic down for long and I believe it’s only a matter of time until Bektic showcases exactly why he’s one of the brightest young prospects in the game. Underdog Pick of the Night Estevan Payan ($4500): The good people at Kountermove are overrating Payan’s opponent Alex White due to his unbeaten 9-0 record. While White is younger than Payan, he’s significantly behind the veteran in regards to overall skill. Payan should have an advantage in terms of technical striking as well as wrestling and top control. I see Payan working his stand-up and if he gets in any trouble, he’ll switch over to his wrestling and work from top position like he did in the first two rounds of his last fight against Robbie Peralta. The only thing to be concerned about is Payan’s chin, but he should be able to handle whatever White throws at him as long as he keeps his hands up. Fighter to Avoid Liz Carmouche ($4400): Carmouche is a very strong and physically imposing fighter, but her problem heading into this fight against Miesha Tate is the simple fact that she’s not really better than Tate at….well….anything. Tate should have Carmouche beat in wrestling, punching power, submissions, top control, scrambles and in the clinch. Tate’s biggest weakness might be her chin but Carmouche doesn’t have much pop behind her strikes to take advantage. Unless something flukey happens, I see Carmouche putting up some pitiful points for this event. Complete UFC on Fox 11 Preview If my fantasy preview isn’t enough for you, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn (on paternity leave), MMA Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and myself did an extensive preview of the entire UFC on Fox 11 fight card in part one of the Premium Oddscast, which was posted yesterday. Feel free to check out our latest episode. There’s plenty of combinations for great teams with 13 total bouts for this event:
Thanks for reading and good luck!