Bellator 120 fantasy preview plus $100 Kountermove freeroll for MMAOddsBreaker readers

KountermoveThe mixed martial arts (MMA) fantasy website Kountermove is back with another freeroll for 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 $100 tournament for readers, just click the link below: 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 Bellator 120 like Michael Chandler ($5700), 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: Marcin Held ($5200): Held is a force in the Bellator lightweight division, nearly finishing Michael Chandler in his promotional debut and he’s now a two-time tournament finalist. While waiting for upcoming opponent Patricky Pitbull to heal from a broken hand, he decided to stay busy by taking a fight against Nate Jolly on short notice after Jolly’s original opponent Will Brooks was promoted to the co-main event. Held isn’t much of a striker, but on the ground, he’s incredibly dynamic and can threaten with a wide variety of submissions. He’s famous for his leg locks, but the talented young Polish fighter is far from a one-trick pony. I don’t expect Jolly to threaten him anywhere considering his grinding style and look for Held to pick up a quick submission here for big points. Underdog Pick of the Night Michael Page ($4500): Page is currently one of the biggest betting favorites on the entire card, sitting at -500. That means the betting public believes he’ll win the fight over 80 percent of the time. While I actually think his upcoming opponent Ricky Rainey is much better than people are giving him credit for, Page is an extremely dynamic fighter with spectacular striking ability and some vicious knockout power that seemingly comes out of nowhere. If Page wins, it’ll likely happen early and violently, which is very good for your Kountermove teams. Fighter to Avoid Tito Ortiz ($4300): You might think you’re getting a former UFC champion at a serious discount at first glance, but in all fairness, it’s just not worth it to put your faith in Tito at this point. Ortiz was a great fighter at one point, and showed a flash of brilliance a few years back against Ryan Bader, but that was several surgeries and neck injuries and broken skulls ago. Plain and simple, he no longer has the physical ability to utilize his best asset, which was his wrestling and ground and pound. Even though he’ll be significantly bigger than Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko come fight time, I doubt it will matter. Shlemenko will be faster, much more technical on the feet and the fact that he throws vicious body shots is a very scary thing for the “People’s Champion,” who’s was viciously battered with body strikes near the end of his UFC career. Complete Bellator 120 Preview Sorry folks, no Premium Oddscast for Bellator 120. But we’ll be back for UFC 173 next week! Thanks for reading and good luck!

Written by Brian Hemminger

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