UFC Fight Night 55 & 56 Fantasy Preview Plus $200 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 $200 tournament for MMAOddsBreaker.com readers, just click the link below: https://www.kountermove.com/join/33923-fn-5556-mma-oddsbreaker-200-tourney-on-ufc-fight-night-56-shogun-vs-ovince-saint-preux-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 Fight Night 55 like Luke Rockhold ($6000) or from UFC Fight Night 56 like Diego Rivas ($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: Marcus Brimage ($5000): I feel Marcus Brimage is very underrated overall and he has certainly put in the time to improve drastically as a fighter since competing on The Ultimate Fighter season 14 as a featherweight. He showcased just how good he could be in his bout against Jimy Hettes and I think we’re in for another big showcase tonight against overrated Chinese fighter Jumabieke Tuerxun. Brimage should have the advantage in every single element of this fight, especially on the feet where I expect him to dominate. As long as he doesn’t get clipped by a wild haymaker from Tuerxun, Brimage should be rolling in the Kountermove points by the time this fight is over. Underdog Pick of the Night Leon Edwards ($4300): I was very surprised to see how big of an underdog Edwards was when I was looking up the prices of fighters. Edwards may not be familiar to many of you considering he’s making his UFC debut on Saturday night, but the powerful Brit has a very nasty striking arsenal that isn’t simply limited to punches and kicks. He’s facing an opponent in Claudio Silva who will be desperately hunting for the takedown, but Edwards has a trick up his sleeve. He’s mastered Travis Browne’s ability to really punish opponents for trying to take him down and he times both knees and elbows very well when his back is against the fence. I have a feeling he’s going to unload some serious pain on Silva throughout the course of this fight regardless of how long it lasts and he has a very good chance of scoring a big finish bonus if he can connect with something solid.  Fighter to Avoid Robert Whittaker ($5100): Whittaker was a solid welterweight with decent power, takedown defense and overall striking ability, but his move up to the middleweight division was downright perplexing. He was never a huge welterweight by any means and he’s going to be giving up a ton of size against Clint Hester later tonight. Considering the fact that Whittaker’s biggest flaws are his chin, it’s very scary that he’s moving up a weight class to compete against guys that hit much harder than the same people who dropped him and knocked him out at welterweight. While his skills are on par with Hester’s, I think the size and strength will be a huge factor here and this experiment will not end well for the Aussie. Complete UFC Fight Night 55 and UFC Fight Night 56 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 both fight cards on two separate editions of The Premium Oddscast, which were posted earlier this week. Feel free to check out our latest episodes. There’s plenty of combinations for great teams with 22 total bouts between both events: UFC Fight Night 55 Preview

UFC Fight Night 56 Preview

Thanks for reading and good luck!

Written by Brian Hemminger

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