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 $200 tournament for MMAOddsBreaker.com readers, just click the link below: https://www.kountermove.com/join/38282-fn-60-mma-oddsbreaker-200-tourney-on-ufc-fight-night-60-henderson-vs-thatch-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 60 like Chas Skelly ($5400) 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: Ray Borg ($5100): Plain and simple, I think the sky is the limit for this kid. Borg is a phenomenal grappler with a ton of upside due to his young age (21). I fully expect Borg to not just defeat Chris Kelades (who came in overweight in his first attempt yesterday), but finish him. Kelades is tough, but he simply isn’t much of a striker and his ground game pales in comparison to Borg’s. Look for some very slick transitions from the “Tazmexican Devil” en route to a huge Kountermove score. Underdog Pick of the Night Tim Elliott ($4700): Not a huge underdog per se, but there aren’t a ton of underdogs I have faith in for this card. Elliott should be the superior wrestler against Makovsky and superior grapplers have given him trouble in the past (Eduardo Dantas, Anthony Leone and Jussier Formiga). I expect Elliott to push a strong pace and likely keep Makovsky on the defensive for this fight. Should he keep Makovsky moving backwards, he could very well win the striking exchanges despite having a technical disadvantage in the stand-up. As long as Elliott can impose his will, he could have a decent night with his KM score. Fighter to Avoid Patrick Walsh ($4700): Walsh came in over five pounds overweight for his middleweight debut against Daniel Kelly and while I still think he has a good chance to win, his demeanor on the scales last night was absolutely wretched and who knows where his head is at heading into this contest. Also, Walsh didn’t exactly light the world on fire in his UFC debut when he scored an ugly decision victory over Dan Spohn so I don’t expect him to be scoring a finish in this fight anyways. Complete UFC Fight Night 60 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 fight card on The Premium Oddscast, which was posted earlier this week. Feel free to check out our latest episode. There’s plenty of combinations for great teams with 10 total bouts this event: UFC Fight Night 60 Preview
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