UFC 184 Fantasy Preview Plus $0.10 Kountermove Game 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 $100 tournament for MMAOddsBreaker.com readers, just click the link below: https://www.kountermove.com/join/39118-mma-oddsbreaker-10-cent-100-tourney-on-ufc-184-rousey-vs-zingano-T-0-1/ 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 184 like Ronda Rousey ($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: Jake Ellenberger ($5000): Ellenberger has the potential to have a big night. He hits incredibly hard, he’s motivated, and he’s facing an aging vetreran with a fading chin in Josh Koscheck. Koscheck is still dangerous, but he’s been knocked out pretty quickly in both of his last two fights (granted against two of the best current welterweights in the world). Ellenberger has scored five knockouts in his UFC career thus far and he’s looking to make it six tonight. If he does, your teams should be in pretty good shape. Underdog Pick of the Night Derrick Lewis ($4900): Lewis isn’t technically an underdog, but he’s coming in at less than the average $5000 price, so it’s definitely time to jump all aboard the heavyweight knockout train. When Lewis wins, he wins in devastating fashion. When his opponent Ruan Potts loses, he loses in devastating fashion in the first round. Are you seeing a pattern emerging here? Lewis is a huge favorite for a reason. He has superior grappling, top control and ground and pound. If Potts is put on his back, this fight will be over in a hurry. You need to have Lewis on every one of your KM teams. Fighter to Avoid Kid Yamamoto ($4800): At 37 years old, Yamamoto isn’t what he once was. He used to be one of the most feared fighters on the planet, but Father Time remains undefeated. Age has caught up to the Japanese legend, who has now gone 0-3 in his UFC career and hasn’t competed inside the Octagon in three years. I don’t expect him to have found the Fountain of Youth during his recent hiatus and even though he’s facing an unheralded fighter in Roman Salazar, I don’t expect Yamamoto to put on a very good performance. Find value elsewhere. Complete UFC 184 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 11 total bouts this event: UFC 184 Preview

Thanks for reading and good luck!

Written by Brian Hemminger

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