The mixed martial arts (MMA) fantasy website Kountermove is back with another exclusive game 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 tournament for MMAOddsBreaker.com readers, just click the link below: http://www.kountermove.com/join/43024-mma-oddsbreaker-25-ufc-fight-night-goiania-freeroll-on-ufc-fight-night-67-condit-vs-alves-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 67 like Carlos Condit ($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: Ryan Jimmo ($5000): When Jimmo wins, he tends to win very impressively. He’s scored two vicious first round knockouts in his UFC career thus far and he might be in line for another one here against Francimar Barroso. Barroso doesn’t seem to match up with Jimmo very well on the feet or in terms of offensive wrestling. I expect Jimmo to outstrike Barroso and potentially even mix in a takedown or two to steal rounds. Barring a fluke injury, expect either a dominant decision from the Canadian or a knockout victory. Either way, it should be a good for your Kountermove team. Underdog Pick of the Night Mirsad Bektik ($4700): Bektik is one of the best up-and-coming prospects on the entire UFC roster regardless of weight class. He’s a complete mixed martial artist with no glaring holes in his game, has exception top control, positioning and ground and pound plus he’s a solid striker on the feet. I think Lucas Martins only has a puncher’s chance in this fight and Bektik will likely outstrike him before eventually putting him away via either ground strikes or a submission to earn his first UFC stoppage victory. Believe in Bektik! Fighter to Avoid KJ Noons ($5000): Noons is not a big lightweight by any means, but he jumped at the opportunity to fight at welterweight against Alex Oliveira after an injury to his original opponent. I think Noons is biting off a bit more than he can chew against the Brazilian Cowboy and he could either get outstruck or potentially even taken down in this fight. Regardless, I don’t like Noons’ chances of scoring many points so take a pass on him this time around. Complete UFC Fight Night 67 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 12 total bouts this event: UFC Fight Night 67 Preview
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