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/44091-mma-oddsbreaker-25-ufc-fight-night-69-on-fantasy-mma-june-20th-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 69 like Joanna Jedrzejczyk ($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: Yuta Sasaki ($4800): Sasaki was a huge letdown in his last performance against Leandro Issa and it’s now make or break time for him to establish himself as a rising prospect in the division. Sasaki possesses a lengthy frame and a vastly superior ground game compared to Taylor Lapilus. As long as he’s able to implement that ground game, he’ll be in terrific shape here and getting him at $4800 is a steal. Underdog Pick of the Night Magomed Mustafaev ($4200): Mustafaev is making his UFC debut on this card and he’s a very promising fighter out of Russia. One of the few Russians with an already well-rounded skill-set, he’ll have his hands slightly full with Piotr Hallman, but it shouldn’t be too much he hasn’t seen before. Mustafaev will likely have a striking advantage as well as possibly a submission edge. Hallman is also fighting for the first time since his suspension ended for steroids and he could be depleted a bit if he was used to fighting with the juice in his system. Fighter to Avoid Steve Kennedy ($5200): There just isn’t much bang for your buck in regards to Kennedy. At $5200, you’d hope to be getting a serious threat but he’s a UFC newcomer from Australia taking this bout on short notice against battle-tested UFC veteran Peter Sobotta who’s fighting in front of a hometown German crowd. Unlike the other fighters making their UFC debuts on this card, what you see from Kennedy is pretty much what you get. He’s already in his early 30s and he’s not going to be improving much from here on out, just maintaining, and I don’t think that’s good enough. Complete UFC Fight Night 69 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 Fight Night 69 Preview
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