Also on the card, the second-ever women's UFC fight will take place as Miesha Tate faces Cat Zingano, while Uriah Hall meets Kelvin Gastelum to determine who walks away with the TUF 17 middleweight crown.
Kountermove.com a fantasy mixed martial arts (MMA) site has set up a $100 free game for FanIQ members for this historic event. There are only 100 openings available and it is first come come serve for the freeroll.
Here is my team:
1) Uriah Hall (Salary $5,800): His knockouts are so brutal Dana White is ashamed to cheer afterwords - he's expensive but worth it!
2) Gabriel Gonzaga (Salary $4,800): Great submissions skills against an opponent with medicore submission defense
3) Maximo Blanco (Salary $4,800): Someone going to sleep in this fight, my bet is that it's going to be Sicilia.
4) Miesha Tate (Salary $5,700): This fight is gift wraped for Miesha - winner gets to coach against Ronda Rousey in the next TUF.
5) Cat Zingano (Salary $3,900): I don't think she is going to win but I have run out of cash...
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Kountermove.com fantasy mixed martial arts game is fairly simple on its face; games are played over a single night during one event. Players use a $25,000 artificial salary cap to draft 5 fighters from the card before each event begins. Each fighter has a salary designated by Kountermove -- salaries range from $3,000 to $8,000. The winners are determined based on how the fight plays out rather than simply a fight's outcome (pick'em format). Kountermove calculates a fighter's fantasy score based on the number of strikes, takedowns, submissions, dominant positions, and rounds won. Scoring data from the fights flows into the site in near real-time, so players can monitor their teams as the event happens. The data used in calculating a fighter's score is provided by UFC's official stats provider, FightMetric.
Like most great games it is easy learn but is difficult to master. The following will help get you up to speed quickly:
Submissions and KO’s are King! A first-round win (by knockout, submission, DQ, or other) earns you 100 points. A second-round win earns 75 points, and third, fourth, or fifth-round wins earn 50 points. Therefore guys that are likely to get a first round win will likely get the most points. Fighters with good power punching or high level submission skills are more likely to get early finishes than grinders who tend to take it to decisions.
Smaller is sometimes better: Smaller fighters throw more strikes, attempt more takedowns and submissions. Therefore smaller fighters will accumulate more points throughout a fight.
An Iron-Jaw looser is key! Typically the last couple of fighters are made with salary constraints in mind. Even though a fighter is likely to lose you still want to pick losing fighters that will likely score you points. A fighter that can take punishment and still deliver strikes and takedowns can get you the valuable points that will put you over the top.
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