UFC 200 Full Link Roundup!

  UFC 200 !! Well, it’s been a busy week. To say the least. Two fight cards have already happened this week, but most of our attention is on the huge milestone UFC 200 event this Saturday. We can’t event think about UFC South Dakota next Wednesday (you knew about that, right?). Here’s all the trouble we got into regarding UFC 200 and the matchups involved.   At ESPN, we were interested in some crazy things like: The Best UFC Career Betting Investments The Biggest UFC Title Fight Upsets of All Time How to Bet UFC 200 The first ever episode of ESPN’s 5 Rounds...

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Kountermove Fantasy MMA Preview for UFC 195

As the New Year’s Day fog lifts, you’ll come to realize that some amazing stuff went down in MMA during 2015. And then you’ll realize that prelims are about to start for UFC 195, thus kicking off 2016. So let’s get back in the game. Fantasy players should always be on the lookout for value in their MMA roster, and that means reliable favorites, and bargain players with big upside. And you should avoid paying too much for anyone likely to post paltry numbers in victory, or worse, in defeat. So here are some recommendations for favorites to start, and some potential bargains with...

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Kountermove Fantasy MMA Preview for UFC’s Triple Fight Week

With over 60 fighters competing in the UFC this week on three separate nights of fights in Las Vegas, MMA fans have a lot to take in! We could imagine that it’s the longest undercard ever for the ultimate marquee matchup between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo in the final fight of UFC 194. But remember that it’s really three separate events with different objectives, and the first two fight cards are scheduled for a small venue at The Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan, requiring the use of the small UFC cage. Fantasy players have tons of fighters to choose from this weekend, so let’s consider...

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UFC 193 Kountermove Fantasy Preview

  The two female champions competing atop this weekend’s UFC 193 card are tied neck and neck as -2000 betting favorites heading into the final days of fight week. Surely those lines could tighten up at the books after weigh-ins, but parlay action could still keep them as monster favorites. That means either woman could set a new record for the biggest favorite in UFC history. Sure, they’ll probably both successfully defend their belts, but do Rousey and Jedrzejczyk belong on your fantasy squad this weekend? That’s a tougher call, as big betting favorites make for pricey players,...

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Kountermove Fantasy MMA Preview for UFC 192

  There are a lot of good wrestlers at UFC 192 this weekend, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see any knockouts. Sometimes the wrestling skills of fighters cancel out, and we end up with a toe-to-toe striking duel. But no matter how things ultimately go down, the fight card this weekend is bringing us one title fight, plus two potential title-eliminators – and that’s plenty to look forward to. Meanwhile, fans will also have plenty of talent to choose from for their fantasy teams. In fantasy MMA there’s no more valuable a rule than “bang for your buck.” Fighters who manage to...

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Kountermove Fantasy MMA Preview for UFC 191

    There’s a plenty of knockout potential on the UFC 191 card, and that means certain fighters will post big points. But which ones?   For starters, here’s a list of the fighters by Knockdown Rate. The card is stacked with heavy hitters, and that’s great for fantasy points. In fantasy MMA there’s no more valuable a rule than “bang for your buck.” Fighters who manage to score lots of knockouts or submissions normally come at a premium, so the trick is to hunt for finishing potential in fighters that are reasonably priced. To rack up big points, you need winners and...

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