Kountermove is not your typical fantasy site. First off, instead of football or baseball, it’s focal point is MMA. Now there are a couple other fantasy MMA sites out there, and they offer some good options, but if you want games that are designed to fit the same profile as fantasy football, Kountermove is your best choice. With individual games, tournaments and even free games, there’s definitely something for everyone. I had the opportunity to interview one of the site owners, Aaron Ard, who was a wealth of information. Below you will find a link for the audio, some helpful videos with a very hot teacher, and the basic rules for Kountermove’s innovative, new way to get your fantasy MMA fix.
How Kountermove’s MMA Cash Fantasy Works
1) Pick a game: You will simultaneously select (1) the “Event”, from different UFC events (e.g., UFC 140) (2) the “Entry Fee”, from a choice of free games or various cash games, and (3) the size of the opponent pool you wish to play in.
2) Draft a team of fighters: You then draft a team of 5 fighters, under a salary cap of $25,000 in fake money.
3) Score points and win cash (or play for free!):
Kountermove determines a fighter’s fantasy score as follows. A first-round win (by knockout, submission, DQ, or other) earns 100 points, second-round win earns 75 points, and third, fourth, or fifth-round wins, again by knockout, submission, DQ, or other, earn 50 points.
In addition, fighters earn fantasy points with Significant Strikes Landed (.5 points each), Takedowns (2 points each), Submission Attempts (3 points each), Knockdowns (3 points each), and Dominant Positions (2 points each).
Kountermove uses FightMetric, LLC as its primary, third-party provider of fighter scoring for each event. In some cases where fight results are not available through FightMetric the same night of the event (this often occurs for some preliminary fights), Kountermove also uses BA Stats, LLC as a provider of fighter scoring.
4) Prize Pool Distribution. The overall prize pool is determined by the number of players and entry fees for each game. The prize pool amount is noted on the homepage where you select a game to play (“Live Games Now”).
If you hover-over the prize pool amount, the distribution of prizes is displayed as well. The prize pools are distributed by either: 1) winner takes all, 2) top 3 gets paid (equal amounts), or 3) top 1/3 of all players gets paid (equal amounts).
5) How do I withdraw money? You can withdraw your money at any time. Simply click on the Withdraw button on your My Account page and enter the amount you wish to withdraw. We’ll then transfer the money to you via PayPal. All withdrawal requests will be processed within 72 hours. We do conduct anti-fraud checks on playing patterns and deposits prior to approving a withdrawal. For withdrawals of $250 or more we also offer withdrawal by check. For withdrawals over $600 we require a valid mailing address and social security number in order to file the appropriate tax forms at year end.