Kountermove's Fantasy MMA Scoring
The winning teams of fighters are determined by points based on each fighter’s performance – strikes landed, submission attempts, knockdowns, dominant positions, rounds won, and knockout or submission bonuses. All entry fees are added into a prize pool that is divided among the league’s winners at the end of the game.
Draft Your Team of Fighters: You first draft a team of 5 fighters, under a salary cap of $25,000 in fake money. You may edit your team of fighters at any time right up until the first preliminary bout of the event begins.
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. Rounds won (win-by-decision fights only, two out of three judges required) earn 10 points each*.
In addition, fighters earn fantasy points for Significant Strikes Landed (.5 points each), Takedowns/Reversals (2 points each), Submission Attempts (3 points each), Knockdowns (3 points each), and Dominant Positions (2 points each). Like other fantasy sites, Kountermove awards zero points to players who draft a fighter who scratches or an entire fight that scratches because of injury, illness, or any other reasons. Decisions and points are final in the cage -- scoring is based only on the final call, during the event, in the cage.
Here are two examples of fantasy scores from UFC® 139:
We would like to thank our partner FightMetric LLC for being the primary, third-party provider of results and statistics for each event. In cases where results are not available through FightMetric the same night of the event (this sometimes occurs for preliminary fights), Kountermove also uses BA Stats LLC as a stats provider.
*Round points are scored based on the totality of the judges' socres rather than individual rounds.
**A "No Contest" results in both fighters receiving no win/decision bonus
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 on the homepage or draft page, 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 get paid (equal amounts). Tournaments may have custom pay outs in terms of prize pool distribution. In the event of a tie, the prize for that place is divided evenly between the tied players.
Here's an example of a ten-player game in which the top three places paid out: