Free $100 UFC 145: Jones Vs. Evans Fantasy Tournament For Bloody Elbow Readers From Kountermove

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Disclosure: Steph Daniels is a paid brand ambassador for KounterMove.

The good people at Kountermove, one of the fastest growing "fantasy MMA" sites going, saw fit to provide you, the Bloody Elbow reader, with a chance to compete in a free tournament with $100 in prizes up for grabs.

They describe their product as such:

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.

The site was started with the idea that MMA in general must market "up and coming" fighters to become a truly mainstream sport. "There are many great fighters out there that no one knows about because so much of marketing in MMA is geared toward the top fighters" said Aaron Ard, a co-founder of Kountermove.com, "we wanted to create a game that would create interest and engagement in preliminary fights as well as the headliners." Statistics are bearing this out; over 85% of Kountermove players' teams have at least one fighter competing on the preliminary card. No Kountermove player has won a major tournament without a preliminary card fighter on their team.

Simply click here to be taken to the page for the Bloody Elbow tournament and make your picks.

Disclaimer: Kountermove is not an advertiser on Bloody Elbow, nor are we being paid to advertise the contest. They offered to provide Bloody Elbow readers with the free tournament and are fully responsible for the contest and any associated prize payouts.

Update: After high demand caused the tournament to fill, a second tournament has been added on. Click here to go to the second tournament.

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