Free $500 UFC Fight Night 26 Kountermove fantasy tourney

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Kountermove brings Bloody Elbow readers a big $500 tourney for UFC Fight Night: Sonnen vs Shogun

In just two short days, UFC will unveil a new channel, Fox Sports 1, with a stacked card that even the pickiest of fan can enjoy. The card has many aliases - UFC Fight Night 26, UFC Fight Night: Sonnen vs Shogun, UFC On FOX Sports 1: One - but I just like to think of it as the night the West Linn Gangster dominates the octagon.

As always,my good friends at Kountermove are bringing our readers another fantastic free tourney, complete with a $500 cash prize pool. Time for you to once again start weighing out the odds and choosing your teams. Before I link you guys, I wanted to give you some standard information about Kountermove.

Players use a $25,000 artificial salary cap to draft 5 fighters from the card before each event begins. Eachfighter 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.

Here's the link to the $500 tourney:

http://www.kountermove.com/join/15197-ufc-fight-night-26-shogun-vs-sonnen-2/

You can follow Kountermove via their Twitter account, @Kountermove

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.

Fight Night: Shogun vs Sonnen

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