Tomorrow night, Ronda Rousey will defend her title for the seventh time when she faces Bethe Correia in Brazil as the headlining event for the UFC 190 card. The 11-0 bantamweight champion has only made it out of the first round once, finishing almost all her opponents so fast, in some cases, you really could miss it if you sneezed too many times in a row. As a matter of fact, I have compiled a list of things that are faster than Ronda's last fight:
- The speed of light
- Tim Burke downing a beer
- Pagani Zonda quarter mile run
- Millenium Falcon
- A Vine video
Ronda has stated that she wants to punish Bethe in this fight, to take her past the first round. We'll just have to wait and see if that's the case. In the meantime, Crazy Aaron from Kountermove is up to his usual tricks, and has left a free cash fantasy tourney for the Bloody Elbow family. 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 $100 tourney:
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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.