Anyone here do DraftKings?

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  1. Qwerty1

    Qwerty1 Purple Belt

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    I have been obsessed with it for the NFL, but i was just wondering if anyone here participates in any of the contests for the UFC? My buddy invited me to a $5 head to head and im going to do it just to try it out. If you have never done it before basically you have a salary cap of 50,000 and each fighter has a salary to spend. You have to try and find some sleepers here and there because the heavy hitters cost a lot. Basically like fantasy sports.

    Cerrone 9,500
    Hall 12,000
    Howard 9,400
    Parke 9,700
    Pendred 9,300

    That is my lineup. If anyone else plays feel free to post your lineup below. I dont know if the MMA on draft kings is any good. Just checking it out. You get bonus points for finishes and points for passes and sig strikes and obviously a W.
     
  2. j18lee

    j18lee Brown Belt

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    Oh dang, I didn't know Draft Kings had UFC. I do the NFL and I made a couple hundred this past season based on a $450 investment. I'm not into NBA or MLB that much so I was just going to wait until next NFL, but now I might try some UFC.

    What's the timeframe of the contests, just one UFC card?
     
  3. Word

    Word Blue Belt

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    There have been multiple threads about this "Draft Kings" website in the last few days. Paid posters? Spam? Conspiracy?
     
  4. j18lee

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    Hum... This is the first I have seen it. Could be now that you mention it, it's a good idea. Got me interested.
     
  5. KR811**

    KR811** Blue Belt

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    I won $4 from draftkings off of $10 and a promo for UFC 182. I called every match in the main card in my head but had to choose Jury over Cerrone because of the limit of theoretical cash.

    I'm gonna do Sunday's fight night.

    There should be a sticky for draftkings here.
     
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    Zuni Purple Belt

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    I think they sponsor Joe Rogan's podcast.
     
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    I got Cerrone, Hall, Tibau, Howell, Perez...
     
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    trblesome1 Silver Belt

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    Shameless marketing
     
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    MaulingMyClown Purple Belt

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    I'm real big into NFL on draftkings (fanduel as well but they don't have MMA) and did enter into 2 of the big tournaments last event. Finished just out of the money in the contest I did enter. I enjoyed it but not as much as football, it kind of made me watch the fights in a different way which I didn't enjoy as much...I was rooting too much for one guy instead of enjoying the action and analyzing. A question that I had about it was what if Jones posative test resulted in a "no contest" or any other fighter that fails for PEDs, then what happens to results of the tournament?
    Either way, I'll be in a contest this weekend, good luck to you...and me
     
  10. axecutioner

    axecutioner Red Belt

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    I posted a thread about it a couple weeks ago. My reason at the time was because I was worried that there wouldn't be enough participation in the contest for the site to make any money off of it and it would subsequently no longer be offered.
     
  11. KR811**

    KR811** Blue Belt

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    Draftkings kinda make the undercards and the nobodies a little more exciting.
     
  12. axecutioner

    axecutioner Red Belt

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    I made $70 on UFC 182. Actually it's more like net $43 because the entry fee was $27. Here's the scoring system. Keep in mind that if your pick isn't a finishing machine, then he'd better land a ton of significant strikes.

    Fighters in each event will accumulate points as follows:

    Moves Scoring

    Significant Strikes (SS): +0.5 PTS
    Advance (ADVC): +1 PT
    Takedown (TD): +2 PTS
    Reversal/Sweep (REV): +2 PTS
    Knockdown (KD): +3 PTS

    Fight Conclusion Bonuses

    1st Round Win (1rW+): +100 PTS
    2nd Round Win (2rW+): +70 PTS
    3rd Round Win (3rW+): +50 PTS
    4th Round Win (4rW+): +40 PTS
    5th Round Win (5rW+): +40 PTS
    Decision Win (WBD+) : +25 PTS

    Scoring Notes:
    Significant Strikes are any Distance Strike or Clinch/Ground Strikes that are considered "Power Strikes" by official scorers.
    Advances include:
    To Half Guard
    To Side Control
    To Mount
    To Back Control

    Player Lock Notes: All fighters lock at the time the first fight starts in an event.

    https://www.draftkings.com/help/mma
     
  13. StoicSD

    StoicSD Banned Banned

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    Kountermove and Draft Kings
     
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    Thanks for this info. Damn, this looks hard. I would have to do a lot of research, especially on the undercard guys.

    They have the usual game types, like H2H and 50/50?
     
  15. sohocanaan22

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    I do draftkings for Premier League and I love it, but the first UFC event was a letdown. Caliber/name value of fighter is pretty far down the list of priorities. There's a very heavy emphasis on early finishes. Last time, if you didn't have Shawn Jordan you were basically out of the money. (I won three bucks without him--first place was like $250.)

    I'll stick with it for a while. It's definitely a fun wrinkle. I just hope they tweak the rules.
     

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