With Mixed Martial Arts set to make its long-awaited New York City debut on November 12th, DraftKings is commemorating the historic evening with a four-contest $300K Fight Card Series based on the matches for UFC 205. The tournament series is in addition to the 25-contestant, qualifier-only Rumble In Gotham, which is also unfolding based on that night’s matches.
Four Contests, Wide Variety of Entry Fees
The $300K Fight Card Series has a price point for everyone’s bankroll among its four contests, as well as prize pools ranging from $2,000-$15,000.
The lowest point of entry is for the $150K Haymaker Special, which carries a $3.00 entry fee, can accommodate up to 58,823 participants, and awards $5,000 to first place. For those willing to triple that investment and do battle against a considerably smaller field in the process, the $25K Chokehold Special is the contest for them. It pays out $2,000 to first place among 3,211 contestants on a $9.00 buy-in. buy soft cialis viagra vs generics
The $100K Axe Kick takes things up a notch or two in terms of prize pool while keeping the number of contestants modest, and accordingly, carries a bump in entry fee up to $33.00. It pays out $15,000 to the player finishing first among its 3,503 participants. Finally, for those who can afford to the higher investment, the $35K Knockout Special , which pays out $7,000 to first place, is limited to just 116 entrants paying $333 a pop. where to buy viagra viagra without prescription
Another Milestone for MMA on DraftKings
Both the $300K Fight Series and the Rumble In Gotham event mark another milestone moment for MMA’s tenure on DraftKings. The sport has proven to be a reasonably popular from the DFS perspective, and its long-anticipated rollout in the Empire State was obviously deemed worthy enough by the company to highlight with a collectively substantial prize pool.
As with the other major sports it offers contests in, MMA allows for scoring in a multitude of categories. Of particular value are early-round wins, which can generate as much as 90 fantasy points. The full scoring system directly from DraftKings site is the following:
- Significant Strikes (SS): +0.5 PTS
- Advance (ADVC): +3 PT
- Takedown (TD): +5 PTS
- Reversal/Sweep (REV): +5 PTS
- Knockdown (KD): +10 PTS
Fight Conclusion Bonuses
- 1st Round Win (1rW+): +90 PTS
- 2nd Round Win (2rW+): +70 PTS
- 3rd Round Win (3rW+): +45 PTS
- 4th Round Win (4rW+): +40 PTS
- 5th Round Win (5rW+): +40 PTS generic viagra in the usa
- Decision Win (WBD+) : +30 PTS
- 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
Future Uncertain in Event of FanDuel-DraftKings Merger?
Despite the popularity that MMA has enjoyed on DraftKings—not to mention the significant and passionate following it has overall—it remains an open question whether it would survive as a DFS offering in a possible and much-rumored-about merger between FanDuel and DraftKings.
While the latter has been very open to widening its net to offer contests in as many sports as possible under the letter of the UIEGA law, the former has taken a much more conservative approach, mainly focusing on NFL, NHL and NBA-centered offerings, and only recently rolling out soccer contests based on the English Premier League.