Well as the lengthy MMA thread here in the sports section illustrates, there are some keen and knowlegable MMA fans here on GON, and usually people have strong opinions on who is going to win a particular fight.
But now all the idle speculation can be put to the test now that...
in the...Games.on.net UFC Tipping Competition
The comp is being run through a site called MMA Playground
. They run a number of different MMA tipping games and competitions, but we are looking at the two main ones, specifically. These typically run in a season of around 12 events, after which the points and money totals get erased and a new season starts. The next season starts at UFC Fight Night 25, in just over a weeks time.
The first game is Fantasy Picks
. In this one you pick the winner of each fight, which round they will win in, and how they will win. You get 5 point for picking the winner, 2 points for picking the round and 2 points for picking how the fight ends. You also get bonus money to use in the second tipping game.
The below screenshot will illustrate how it works.
The second game is Fantasy Wagers
. In this one you place bets like you would with a sports betting agent. You can bet on as many fighters as you like, but you can't bet on both fighter in a bout. You also have a "parlay" where you can put up to 3 fighter into the parlay, and you get paid out if all of the fighters in your parlay win, like a trifecta in horse racing. The odds you get and the subsequent payout is much larger than betting on the fights individually.
If you would like to join you can do the following
a) Go to http://www.mmaplayground.com
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b) Sign up to the site and make note of the username you used
c) Either post your username in this thread or PM it to me
d) I will then send you an invite into the games.on.net "fight camp" (Note: I have a previous account from another camp I was in and they wouldn't let me make a multi-account. So the invite will come from "brad23")
Also, you can get your tips and wagers in while waiting for the invite to come through if you like.Season 11 Results
Grats on Nekosan for winning the points comp (just pipping MrClean to the post) and Discobrad on winning the betting comp
Ladders below.Season 12 Results
Another season ends and the winner is... me