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MMA DraftKings Betting Strategy and Lineups

Author: americangambler | Last Updated: October 12, 2019

MMA DraftKings has become immensely popular among sports betting professionals in the USA because of how exciting it makes the fights and how easily available it is for even the casual gambler to place a wager. MMA DraftKings gives you a $50,000 salary cap to draft your five-man roster on the night of the fights. Your roster gains points through a point system that is weighted towards stoppages and significant strikes.

Below is an example of how MMA DraftKings scoring system works

  • Knockdown: 3 Points
  • Reversal/Sweep: 2 Points
  • Advance: 1 Point
  • Significant Strikes: +0.5 Points

“Significant Strikes” are defined as any distance strike or clinch/ground strikes that are ruled “Power Strikes” by official MMA scorers. “Advances” count in the following instances: to half guard, to slide control, to mount or to back control.

Fight Conclusion Bonuses

In addition to scoring for moves, additional fight conclusion bonuses are awarded for each round and again at the completion of the fight:

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

Here are a few professional MMA DraftKings strategy betting tips

1. Look for The Underdogs

All gamblers like to bet on the sure thing but the real difference between the winners and losers in DraftKings MMA is the ability to find undervalued fighters. Finding cheap fighters that can accumulate points is the real key to winning these contests. If you come across a fighter that you think is going to win and is being offered at a low price put them on your roster.

2. Always Pick Fighters That Are In 5-Round Title Fights

MMA DraftKings is a points game and the longer the fight the more points can be accumulated. When evaluating a fighter’s potential value make sure to not only look at the price but also look at the length of the fight. A stoppage win that stockpiles points is much more likely to occur in a 5-round bout where there are 10 extra minutes of fighting.

3. Value Stoppage Ability Over Actual Skill

One of the major differences between straight up MMA gambling and MMA DraftKings is the advantage give to the knockout and submission specialist. Some MMA fighters are brilliant but simply do not submit or stop many other fighters. Look for offensive fighters over defensive fighters and value the devastating striker like they are dipped in gold.

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