The Fantasy Sports business is booming in the United States as millions upon millions of fans are taking part in some kind of fantasy sports game each year. While many people love the traditional fantasy setup the fantasy sports junkies have been making their way to the newest evolution in fantasy sports; daily fantasy sports competitions where participants draft a new team every week to compete against fellow fantasy fanatics.

While fantasy football, baseball, and basketball are the most popular fantasy sports out there, sites like Draft Ops recognize the fantasy gaming potential MMA has. Even though the UFC’s viewership was down in 2014, the sport of MMA continues to be one of the fastest growing sports in the world and its global appeal is very enticing for businesses. It’s so enticing that Draft Ops even partnered with Bellator MMA to enhance their Fantasy MMA offering beyond just that of the UFC.

The Rules

For each contest, participants are given a $100,000 salary cap to select a five fighter lineup. The fighter pool will consist of all fighters expected to be competing in the upcoming event. Fighter salaries are determined by their past performances and they have nothing to do with what fighters are actually making.

The Scoring

Fighters can score points for your team in two ways; Moves and Fight Conclusion Bonuses.
Move scoring consist of; +1 for significant strikes, +0.50 for advancing position, +2 for takedowns, +3 for reversals or sweeps and +4 for knockdowns.

Fight conclusion bonuses consist of; +150 for a first round win, +100 for a second round win, +75 for a third round win, +50 for a fourth round win, +50 for a fifth-round win and +25 for a decision win.

Fight scoring will be based on FightMetric statistical data.

How to Win

Winning is simple; put together a team of five fighters and score more points than everyone else in the competition and win real money.

Are you ready to play? Check out now and set your lineup.

About The Author

RJ Gardner
Content Coordinator

RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report,, and RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.