UFC Fight Night 73: Fantasy MMA Guide RJ Gardner August 5, 2015 Events, Previews, Spotlight DraftKings.com is one of the largest and most recognizable fantasy sports sites on the web. Every day DraftKings offers a slew of daily fantasy sports games for real money and now that MMA is part of action fight fans have been flocking to the site to try their hand at fantasy MMA. As such, we here at The MMA Corner want to help our readers finish in the money so every fight week we will offer up tips and advice for putting together your DraftKings Fantasy MMA contest lineups. Before we get into this week’s guide, let’s review the basics of Fantasy MMA. For each contest, participants will be given a $50,000 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. Fighters score points in two ways. First there is move scoring; +0.5 for significant strikes, +1 for advancing position, +2 for takedowns, +2 for reversals or sweeps and +3 for knockdowns. Then there are fight conclusion bonuses; +100 for a first round win, +70 for a second round win, +50 for a third round win, +40 for a fourth round win, +40 for a fifth-round win and +25 for a decision win. Fight scoring will be based on FightMetric statistical data. Winning/placing is based on the total score of your five fight lineup. On tap for this week’s Fantasy MMA contests is UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux. First and foremost, the most important key to putting together a winning Fantasy MMA lineup is, understanding the true value of win bonuses. When you are selecting your fighters, always make sure to take fighters you believe will win the fight. At the end of the contest, those win bonuses add up and they separate the contest winners from the losers. Value Pick At just $8,400, middleweight Sam Alvey is a great value pick here. Alvey has a tough matchup in Derek Brunson, but Brunson’s chin is questionable. Alvey was won three in a row; all by way of first round knockout. Tip of the Week At $9,200, take Beneil Dariush over Michael Johnson in the co-main event. Both fighters are coming into this bout riding four-fight win streaks. But while Johnson has taken on stiffer competition Dariush’s game is a lot more diverse and exciting. To get in on all of the DraftKings Fantasy MMA action CLICK HERE to sign up and play.