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UFC Fight Night 81 picks: ‘Dillashaw vs Cruz’ Kountermove fantasy preview, predictions

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Will you risk $5,200 on Dominick Cruz?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the forefront of the mixed martial arts (MMA) landscape this Sunday night (January 17, 2016) with UFC Fight Night 81: “Dillashaw vs. Cruz,” live from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Considering a highly anticipated Bantamweight title fight will occur on free television — thus saving you about $60 you would have spent on a pay-per-view (PPV) event — why not up the ante by playing Fantasy MMA with Kountermove?

If you are not familiar with how Kountermove works, here is what you need to know:

In Kountermove you build a team of five fighters utilizing a “salary cap” of $25,000 in fantasy money to spend on drafting the team you expect to perform the best on fight night. If your team performs well enough, you will likely have a share of cash prizes in any number of Kountermove’s games.

Points* are scored with finishes, significant strikes, knockdowns, takedowns, dominant positions, and submission attempts. The more dominant your fighters’ performance is, the more points you’re going to score. For a detailed breakdown of how the scoring works, click here.

*Fighter statistics are provided by FightMetric LLC, the UFC’s official stats provider.

Below I break down the UFC Fight Night 81 card to help give you an edge in Kountermove this weekend. Here is why I am avoiding the main event fighters, my value pick, and my quick picks.

The Risk Of Picking TJ Dillashaw ($5,400) or Dominick Cruz ($5,200)

Fantasy MMA is all about minimizing risk, finding value, and picking fighters who are notorious for finishing fights.

In Kountermove, tons of players wind up overthinking who will win a closely contested main event, when in reality they can forgo picking both fighters altogether, and still wind up with a highly competitive team.

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