How To Play Draftkings MMA DFS – There Is Money To Be Made

Draftkings offers many sports to play on their platform. A few more than Fanduel. One of my favorites is MMA.

I don’t watch it much anymore like I use to. But every now and then ill hop in some contests and play for cash.

If you are interested in playing for the first time or maybe you just want a rundown of how it works. Then this post is for you.


How To Play Draftkings MMA DFS

How To Play Draftkings MMA DFS 

When it comes to MMA DFS your research shouldn’t be as advanced and deep as it would be for something like MLB, NFL or NBA.

Simply because its only two people fighting each other and it can go either way with a punch or kick. So if you spent 3 hours researching for this fighter and they get knocked out by a head kick in the first round. You’ve just wasted a lot of unnecessary time and depending on how much you bet that night money as well.

So I’m not going to push research down your throat on this like I usually do with other sports. For MMA it’s best to know your fighters if you know your fighter and their opponent it’ll help you out a lot.

When playing MMA fantasy sports you can pretty much eyeball whos going to do what for the most part. Looking at their game log and record on Draftkings will help you out even more.

Pricing is big in MMA. Unlike with other sports in DFS the higher price is generally the route to go when playing MMA. At least that’s how it is for me. When I try to go for value to save money I usually lose badly. But when I stuff as many high priced guys with good records I cash at least 65% of the time.


What Is The Salary Limit For MMA On Draftkings

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You get $50,000 to spend on your fighters. It doesn’t seem like much but you can definitely create solid lines consistently with this salary. Trust me it’s being done every week.


How Many Fighters Do You Pick On Draftkings For MMA

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You pick 6 fighters. You also can pick both fighters in one fight. It sounds like a bad idea. But if both fighters go the distance and it comes down to a decision. You can get a large sum of fantasy points from it.


How Are Points Scored In DFS MMA On Draftkings

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Scoring For MMA

This is very important probably the most important thing out of it all. Keep this in mind when picking your fighters.

Fighting Moves 

  • Significant Strikes – +0.5 points
  • Advance – +3 points
  • Takedown – +5 points
  • Reversal/Sweep – +5 points
  • Knockdown – +10 points

End Of The Fight Bonuses 

  • 1st Round Win – +90 points
  • 2nd Round Win – +70 points
  • 3rd Round Win – +45 points
  • 4th Round Win – +40 points
  • 5th Round Win – +40 points
  • Decision WIn – +30 points

There isn’t a negative for anything so the only way is up in MMA.


Are MMA Contest Daily

No there aren’t, unfortunately, contests will be played each Saturday. So that’s once a week.


How To Check A FIghter’s Stats And Record On Draftkings

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How to check a fighter’s stats and record

This is how it will look initially when you go to pick your fighters.

On the far right next to the salary it shows you the fighters record.

To see more detailed things about the fighter all you have to do is click their name on the left.

Once you do that you will be brought to this screen.

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Detailed Fighter Information – Fabricio Werdum

I like this because it gives you vital information that can make or break your lineup.

It shows you how the fighter won or lost their previous fights and other things like how many takedowns, knockdowns and more.

You also can see their previous fantasy points and the price the fighter was at the time. Nevermind the ones that say zero Dk has to update them.


Types Of Contests Playable For MMA On Draftkings

You can play the same ones you do for all the other sports on the platform.

Tournaments, Head to Head, 50/50s & Double Ups, Multipliers, Satellites & Qualifiers.

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Contest Lobby

Tournaments are easier to win on MMA. So if you are looking to cash in on some thousands for the first time.It’ss very likely to happen here.


MMA Research Sources – Via Youtube

Daily Fantasy MMA

FNTSY Sports Network



That’s all you need to know to get started on MMA DFS. There is really money to be made in there. Go get your cut.

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11 comments for “How To Play Draftkings MMA DFS – There Is Money To Be Made

  1. November 15, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Hey! I never head of Draftkings MMA before, but it looks very interesting and above all fun! Thanks for your article with clear explanations, I am certainly going to try it.

    • Ted
      November 15, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      Good luck i’ll see you on the inside.

  2. November 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Hello Ted, this is a very interesting blog on a very interesting topic. I was somewhat familiar with MMA before I have read your blog for more clarification. I normally don’t like betting games, but it seems very exciting and fun to play. I will look into it more and check it out. Thanks for the information and continue to do what you do.

    • Ted
      November 15, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Will do thanks for the words of encouragement.

  3. November 15, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    You make it so tempting to get back into gaming. I kinda lost time to participate as life got busy, and really enjoyed the time I got playing. Great release!!
    This looks like something I get back into it with!!
    Gonna explore!!

    • Ted
      November 16, 2017 at 12:22 am

      Go for it bro!

  4. John
    November 15, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Had no idea that this is available. You have laid out the rules and how to very well for anyone like me that has no clue. The fact that you only have one event a week limits some of your ability to play all week long.
    I do like all of the information that you have given, keep up the good work.

    • Ted
      November 16, 2017 at 12:21 am

      Yea the wait sucks and is one of the cons of DFS mma. But once Thursday gets here it’ll make the wait worthwhile.

  5. November 15, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Draft kings looks like a really fun concept! I had no idea one for mma even existed.

    You went really in depth about the mechanics of the game and I fully understand how it works now. I’m going to give it a try!
    Thanks mate, great article!

    • Ted
      November 16, 2017 at 12:20 am

      Thank you for your comment.

  6. JT
    November 17, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Hi Ted, this is a very great blog. It seems very exciting and fun to play.

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