“As MMA continues its maturation as a sport, FightMetric is proud to bring to it the same features that fans are used to enjoying in sports like football and baseball,” said company founder, Rami Genauer. “FightMetric was the first to bring comprehensive statistics and analysis to the sport and we are now the first to bring true fantasy gaming to mixed martial arts. Unlike existing MMA games that only use results, like winner and method of victory, MMA Salary Cap Challenge is a full, statistics-based game similar to fantasy football and baseball.”
The game works just like other salary cap style fantasy games. Players are given a budget for each MMA event to spend on the fighters competing on the televised portion. To make fantasy gaming work properly with the unique nature of MMA, the game contains two innovative features:
- Players can purchase multiple “units” of fighters to fill their roster. This adds a layer of strategy while ensuring that every player’s picks are different, despite choosing from only 10 available fighters.
- The scoring categories in the game are all rate statistics, like Strikes Landed per Minute (SLpM). This is necessary to reward and avoid penalizing fighters who finish their fights quickly in favor of fighters who rack up high volume numbers simply by fighting longer.
MMA Salary Cap Challenge is free to play at www.mmasalarycap.com and is currently in open beta.
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About FightMetric, LLC
Started in 2007, FightMetric® is the world’s only comprehensive mixed martial arts statistics and analysis provider, and is the official statistics provider of the UFC®. FightMetric counts among its clients some of the largest media companies in the world, including ESPN, Aol, and Rogers Sportsnet. The company provides data and fantasy services, along with cutting edge research aimed at advancing the sport of MMA. FightMetric is based in Washington, DC.