Fantasy fights all weekend at Kountermove

Fantasy fights all weekend at Kountermove

May 08, 2015 12:42 PM
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Man what a weekend for the fight game.

First up tonight live on Spike is Glory 21 San Diego featuring Light Heavyweight Champion Artem Levin vs. Simon Marcus. Also is the four-man heavyweight contender tournament where the winners of the semifinal matches will fight again in the same night. The winner of the tournament gets a future shot at the Heavyweight Championship.

Saturday night on UFC Fight Pass, UFC Fight Night takes place from Adelaide, Australia. The main event is a heavyweight scrap between No.4 ranked Stipe Miocic vs. No.5 Mark Hunt. This should be an all-out war for as long as it lasts.

Also on Saturday night we have World Championship Boxing on HBO with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. James Kirkland.

Kountermove has fantasy games for all three events; now let’s break down the picks for each sport:

GLORY

Captain Obvious

Chi Lewis-Parry ($5,100) – At almost an average salary price, Lewis-Parry has solid knockout power and has the opportunity to fight twice tonight. Take a shot on him as two knockouts would put him at the top of the Kountermove Glory leaderboard. Projection: First fight KO2; Second fight Unanimous Decision.

Diamonds in the Rough

Raymond Daniels ($5,000) – Right at the brink of being a diamond, Daniels gets one co-feature fight and shouldn’t disappoint, let me share with you one of his amazing finishes in a Glory ring:

Take Daniels in a showcase fight. Projection: KO3.

Demoreo Dennis ($4,800) – I don’t expect Dennis to get out of the semifinals up against Maurice Jackson but if he can manage the upset, you get another fight out of him. At the lowest salary of the four semifinalists it’s worth a shot. Projection: Two fights, one win, one loss.

UFC

Captain Obvious

Sam Alvey ($5,300) – “Smile’N’ Sam has some strong KO power and should show the world another scintillating knockout against Dan Kelly. Projection: KO1.

Diamonds in the Rough

Brendan O’Reilly ($4,400) – Coming off a loss like his opponent Vik Grujic, O’Reilly will be out to prove he is still growing as a MMA fighter. The line is pick’em in the betting world so take a shot on O’Reilly with his very low salary. Projection: UD.

Jonavin Webb ($4,100) – Webb is an undefeated (8-0) but untested fighter. However much like O’Reilly you have to like his salary versus his betting line. Webb is currently an EVEN money underdog to Kyle Noke so it’s worth taking the risk. Projection: SUB3.

BOXING

Captain Obvious

Canelo Alvarez ($5,100) – Alvarez has all the tools to be an all-time great in boxing. However lots of people over the years had the tools but did nothing with them. Canelo has a ton of support from Mexican and Mexican American fight fans and puts the work in the gym. That is what separates him from the past hopeful stars. Kirkland is a hard guy to figure out, his blowout loss, a KO in Round 1 to Nobuhiro Ishida, is still fresh in the mind of fight fans. I don’t believe Kirkland is on Alvarez’s level. Projection: KO6.

Diamonds in the Rough

Michel Soro ($4,100) – Soro seems completely undervalued to me as Glenn Tapia probably still has Kirkland’s KO loss on his mind. Its true Tapia has won three straight but the opposition has been less than threating. This is first true fight since the KO loss; it’s enough for Soro to win a decision. Projection: UD.

Tomoki Kameda ($4,700) – This is a solid matchup between the unbeaten Kameda and Jamie McDonnell, who hasn’t lost since 2008. Kameda has sound boxing ability that should give McDonnell fits en route to a decision victory. However not until Kameda dishes out some punishing combinations throughout 12 rounds. Projection: UD.

Alan Berg has 10-plus years of experience at Las Vegas sports books and prior to moving to Las Vegas covered sports for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.  Follow him on Twitter: @vegasberserker Contact him at ABerg@GamingToday.com.

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