FightPicks is a fantasy sports mobile app built just for fantasy MMA.
We were unhappy with the limited number of fantasy MMA options, so we decided to build our own. When we first began building, we decided to focus on the fundamentals of predictions – winner, method, and round. The FightPicks scoring system is meant to match how fight fans think about fights.
"Conor is going to knock out Khabib in the first round."
"Khabib is going to win by decision."
FightPicks focuses on two main forms of competition: league play with friends and large competitive tournaments. We’ll be adding a third option soon – Head to Head – where users square off against each other 1v1 and submit only their top 5 most confident predictions.
Winner of Fight: 5pts
Method of Victory: 2pts
Round of Victory: 3pts
If you correctly pick the winner, method, and round for a given fight, you receive a 5pt bonus.
If a fight ends in a draw, no contest, or DQ, that fight will be scored as 0pts for all users.
So why is round worth more than method?
The way we see it, method can be "easy" to pick for some fighters. Derrick Lewis is looking to land bombs. Alexey Oleynik wants another Ezekiel choke. Round is less obvious, so we gave a bump in points to it.
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Scoring system philosophy
Our goal is to create a scoring system that encourages users to predict the result they think will happen. With that in mind, we kept the point values for decision, KO/TKO, and submission the same to avoid favoring one outcome over the other. If you think the outcome will be decision, we want you to pick that. We don't want you to feel forced to pick 3rd Round submission just because it's worth X more points.
To Creators, MMA Fans, and Potential Partners
If you're part of the MMA community - a content creator, a designer, an interested fan, product company, etc. - and you're interested in working with FightPicks, send us an email using the contact form below.
Our main goal with FightPicks is to increase the quality and number of ways to engage with and support combat sports. We're interested in everything from mobile apps to YouTube channels to merchandise. We're interested in engaging with anyone in the MMA community that has the same goal.
1. How are fights scored?
Winner of Fight: 5pts. Method of Victory: 2pts. Round of Victory: 3pts. If you correctly predict the winner and method and round for a given fight then you receive a 5pt bonus. If a fight ends in a draw or DQ that fight is scored 0pts for all users.
2. What happens with draws, no contests, and DQs?
The fight is scored as 0pts for all users.
3. I won a contest before Season mode was a thing. What happens to my first place finish belts?
You've been stripped. All first place belts under the previous system become first place trophies to keep in-line with the new format.
4. What is a Season?
A season is a 12-week long tournament to see who the best MMA predictor is.
5. How long does it last?
6. Who can join?
Anyone. And it's free.
7. Can I join an ongoing season?
8. How do you decide the winner of a season?
Whoever has the most total points across all contests during that season. Tiebreaker will go down to who has the most total correct picks. If that's still a tie, we go down to most first place finishes. From there, Top 10 Finishes. If there still isn't a clear champion, I'm deleting FightPicks from the internet.
9. What happens if I win an individual contest event?
For Season Mode, winning a contest nets you a first place trophy.
10. What is a League?
You and any number of your friends play agaisnt each other to see who predicts the most fights correct.
11. When does it end?
You get to choose.
12. How is a winner decided?
Right now, the winner is decided by who has the most points by the end date. In the near future, we will be adding other forms of ranking.
13. Can I make more than 1 league?
14. Can I join more than 1 league?
15. How do I upload a custom belt?
You need to be a premium member and a league admin. If you're both of those, clicks the settings gear in the top right of the League's home page. The upload box should be at the bottom.
We're fans just like you so don't hesitate to shoot us a message with your ideas, feedback, comments, or whatever else you'd like to say.