If you are looking to compete against other individuals as opposed to your local or online sportsbook, MMAOddsbreaker.com and TheMMA-Analysis have you covered. The third edition of ToutMaster kicks off on Sunday, January 15 with the first UFC event of 2017: UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix. For those unfamiliar with ToutMaster, TheMMA-Analysis Podcast hosts organized a contest at the start of 2015 to determine the top MMA prognosticator. The rules are simple, pick a winner for every single fight in the UFC in the calendar year. If the “favorite” in the fight wins, a person gets one point for picking that fight correctly. If the underdog wins, the person who picked the underdog gets underdog points for that fight. For example, if a fighter is a +200 underdog and wins, a person who chose him in ToutMaster would be awarded two points. At the end of the year, whomever has the most points wins the pool. In the 2015 edition of ToutMaster, Kyle Marley (@bigmarley3) won the inaugural competition against 46 other competitors. The 2016 edition of ToutMaster saw a significant uptick with 117 entries. Wes Reynolds (@wesreynolds1) won the contest to become the second ever ToutMaster champion. In addition to a significant prize pool, the winner each year will receive The ToutMaster Championship Belt (pictured above). Each year, the winner’s name will be engraved on the championship and the belt will move year to year to be held by the current reigning champion. Contest entry is $50 and the deadline to enter is Sunday, January 8. At time of publication, there are already over 100 entries for the 2017 contest with the expectation to exceed the number of entries and prize pool of 2016. For more information on either competing in or becoming an official sponsor for the 2017 ToutMaster Contest, please contact Jay Primetown (Email: [email protected] or Twitter: @JayPrimetown).
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