Posted by jae_1833
I have done that in the past and re-invented the scoring system for non-hardcore guys. Basically known fighter/fights are worth more then you just do the MMAMath and come up with a winner.
I can see how you'd get there, but that could actually make it more complicated. There's two schools of thought you could look at that from:School Of Thought A:
This actually swings the advantage to the hardcore fan because if they already have substantial knowledge about the lesser known fighters than this advantage will increase with the more well known fighters.School Of Thought B:
This makes the game more complicated because those of us that analyze the hell out of these fights tend to over think the outcome instead of going with Occam's Razor. Plus, who's to say what a more "well known fighter" would actually be.
Either way, I think the 50/50 approach is the simplest. Any way you assign the points, the result is still 50/50 on the pick. A person with a substantial amount of knowledge could wind up cleaning absolute house because you've assigned a greater point total to the fights that you think feature the more exposed fighters, or they could wind up doing really poorly because they over thought the outcome. Either way, it's still 50/50. If you're going to do that, just leave the un-aired prelims off the list of available picks and have people choose from the "more well known" fighters that will be featured on the main card.