Fighters in each event will accumulate points as follows:
Fight Conclusion Bonuses
Player Lock Notes: All fighters lock at the time the first fight starts in an event.
Fighter eligibility determinations and decisions around fighter inclusion into the player pool are at the sole discretion of DraftKings.
In the event that an event is cancelled, all player entries will be cancelled and refunded. If an event is postponed or delayed for a reasonable amount of time, as determined by DraftKings in its sole discretion, the contests may remain live until which time the tournament is completed. After final tournament results become available, the contests will be finalized and settled.
The Entry-Fee and Prize Pool for a contest will not change once the contest is created. Therefore, each contest has a maximum amount of total entries accepted. Contests that have not reached capacity will be available for entry up until the contest start time.
Guaranteed contests will run (with prizes unchanged) even if they do not reach capacity before the contest start time. Non-guaranteed contests that do not reach capacity by contest start time may be merged with other similar unfilled contests or may be canceled and refunded.
Lineups may be edited at any time leading up to the event. Each individual fighter will become “locked” at the scheduled start time of the event. A locked fighter cannot be added or removed from a roster spot. Locked roster spots for all entries are displayed in contest GameCenters.
If the scheduled start time for an event changes after contests for a Draft Group containing that event become available, DraftKings will take measures to ensure the change is reflected on Draft Screens and for lineup editing purposes. In the rare case that an event starts before the scheduled start time, all players within that event will become locked as soon as our feed reflects that the event has begun. Additionally, any swaps that were made after the real-life start time of the event will result in those lineups being disqualified and refunded.
Live scoring updates are strictly for the enjoyment of DraftKings customers. DraftKings’ official scoring validation process begins once the event is final. This process ensures that DraftKings scoring matches official MMA scoring when contest results are finalized and paid out.
Once contests are finalized, a contest status will update to "Completed", and that contest will move from the "Live Games" section to the "Completed Games" section on the My Contests page.
On occasion, MMA official scorers may issue a stat-correction after the event has ended and the official scoring validation process has completed. These corrections are rare, but can occur days after an event takes place. Therefore, any changes to official scoring that occur after contests have been finalized will not impact those finalized contests. Conversely, if a correction needs to be made after contests are finalized due to a bug with the data feed or the finalization process, while extremely rare, the finalization process (including payment) may be reversed and redone correctly.
Note: The official scoring validation process is solely to ensure that DraftKings contest results are determined based on official MMA scoring. Delays during this process may occur as a result of data collection or other technical difficulties. DraftKings will not attempt to make judgements on scoring rulings.
DraftKings’ player salaries are intended to provide an interesting, challenging, skill-based game resulting in a top quality experience for DraftKings customers. Player salaries are determined based on historical statistics and aspects of a player’s upcoming matchup may be factored into their salary.
Please note that player salaries listed are a function of the salary cap fantasy sports contest format and are not intended, and should not be relied upon, as any indication of real-life salary valuations of the individual players.