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UFC 285 is the next UFC Pay-Per-View event of Reignmakers UFC with expanded contest types for users to choose from. Beginning on Tuesday February 28, 2023, users will be able to choose from CORE, RARE, ELITE, LEGENDARY and REIGNMAKER tier contests, which will hold true for all Reignmakers UFC events moving forward.
Moving forward, all Pay-Per-View Event Packs will come in one SKU. 2023 Pay-Per-View packs will include five (5) Fighter Game Cards with one RARE+ guaranteed. The pack pool will include all participating fighters in the event and cards of all rarities. Each of the fighters scheduled to fight at UFC 285 will be included in the pack pool with a supply of 1200 CORE tier Fighter Game Cards, 300 RARE tier Fighter Game Cards, 75 ELITE tier Fighter Game Cards, 15 LEGENDARY tier Fighter Game Cards and 1 REIGNMAKER tier player card.
Along with the pack drop, REIGNMAKER tier Fighter Game Cards will be auctioned throughout the course of the week. For UFC 285 These Auctions will run on February 28, 2023. For clarity, one (1) edition of each fighter participating in the event will have a REIGNMAKER tier Fighter Game Card within the pack pool and another REIGNMAKER tier Fighter Game Card for auction. In totality, fighters will have two REIGNMAKER tier Fighter Game Card editions released per fight.
UFC 285 Event Pack Key Drop Timing
- Preferred access for ELITE - REIGNMAKER Octagon Pass holders: February 28. 2023, 12:00 p.m. ET - 12:59 p.m. ET.
- Public Drop start time: February 28. 2023, 1:00 p.m. ET (Waiting room opens at 12:30 p.m. ET). Max purchase limit of 10 per user.
- REIGNMAKER Tier Auctions: February 28. 2023, First Auction ends at 3:15 p.m. ET. Last Auction Ends at 10:00 p.m. ET.
How Contests Work
Reignmakers UFC scoring will work the exact same as the DraftKings’ DFS scoring system users are accustomed to:
For more information on how the MMA scoring works on DraftKings, visit our Rules & Scoring page.
All lineups will feature a captain. Whichever fighter users place in their captain spot will receive a 1.5x bonus for all statistics accrued. Our DFS product has an entire page dedicated to MMA Captain Mode if looking for more information.
Contest Rarity Requirements
All Reignmakers cards have a series of properties associated with them and these properties impact the way you play the game
Card rarity is the most commonly used property to gate contests. Every contest will have rarity rules tied to entry.
The rarity requirements needed from Reignmakers UFC cards for the CORE, RARE, ELITE, LEGENDARY and REIGNMAKER tier contests for 2023 are shown below:
Note: Captains must be at the rarity tier of the contest or higher so a RARE contest requires a captain to be at least of the RARE tier, ELITE contest requires a captain to be at least of the ELITE tier, etc.
Contest Fighter Requirements
Rosters are considered eligible as long as they include five (5) fighters scheduled to fight from a given event. No duplicate fighters are allowed. If a user owns multiple Fighter Game Cards of the same fighter, they may be used in separate lineups but not within the same lineup. Example: Jon Jones cannot be rostered twice within the same five (5) fighter lineup.
Contest Types for Pay-Per-Views Moving Forward
2023 Pay-Per-Views will include contests at all rarity levels moving forward. Essentially, each Pay-Per-View will include a CORE contest, a RARE contest, an ELITE contest, a LEGENDARY contest and a REIGNMAKER contest.
UFC Fight Night events will include $125,000 in total fantasy contest prizing, while Pay-Per-View contests will include $250,000 in total fantasy contest prizing!
Pack Price and Odds of Getting CORE vs RARE
The cost of a UFC 285 pack will be $34.99 and each pack will guarantee at least one (1) fighter game card that is of the RARE rarity tier or higher (which includes ELITE, LEGENDARY and REIGNMAKER). Only the 28 fighters scheduled to fight at UFC 285 will be included in the pack pool.
Each fighter in UFC 285 Packs will have 1200 CORE editions, 300 RARE editions, 75 ELITE editions, 15 LEGENDARY editions and one (1) REIGNMAKER edition, equating to 33,600 total CORE tier cards, 8,400 total RARE tier cards, 2,100 total ELITE tier cards, 420 total LEGENDARY tier cards and 28 total REIGNMAKER tier cards within the UFC 285 pack pool.
One REIGNMAKER tier addition of each fighter will also be auctioned off via the DraftKings Marketplace with a $1 starting bid and bid increment of $50. This will be the norm for all Event Sets moving forward, as well.
How to Build Your Lineup
UFC Pay-Per-View Event Packs
Event packs will be an ongoing theme for Reignmakers UFC as they will be available for purchase in anticipation of every Pay-Per-View and UFC Fight Night, beginning in 2023. Starting with the first event, UFC Fight Night 1.14.23: Imamov vs Gastelum, contests of five different rarity tiers (CORE, RARE, ELITE, LEGENDARY and REIGNMAKER) will be offered at all events.
Packs will consist of CORE, RARE, ELITE, LEGENDARY and REIGNMAKER tier NFTs for all 28 fighters scheduled to fight at UFC 285:
UFC 285 Fighters
|Dricus Du Plessis|
|Ian Machado Garry|
**Note: Kamuela Kirk has been scratched from the card due to injury. Users that receive this card and hold as of 12:00 p.m. ET on 3/3/23 will receive an airdrop of the replacement fighter if one is named to fight Esteban Ribovics. If a replacement fighter is not determined to fight Esteban Ribovics, make-good DFS contests will be run for holders with more details to come if needed.
For all UFC Pay-Per-Views, packs will include all fighters scheduled to fight in that weekend’s events, so this format will remain consistent in 2023.
Pay-Per-View Fighter Game Card Utility
All fighters within Pay-Per-View packs are scheduled to fight on that weekend’s card and are eligible to roster within that specific Pay-Per-View’s contests. All Fighter Game Cards within 2023 Event Set packs from here on out will only be usable within their specific event (notated on both the packs and the Fighter Game Cards). Once the event has ended, these players will no longer be draftable within Reignmakers UFC contests. However, these cards can be used within the crafting portal and may be required at a later date to enter specific portfolio-gated contests.
What Sets Will Be Playable Within UFC 285?
Heatwave, UFC 281, UFC 282, Genesis and UFC 285 cards will all be playable within UFC 285 gameplay.
Octagon Pass Holders Will Receive Priority Access to UFC 285 on 2/28/23
All holders of ELITE, LEGENDARY and REIGNMAKER tier Octagon Passes will receive early, priority access to purchase a UFC 285 Pack starting at 12:00 p.m. ET on February 28, 2023. Remaining inventory will ultimately open up to the public at 1:00 p.m. ET on February 28, 2023. The public portion of the drop will use a queue and the waiting room will open at 12:30 PM ET on February 28, 2023 with the public drop starting at 1:00 pm ET.
With only 8,909 packs available for the event, including only 8,229 packs available via primary sale to the public, supplies will go fast, so make sure to pick up an ELITE, LEGENDARY or REIGNMAKER tier Octagon Pass for your best chance at a pack!
Can I Play Rarer Cards in Less Rare Contests?
Yes, if a contest requires a card to be “RARE or higher” or “RARE+: that means an ELITE, LEGENDARY or REIGNMAKER tier card may be used in that given roster spot as well. If a contest requires an “ELITE or higher” or “ELITE+” card, LEGENDARY and REIGNMAKER cards may also be used in that given roster spot. If a contest requires a “LEGENDARY or higher” or “LEGENDARY+” card, a REIGNMAKER tier card may also be used in that roster spot.
Will there be ELITE, LEGENDARY and REIGNMAKER contests?
Yes, beginning in 2023, Reignmakers UFC contests will be offered at all rarity levels. Now that the “Weigh-In” phase is over, ELITE, LEGENDARY and REIGNMAKER contests will be offered at UFC Fight Night and Pay-Per-View Events.
How Do I Dictate Which Fighter I Start in the Captain Spot?
There is a designated captain spot within rosters. Any fighter placed in the captain spot will have their score multiplied by 1.5x.
What Happens if a Fighter is Removed from the Card or Their Fight is Canceled?
The fighter will receive a “0” but will still be eligible to be played within Pay-Per-View contests. A lineup with a scratched fighter included would still be eligible for payouts. If a fighter is scratched prior to 12 p.m. ET on the Friday leading up to the event and a replacement fighter is announced, users holding the scratched fighter will receive an airdrop of the replacement fighter. If a replacement fighter is not announced, the fight is canceled, or a fighter is scratched after the 12 p.m. ET deadline, holders of the scratched Fighter Game Card will receive tickets to one of two $5,000 make-good DFS contests. In these contests, tickets will be distributed as follows:
$5,000 CORE + RARE Contest = 1 ticket per CORE fighter, 2 tickets per RARE fighter
$5,000 ELITE + LEGENDARY + RM Contest = 1 ticket per ELITE fighter, 2 tickets per LEGENDARY fighter, 3 tickets for RM fighter
Can I Start Fighters In Lineup Spots that are Not Scheduled to Fight in UFC 285?
No, fighters who are not a specific UFC Pay-Per-View card are ineligible to be played within the given Pay-Per-View’s contests. Fighters are defined as “on the card” if they are listed in DraftKings’ draftable pool.
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