UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs Story Fight Card

  UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs Story Oct 4, 2014 Ericsson Globe Arena Stockholm, Sweden (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) (number in brackets is the betting odds: ‘-’ denotes the favorite – lines from BestFightOdds)   Main Card (UFC Fight Pass – 3:00 pm Eastern) Welterweights (five rounds): Gunnar Nelson (13-0-1, -330) vs Rick Story (17-8, +230) Bantamweights: […]


UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs Mousasi Fight Card

  UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs Mousasi Sept 5, 2014 Foxwoods Resort Casino Ledyard, Connecticut (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) (number in brackets is the betting odds: ‘-’ denotes the favorite – lines from BestFightOdds)   Main Card (Fox Sports 1 (SN360 – Canada) – 9:00 pm Eastern) Middleweights (five rounds) Ronaldo […]

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Fighter Scouting Report: Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza

(Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports) Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza Vitals 6’1″ 185 lbs (Middleweight) 74″ reach, Orthodox December 7, 1979 Record 20-3, 1 NC (UFC: 3-0) Current Streak 6 straight wins (3 straight in UFC) Training Black belt in Judo Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Numerous submission grappling and jiu-jitsu gold medals Championships Held Strikeforce Middleweight Champion: […]


The Rankings: The Heavyweights: Sept 1, 2014

The Rankings are just that – The MMA Manifesto’s rankings of the best fighters in mixed martial arts today.  Check back every Monday and Friday for our rankings of a different weight class.  Next up: The Heavyweights.  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox – The MMA Manifesto, Dave Kelsey – 2011 & 2013 MMA Manifesto Pick ‘Em Contest Champion, speeds - Sports […]

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UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs Mousasi Pick ‘Em Contest

  So you think you know your MMA? You think you can predict who is going to win a fight and how?  Time to prove it. We present to you The MMA Manifesto Pick ‘Em contest.  We are now sponsored by Combatives Gear, your one and only online store for fight gear.  Check them out at […]

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Fighter Scouting Report: John Moraga

(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) John Moraga Vitals 5’6″ 125 lbs (Flyweight) 67″ reach, Orthodox March 20, 1984 Record 13-3 (UFC: 2-2) Current Streak 1 straight losses Training Two-time University Freestyle All-American wrestler Championships Held Trilogy Championship Fighting Bantamweight Champion: 2011 (no title defenses) Rage in the Cage Bantamweight Champion: 2012 (no title defenses) Strengths […]

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Fighter Scouting Report: Matt Mitrione

  Matt Mitrione Vitals 6’3″ 254 lbs (Heavyweight) 82″ reach, Southpaw July 15, 1978 Record 6-3 (UFC: 6-3) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training None Championships Held None Strengths – huge reach (equivalent to a 6’10″ fighter) – great athlete – former NFL player – heavy hands – very quick – good footwork – physically […]


Fighter Scouting Report: Gegard Mousasi

  Gegard Mousasi Vitals 6’1″ 185 lbs (Middleweight) 76″ reach, Orthodox August 1, 1985 Record 35-4-2 (UFC: 2-1) Current Streak 1 straight win Training Black belt in Judo Professional kickboxer Amateur boxer (2001 Netherlands Amateur Boxing National Champion) Championships Held Cage Warriors Middleweight Champion: 2006 (no title defenses) DREAM 2008 Middleweight Grand Prix Champion: 2008 […]

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Fighter Scouting Report: Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem Vitals 6’4″ 257 lbs (Heavyweight) 80″ reach, Orthodox May 17, 1980 Record 37-12 (1 NC) (UFC: 2-2 ) Current Streak 1 straight win Training Kickboxing champion 2005 ADCC European Trials winner Championships Held 2H2H Light Heavyweight Tournament Champion: 2002 2H2H Light Heavyweight Champion: 2004 (no title defenses) Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion: 2007-2010 (one successful […]

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UFC 177 Pick ‘Em Results

    Congratulations to John Gordon for winning our UFC 177 Pick ‘Em Contest as well as being August’s monthly winner. Next Pick ‘Em action (with a brand new sponsor – thanks for Diamond & Golden Gear for there support the past few months) will be for UFC Fight Night: Souza vs Mousasi on Sept 5th.  Thanks for playing!   […]