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UFC Career Fighter Earnings

Which fighter has earned the most money over the course of their UFC career?  We’ve crunched the numbers and have the answer for you.  And the names at the top of the list probably won’t surprise many (except for that English chap at the top). But, before we reveal the list, first some ground rules.  Athletic […]

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2014 Fighter Salaries: Top 10 Earners

Who is the top earner in MMA in 2014?  We’ve crunched the numbers and have the answer. It is worth noting that these are only the reported salaries plus Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night, and Submission of the Night bonuses that have been made public.  Many top performing fighters get additional bonuses […]

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The Rankings: The Middleweights: Dec 22, 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 Middleweights.  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox – The MMA Manifesto, Daniel Vreeland from The MMA Manifesto, Dave Kelsey – 2011 & 2013 MMA Manifesto […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: MMA Books

  There’s still time to get a Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year) present for the MMA lover on your list this year.  And, assuming they are literate, we’ve got a couple of books that could fit the bill for you.   MMA NOW! The Stars and Stories of Mixed Martial […]

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Renan Barao UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Renan Barao * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 130 – May 28/11 – W (Escovedo) – $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) UFC 138 – Nov 5/11 – W (Pickett) – $80,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus, $70,000 Fight of the Night […]

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Lyoto Machida UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Lyoto Machida * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 67 – Feb 3/07 – W (Hoger) – $36,000 UFC 70 – Apr 21/07 – W (Heath) – $40,000 UFC 76 – Sep 22/07 – W (Nakamura) – $50,000 UFC 79 – Dec 29/07 […]

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UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway Pick ‘Em Results

  Congratulations to Evil Eric for winning our UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway Pick ‘Em Contest, and for Nathan Hickling for being December’s winner via tiebreaker. As for our overall winners in 2014, Evil Eric joins Dave K as the only two-time overall champion of the contest.  Congratulations oh Evil One. 1st: Evil Eric 2nd: Dave K 3rd: Cameron Walsh Next Pick […]

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All-Time UFC PPV Sales Data

  No need for much of an introduction here – this is a list of the sales totals for every UFC pay-per-view since Day 1.   Now, since the UFC is a private company and doesn’t release sales info, all this is based on estimates, usually released by the inimitable Dave Meltzer based on info from […]

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UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway Fighter Salaries

  Lyoto Machida earned himself a real quick quarter million dollars last night in his native Brazil.  He was the top earner at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway. Before we go any further, we should note that most international events don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event […]

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UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway Results

UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway Dec 20, 2014 Ginásio José Corrêa Barueri, Brazil (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (Fox Sports 1/SN 360 – Canada – 10:00 pm Eastern)   Middleweights (five rounds): Lyoto Machida (21-5, #3 ranked middleweight) vs C.B. Dollaway (15-5) – Machida wins via TKO (body kick & punches) – Round 1 […]

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Fighter Scouting Report: C.B. Dollaway

(Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports )   C.B. Dollaway Vitals 6’2″ 185 lbs (Middleweight) 76″ reach, Orthodox Aug 10, 1983 Record 15-6 (UFC: 9-6) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training NCAA All-American wrestler Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held None   Strengths – very good wrestler – knockout power in his hands – good submission […]

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Top Ten Earning Middleweights

  We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the middleweights. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC 178   Total          Show       Win Bonus 1 Anderson […]

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Top Ten Earning Light Heavyweights

  We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the light heavyweights. No surprise at the top of the list. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after Bellator 131   Total, Show, Win […]

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