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The Rankings: The Flyweights: Apr 24, 2015

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 Flyweights Rankings. Voting Panel: Jeff Fox – The MMA Manifesto, speeds – Sports Two MMA Forum, and Daniel Vreeland from The MMA Manifesto. *stipulations: […]

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UFC 186 Betting Guide

Mr. Manifesto doesn’t gamble on sports, but I know of plenty of people who do.  This includes the nefarious Tafon Papis, who I’ve recruited to give his betting tips for upcoming UFC events.  We’ll keep a running total throughout the season to see how Mr. Papis does.  Next up: UFC 186 Betting Guide.     UFC 186 Betting Guide […]

UFC Fight Night: Cormier vs Bader Fight Card

UFC Fight Night: Cormier vs Bader Fight Card

UFC Fight Night: Cormier vs Bader  June 6, 2015 Smoothie King Center New Orleans, Louisiana (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   UFC Fight Night: Cormier vs Bader Fight Card   Main Card (11:00 pm Eastern) Light Heavyweights (5 rounds): Daniel Cormier (15-1, #3 ranked light heavyweight) vs Ryan Bader (19-4, #5 ranked light heavyweight) Heavyweights: […]

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UFC 186 Prelim Breakout Star: Olivier Aubin-Mercier

The Prelim Breakout Star is a once per event article that helps fans get to know those who will be entertaining them from the undercard. The intention of the article is not to bring attention to the most talented guy on the preliminary card, but rather one that the common fan may have overlooked or […]

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UFC 186 Fight Card

UFC 186: Johnson vs Horiguchi Apr 25, 2015 Bell Centre Montreal, Canada (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   UFC 186 Fight Card   Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) UFC Flyweight Championship: Demetrious Johnson – champion (21-2-1, #1 ranked flyweight) vs Kyoji Horiguchi (9-1, #9 ranked flyweight) 215-pound Catchweight: Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson (35-11) vs Fabio Maldonado (22-7) Middleweights: Michael Bisping (26-7) vs […]

UFC Fight Night: Condit vs Alves fight card

UFC Fight Night: Condit vs Alves Fight Card

UFC Fight Night: Condit vs Alves May 30, 2015 Goiânia Arena Goiânia, Brazil (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   UFC Fight Night: Condit vs Alves Fight Card   Main Card (10:00 pm Eastern) Welterweights (five rounds): Carlos Condit (29-8, #5 ranked welterweight) vs Thiago Alves (26-9) Featherweights: Nik Lentz (27-6-2, 1 NC) vs Charles Oliveira (19-4, 1 NC, #10 […]

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Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Scouting Report

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Scouting Report Vitals 6’1″ 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight) 73″ reach, Orthodox June 20, 1978 Record 35-11 (UFC: 7-5) Current Streak 3 straight wins Training Junior college wrestler Championships Held UFC Light Heavyweight Champion: 2007-2008 (one successful title defense)   Strengths – extremely experienced – powerful puncher – heavy hands – good counter […]

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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 near the top). But, before we reveal the list, first some ground rules.  Athletic […]

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The Rankings: The Bantamweights: Apr 20, 2015

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 Bantamweight Rankings.  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox – The MMA Manifesto, speeds – Sports Two MMA Forum, and Daniel Vreeland – The MMA Manifesto. *stipulations: 1) any fighter […]

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UFC 186 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 The Fight Predictor.   The Fight Predictor provides one of the best MMA handicapping services […]

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C.B. Dollaway Scouting Report

(Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports )   C.B. Dollaway Scouting Report 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 – […]

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Michael Bisping Scouting Report

Michael Bisping Scouting Report Vitals 6’2″ 185 lbs (Middleweight) 76″ reach, Orthodox February 28, 1979 Record 25-7 (UFC: 15-7) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training None Championships Held Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Champion: 2004, 2005 (four successful title defenses total) The Ultimate Fighter 3 winner   Strengths – very experienced – hard to finish – […]

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Lyoto Machida Career Earnings

Lyoto Machida Career Earnings (UFC pay only, not including PPV or locker room bonuses) * 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 – […]

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Top Ten Earning Lightweights

    (Updated after UFC on Fox: Machida vs Rockhold)   Top Ten Earning Lightweights   (Total, Show, Win Bonus) 1 Gilbert Melendez  $200,000  $200,000  $          – 1 Anthony Pettis  $200,000  $100,000  $  100,000 3 Donald Cerrone  $146,000  $  73,000  $    73,000 4 Diego Sanchez  $140,000  $  70,000  $    70,000 5 Jim Miller*  $112,000  $  56,000 […]

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Demetrious Johnson Scouting Report

Demetrious Johnson Scouting Report Vitals 5’3″ 125 lbs (Flyweight) 66″ reach, Orthodox August 13, 1986 Record 21-2-1 (UFC: 9-1-1) Current Streak 7 straight wins Training None Championships Held UFC Flyweight Champion: 2012 – present (five title defenses)   Strengths – perhaps the fastest fighter in the sport – very strong wrestler – always moving in […]

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