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The Rankings: The Women’s Strawweights: May 23, 2016

  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 Women’s Strawweight Rankings.  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Daniel Vreeland, Ricky Leone, and Ryan MacDonald.   *stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended […]

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Renan Barao Scouting Report

Renan Barao Scouting Report Vitals 5’6″ 145 lbs (Featherweight) 70″ reach, Orthodox January 31, 1987 Record 33-3-1 (UFC: 8-2) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held Interim UFC Bantamweight Champion: 2012-2014 (two successful title defenses) UFC Bantamweight Champion: 2014 (two title defenses)   Strengths – explosive striker – very […]

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UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs Garbrandt 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 Tatami Fightwear! Tatami Fightwear was established in 2009 in the United Kingdom and was set […]

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Sara McMann Scouting Report

(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)   Sara McMann Scouting Report Vitals 5’5″ 135 lbs (Women’s Bantamweight) 66″ reach, Orthodox September 24, 1980 Record 8-3 (UFC: 2-3) Current Streak 2 straight losses Training 2004 Olympic Games silver medalist in freestyle wrestling Numerous international grappling & wrestling medals Collegiate wrestler Championships Held None   Strengths – world class […]

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In Search of UFC Gold – South America

The UFC is quickly becoming a global company. There are more and more countries represented in the UFC every day; from Latvia to South Africa and Haiti to Armenia. However, the championships are fairly concentrated between a few countries. The US has a ton; Brazil has a ton. Apart from those, no country has ever had […]

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The Rankings: The Women’s Bantamweights: May 20, 2016

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 Women’s Bantamweight Rankings.  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Daniel Vreeland, Ricky Leone, and Ryan MacDonald.   *stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or […]

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Rockhold A MASSIVE Betting Favorite Over Bisping

  No surprise here – Luke Rockhold is a MASSIVE betting favorite over last minute replacement Michael Bisping at UFC 199.  After opening at -345, the money has continued to pour in on the current UFC Welterweight Champion.  Rockhold is now at -588, meaning he’s expected to win the fight 83% of the time. UFC […]

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UFC 197 Does Decent PPV Sales

  UFC 197’s early PPV buyrate estimate is in, and the number is fairly decent (for a non-Conor McGregor or Ronda Rousey PPV, that is).  Jon Jones’s return to the octagon garnered between 375,000-450,000 PPV sales, according to Dave Meltzer. As stated above, solid, but not spectacular, sales numbers.  However, considering Ovince Saint Preux is […]

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Top Turtle Podcast – Episode 19: Anton Zafir

After a star studded Brazilian card, “Gumby” and Dave breakdown what some of the biggest fight of the year mean for their division. Plus, the boys take a look at Bisping stepping in for his title shot and plenty of other breaking news. Finally, UFC welterweight Anton Zafir stops by and chats about his upcoming […]

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Bisping In Versus Rockhold at UFC 199

  By the process of elimination, Luke Rockhold has gotten a new opponent for his first UFC Middleweight Title defense next month.  After it was revealed that Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza was not an option to step in for the injured Chris Weidman (who requires neck surgery) as he too is injured (he needs knee surgery), […]

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UFC Fight Night: Ferguson vs Chiesa Event Page

UFC Fight Night: Ferguson vs Chiesa July 13, 2016 Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, South Dakota   UFC Fight Night: Ferguson vs Chiesa   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (FS1) Lightweights (five rounds): Tony Ferguson (20-3, #4 ranked lightweight) vs Michael Chiesa (14-2, #8 ranked lightweight) Bantamweights: John Lineker (27-7) vs Michael McDonald (17-3) Middleweights: Tim Boetsch (18-10) vs […]

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UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Thompson Event Page

UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Thompson June 18, 2016 TD Place Arena Ottawa, Canada   UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Thompson Fight Card   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (TSN 5 – 10:30 pm Eastern) Welterweights (five rounds): Rory MacDonald (18-3, #2 ranked welterweight) vs Stephen Thompson (12-1, #6 ranked welterweight) Welterweights: Donald ‘Cowboy’ […]

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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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UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs Garbrandt Event Page

UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs Garbrandt May 29, 2016 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, Nevada   UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs Garbrandt Fight Card   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (FS1/TSN 5 – 10:00 pm Eastern) Bantamweights (five rounds): Thomas Almeida (21-0, #7 ranked bantamweight) vs Cody Garbrandt (8-0) Featherweights: Renan Barao (33-3, […]

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Which Flyweights Should Fight on TUF 24?

  According to the first-ever MMA Manifesto Bill, readers have narrowly decided that although UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson has cleared out the division, the weight class should stay.  So it’s good news then that the UFC’s flyweight division is about to get an infusion of talent, courtesy of the 24th season of UFC’s otherwise […]

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Bellator 154: Davis vs King Mo Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

  Bellator 154 took place last Saturday before a packed house at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, and headliners Phil Davis and King Mo were the top earners. Here is the fighter salary info, released by the California Athletic Commission.   Attendance: 11,084 Gate: $984,552   Phil Davis: $30,000 Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal: $30,000 Saad Awad: […]

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Invicta FC 17: Evinger vs Schneider Fighter Salaries

  The 16th installment of Invicta FC went down last weekend, and bantamweight champ Tonya Evinger walked away the top earner. Here are the fighter payouts, released by the California Athletic Commission.   Tonya Evinger: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus) Angela Hill: $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 win bonus) Charmaine Tweet: $10,000 ($5,000 […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 12:  Chris Weidman (L) takes a punch from Luke Rockhold in their middleweight title fight during UFC 194 at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December  12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Weidman Out of UFC 199 Main Event

LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 12: Chris Weidman (L) takes a punch from Luke Rockhold in their middleweight title fight during UFC 194 at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)   The injury bug has bit the UFC once more.  Chris Weidman, scheduled to […]

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Video: Paige VanZant on DWTS – May 16

  Intro: Paige and Alan are making headlines as a potential couple… Paige says she is just “friends” with Alan Performance: Opening of Paige’s performance Great finish for Paige, Mark and Alan Analysis: Len says they started the night with a “show stopper” Bruno loved it, too Erin puts Alan on the spot, asking about […]

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The Rankings: The Flyweights: May 16, 2016

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, Daniel Vreeland, Ryan MacDonald, and Ricky Leone.   *stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or 2) inactive […]

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