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The Rankings: The Featherweights: Apr 17, 2015

(Conor McGregor image by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports) 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 Featherweight Rankings  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox – The MMA Manifesto & FIGHT! magazine, speeds – Sports […]

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UFC Fight Night Prelim Breakout Star: Beneil Dariush

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 on Fox: Machida vs Rockhold Fight Card

UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Rockhold  Apr 18, 2015 Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Rockhold Fight Card   Main Card (Fox (CTV 2 – Canada) – 8:00 pm Eastern) Middleweights (five rounds): Lyoto Machida (22-5, #2 ranked middleweight) vs Luke Rockhold (13-2, #6 ranked middleweight) Middleweights: Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ […]

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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 […]

Get-In Price Just $37 For UFC in Newark Tickets

UFC will venture to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey this weekend for what will be a rowdy Saturday night event.  According to TiqIQ.com, tickets for this UFC on FOX 15 can be purchased on the secondary market at an average price of $117.43.  This event will be headlined by a matchup of No. […]

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Ovince Saint Preux Scouting Report

(Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)   Ovince Saint Preux Scouting Report Vitals 6’3″ 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight) 80″ reach, Southpaw April 8, 1983 Record 17-6 (UFC: 5-1) Current Streak 1 straight win Training None Championships Held None   Strengths – terrific athlete – college football; football, wrestling, track in high school – huge reach – very well […]

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Jim Miller Scouting Report

Jim Miller Scouting Report Vitals 5’8″ 155 lbs (Lightweight) 71″ reach, Southpaw Aug 30, 1983 Record 24-5, 1 NC (UFC: 13-4, 1 NC) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu NCAA D1 Wrestler Championships Held Reality Fighting Lightweight Champion: 2006 (no successful title defenses) Cage Fury Fighting Championships Lightweight Champion: 2007 […]

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Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza Scouting Report

(Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports) Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza Scouting Report Vitals 6’1″ 185 lbs (Middleweight) 74″ reach, Orthodox December 7, 1979 Record 21-3, 1 NC (UFC: 4-0) Current Streak 7 straight wins (4 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 […]

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Luke Rockhold Scouting Report:

(Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports) Luke Rockhold Scouting Report Vitals 6’3″ 185 lbs (Middleweight) 77″ reach, Southpaw October 17, 1984 Record 13-2 (UFC: 3-1) Current Streak 3 straight wins Training Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Two gold medals in international jiu-jitsu competitions Championships Held Strikeforce Middleweight Champion: 2011-12 (two successful title defenses) Strengths – tall & […]

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Fighter Scouting Report: Lyoto Machida

Lyoto Machida Vitals 6’1″ 185 lbs (Middleweight) 74″ reach, Southpaw May 30, 1978 Record 22-5 (UFC: 14-5) Current Streak 1 straight win Training 3rd dan black belt in Shotokan (karate) Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held UFC Light Heavyweight Champion: 2009-2010 (one successful title defense)   Strengths – extremely dangerous striker – elusive, unique […]

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Bellator 136 Fighter Salaries

Bellator’s reigning lightweight king Will Brooks retained his title Friday at Bellator 136, and in the process walked away the event’s top earner. Here is Bellator 136’s fighter purse info, released by the California State Athletic Commission.   Will Brooks: $72,000 ($36,000 to show, $36,000 win bonus) Joe Schilling: $27,000 Marcin Held: $26,000 ($13,000 to […]

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The Rankings: The Lightweights: Apr 13, 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 Lightweight Rankings.   Voting Panel: Jeff Fox – The MMA Manifesto & FIGHT! magazine, speeds – Sports Two MMA Forum, and Daniel Vreeland from The MMA Manifesto […]

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UFC on Fox: Machida vs Rockhold 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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Top Ten Earning Heavyweights

  We conclude our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the big boys – the heavyweights.  The list is topped by someone who better start winning soon to justify his big paychecks. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s […]

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UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs Cro Cop 2 Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

Mirko Cro Cop is, unfathomably, back in the Octagon – and winning, too.  He was the top earner at last night’s UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs Cro Cop 2.   Before we go any further, we should note that international events don’t officially release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the […]

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