LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 31:  Tyron Woodley waits for the start of a welterweight bout against Kelvin Gastelum during UFC 183 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Woodley won by split decision.  (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

The Rankings: The Welterweights: Aug 26, 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 Welterweight Rankings.   Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Daniel Vreeland, Ryan MacDonald, and Ricky Leone.   *stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or 2) inactive […]


Shane Carwin Talks Professional Fighters Union

  Shane Carwin, a regular on the Mixed Martial Arts sub-reddit posted a tongue in cheek thread titled “UFC Proves Their Rankings Do Not Matter.” In the thread Reddit user u/Cat_Scam asked Carwin: Carwin went on to give a relatively detailed reply, explaining that he has yet to be contacted by the PFA and that […]


Top Turtle Podcast – Episode 33: Jeremy Kennedy and Josh Emmett

UFC 202 is one of the hottest topics of the year, nevermind the week. The boys of Top Turtle discuss the scorecard, future title implications and PPV rates. And if that wasn’t enough to wet your whistle, Dave and “Gumby” break down the phenomenal main card of UFC on Fox 21 and interview UFC debutant […]

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Rory MacDonald Jumps To Bellator

Rory MacDonald has been removed from the UFC’s official welterweight rankings page. Subsequently, has reported that the UFC was unable or unwilling to match the terms of the contract offered to Rory by Bellator. Although nothing has been signed yet, the general consensus is that Rory will be fighting for Bellator next year.  Rory […]


Combate Americas: Combate Ocho Fighter Salaries

  The eight edition of Combate Americas went down on Aug 11th in L.A.  Here are the fighter payouts, released by the California Athletic Commission.   John Castaneda: $4,000 Danny Martinez: $3,000 Benjamin Vinson: $2,500 Marcos Bonilla: $1,750 Erick Gonzalez: $1,500 Benji Gomez: $1,500 Henrich Wassmer: $1,500 Angel Cruz: $1,500 Jonathan Santa Maria: $1,250 Izic […]

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The Livest Dog at UFC on Fox 21: Charles Oliveira

  Name: Charles Oliveira Opponent: Anthony Pettis Odds: +164 (bet $100 to win $164) There really couldn’t be a better time to take advantage of Anthony Pettis’s name value. The guy has lost his last three fights, granted they were against Rafael dos Anjos, Eddie Alvarez and Edson Barboza, respectively. Despite those losses, he still comes into […]

in their featherweight bout during UFC Fight Night 81 at TD Banknorth Garden on January 17, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.

UFC on Fox 21 Prelim Breakout Star: Kyle Bochniak

  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 […]

TORRENCE, CA - FEBRUARY 24:  UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor laughs during a news conference with lightweight contender Nate Diaz at UFC Gym February 24, 2016, in Torrance, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Is PPV Dead? Not Hardly

  We won’t know the final numbers of PPV buys for UFC 202 right away, but it would be a safe bet to assume it did over 1 million buys, and if you believe the UFC, it’s trending to be the biggest PPV of all time. If that is the case, through eight events this […]

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UFC on Fox: Maia vs Condit Event Page

UFC on Fox: Maia vs Condit Aug 27, 2016 Rogers Arena Vancouver, Canada   UFC on Fox: Maia vs Condit   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (Fox/CTV Two – 8:00 pm Eastern) Welterweights (five rounds): Carlos Condit (30-9, #4 ranked welterweight) vs Demian Maia (23-6, #5 ranked welterweight) Featherweights: Anthony Pettis (18-5) vs Charles Oliveira (21-5, 1 NC, #6 ranked […]

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Joe Lauzon Scouting Report

Joe Lauzon Scouting Report Vitals 5’10” 155 lbs (Lightweight) 70″ reach, Orthodox May 22, 1984 Record 26-11 (UFC: 13-8) Current Streak 1 straight win Training Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held World Fight League Grand Prix Champion: 2006   Strengths – extremely aggressive fighter – very experienced – submission wizard – vast majority of wins […]

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UFC on Fox: Maia vs Condit 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 McBryde Mats! We are McBryde Mats, a sports mat manufacturer that’s based out of Lubbock, […]

INGLEWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: Michael Bisping reacts after defeating Luke Rockhold in their Middleweight Title Bout at UFC 199 at The Forum on June 4, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

The Rankings: The Middleweights: Aug 22, 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 Middleweight Rankings.   Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Ryan MacDonald, Ricky Leone, and Daniel Vreeland.   *stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or 2) inactive […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20:  Conor McGregor (R) takes a punch from Nate Diaz during their welterweight rematch at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won by majority decision.  (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

McGregor Opens As Favorite For Diaz Rubber Match

  Their wounds aren’t even healed yet, and the spilled blood has barely dried, yet talks of Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz, Part III is up and running.  And, naturally, the gamblers have started parting with their money.  Betting lines have opened on the as-of-now-unscheduled McGregor-Diaz 3, and the Irishman is the favorite. McGregor, who […]

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 28:  Charles Oliveira of Brazil celebrates after winning the UFC Featherweight bout between Charles Oliveira of Brazil and Hatsu Hioki of Japan on June 28, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Charles Oliveira Scouting Report

  Charles Oliveira Scouting Report Vitals 5’10” 145 lb (Featherweight) 74″ reach, Orthodox October 17, 1989 Record 21-5, 1 NC (UFC: 9-5, 1 NC) Current Streak 1 straight win Training Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held None   Strengths – tall & long for a featherweight – huge reach – young but experienced – […]


Anthony Pettis Scouting Report

Anthony Pettis Scouting Report Vitals 5’10” 145 lbs (Featherweight) 72″ reach, Orthodox January 27, 1987 Record 18-5 (UFC: 5-4) Current Streak 3 straight losses Training 3rd degree Black belt in Taekwondo Black belt in kickboxing Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Yellow rope in Capoeira Championships Held Gladiators Fighting Series Lightweight Champion: 2008 (two successful […]


Jim Miller Scouting Report

Jim Miller Scouting Report Vitals 5’8″ 155 lbs (Lightweight) 71″ reach, Southpaw Aug 30, 1983 Record 26-8, 1 NC (UFC: 15-7, 1 NC) Current Streak 1 straight win 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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Carlos Condit Scouting Report

Carlos Condit Scouting Report Vitals 6’2″ 170 lbs (Welterweight) 76″ reach, Orthodox April 26, 1984 Record 30-8 (UFC: 7-4) Current Streak 3 straight loss Training Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black belt in Gaidojutsu   Championships Held WEC Welterweight Champion: 2007-2008 (three successful title defenses) UFC Interim Welterweight Champion: 2012 (no title defenses)   Strengths […]

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Demian Maia Scouting Report

(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Demian Maia Scouting Report Vitals 6’0″ 170 lbs (Welterweight) 72″ reach, Southpaw Nov 6, 1977 Record 23-6 (UFC: 17-6) Current Streak 5 straight wins Training 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Numerous grappling championships Championships Held Super Challenge Tournament Winner (83 kg): 2006   Strengths – perhaps the best […]

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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 […]