The Rankings: The Middleweights: July 31, 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 Middleweight Rankings.   Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Daniel Vreeland, speeds, Ryan MacDonald, and Rick Snavely.   *stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or 2) […]


Who Ya Got? Rousey vs Correia

Why Ronda Rousey Wins by John Gordon When it comes to Ronda Rousey, the UFC plays a role similar to a group of children trying desperately to repair a broken bicycle. They hover over her, unsure of what to do until they find themselves constantly murmuring, ‘maybe this’ll work’, as they throw haphazard solutions to the […]

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 15: Hector Lombard (R) lifts Rousimar Palhares during the Middleweight bout between Hector Lombard and  Rousimar Palhares at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on December 15, 2012 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Who Ya Got? – Palhares vs Shields

Why Rousimar Palhares Wins by Daniel Vreeland I wouldn’t be shocking you if I suggested that Rousimar Palhares could pull a leg lock off in this fight. Heck, anybody who is picking him in this fight is undoubtedly predicting that to happen. I am no different. The detractors of Toquinho will say that Jake Shields is […]

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UFC Tonight Recap: Ronda, Dodson, Joanna Champion Interviews & More

​   UFC Tonight: Ronda, Dodson, Joanna Champion interviews, UFC 191 and Korea, UFC 190 Picks   UFC 190 The show began with Kenny Florian and Daniel Cormier discussing the main event between Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correira.  Though Rousey wants to punish Correira, the panel believes that she may get over-emotional and leave herself […]


UFC 192: Cormier vs Gustafsson Fight Card

UFC 192: Cormier vs Gustafsson Oct 3, 2015 Toyota Center Houston, Texas   UFC 192: Cormier vs Gustafsson Fight Card   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) UFC Light Heavyweight Championship: Daniel Cormier – champion (16-1, #1 ranked light heavyweight) vs Alexander Gustafsson (16-3, #3 ranked light heavyweight) Light Heavyweights: Ryan Bader (19-4, […]

UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs Barnett Fight Card

  UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs Barnett  Sept 27, 2015 Saitama Super Arena Saitama, Japan   UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs Barnett Fight Card   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card Heavyweights (five rounds): Roy Nelson (21-11) vs Josh Barnett (33-7) Middleweights: Gegard Mousasi (37-5-2, #7 ranked middleweight) vs Roan Carneiro (20-9) Welterweights: Kiichi Kunimoto (18-6-2, 1 NC) […]

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Bethe Correia Scouting Report

Bethe Correia Scouting Report Vitals 5’5″ 135 lbs (Women’s Bantamweight) 64″ reach, Orthodox January 22, 1983 Record 9-0 (UFC: 3-0) Current Streak 9 straight wins (3 straight in the UFC) Training Purple sash in Kung Fu Blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Championships Held None   Strengths – unblemished MMA record – ferocious striker – has some KO […]


UFC 190: Rousey vs Correia 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 190: Rousey vs Correia Betting Guide.     […]

UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs Barao 2 Fight Card

Dillashaw-Barao 2 Pulls in Record TV Ratings

Dave Meltzer reports that this past Saturday’s UFC on FOX: Dillashaw vs Barao 2 pulled in record TV ratings for the UFC on FOX.  The show, headlined by T.J. Dillashaw successfully defending his UFC Bantamweight Championship against former champ Renan Barao, averaged 2,756,000 sets of eyeballs, which is a record for a summer episode of […]


Jake Shields: Breaking Bones

Jake Shields comments about “Breaking Bones”. Are they good for the sport of MMA? Jake Shields has an upcoming fight with Rousimar Palhares at WSOF 22 this Saturday in Las Vegas. He said in an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour that “I’m not gonna hold a submission too long, because I’m not […]


UFC 191: Johnson vs Dodson 2 Fight Card

UFC 191: Johnson vs Dodson 2 Sept 5, 2015 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada   UFC 191: Johnson vs Dodson 2 Fight Card   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) UFC Flyweight Championship: Demetrious Johnson – champion (21-2-1, #1 ranked flyweight) vs John Dodson (17-6, #3 ranked flyweight) Women’s Strawweights: […]


UFC 190 – Prelim Breakout Star: Warlley Alves

    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 […]

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The Ten Greatest Brazilian Fighters of All-Time

    1) Royce Gracie The man that started it all. He may not have the longest list of accomplishments out of the entire top 10, but without him fighting and winning at UFC 1, you can’t argue that we might not be talking about this list or MMA in general. With that said Royce […]

UFC 190 Hoping For Dominating Title Defense From Ronda Rousey in Brazil

There aren’t many UFC or MMA events that are headlined by a women’s fight, but Ronda Rousey’s dominance is drawing all the attention whenever she steps into the ring. This Saturday, August 1, UFC 190 will feature the unbeaten phenom defending her Bantamweight Title against the No. 5 ranked women’s fighter in the world, Bethe […]

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The MMA Hour Recap: Shields, Cruz, Bang & More

  The MMA Hour Recap – July 27/15   Duane “Bang” Ludwig – He is the head coach for UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw. The game plan was for T.J. to strike and move. He was okay with T.J. standing in the pocket and trading to get Renan Barao’s respect. He wants to see Barao […]