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UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs Saint Preux Fight Card

UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs Saint Preux Nov 8, 2014 Ginásio Municipal Tancredo Neves Uberlândia, Brazil (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (Fox Sports 1 (UFC Fight Pass – Canada) – 10:30 pm Eastern)   Light Heavyweights (five rounds): Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (22-9, #9 ranked light heavyweight) vs Ovince St. Preux (16-6) Flyweights: Ian McCall (13-4-1, #6 […]

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Bellator 127 Fighter Purses

  Former Bellator champ Daniel Straus got back on the winning track earlier this month at Bellator 127.  He also left that night with the biggest payday. Here are the fighter payouts for the event, released by the California Athletic Commission.   Daniel Straus: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus) Kendall Grove: $24,000 ($12,000 […]

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UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs Bisping Fight Card

UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs Bisping Nov 8, 2014 Allphones Arena Sydney, Australia (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (UFC Fight Pass – 10:00 pm Eastern) Middleweights (five rounds): Michael Bisping (25-6) vs Luke Rockhold (12-2, #7 ranked middleweight) Lightweights: Ross Pearson (16-7) vs Al Iaquinta (9-3-1) Middleweights: Robert Whittaker (13-4) vs Clint Hester (11-3) Heavyweights: Walt Harris (7-3) vs Soa […]

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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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The Rankings: The Bantamweights: Oct 27, 2014

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 Bantamweights.  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox – The MMA Manifesto and FIGHT! magazine, speeds - Sports Two MMA Forum, Dave Kelsey – 2011 & 2013 MMA Manifesto […]

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2014 Fighter Salaries: Top 10 Earners

Who is the top earner in MMA in 2014?  We’ve crunched the numbers and have the answer. It is worth noting that these are only the reported salaries plus Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night, and Submission of the Night bonuses that have been made public.  Many top performing fighters get additional bonuses […]

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November’s Can’t Miss MMA Matches

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)   We have official ascended into the golden age of MMA coverage. You don’t have to look very far on a typical Friday or Saturday night to find fights to see. Not only do the big names like UFC, Bellator and World Series of Fighting have major television deals, but smaller […]

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UFC 179 Pick ‘Em Results

    Congratulations to Sam J. our UFC 179 Pick ‘Em Contest, and to Nathan Hickling for being our monthly winner.  Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs Manuwa on Nov 8th.  Thanks for playing!   Consensus Picks Jose Aldo – 71% Glover Teixeira – 69% Fabio Maldonado – 96% Darren Elkins – 65% […]

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UFC 179 Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

(Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports) What a battle – Jose Aldo really earned his event-leading payday at last night’s UFC 179 in Rio.  The champ kept his belt and walked away with the biggest paycheck. Before we go any further, we should note that most international events don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following […]

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Jose Aldo UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

  * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 129 - Apr 30/11 – W (Hominick) - $177,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 win bonus, $129,000 Fight of the Night bonus)* UFC 136 - Oct 8/11 – W (Florian) – $52,000 ($26,000 to show, $26,000 win bonus)* UFC […]

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Top Ten Earning Flyweights

  (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at one of the UFC’s newest weight classes, the flyweights..  With the UFC just introducing the 125-pound division last year, the purse levels for the fighters are still rather low while the division continues to mature. […]

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UFC 179: Aldo vs Mendes 2 Results

  UFC 179: Aldo vs Mendes 2 Oct 25, 2014 Ginásio do Maracanãzinho Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) (number in brackets is the betting odds: ‘-’ denotes the favorite – lines from BestFightOdds)   Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) Featherweight Championship: Jose Aldo – champion (24-1, #1 […]

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The Rankings: The Featherweights: Oct 24, 2014

(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 Featherweights.  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox – The MMA Manifesto, speeds - Sports Two MMA Forum, Dave […]

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