Top Turtle Podcast – Episode 28: “Uncle Creepy” Ian McCall

If you’ve ever enjoyed one of “Gumby” and Dave’s interviews before, you’ll love this one! The always entertaining Ian McCall stops by during fight week to chat about the fight and his future outside of the sport. The boys then break down the rest of the card and get you everything you need for the […]


Shane Carwin Plotting A Return?

    Shane Carwin – 2016 Comeback? Shane Carwin, a regular on the MMA subreddit, posted a thread last night titled “Comeback Talk”, explaining that he is looking at coming out of retirement, for potentially a handful of fights in the UFC. He asked the Reddit MMA community who they’d like to see him fight. […]

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Robbie Lawler Career Earnings

  Robbie Lawler Career Earnings (purses started being disclosed at UFC 46, some smaller promotion info not available, doesn’t include any PPV bonuses or other bonuses, Reebok sponsorship pay came in to effect at UFC 189)   * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   […]

INGLEWOOD, CA - JUNE 04:  Alex Caceres and Cole Miller during their featherweight bout at UFC 199 at The Forum on June 4, 2016 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

August’s Can’t Miss Matches

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 promotions like RFA, CES, MFC […]

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UFC 201 Prelim Breakout Star: Michael Graves

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 […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Conor McGregor (L) punches Nate Diaz during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

The Rankings: The Featherweights: July 25, 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 Featherweight Rankings  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Daniel Vreeland, Ryan MacDonald, and Ricky Leone.   *stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or 2) […]

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UFC 201 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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Jake Ellenberger Scouting Report

Jake Ellenberger Scouting Report Vitals 5’10” 170 lbs (Welterweight) 73″ reach, Orthodox March 18, 1985 Record 30-11 (UFC: 9-7) Current Streak 2 straight losses Training Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Two-time NCAA DII All-American in wrestling Championships Held None   Strengths – extremely experienced – has fought some of the best in the sport – […]

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Robbie Lawler Scouting Report

Robbie Lawler Scouting Report Vitals 5’11” 170 lbs (Welterweight) 74″ reach, Southpaw Mar 20, 1982 Record 27-10 (1 NC) (UFC: 12-4) Current Streak 5 straight wins Training Black belt in Karate Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held Superbrawl Middleweight Champion: 2005 (no title defenses) Icon Sport Middleweight Champion: 2006 (no successful title defenses), 2007 […]

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Matt Brown Scouting Report

(Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports) Matt Brown Scouting Report Vitals 6’0″ 170 lb (Welterweight) 76″ reach, Orthodox January 10, 1981 Record 20-14 (UFC: 13-8) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown belt in Judo Championships Held ISCF East Coast Welterweight Champion: 2007 (no title defenses)   Strengths – as tough & […]

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Ross Pearson Scouting Report

Ross Pearson Scouting Report Vitals 5’8″ 170 lbs (Welterweight) 69″ reach, Orthodox September 26, 1984 Record 19-11, 1 NC (UFC: 11-8, 1 NC) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training Black belt in Taekwondo Brown belt in Judo Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held The Ultimate Fighter 9 Lightweight Winner   Strengths – schooled in […]

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UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley Event Page

UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley July 30, 2016 Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia     UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) UFC Welterweight Championship (five rounds): Robbie Lawler (27-10, 1 NC, #1 ranked welterweight) vs Tyron Woodley (15-3, #6 ranked welterweight) Women’s Strawweights: Rose Namajunas (12-4, #3 ranked women’s […]

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Rose Namajunas Scouting Report

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)   Rose Namajunas Scouting Report Vitals 5’5″ 115 lbs (Women’s Strawweight) 65″ reach, Orthodox June 29, 1992 Record 5-2 (UFC: 2-1) Current Streak 2 straight wins Training Black belt in Taekwondo Black belt in Karate Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held None   Strengths – black belt in multiple disciplines – […]

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UFC on Fox: Holm vs Shevchenko Pick ‘Em Results

  Congratulations to Ryan C for winning our UFC on Fox: Holm vs Shevchenko Pick ‘Em Contest.  Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC 201 on July 30th.  Thanks for playing!   Consensus Picks Holly Holm – 87% Edson Barboza – 59% Francis Ngannou – 85% Felice Herrig – 59% Frankie Saenz – 57% Consensus Overall Record in 2016: […]


UFC on Fox: Holm vs Shevchenko Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate

  Gilbert Melendez dropped his third straight fight inside the octagon last night at UFC on Fox: Holm vs Shevchenko, but still walked away with the biggest check. Before we go any further, we should note that the Illinois athletic commission doesn’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official. […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 3:  Mixed martial artist Holly Holm, who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight division, looks on during a game between the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 3, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Holly Holm Career Earnings

  Holly Holm Career Earnings   (UFC earnings only – doesn’t include undisclosed bonuses or PPV earnings) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 184 – Feb 28/15 – W (Pennington) – $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus) UFC Fight Night: Mir vs Duffee […]


UFC on Fox: Holm vs Shevchenko Results

UFC on Fox: Holm vs Shevchenko July 23, 2016 United Center Chicago, Illinois UFC on Fox: Holm vs Shevchenko Results (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) Main Card (FOX/CTV 2 – 8:00 pm Eastern) Women’s Bantamweights (five rounds): Holly Holm (10-1, #2 ranked women’s bantamweight) Valentina Shevchenko (12-2, #10 ranked women’s bantamweight)**WINNER by Unanimous Decision (49-26, 49-46, 49-46) Lightweights: […]