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Top Ten Earning Women’s Fighters

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)   We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the ladies.  With the UFC just introducing a women’s division this year, the purse levels for the fighters are still rather low while the division continues to mature. So while our top 10 earning women’s […]

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Top Ten Earning Bantamweights

(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the bantamweights. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC 175 Total         Show       […]

Fighter Scouting Report: Joe Soto

  Joe Soto Vitals 5’6″ 135 lbs (Bantamweight) Orthodox March 22, 1987 Record 15-2 (UFC: 0-0) Current Streak 6 straight wins Training Two-time Junior College All-American Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held Bellator Featherweight Champion: 2009-2010 (no successful title defenses) Tachi Palace Fights Bantamweight Champion: 2014 (no title defenses)   Strengths – held championships […]

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UFC 177: Dillashaw vs Barao II Fight Card

  UFC 177: Dillashaw vs Barao II Aug 30, 2014 Sleep Train Arena Sacramento, California (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) UFC Bantamweight Championship: T.J. Dillashaw - champion – 135 lbs (11-2, […]

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The Rankings: The Women’s Bantamweights: Aug 29, 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 Women 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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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 name at the top of the list probably won’t surprise many. But, before we reveal the list, first some ground rules.  Athletic commissions didn’t start releasing fighter purse info until […]

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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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Top Ten Earning Middleweights

  We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the middleweights. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs Le Total          Show       […]

Video: TKO (Vomit)

 

Yes, you read that right – a fighter won via TKO (vomit).  Check about the 8:30 mark of the video:

 

 

Big up: Middle Easy

 

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UFC 177 Prelim Breakout Star: Damon Jackson

  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 […]

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UFC 177 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 Diamond MMA (the world’s most protective athletic cup used by the best fighters in the […]

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Fighter Scouting Report: Scott Jorgensen

(Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) Scott Jorgensen Vitals 5’4″ 115 lbs (Flyweight) 66″ reach, Orthodox September 17, 1982 Record 25-8 (UFC: 4-4) Current Streak 1 straight win Training NCAA D1 wrestler Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held None Strengths – very strong wrestler – very experienced – KO power in his hands – very good […]

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Fighter Scouting Report: Renan Barao

Renan Barao Vitals 5’6″ 135 lbs (Bantamweight) 70″ reach, Orthodox January 31, 1987 Record 32-2-1 (UFC: 7-1) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held Interim UFC Bantamweight Champion: 2012-2014 (two successful title defenses) UFC Bantamweight Champion: 2014 (two title defenses) Strengths – explosive striker – very good at submissions […]

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