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UFC 184 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.  We kick things off with his UFC […]

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Cat Zingano Scouting Report

Cat Zingano Scouting Report Vitals 5’7″ 135 lbs (Women’s Bantamweight) 70″ reach, Southpaw July 1, 1982 Record 9-0 (UFC: 2-0) Current Streak 9 straight wins (2 straight in the UFC) Training Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu All-American collegiate wrestler multiple BJJ championships Championships Held Ring of Fire Women’s Bantamweight Champion: 2008 (no title defenses) Fight to Win Women’s Bantamweight Champion: […]

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UFC 184: Rousey vs Zingano Fight Card

UFC 184: Rousey vs Zingano Feb 28, 2015 Staples Center Los Angeles, California (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   UFC 184: Rousey vs Zingano Fight Card   Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship: Ronda Rousey (10-0, #1 ranked women’s bantamweight) vs Cat Zingano (9-0, #2 ranked women’s bantamweight) Women’s Bantamweights: Holly Holm (7-0, […]

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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 info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs Mir Total         Show     […]

Rousey’s drawing power pushing UFC tickets up on secondary market

Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the pay-per-view market this Saturday, February 28th with a fight card featuring the women’s bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey against No. 1 contender Cat Zingano. This event will be Rousey’s first headlining feature since her UFC 170 title defense over Sara McMann last February. The co-main event will also […]

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UFC 184 Prelim Breakout Star: Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto

  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 Fight Night: Bigfoot vs Mir Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

Frank Mir saved his career on Sunday night at UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs Mir, and also had the honor of earning the biggest payday. Before we go any further, we should note that international events don’t officially release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you […]

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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 29-9 (UFC: 8-5) Current Streak 3 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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Ronda Rousey Scouting Report

Ronda Rousey Scouting Report Vitals 5’6″ 135 lbs (Women’s Bantamweight) 66″ reach, Orthodox February 1, 1987 Record 10-0 (UFC: 4-0) Current Streak 10 straight wins (4 straight in the UFC) Training 4th dan black belt in Judo 2008 Olympic Games bronze medalist in Judo 2007 World Championship silver medalist in Judo 2007 Pan American Games […]

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UFC 184: Rousey vs Zingano 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 Contract Killer Clothing, who are giving away a pair of fight shorts to each contest’s winner. […]

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Mark Munoz Scouting Report

Mark Munoz Scouting Report Vitals 6’0″ 185 lbs (Middleweight) 71″ reach, Orthodox February 19, 1978 Record 13-5 (UFC: 8-5) Current Streak 2 straight losses Training NCAA Champion & Two-Time NCAA All-American wrestler Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held None Strengths – strong wrestler – aggressive, relentless ground and pound – very physically powerful fighter – […]

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UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs Mir Pick ‘Em Results

  Congratulations to Luke Rhoads for winning our UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs Mir Pick ‘Em Contest.  Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC 184: Rousey vs Zingano on Feb 28th.  Thanks for playing!   Consensus Picks Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva – 62% Edson Barboza – 72% Cezar ‘Mutante’ Ferreira – 84% Rustam Khabilov – 98% Iuri Alcantara- 92% Consensus Overall Record in 2014: […]


The Rankings: The Heavyweights: Feb 23, 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 Heavyweight Rankings. Voting Panel: Jeff Fox – The MMA Manifesto, Dave Kelsey – 2011 & 2013 MMA Manifesto Pick ‘Em Contest Champion, speeds […]

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UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs Mir Results

UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs Mir Feb 22, 2015 Ginásio Gigantinho Porto Allegre, Brazil (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs Mir Results   Main Card (Fox Sports 1/TSN – Canada – 8:00 pm Eastern)   Heavyweights (five rounds): Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva (18-6, 1 NC, #9 ranked heavyweight) vs Frank Mir (16-9) – Mir wins […]