UFC on Fox 20 Event Page

  UFC on Fox 20 July 23, 2016 United Center Chicago, Illinois   UFC on Fox 20 Fight Card   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card Welterweights: Alex Oliveira (13-4-1) vs James Moontasri (9-3) Welterweights: George Sullivan (17-5) vs Hector Urbina (17-9-1) Welterweights: Ryan LaFlare (12-1) vs Alexander Yakovlev (23-6-1) Heavyweights: Luis Henrique (8-2) vs Dmitry Smolyakov (8-0) Women’s Strawweights: Felice […]

UFC Fight Night 91 Event Page

  UFC Fight Night 91 July 13, 2016 Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, South Dakota   UFC Fight Night 91   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (FS1) Middleweight: Tim Boetsch (18-10) vs Josh Samman (12-4) Lightweight: Scott Holtzmann (14-2) vs Mitch Clarke (11-3) Welterweight: Kyle Noke (22-8-1) vs Keita Nakamura (31-7-2, 1 NC) Flyweight: Ben Nguyen (15-5) vs Louis Smolka (10-1) […]

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UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs Alvarez Event Page

UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs Alvarez July 7, 2016 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada   UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs Alvarez   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (UFC Fight Pass) UFC Lightweight Championship: Rafael dos Anjos – champion (25-7, #1 ranked lightweight) vs Eddie Alvarez (27-4, #2 ranked lightweight) Heavyweight: Roy Nelson (21-12) vs Derrick […]

TUF: Team Joanna vs Team Claudia Finale Event Page

  TUF: Team Joanna vs Team Claudia Finale Event Page July 8, 2016 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada   TUF: Team Joanna vs Team Claudia Finale Fight Card   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card  UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship: Joanna Jedrzejczyk – champion (18-3, #1 ranked women’s strawweight) vs Claudia Gadelha (12-1, […]

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UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Thompson Event Page

UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Thompson June 18, 2016 TD Place Arena Ottawa, Canada   UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Thompson Fight Card   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card  Welterweights (five rounds): Rory MacDonald (18-3, #2 ranked welterweight) vs Stephen Thompson (12-1, #6 ranked welterweight) Welterweights: Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone (29-7, 1 NC, #10 ranked welterweight) […]

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UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs Oliveira Event Page

UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs Garbrandt May 29, 2016 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, Nevada   UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs Oliveira Fight Card   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (FS1/TSN 5 – 10:00 pm Eastern) Bantamweights (five rounds): Thomas Almeida (21-0, #6 ranked bantamweight) vs Cody Garbrandt (8-0) Bantamweights: Renan Barao (33-3, […]

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UFC 199: Rockhold vs Weidman 2 Event Page

UFC 199: Rockhold vs Weidman 2 June 4, 2016 The Forum Las Angeles, California   UFC 199: Rockhold vs Weidman Fight Card   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) UFC Middleweight Championship: Luke Rockhold – champion (15-2, #1 ranked middleweight) vs Chris Weidman (13-1, #2 ranked middleweight) UFC Bantamweight Championship: Dominick […]

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The Rankings: The Middleweights: Apr 29, 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 Middleweight Rankings.   Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Ryan MacDonald, Ricky Leone, and Daniel Vreeland.   *stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or 2) inactive […]

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MMA Manifesto Bill #01: Abolish the Flyweight Division

(photo: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports, graphics – Ricky Leone)   Why Is This Manifesto Being Proposed? UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson just defeated the number one contender and the last threat (on-paper) to his title, Henry Cejudo, with relative ease. According to MMA Manifesto’s Flyweight Rankings, that means that Johnson has defeated five of the top […]

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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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Jones Opens As Big Betting Favorite Over Cormier

  No big surprise here – Jon Jones has opened as the betting favorite over current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier in their rematch at UFC 200. Jones is currently a -278 favorite, meaning he is predicted to win this matchup 64% of the time.  While Bones looked a little rusty last weekend in […]

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UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Arlovski Event Page

UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Arlovski May 8, 2016 Ahoy Rotterdam Rotterdam, Netherlands   UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Arlovski Fight Card   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (FS1/TSN 2 – 2:00 pm Eastern) Heavyweights (five rounds): Alistair Overeem (40-14, 1 NC, #3 ranked heavyweight) vs Andrei Arlovski (25-11, 1 NC, #6 ranked heavyweight) […]

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UFC 200 New Main Event: Cormier vs Jones 2

The UFC made official today what most people had assumed – Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones 2 is the new main event at UFC 200.  The company went on Good Morning America this morning to announce the news. There was some concern that this rematch wouldn’t be able to take place in July due to Jones […]

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Patrick Cote: GSP Isn’t Going to Save UFC 200

With all of the Conor drama going down, a lot of people are looking for answers to the headliner problem at UFC 200. Many are toting Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier, but some of the more ambitious fans have the return of pound-for-pound kingpin Georges St. Pierre on their mind. In an exclusive interview with […]

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Top Turtle Podcast – Episode 16: Patrick Cote

A week into the Conor drama, Dave and “Gumby” give you all the scenarios and talk about which are most likely. We then give insider info from one of GSP’s training partners about when we’ll get to see him back in action. All of that plus recap from Bellator, UFC 197 and EBI 6. You’re […]

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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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Top Ten Earning Women’s Fighters

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)   (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs Saint Preux   Top Ten Earning Women’s Fighters    Total   Show  Win Bonus 1 Cat Zingano  $200,000  $100,000  $    100,000 2 Ronda Rousey*  $150,000  $  […]

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Video: Paige VanZant on Dancing With the Stars: Apr 25/16

    Intro: Mark finds out they’ll have to change their song Paige and Mark start to practice Paige still practicing, wants to incorporate her athleticism Performance: Paige and Mark kick off their Austin Powers dance Middle of Paige’s performance Paige flashes the peace sign at the end Dana White in the crowd Analysis: Bruno […]

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Reebok UFC Fight Kit 1.5 First Look

  The next stage in the Reebok UFC Fight Kit is set to roll out shortly, and the first look of it has been released (via Bill King, Sports Business Journal):   New

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The Rankings: The Light Heavyweights: Apr 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 Light Heavyweight Rankings Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Daniel Vreeland, Ricky Leone, and Ryan MacDonald.   *stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or 2) […]

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