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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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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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The Rankings: The Heavyweights: July 28, 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 Heavyweights.  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox – The MMA Manifesto, Dave Kelsey – 2011 & 2013 MMA Manifesto Pick ‘Em Contest Champion, Daniel Vreeland […]

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UFC on Fox: Lawler vs Brown Pick ‘Em Contest Results

    Congratulations to Luke Fortune for winning our UFC on Fox: Lawler vs Brown Pick ‘Em Contest, and to Dave K. for being July’s monthly winner.  Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC Fight Night: Bader vs St. Preux on Aug 16th.  Thanks for playing! Consensus Picks Robbie Lawler – 77% Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson – 96% […]

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UFC on Fox: Lawler vs Brown Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)   In the battle of nickname stomach tattoos, Ruthless came out on top over Immortal, and ended up making the most dough, too. Here is the full fighter purse info for UFC on Fox: Lawler vs Brown, released by the California State Athletic Commission and first reported by Sherdog.   Attendance: […]

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UFC on Fox: Lawler vs Brown Results

n   UFC on Fox: Lawler vs Brown July 26, 2014 SAP Center San Jose, 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 (Fox – 8:00 pm Eastern) Welterweights (five rounds): Robbie Lawler - 171 lbs (23-10, 1 […]

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Top Ten Earning Lightweights

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports) Bellator leads the way! (Updated after UFC on Fox: Lawler vs Brown) Total Show Win Bonus 1 Michael Chandler (Bellator)  $190,000  $  95,000  $    95,000 2 Gilbert Melendez  $175,000  $175,000  $          – 3 Eddie Alvarez (Bellator)  $160,000  $  80,000  $    80,000 4 Diego Sanchez  $140,000  $  70,000  $    70,000 5 Donald […]

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Top Ten Earning Featherweights

(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the featherweights. (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: Lawler vs Brown) Total Show Win Bonus 1 […]

Top Ten Earning Welterweights

  We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the welterweights.  While there might be a few surprising names on the list, the name at the top is of no great shock. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a […]

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Top Ten Earning Light Heavyweights

  We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the light heavyweights. No surprise at the top of the list. (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: Lawler vs Brown […]

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