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Fighter Scouting Report: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Vitals 6’2″ 205 lb (Light Heavyweight) 75″ reach, Southpaw June 2, 1976 Record 21-5 (UFC: 4-2) Current Streak 2 straight wins Training Third degree belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Multiple boxing medals in international competitions Championships Held None   Strengths – extremely experienced – has fought & beat […]

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Fighter Scouting Report: Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson

(Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)   Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson Vitals 6’2″ 205 lb (Light Heavyweight) 78″ reach, Orthodox March 6, 1984 Record 17-4 (UFC: 8-4) Current Streak 7 straight wins Training National Junior College Athletic Commission National Champion – wrestling Championships Held None   Strengths – huge KO power in hands & feet – long reach […]

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Jones Opens As Slight Favourite Over Cormier

It was announced early this evening that Alexander Gustafsson is out of his rematch with Jon Jones at UFC 178, and instead the main event will be a Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier grudge match (which I’m way more pumped for than the original main event).  The bookies have made the incumbent a slight favourite over DC: […]

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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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UFC on Fox: Lawler vs Brown Prelim Breakout Star: Patrick Cummins

(Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports) 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 […]

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Fighter Scouting Report: Matt Brown

(Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports) Matt Brown Vitals 6’0″ 170 lb (Welterweight) 76″ reach, Orthodox January 10, 1981 Record 19-11 (UFC: 12-5) Current Streak 7 straight wins Training Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held ISCF East Coast Welterweight Champion: 2007 (no title defenses)   Strengths – as tough & scrappy as they come – great […]

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UFC on Fox: Lawler vs Brown 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: Robbie Lawler

Robbie Lawler Vitals 5’11″ 170 lbs (Welterweight) 74″ reach, Southpaw Mar 20, 1982 Record 23-10 (1 NC) (UFC: 8-4) Current Streak 1 straight win Training None Championships Held Superbrawl Middleweight Champion: 2005 (no title defenses) Icon Sport Middleweight Champion: 2006 (no successful title defenses), 2007 (no title defenses) EliteXC Middleweight Champion: 2007-2008 (two successful title […]


The Rankings: The Women Bantamweights: July 21, 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 […]


UFC on Fox: Lawler vs Brown Fight Card

  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 (23-10, 1 NC, #2 ranked […]

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UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs Brandao Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

(Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports) It’s as if Conor McGregor wrote the script himself – hometown crowd, record-breaking loudness, steamroll his opponent, earn the biggest payday. Before we go any further, we should note that international events generally don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you […]


UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs Brandao Results

UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs Brandao July 19, 2014 The O2 Dublin, Ireland (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) (number in brackets is the betting odds: ‘-’ denotes the favorite – lines from BestFightOdds)   Main Card (UFC Fight Pass - 3:00 pm Eastern) Featherweights (five rounds): Conor McGregor – 146 lbs (14-2, -515) vs Diego Brandao - […]