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UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs Oliveira Event Page

UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs Oliveira Feb 21, 2016 Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania    UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs Oliveira Fight Card   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (FS1/TSN 2 – 9:00 pm Eastern) Welterweights (five rounds): Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone (28-6, 1 NC, #9 ranked welterweight) vs Alex Oliveira (14-2-1, 1 NC) Middleweights: […]

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Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Scouting Report

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Scouting Report Vitals 6’0″ 170 lbs (Welterweight) 73″ reach, Orthodox March 29, 1983 Record 28-7, 1 NC (UFC: 15-4) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training Champion Muay Thai fighter Championships Held None   Strengths – world class kickboxing/Muay Thai – incredible submission skills – 15 wins via submission – killer leg kicks […]

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The Rankings: The Heavyweights: Feb 12, 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 Heavyweight Rankings. Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Daniel Vreeland, Ryan MacDonald, Ricky Leone, and Geoff Craig.   *stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended […]

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Former UFC Champ Randleman Dead at 44

  Sad news hit the mixed martial arts world on Thursday night as news broke that MMA pioneer, Kevin Randleman, passed away at the age of 44-years-old.  Not much is known aside from the alleged cause of death, which has been reported to be pneumonia and heart failure.  Randleman’s passing was confirmed by his sister […]

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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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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 Fight Night: Hendricks vs Thompson   Top […]

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Top Ten Earning Heavyweights

  We conclude our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the big boys – the heavyweights.  The list is topped by someone who better start winning soon to justify his big paychecks. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s […]

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Top Ten Earning Welterweights

  (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: Hendricks vs Thompson   Top Ten Earning Welterweights Total Show Win Bonus 1 Robbie Lawler  $        500,000  $          500,000 2 Carlos Condit  $        430,000  $          315,000  $     115,000 3 Johny […]

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Top Ten Earning Lightweights

    (Updated after UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs Thompson)   Top Ten Earning Lightweights Total Show Win Bonus 1 Rafael dos Anjos  $       300,000  $        300,000 2 Gilbert Melendez  $       200,000  $        200,000  $                    – 3 Anthony Pettis  $       160,000  $          80,000  $              80,000 3 Takanori Gomi*  $       160,000  $          80,000  $              80,000 5 Donald […]

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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 Bantamweights

(Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports) (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs Thompson   Total Show Win Bonus 1 Urijah Faber  $      300,000  $      150,000  $          150,000 2 Renan Barao*  $      152,000  $       76,000  $           76,000 3 Marlon Moraes […]

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Joseph Benavidez Career Earnings

(Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)   Joseph Benavidez Career Earnings (UFC fights only – doesn’t include PPV bonuses) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   UFC 128 – Mar 19/11 – W (Loveland) – $39,000 ($19,500 to show, $19,500 win bonus)* UFC Live: Hardy […]

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Johny Hendricks Career Earnings

Johny Hendricks Career Earnings   (UFC earnings only – doesn’t include undisclosed bonuses or PPV earnings) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   UFC 101 – Aug 8/09 – W (Sadollah) – $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)* UFC 107 – Dec […]

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Roy Nelson Career Earnings

Roy Nelson Career Earnings (UFC earnings only) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   TUF: Heavyweight Finale – Dec 5/09 – W (Schaub) – $41,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $25,000 Knockout of the Night bonus) UFC Fight Night: Florian vs Gomi – […]

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Ryan Bader Career Earnings

Ryan Bader Career Earnings (UFC fights only; PPV and/or undisclosed bonuses not included; Reebok sponsorship started July 2015) * denotes an estimated purse   Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event TUF: Team Nog vs Team Mir Finale – Dec 13/08 – W (Magalhaes) – $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 […]

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CM Punk Opens as Huge Underdog

  We might not now the ‘when’ or ‘where’ yet, but we know the ‘who’ in regards to Phil ‘CM Punk’ Brooks’s first fight inside the UFC’s octagon.  Punk will fight Mickey Gall, who submitted Mike Jackson last Saturday at UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs Thompson.  And if early betting lines are any indication, he’ll […]

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Johny Hendricks’s New Camp Unveiled!

Things did not exactly go as planned for former UFC champion, Johny Hendricks this past weekend. Heading into his matchup with Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson as a big favorite, he was finished for the very first time. A lot of people, including his coach, Steven Wright, blamed this on the lack of one camp. His training […]

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Top Turtle Podcast – Episode 5 (Steven Wright and Chas Skelly)

“Gumby” and Dave do a little news breaking in this go round. We find out for you where, when and what John Hendricks’ new camp will be from his head striking coach, Steven Wright. Wright also dishes on what he wishes they did better for the “Wonderboy” fight in an exciting behind the scenes look. […]

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The Rankings: The Women’s Strawweights: Feb 8, 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 Women’s Strawweight Rankings.  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Daniel Vreeland, and Ryan MacDonald.   *stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or 2) […]

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