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The Rankings: The Flyweights: June 24, 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 Flyweights Rankings. Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Daniel Vreeland, Ryan MacDonald, and Ricky Leone.   *stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or 2) inactive […]

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Bellator 156: Galvao vs Dantas Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

Eduardo Dantas got Bellator gold around his waist again last Friday at Bellator 156, and in the process was the event’s top earner. Here are the fighter payouts for Bellator 156: Galvao vs Dantas, released by the California State Athletic Commission.   Attendance: 5,552 Gate: $451,578   Eduardo Dantas: $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus) Chidi […]

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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 Bellator 156   Total Show Win Bonus 1 Dominick Cruz  $      350,000  $      350,000  $                  – 2 Urijah Faber  $      320,000  $      160,000  $          160,000 3 Marlon Moraes (WSOF)  $      […]

HONG KONG - AUGUST 20:  UFC welterweight fighter Dong Hyun Kim at the Macao UFC Fight Night Press Conference at the Four Season Hotel on August 20, 2014 in Hong Kong.  (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

In Search of UFC Gold – East Asia

The UFC is quickly becoming a global company. There are more and more countries represented in the UFC every day; from Latvia to South Africa and Haiti to Armenia. However, the championships are fairly concentrated between a few countries. The US has a ton; Brazil has a ton. Apart from those, no country has ever had […]

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CM Punk To Debut at UFC 203

    Almost two years after his signing with the UFC, it appears like we’re finally going to see former WWE star Phil ‘CM Punk’ Brooks debut in the octagon.  The Roufusport native, who has been hampered by a back injury for most of 2016, announced on the UFC Unfiltered podcast that he will step into the […]

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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: MacDonald vs Thompson   Top Ten Earning Welterweights Total Show Win Bonus 1 Nate Diaz  $        500,000  $          500,000  $              – 1 Robbie Lawler  $        500,000  $          500,000 3 Carlos […]

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Top Ten Earning Lightweights

    (Updated after UFC Fight Night: MacDonald 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 […]

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Rory MacDonald Career Earnings

  Rory MacDonald Career Earnings   * denotes an estimated purse, UFC fights only Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   UFC Fight Night: Maynard vs Diaz – Jan 11/10 – W (Guymon) – $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus) UFC 115 – Jun 12/10 – L (Condit) – $93,000 ($8,000 […]

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Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Career Earnings

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Career Earnings (WEC & UFC fights only, doesn’t include any PPV bonuses or other bonuses, Reebok sponsorship pay came in to effect at UFC 189)   * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   WEC 30 – Sept 5/07 – NC (Alexander) – […]

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GSP is Back!!

  The headline says it all – Georges St-Pierre is coming back!  Not many details have been announced yet, other than St-Pierre telling Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour that he has done a successful test training camp and that he feels he is physically and mentally ready to return to the octagon.  He also revealed that his […]

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The Rankings: The Bantamweights: June 20, 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 Bantamweight Rankings.  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Daniel Vreeland, Ryan MacDonald, and Ricky Leone   *stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or 2) […]

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Bellator 157: Dynamite 2 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 Tatami Fightwear! Tatami Fightwear was established in 2009 in the United Kingdom and was set […]

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UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Thompson Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate

  Donald Cerrone might have complained about his pay last night, but he still was far and away the top earner at UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Thompson. Before we go any further, we should note that most international fighter commissions don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is […]

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UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Thompson Pick ‘Em Results

  Congratulations to don nog jr for winning our UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Thompson Pick ‘Em Contest. Next Pick ‘Em action will be for Bellator 157: Dynamite 2 on June 24th.  Thanks for playing!   Consensus Picks Rory MacDonald – 61% Donald Cerrone – 66% Steve Bosse – 76% Olivier Aubin-Mercieer – 88% Valerie Letourneau – 66% Consensus Overall Record […]

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Top Turtle Podcast – Episode 24: Michael McDonald

The boys of Top Turtle just couldn’t wait to react to this weekend’s action, so they bring you a special early-in-the-week edition of the show. “Gumby” and Dave give you their take on what transpired this weekend and they sit down with top ranked bantamweight, Michael McDonald. Tune in for all of this MMA goodness […]

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UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Thompson Results

UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Thompson June 18, 2016 TD Place Arena Ottawa, Canada UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Thompson Results   Main Card (FS1/TSN 5 – 10:30 pm Eastern) Welterweights (five rounds): Rory MacDonald (18-3, #2 ranked welterweight) Stephen Thompson (12-1, #6 ranked welterweight)**WINNER by Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 48-47) Welterweights: Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone (29-7, 1 NC, #9 […]

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The Rankings: The Featherweights: June 17, 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 Featherweight Rankings  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Daniel Vreeland, Ryan MacDonald, and Ricky Leone.   *stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or 2) […]

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 08:  Sam Alvey of the USA celebrates victory over Dylan Andrews in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night 55 event at Allphones Arena on November 8, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The Livest Dog at UFN Ottawa – Sam Alvey

  Name: “Smilin” Sam Alvey Opponent: Elias Theodorou Odds: +250 (bet $100 to win $250) If you’re looking for a wall to throw some money at for this weekend, look no further than the UFC’s favorite bonus stealer. His underdog status makes a lot of sense given the skills of Theodorou, but that’s what makes […]

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