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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: Jose Aldo knees Frankie Edgar during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Jose Aldo Quits The UFC, Plans To Retire

  For anyone wondering how Jose Aldo would react to the news that Conor McGregor would be fighting Eddie Alvarez next instead of unifying the UFC Featherweight Title, wonder no more.  Junior isn’t very happy about it.  In fact, in an interview with Combate (and translated to English on MMA Fighting), Aldo says he has […]

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UFC 205: Alvarez vs McGregor Event Page

UFC 205: Alvarez vs McGregor Nov 12, 2016 Madison Square Garden New York City, New York   UFC 205: Alvarez vs McGregor Fight Card (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) UFC Lightweight Championship: Eddie Alvarez – champion (28-4, #1 ranked lightweight) vs Conor McGregor (20-3, #3 ranked featherweight) UFC Welterweight Championship: […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 18:  UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor arrives at an open workout for UFC 202 at Rocks Lounge at the Red Rock Casino on August 18, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor is scheduled to fight Nate Diaz in a welterweight rematch at UFC 202 on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

McGregor Favored Over Alvarez

Conor McGregor’s goal of becoming the first fighter to hold UFC belts in multiple weight classes simultaneously looks like a good bet.  At least according to people who put money on such things. McGregor currently sits as a -140 favorite to beat Eddie Alvarez November 12th in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, and in […]

TORRENCE, CA - FEBRUARY 24:  UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor laughs during a news conference with lightweight contender Nate Diaz at UFC Gym February 24, 2016, in Torrance, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Conor McGregor to Headline UFC 205

  The people are getting what they want – Conor McGregor is headlining the UFC’s monumental debut in New York City at UFC 205 in November.  But he won’t be defending his UFC Featherweight Championship like Dana White promised he would in his next octagon appearance.  Instead, the long-rumored fight against UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie […]

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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 near the top). But, before we reveal the list, first some ground rules.  Athletic […]

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UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs Dodson 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 McBryde Mats! We are McBryde Mats, a sports mat manufacturer that’s based out of Lubbock, […]

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 21: UFC women straweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk poses for a photo before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field on July 21, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

The Rankings: The Women’s Strawweights: Sept 26, 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, Ricky Leone, and Ryan MacDonald.   *stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or […]

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UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs Lansberg Pick ‘Em Contest Results

  Congratulations to VA MMA Ry for winning our UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs Lansberg Pick ‘Em Contest and to David McAuley for being September’s winner. Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs Dodson on Oct 1st .  Thanks for playing!   Consensus Picks Cris Cyborg – 98% Renan Barao – 93% Roy Nelson – 85% Francisco […]

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Renan Barao Career Earnings

Renan Barao Career Earnings (UFC fights only, doesn’t include undisclosed bonuses, Reebok sponsorship started July 2015) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 130 – May 28/11 – W (Escovedo) – $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) UFC 138 – Nov 5/11 – W […]

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Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino Career Earnings

  Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos Career Earnings (2008 onward only – no info for her first five fights in Brazil) * denotes an estimated purse Sponsorship money, PPV and/or undisclosed bonuses not included Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   EliteXC: Unfinished Business – Jul 26/08 – W (Baszler) […]

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UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs Lansberg Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate

Big Country got a big knockout last night in Brasil, and earned a big payday. 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 official.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay […]

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Roy Nelson Career Earnings

Roy Nelson Career Earnings (2008 onward, other than SRP) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   IFL: Las Vegas – Feb 29/08 – W (Scherner) – $24,000 ($14,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus) IFL: Connecticut – May 16/08 – W (Imes) – $24,000 ($14,000 […]

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John Dodson Scouting Report

(Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sport) John Dodson Scouting Report Vitals 5’3″ 135 lbs (Bantamweight) 66″ reach, Southpaw September 26, 1984 Record 18-7 (UFC: 8-2) Current Streak 1 straight win Training Black belt in Gaidojutsu Championships Held The Ultimate Fighter 14 Bantamweight Tournament winner   Strengths – extremely fast – very quick & explosive strikes (punches, kicks, knees) […]

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TUF Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs Ferguson Event Page

TUF Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs Ferguson Nov 5, 2016 Arena Ciudad de Mexico Mexico City, Mexico   TUF Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs Ferguson   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card Lightweights (five rounds): Rafael dos Anjos (25-8, #2 ranked lightweight) vs Tony Ferguson (22-3, #4 ranked lightweight) Lightweights: Beneil Dariush (13-2) […]

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The Rankings: The Women’s Bantamweights: Sept 23, 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 Bantamweight Rankings.  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Daniel Vreeland, Ricky Leone, and Ryan MacDonald.   *stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or […]

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UFC Fight Night: Lamas vs Penn Event Page

UFC Fight Night: Lamas vs Penn Oct 15, 2016 Mall of Asia Arena Pasay City, Phillipines   UFC Fight Night: Lamas vs Penn   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (UFC Fight Pass/Fight Network – 10:00 am Eastern) Featherweights (five rounds): Ricardo Lamas (16-5, #6 ranked featherweight) vs B.J. Penn (16-10-2) Heavyweights: Derrick Lewis (16-4, 1 […]

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UFC 204: Bisping vs Henderson 2 Event Page

UFC 204: Bisping vs Henderson 2 Oct 8, 2016 Manchester Arena Manchester, England   UFC 204: Bisping vs Henderson 2   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) UFC Middleweight Championship: Michael Bisping – champion (29-7, #1 ranked middleweight) vs Dan Henderson (32-14) Middleweights: Vitor Belfort (25-12, #7 ranked middleweight) vs Gegard […]

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