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Brown: Woodley’s A B*tch & Not a Good Fighter

  Matt Brown has been a busy man as of late.  After a very chaotic voyage to Brazil for his last fight against Demian Maia, The Immortal also has re-upped with the UFC for eight more fights, and was announced to be fighting Jake Ellenberger at UFC 201.  But that hasn’t stopped him from throwing […]

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 02: Stipe Miocic of the United States talks to the media during the UFC Adelaide Media Opportunity at Adelaide Entertainment Centre on March 2, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by David Mariuz/Getty Images)

Miocic Opens As Slight Favorite Over Reem

  Totally ignoring the title lineage of the UFC Heavyweight Championship, the oddsmakers have installed current champ Stipe Miocic as the favorite in his first title defense against Alistair Overeem. Despite past UFC Heavyweight Champs’ inability to successfully defend their title very often, Miocic is currently sitting as a -166 favorite, meaning he’s expected to […]

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Miocic vs Overeem Headlines UFC 203

  The UFC’s newly crowned heavyweight king isn’t being given much time to rest on his laurels and bask in the afterglow of his championship win over Fabricio Werdum early this month – Stipe Miocic already has his first title defense booked.  But at least he won’t have to travel very far this time to […]

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 18:  Paige VanZant celebrates defeating Felice Herrig in their women's strawweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Prudential Center on April 18, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Video: Paige VanZant on DWTS Finale

  Intro: Paige and Mark talk about how she wouldn’t let him lift her “little butt” at first Paige and Mark embrace during their final dance Performance: Paige kicks off her final dance of the season Great ending for Paige Analysis: Len says Paige is the one to beat… Perfect scores for Paige Paige does…not […]

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UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley Event Page

UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley July 30, 2016 Philips Arena Atlanta, Georgia   UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) UFC Welterweight Championship (five rounds): Robbie Lawler (27-10, 1 NC, #1 ranked welterweight) vs Tyron Woodley (15-3, #5 ranked welterweight) UFC Flyweight Championship (five rounds): Demetrious Johnson (24-2-1, […]

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

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Renan Barao Scouting Report

Renan Barao Scouting Report Vitals 5’6″ 145 lbs (Featherweight) 70″ reach, Orthodox January 31, 1987 Record 33-3-1 (UFC: 8-2) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held Interim UFC Bantamweight Champion: 2012-2014 (two successful title defenses) UFC Bantamweight Champion: 2014 (two title defenses)   Strengths – explosive striker – very […]

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UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs Garbrandt 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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Sara McMann Scouting Report

(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)   Sara McMann Scouting Report Vitals 5’5″ 135 lbs (Women’s Bantamweight) 66″ reach, Orthodox September 24, 1980 Record 8-3 (UFC: 2-3) Current Streak 2 straight losses Training 2004 Olympic Games silver medalist in freestyle wrestling Numerous international grappling & wrestling medals Collegiate wrestler Championships Held None   Strengths – world class […]

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

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 11:  Luke Rockhold poses during the UFC Fight Night: Rockhold v Bisping Press Event at Museum of Contemporary Art on September 11, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Rockhold A MASSIVE Betting Favorite Over Bisping

  No surprise here – Luke Rockhold is a MASSIVE betting favorite over last minute replacement Michael Bisping at UFC 199.  After opening at -345, the money has continued to pour in on the current UFC Welterweight Champion.  Rockhold is now at -588, meaning he’s expected to win the fight 83% of the time. UFC […]

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UFC 197 Does Decent PPV Sales

  UFC 197’s early PPV buyrate estimate is in, and the number is fairly decent (for a non-Conor McGregor or Ronda Rousey PPV, that is).  Jon Jones’s return to the octagon garnered between 375,000-450,000 PPV sales, according to Dave Meltzer. As stated above, solid, but not spectacular, sales numbers.  However, considering Ovince Saint Preux is […]

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Bisping In Versus Rockhold at UFC 199

  By the process of elimination, Luke Rockhold has gotten a new opponent for his first UFC Middleweight Title defense next month.  After it was revealed that Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza was not an option to step in for the injured Chris Weidman (who requires neck surgery) as he too is injured (he needs knee surgery), […]

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UFC Fight Night: Ferguson vs Chiesa Event Page

UFC Fight Night: Ferguson vs Chiesa July 13, 2016 Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, South Dakota   UFC Fight Night: Ferguson vs Chiesa   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (FS1) Lightweights (five rounds): Tony Ferguson (20-3, #4 ranked lightweight) vs Michael Chiesa (14-2, #8 ranked lightweight) Bantamweights: John Lineker (27-7) vs Michael McDonald (17-3) Middleweights: Tim Boetsch (18-10) vs […]

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UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Thompson Event Page

UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Thompson June 18, 2016 TD Place Arena Ottawa, Canada   UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Thompson Fight Card   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (TSN 5 – 10:30 pm Eastern) Welterweights (five rounds): Rory MacDonald (18-3, #2 ranked welterweight) vs Stephen Thompson (12-1, #6 ranked welterweight) Welterweights: Donald ‘Cowboy’ […]

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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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UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs Garbrandt Event Page

UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs Garbrandt May 29, 2016 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, Nevada   UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs Garbrandt Fight Card   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (FS1/TSN 5 – 10:00 pm Eastern) Bantamweights (five rounds): Thomas Almeida (21-0, #7 ranked bantamweight) vs Cody Garbrandt (8-0) Featherweights: Renan Barao (33-3, […]

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Bellator 154: Davis vs King Mo Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

  Bellator 154 took place last Saturday before a packed house at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, and headliners Phil Davis and King Mo were the top earners. Here is the fighter salary info, released by the California Athletic Commission.   Attendance: 11,084 Gate: $984,552   Phil Davis: $30,000 Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal: $30,000 Saad Awad: […]

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Invicta FC 17: Evinger vs Schneider Fighter Salaries

  The 16th installment of Invicta FC went down last weekend, and bantamweight champ Tonya Evinger walked away the top earner. Here are the fighter payouts, released by the California Athletic Commission.   Tonya Evinger: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus) Angela Hill: $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 win bonus) Charmaine Tweet: $10,000 ($5,000 […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 12:  Chris Weidman (L) takes a punch from Luke Rockhold in their middleweight title fight during UFC 194 at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December  12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Weidman Out of UFC 199 Main Event

LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 12: Chris Weidman (L) takes a punch from Luke Rockhold in their middleweight title fight during UFC 194 at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)   The injury bug has bit the UFC once more.  Chris Weidman, scheduled to […]

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