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The Rankings: The Women’s Bantamweights: June 27, 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 […]

UFC 202: Diaz vs McGregor 2 Event Page

  UFC 202: Diaz vs McGregor 2 Aug 20, 2016 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada   UFC 202: Diaz vs McGregor 2   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) Welterweights (five rounds): Nate Diaz (19-10) vs Conor McGregor (19-3) Light Heavyweights: Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson (21-5, #3 ranked light heavyweight) vs Glover Teixeira (25-4, #5 ranked light heavyweight) Welterweights: Carlos […]

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UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs Caceres Event Page

  UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley Aug 6, 2016 Vivint Smart Home Arena Salt Lake City, Utah UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs Caceres   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (FS1) Featherweights (five rounds): Yair Rodriguez (8-1) vs Alex Caceres (12-8, 1 NC) Featherweights: Cub Swanson (22-7, #10 ranked featherweight) vs Tatsuya Kawajiri (35-9-2) Welterweights: Court McGee (18-5) vs Dominique Steele (14-7) Welterweights: Santiago […]

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UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs Lineker Event Page

    UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs Lineker July 13, 2016 Denny Sanford Premier Center Sioux Falls, South Dakota   UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs Lineker   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (FS1/TSN 2 – 9:00 pm Eastern) Bantamweights: John Lineker (27-7) vs Michael McDonald (17-3) Lightweights (five rounds): Tony Ferguson (20-3, #4 ranked lightweight) vs Landon Vannata (8-0) Middleweights: […]

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UFC on Fox: Holm vs Shevchenko Event Page

UFC on Fox: Holm vs Shevchenko July 23, 2016 United Center Chicago, Illinois   UFC on Fox: Holm vs Shevchenko Fight Card   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (FOX/CTV 2 – 8:00 pm Eastern) Women’s Bantamweights (five rounds): Holly Holm (10-1, #2 ranked women’s bantamweight) vs Valentina Shevchenko (12-2, #10 ranked women’s bantamweight) Lightweights: Gilbert […]

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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, #7 ranked welterweight) UFC Flyweight Championship (five rounds): Demetrious Johnson (24-2-1, […]

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UFC 200: Cormier vs Jones 2 Event Page

UFC 200: Cormier vs Jones 2 Event Page July 9, 2016 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada   UFC 200: Cormier vs Jones 2 Fight Card   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) UFC Light Heavyweight Championship Daniel Cormier – champion (17-1, #2 ranked light heavyweight) vs Jon Jones (22-1, #1 ranked light heavyweight) Heavyweights: Brock Lesnar (5-3) vs […]

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UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs Alvarez Event Page

UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs Alvarez July 7, 2016 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada   UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs Alvarez   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (UFC Fight Pass/Fight Network – 10:00 pm Eastern) UFC Lightweight Championship: Rafael dos Anjos – champion (25-7, #1 ranked lightweight) vs Eddie Alvarez (27-4, #2 ranked […]

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TUF: Team Joanna vs Team Claudia Finale Event Page

TUF: Team Joanna vs Team Claudia Finale Event Page July 8, 2016 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada   TUF: Team Joanna vs Team Claudia Finale Fight Card   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (FS1/TSN 5 – 10:00 pm Eastern) UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship: Joanna Jedrzejczyk – champion (18-3, #1 […]

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Bellator 157 Pick ‘Em Results

  Congratulations to Mike P for winning our Bellator 157 Pick ‘Em Contest as well as being June’s monthly winner.  Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC 200 on July 9th.  Thanks for playing!   Consensus Picks Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson – 91% Michael Chandler – 85% Matt Mitrione – 97% Rebecca Ruth – 62% Consensus Overall Record in 2016: […]

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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)  $      […]

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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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