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UFC on Fox: Holm vs Shevchenko Pick ‘Em Results

  Congratulations to Ryan C for winning our UFC on Fox: Holm vs Shevchenko Pick ‘Em Contest.  Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC 201 on July 30th.  Thanks for playing!   Consensus Picks Holly Holm – 87% Edson Barboza – 59% Francis Ngannou – 85% Felice Herrig – 59% Frankie Saenz – 57% Consensus Overall Record in 2016: […]

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UFC on Fox: Holm vs Shevchenko Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate

  Gilbert Melendez dropped his third straight fight inside the octagon last night at UFC on Fox: Holm vs Shevchenko, but still walked away with the biggest check. Before we go any further, we should note that the Illinois athletic commission doesn’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official. […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 3:  Mixed martial artist Holly Holm, who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight division, looks on during a game between the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 3, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Holly Holm Career Earnings

  Holly Holm 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 184 – Feb 28/15 – W (Pennington) – $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus) UFC Fight Night: Mir vs Duffee […]

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Queens Without Crowns

  The UFC’s Women’s Bantamweight division is a mess.  The 135-pound women’s belt has been treated like a hot potato over the past eight months, with a staggering four women laying claim to it over this period.  Pundits are positing that this is a bad thing for the sport.  But, au contraire mon frere – this […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5:   Nate Diaz celebrates after defeating Conor McGregor during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

The Rankings: The Lightweights: July 22, 2016

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)   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 Lightweight Rankings. Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Daniel Vreeland, Ryan MacDonald, The MMA Magician, […]

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 24:  Chad Mendes weighs in during the UFC 179 weigh-in  at Maracanazinho on October 24, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Chad Mendes Gets A Two Year Ban

We won’t be seeing Chad Mendes in the octagon anytime soon.  The Team Alpha Male veteran and perennial featherweight title contender has been slapped with a two year ban from the USADA. Mendes tested positive for growth hormone GHRP-6 on an out-of-competition test taken on May 17th of this year.  Mendes will be permitted to […]

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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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Flyweight Champion TUF Cast Revealed

      The UFC released the names of the fighters competing on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter, and there are some real intriguing names on here.  I might even have to watch this season. Here’s the press release from the UFC:   CAST REVEALED FOR THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: TEAM BENAVIDEZ vs. TEAM CEJUDO […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 08:  Mixed martial artist Brock Lesnar poses on the scale during his weigh-in for UFC 200 at T-Mobile Arena on July 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lesnar will meet Mark Hunt in a heavyweight bout on July 9 at T-Mobile Arena.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Lesnar Fails In-Competition Drug Test Too

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 08: Mixed martial artist Brock Lesnar poses on the scale during his weigh-in for UFC 200 at T-Mobile Arena on July 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lesnar will meet Mark Hunt in a heavyweight bout on July 9 at T-Mobile Arena. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)   More bad […]

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2016 Top Ten MMA Earners

  Who is the top earner in MMA in 2016?  We’ve crunched the numbers and have the answer. It is worth noting that these are only the reported salaries plus Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night, and Submission of the Night bonuses that have been made public, plus the official UFC Reebok sponsorship […]

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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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The Rankings: The Welterweights: July 18, 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 Welterweight 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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UFC on Fox: Holm vs Shevchenko 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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Gilbert Melendez Scouting Report

Gilbert Melendez Scouting Report Vitals 5’9″ 155 lbs (Lightweight) 71″ reach, Orthodox April 12, 1982 Record 22-5 (UFC: 1-3) Current Streak 2 straight losses Training Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held WEC Lightweight Champion: 2004 (no title defenses) Strikeforce Lightweight Champion: 2006-2008 (one successful title defense); 2009-2012 (four successful title defenses) Interim Strikeforce Lightweight […]

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UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs Lineker Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate

It wasn’t easy, but Tony Ferguson got by game newcomer Lando Vannata on Wednesday and in the process was the top earner at UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs Lineker. Before we go any further, we should note that the South Dakota fighter commission doesn’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the […]

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