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Top Ten Earning Flyweights

  (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at one of the UFC’s newest weight classes, the flyweights..  With the UFC just introducing the 125-pound division last year, the purse levels for the fighters are still rather low while the division continues to mature. […]

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2014 Fighter Salaries: Top 10 Earners

Who is the top earner in MMA in 2014?  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.  Many top performing fighters get additional bonuses […]

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Top Ten Earning Featherweights

(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the featherweights. (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: Edgar vs Swanson) Total, Show, Win Bonus 1 […]

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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: Edgar vs Swanson Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

Frankie Edgar has called for a featherweight title shot after his destruction of Cub Swanson on Saturday night, and it makes sense – he’s already paid like a champ.  Edgar was the top earner at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs Swanson. Before we go any further, we should note that the Texas Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter pay […]

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UFC 181: Hendricks vs Lawler 2 Fight Card

UFC 181: Hendricks vs Lawler 2 Dec 6, 2014 Mandalay Bay Center Las Vegas, Nevada (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card UFC Welterweight Championship: Johny Hendricks – champion (16-2, #1 ranked welterweight) vs Robbie Lawler (24-10, 1 NC,  #2 ranked welterweight) UFC Lightweight Championship: Anthony Pettis – champion (17-2, #1 ranked lightweight) vs Gilbert Melendez (22-3, […]

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The Rankings: The Lightweights: Nov 24, 2014

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 Lightweights.  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox - The MMA Manifesto & FIGHT! magazine, speeds - Sports Two MMA Forum, Dave Kelsey – 2011 & 2013 MMA […]

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UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs Swanson Pick ‘Em Results

  Congratulations to Derrick Fling for winning our UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs Swanson Pick ‘Em Contest, and to Andy for winning November’s contest.  Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC 181 on Dec 6th.  Thanks for playing!   Consensus Picks Frankie Edgar – 64% Bobby Green – 55% Brad Pickett – 90% Jared Rosholt -83% Joseph Benavidez – […]

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The Rankings: The Welterweights: Nov 21, 2014

n 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 Welterweights.   Voting Panel: Jeff Fox - The MMA Manifesto, speeds - Sports Two MMA Forum, and Daniel Vreeland from The MMA Manifesto, and Dave Kelsey – 2011 […]

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Top Ten Earning Lightweights

    (Updated after Bellator 131)   (Total, Show, Win Bonus) 1 Gilbert Melendez  $175,000  $175,000  $          – 2 Diego Sanchez  $140,000  $  70,000  $    70,000 3 Donald Cerrone  $126,000  $  63,000  $    63,000 4 Eddie Alvarez  $100,000  $100,000  $          – 5 Takanori Gomi*  $100,000  $  50,000  $    50,000 5 Josh Thomson  $  98,000  $  […]

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Top Ten Earning Light Heavyweights

  We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the light heavyweights. No surprise at the top of the list. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after Bellator 131 Total, Show, Win Bonus […]

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The Rankings: The Middleweights: Nov 17, 2014

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 Middleweights.  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox – The MMA Manifesto, Daniel Vreeland from The MMA Manifesto, and speeds - Sports Two MMA Forum. *stipulations: 1) any […]

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