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The Rankings: The Featherweights: Oct 24, 2014

(Conor McGregor image by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports) 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 Featherweights.  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox – The MMA Manifesto, speeds - Sports Two MMA Forum, Dave […]

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Fighter Scouting Report: Chad Mendes

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)   Chad Mendes Vitals 5’5″ 145 lbs (Featherweight) 66″ reach, Orthodox May 1, 1985 Record 16-1 (UFC: 7-1) Current Streak 5 straight wins Training Two-time NCAA All-American wrestler Championships Held None   Strengths – incredible wrestler – very well coached – Team Alpha Male – big knockout power in his hands […]

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UFC 179: Aldo vs Mendes 2 Fight Card

  UFC 179: Aldo vs Mendes 2 Oct 25, 2014 Ginásio do Maracanãzinho Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) (number in brackets is the betting odds: ‘-’ denotes the favorite – lines from BestFightOdds)   Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) Featherweight Championship: Jose Aldo – champion (24-1, #1 […]

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Jose Aldo UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

  * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 129 - Apr 30/11 – W (Hominick) - $177,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 win bonus, $129,000 Fight of the Night bonus)* UFC 136 - Oct 8/11 – W (Florian) – $52,000 ($26,000 to show, $26,000 win bonus)* UFC […]

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UFC 180: Werdum vs Hunt Fight Card

  UFC 180: Werdum vs Hunt Nov 15, 2014 Arena Ciudad de México Mexico City, Mexico (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) Interim Heavyweight Championship: Mark Hunt (10-8-1, #5 ranked heavyweight) vs Fabricio Werdum (18-5-1, #3 ranked heavyweight) Welterweights: Jake Ellenberger (29-8) vs Kelvin Gastelum (10-0) Featherweights: Ricardo Lamas (14-3, #4 ranked featherweight) vs Dennis Bermudez (15-3, #7 […]

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UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs Miocic Fight Card

UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs Miocic Dec 13, 2014 US Airways Center Phoenix, Arizona (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) (number in brackets is the betting odds: ‘-’ denotes the favorite – lines from BestFightOdds)   Main Card Heavyweights (five rounds): Junior dos Santos (16-3, #2 ranked heavyweight) vs Stipe Miocic (12-1, #5 ranked heavyweight) Lightweights: […]

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UFC 179 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 Combatives Gear, your one and only online store for fight gear.  Check them out at their […]

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All-Time UFC PPV Sales Data

  No need for much of an introduction here – this is a list of the sales totals for every UFC pay-per-view since Day 1.   Now, since the UFC is a private company and doesn’t release sales info, all this is based on estimates, usually released by the inimitable Dave Meltzer based on info from […]

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The Rankings: The Lightweights: Oct 20, 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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Fighter Scouting Report: Jose Aldo

Jose Aldo Vitals 5’7″ 145 lbs (Featherweight) 70″ reach, Orthodox September 9, 1986 Record 24-1 (UFC: 6-0) Current Streak 17 straight wins (6 straight in the UFC) Training Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held WEC Featherweight Champion: 2009-2010 (two successful title defenses) UFC Featherweight Champion: 2010 – present (six successful title defenses)   Strengths […]

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Fighter Scouting Report: Glover Teixeira

(David Banks-USA TODAY Sports) Glover Teixeira Vitals 6’2″ 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight) 76″ reach, Orthodox October 28, 1979 Record 24-3 (UFC: 5-1) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held Sport Fight Light Heavyweight Champion: 2004 Shooto South America 220-Pound Champion: 2011 Strengths – heavy hands – vast majority of […]

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Fighter Scouting Report: Phil Davis

(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) Phil Davis Vitals 6’2″ 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight) 79″ reach, Orthodox Sept 25, 1984 Record 12-2, 1 NC (UFC: 8-2, 1 NC) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training Four-time NCAA D1 All-American in wrestling Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Jiu-Jitsu Championship champion Championships Held None   Strengths – elite wrestler […]

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UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs Rockhold Fight Card

UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs Rockhold Nov 8, 2014 Allphones Arena Sydney, Australia (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) (number in brackets is the betting odds: ‘-’ denotes the favorite – lines from BestFightOdds)   Main Card  Middleweights (five rounds): Michael Bisping (25-6) vs Luke Rockhold (12-2, #7 ranked middleweight) Lightweights: Ross Pearson (16-7) vs Al Iaquinta (9-3-1) Light […]

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