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UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway Fighter Salaries

  Lyoto Machida earned himself a real quick quarter million dollars last night in his native Brazil.  He was the top earner at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway. Before we go any further, we should note that most international events don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event […]

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UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway Results

UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway Dec 20, 2014 Ginásio José Corrêa Barueri, Brazil (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (Fox Sports 1/SN 360 – Canada – 10:00 pm Eastern)   Middleweights (five rounds): Lyoto Machida (21-5, #3 ranked middleweight) vs C.B. Dollaway (15-5) – Machida wins via TKO (body kick & punches) – Round 1 […]

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Fighter Scouting Report: C.B. Dollaway

(Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports )   C.B. Dollaway Vitals 6’2″ 185 lbs (Middleweight) 76″ reach, Orthodox Aug 10, 1983 Record 15-6 (UFC: 9-6) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training NCAA All-American wrestler Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held None   Strengths – very good wrestler – knockout power in his hands – good submission […]

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Top Ten Earning Middleweights

  We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the middleweights. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC 178   Total          Show       Win Bonus 1 Anderson […]

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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 […]

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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 181 Total        Show    Win Bonus 1 Johny Hendricks  $350,000  $   150,000  $   200,000 2 Robbie Lawler  $220,000  $   110,000  $   110,000 3 Josh Koscheck  $156,000  $     78,000  $     […]

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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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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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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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The Rankings: The Light Heavyweights: Dec 19, 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 Light Heavyweights.  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox – The MMA Manifesto, Dave Kelsey – 2011 & 2013 MMA Manifesto Pick ‘Em Contest Champion, Daniel […]

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Junior dos Santos UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

  Junior dos Santos * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 90 – Oct 25/08 – W (Werdum) – $125,000 ($30,000 to show*, $30,000 win bonus*, $65,000 Knockout of the Night bonus) UFC 95 – Feb 21/09 – W (Struve) – $60,000 ($30,000 to […]

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UFC 181 Sells Well; UFC 180 Not So Much

  UFC 181 was a blockbuster card, headlined by two UFC title fights – Johny Hendricks-Robbie Lawler II, and Anthony Pettis-Gilbert Melendez.  So it comes as no big surprise that the event sold rather well.  Dave Meltzer reports that the event did in the 375,000-400,000 pay-per-view buy range, which is a solid number in today’s […]

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RFA 21 Fighter Salaries

Every wonder what fighters who fight on the smaller MMA circuits earn?  We’ve got some info, as the payouts for the fighters on Resurrection Fighting Alliance’s December 5th card has been released by the California Athletic Commission.   Chase Gormley: $3,100 ($1,500 to show, $1,500 win bonus, $100 from Sopi for missing weight) Mehdi Baghdad: $3,000 […]

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