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The Rankings: The Featherweights: July 11, 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 Featherweights.  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox – The MMA Manifesto, speeds - Sports Two MMA Forum, and Daniel Vreeland from The MMA Manifesto. *Click on fighter’s name […]

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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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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 name at the top of the list probably won’t surprise many. But, before we reveal the list, first some ground rules.  Athletic commissions didn’t start releasing fighter purse info until […]

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Ronda Rousey UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

(Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports) Ronda Rousey * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   UFC 157 - Feb 23/13 – W (Carmouche) – $90,000 ($45,000 to show, $45,000 win bonus) UFC 168 – Dec 28/13 – W (Tate) – $250,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 […]

Urijah Faber UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Urijah Faber * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 128 - Mar 19/11 – W (Wineland) - $64,000 ($32,000 to show, $32,000 win bonus)* UFC 132 - Jul 2/11 – L (Cruz) - $107,000 ($32,000 to show, $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus) UFC 139 – Nov […]

Lyoto Machida UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Lyoto Machida * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 67 – Feb 3/07 – W (Hoger) – $36,000 UFC 70 – Apr 21/07 – W (Heath) – $40,000 UFC 76 – Sep 22/07 – W (Nakamura) – $50,000 UFC 79 – Dec 29/07 […]

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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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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 TUF Finale: Team Edgar vs Team Penn) Total Show Win Bonus […]

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TUF Finale: Team Edgar vs Team Penn Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

(Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports) Don’t be too sad, Baby Jay Dee – Frankie Edgar might have bashed you into retirement, but you leave a rich man. Here are the full fighter payouts for last night’s TUF Finale: Team Edgar vs Team Penn, released by the Nevada Athletic Commission.   Attendance: 6,500 Gate: $835,000   Frankie Edgar: $260,000 […]

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UFC 175 Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

(Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sport) Chris Weidman left Vegas last night still in possession of the UFC’s middleweight belt, and also earned a cool half a mili. Here are the paydays for UFC 175 participants, as first reported by MMA Junkie.  Matt Mitrione and Stefan Struve also were paid their show and win payments despite […]

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Top Ten Earning Bantamweights

(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the bantamweights. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC 175 Total Show Win Bonus 1 Renan Barao  $148,000  $   […]

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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 175 Total Show Win Bonus 1 Anderson Silva  $800,000  $     600,000  $  200,000 2 […]

Demetrious Johnson UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Demetrious Johnson * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 126 – Feb 5/11 – W (Yamamoto) – $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) UFC 130 – May 28/11 – W (Torres) -  $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,00 win bonus) UFC Live: Cruz vs […]

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UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs Stephens Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

(Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports) A perfect night in Texas for Cub Swanson – he got an important victory over Jeremy Stephens, won Fight of the Night, and ended up the highest paid fighter at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs Stephens. Before we go any further, we should note that the Texas Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter […]

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UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs Marquardt Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

  Nate Marquardt’s return to the middleweight division was a successful one, as he tapped out James Te Huna in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs Marquardt, and subsequently went home the richest of all the fighters on the card. Before we go any further, we should note that international events generally […]

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