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The Rankings: The Light Heavyweights: Aug 31, 2015

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 Heavyweight Rankings Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Daniel Vreeland, and Ryan MacDonald.   *stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or 2) inactive for at […]

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 21: A pensive Mirko Cro Cop of Croatia walks to the octagon before fighting Gabriel Gonzaga of USA in a Heavyweight bout of the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the Manchester Evening News Arena on April 21, 2007 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gary M. Prior/Getty Images)

Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic Career Earnings

  Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Career Earnings (UFC fights only, doesn’t include any PPV bonuses or other bonuses, Reebok sponsorship pay came in to effect at UFC 189)   * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 67 – Feb 3/07 – W (Sanchez) – $350,000 UFC 70 – […]

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Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Career Earnings

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Career Earnings (UFC fights only, doesn’t include any PPV bonuses or other bonuses, Reebok sponsorship pay came in to effect at UFC 189)   * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 126 – Feb 5/11 – W (Kelly) – $111,000 ($18,000 to […]

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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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Frankie Edgar Career Earnings

Frankie Edgar Career Earnings (UFC fights only, doesn’t include any PPV bonuses or other bonuses, Reebok sponsorship pay came in to effect at UFC 189)   * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 67 – Feb 3/07 – W (Griffin) – $6,000 ($3,000 to show, […]

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UFC Reebok Sponsorship Pay Scale – Updated

Info on what the Reebok sponsorship payments to UFC fighters will look like got leaked out yesterday, and it appears like most guys/gals won’t be making a whole lot of dough, with more than half the roster falling in the lowest payment category.  Rather than just report what the financial terms of the deal is, […]

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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Career Earnings

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Career Earnings (UFC fights only, doesn’t include any PPV bonuses or other bonuses, Reebok sponsorship pay came in to effect at UFC 189) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 73  – Jul 7/07 – W (Herring) – $200,000 ($100,000 to […]

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Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua Career Earnings

  Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua Career Earnings   (UFC fights only, doesn’t include undisclosed PPV bonuses or other bonuses, Reebok sponsorship came in to effect UFC 189)   * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 76 – Sep 22/07 – L (Griffin) – $150,000 UFC […]

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WSOF 22: Palhares vs Shields Fighter Salaries

Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields might have gotten all of the publicity, but WSOF Bantamweight Champion Marlon Moraes walked away with the biggest payday at Saturday’s WSOF 22: Palhares vs Shields.  In fact, he’s among the top earning 135-pounders in the world. Here is the fighter purse info for the event, straight from the Nevada […]

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Top Ten Earning Bantamweights

(Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports) (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after WSOF 22: Palhares vs Shields   Total Show Win Bonus 1 Renan Barao*  $      152,000  $       76,000  $           76,000 2 Marlon Moraes (WSOF)  $      140,000  $       70,000  $           70,000 3 T.J. […]

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Top Ten Earning Women’s Fighters

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)   (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs Barao 2   Top Ten Earning Women’s Fighters    Total    Show   Win Bonus  1 Cat Zingano  $            200,000  $          100,000  $          100,000 2 Ronda Rousey […]

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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 190   Top Ten Earning Welterweights Total Show Win Bonus 1 Robbie Lawler  $300,000  $   150,000  $   150,000 2 Demain Maia*  $152,000  $     76,000  $     76,000 3 Jake Ellenberger  $146,000  $     73,000 […]

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UFC 190 Fighter Salaries, Sponsorship, Attendance & Gate

Ronda Rousey will end up being the top earner once all the pay-per-view and other bonuses are handed out, but for the time being Shogun Rua got the top payday at UFC 190. Before we go any further, we should note that most international fighter commissions don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary […]

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Ronda Rousey Career Earnings

(Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports) Ronda Rousey Career Earnings   (UFC only – doesn’t including undisclosed bonuses of PPV earnings, Reebok sponsorship came in to effect at UFC 189) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   UFC 157 – Feb 23/13 – W (Carmouche) […]

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Top Ten Earning Lightweights

    (Updated after UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs Barao 2)   Top Ten Earning Lightweights   Total Show Win Bonus 1 Gilbert Melendez  $200,000  $200,000  $          – 1 Anthony Pettis  $200,000  $100,000  $  100,000 3 Takanori Gomi*  $160,000  $  80,000  $    80,000 4 Donald Cerrone  $152,000  $  76,000  $    76,000 5 Diego Sanchez  $140,000  $  70,000 […]

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Renan Barao Career Earnings

Renan Barao Career Earnings (UFC fights only, doesn’t include undisclosed bonuses, Reebok sponsorship started July 2015) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 130 – May 28/11 – W (Escovedo) – $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) UFC 138 – Nov 5/11 – W […]

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2015 Top 10 MMA Earners

  Who is the top earner in MMA in 2015?  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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