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Invicta FC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Strawweights: Nov 24/20

Jul 22, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Kailin Curran during weigh ins for UFC Fight Night at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports   There is constant debate about fighter rankings, which are normally based on voting from a panel of journalists.  Such is the case with something as subjective as voting – it’s totally based on voter’s opinion, and biases are bound to seep through, whether intentional or no.  So to try to put a fresh, objective, data-driven spin on rankings, The MMA Manifesto has come up with a performance based ranking system, solely based on how...

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MMA Gambling Podcast – Episode 3 – UFC Blaydes vs Lewis Picks

Readers, lend me your ears – below is a link to the third episode of the MMA Gambling Podcast on the Sports Gambling Podcast Network. Hosted by me, co-hosted by MMA Manifesto senior writer Daniel Vreeland, we make picks for all the fights on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Lewis. Enjoy!   #UFC Blaydes vs Lewis Preview w/ @JeffFoxWriter & @GumbyVreeland on the MMA Gambling Podcast The plan to actually make some money this week? Can Jeff make money despite being very chalky? Will Jeff close the Twitter follower gap with Dan? https://t.co/0vXNyV1Ayn pic.twitter.com/0WIiPqcu2m — Sports Gambling...

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MMA Fight Announcement Tracker: Nov 23/20

May 9, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Tony Ferguson (red gloves) fights Justin Gaethje (blue gloves) during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports As Ferris Bueller said: “Life in the MMA world moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”  Or something like that.   But fight announcements do come fast and furious these days, so it’s easy to miss them.  But don’t worry, The MMA Manifesto has got you covered.  Our  MMA  Fight Announcement Roundup will let you know what fights have been announced recently.  You’re welcome.  ...

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UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Lewis Fight Card

UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs LewisNov 28, 2020UFC APEX Las Vegas, Nevada   UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Lewis Fight Card   Fight Card Ranking (strength of card on paper based on our exclusive Pound for Pound fighter rankings) 6,235 – average UFC Fight Night cards range between 9,900-3,200 points, with an average card ranking 6,200   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) (fighter ranking based on our exclusive Performance Based Ranking system – click fighter’s rank to check out the list)   Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women’s Feather/Bantamweights: Nov 23/20

Feb 11, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Holly Holm (red gloves fights Germaine de Randamie (blue gloves) during UFC 208 at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports There is constant debate about the “official” UFC fighter rankings, which are based on voting from a panel of journalists.  Such is the case with something as subjective as voting – it’s totally based on voter’s opinion, and biases are bound to seep through, whether intentional or no.  So to try to put a fresh, objective, data-driven spin on rankings, The MMA Manifesto has come up with a performance based ranking...

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UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Lewis 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.   This week’s winner wins a free year of Marune Peak!   With over 15,000 users Marune is the first social media and training log app for Jiu Jitsu.  Marune allows users to track their daily training, including a Gi or NOGI session, training length, technique vs rolling time, list the techniques learned, gyms visited, take notes and even post pictures.  Marune then...

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UFC 255 Pick ‘Em Results

  Congratulations to Andrew Potrebica for winning our UFC 255 Pick ‘Em Contest!  Next Pick ‘Em action of will be for UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs Holland on Nov 28th. Thanks for playing!   Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today!   Consensus Picks Deiveson Figueiredo – 88% Valentina Shevchenko – 95% Mike Perry – 73% Cynthia Calvillo – 56% Paul Craig – 58% Consensus Overall Record in 2020: 77-29 (73%)   UFC 255 Pick ‘Em Results 1 Andrew Potrebica 9 2 Brandon Kaplan 8 2 Eduardo...

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UFC 255 Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay

It wasn’t her most exciting performance, but Valentina Shevchenko still retained her UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship last night at UFC 255, and was the event’s top earner. Before we go any further, we should note that the Nevada Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay based on official purse info released from past fights.  So, based on that info, here is the estimated pay breakdown for the 24 fighters that traded blows at the event.  But please...

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Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua Career Earnings

Jul 22, 2018; Hamburg,Germany; Mauricio Rua (red gloves) fights Anthony Smith (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at BarclayCard Arena. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports   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 93 – Jan 17/09 – W (Coleman) – $240,000 ($150,000 to show, $50,000 win bonus, $40,000 Fight of the Night...

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Mike Perry Career Earnings

Sep 17, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Mike Perry (Red Gloves) reacts to fight against Alex Reyes (Blue Gloves) during UFC Fight Night at PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Don Wright-USA TODAY Sports Mike Perry Career Earnings   Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today!   UFC fights only, * denotes an estimated purse, doesn’t include PPV and/or “locker room” bonuses Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 202 – Aug 20/16 – W (Lim) – $22,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000...

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Katlyn Chookagian Career Earnings

Jun 8, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Katlyn Chookagian (red gloves) and Joanne Calderwood (blue gloves) during UFC 238 at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports Katlyn Chookagian Career Earnings (UFC fights only) denotes an estimated purse Sponsorship money, PPV and/or undisclosed bonuses not included Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs Lineker – Jul 13/16 – W (Murphy) – $22,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)* UFC 205 – Nov 12/16 – L (Carmouche) – $14,500 ($12,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)* UFC...

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Deiveson Figueiredo Career Earnings

Oct 12, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; Deiveson Figueiredo (red gloves) reacts against Tim Elliott (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports denotes an estimated purse – UFC fights only – doesn’t include undisclosed and/or PPV bonuses   Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 212 – Jun 3/17 – W (Beltran) – $22,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)* UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs Machida – Oct 28/17 – W (Brooks) – $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok...

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Cynthia Calvillo Career Earnings

Dec 30, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Carla Esparza lands a hit against Cynthia Calvillo during UFC 219 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports denotes an estimated purse – UFC fights only – doesn’t include undisclosed and/or PPV bonuses   Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 209 – Mar 4/17 – W (Cooper) – $22,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) UFC 210 – Apr 8/17 – W (Gonzalez) – $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)* UFC Fight Night: Nelson...

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Valentina Shevchenko Career Earnings

Dec 8, 2018; Toronto, ON, Canada; Valentina Shevchenko (red gloves) celebrates after beating Joanna Jedrzejczyk (blue gloves) during UFC 231 at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports   Valentina Shevchenko Career Earnings   (UFC only – doesn’t including undisclosed bonuses of PPV earnings) denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs Cerrone 2 – Dec 19/15 – W (Kaufman) – $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) UFC 196 – Mar 5/16 – L (Nunes) – $16,500 ($14,000 to show,...

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UFC 255: Figueiredo vs Perez Results

UFC 255: Figueiredo vs PerezNov 21, 2020UFC APEX Las Vegas, Nevada   UFC 255: Figueiredo vs Perez Results   Fight Card Ranking (strength of card on paper based on our exclusive Pound for Pound fighter rankings) 12,197 – above average UFC PPV cards range between 15,450-4,700 points, with an average card ranking 10,500   (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) (fighter ranking based on our exclusive Performance Based Ranking system – click fighter’s rank to check out the list)   Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free...

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Jennifer Maia Career Earnings

Nov 2, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Katlyn Chookagian (red gloves) fights Jennifer Maia (blue gloves) during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Sarah Stier-USA TODAY Sports Jennifer Maia Career Earnings   (partial Invicta & full UFC only – doesn’t including undisclosed bonuses of PPV earnings) denotes an estimated purse   Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event Invicta FC 16 – Mar 11/16 – W (Porto) – $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 win bonus) UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs Ivanov – Jul 14/18 – L (Carmouche) – $15,500 ($12,000 to show,...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Nov 20/20

June 6, 2020; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Alex Perez punches Jussier Formiga of Brazil in their flyweight bout during UFC 250 at the UFC APEX. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via USA TODAY Sports   There is constant debate about the “official” UFC fighter rankings, which are based on voting from a panel of journalists. Such is the case with something as subjective as voting – it’s totally based on voter’s opinion, and biases are bound to seep through, whether intentional or no. So to try to put a fresh, objective, data-driven spin on rankings, The MMA Manifesto has...

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Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua Scouting Report

Jul 22, 2018; Hamburg,Germany; Mauricio Rua (red gloves) fights Anthony Smith (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at BarclayCard Arena. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua Scouting Report   Vitals 6’0″ 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight) 76″ reach, Orthodox November 25, 1981 Record 27-11-1 (UFC: 11-9-1) Current Streak 1 straight win Training Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black prajied Championships Held 2005 PRIDE Middleweight (205 lbs) Grand Prix Champion UFC Light Heavyweight Champion: 2010-2011 (no successful title defenses)   Strengths – lethal, aggressive striker – incredible knockout power with hands & feet – accurate striker – very...

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Alex Perez Career Earnings

June 6, 2020; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Alex Perez punches Jussier Formiga of Brazil in their flyweight bout during UFC 250 at the UFC APEX. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via USA TODAY Sports Alex Perez Career Earnings   (partial TPF & full UFC only – doesn’t including undisclosed bonuses of PPV earnings) denotes an estimated purse   Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event TPF 11 – Dec 2/11- L (Diaz) – $2,000 Dana White’s Contender Series 5 – Aug 8/17 – W (Gray) –  $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus)...

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Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Lightweights: Nov 18/20

Sep 23, 2017; San Jose, CA, USA; Goiti Yamaguchi (blue gloves) defeats Adam Piccolotti (red gloves) during Bellator 183 at SAP Center. Mandatory Credit: Dave Mandel-USA TODAY Sports There is constant debate about fighter rankings, which are normally based on voting from a panel of journalists.  Such is the case with something as subjective as voting – it’s totally based on voter’s opinion, and biases are bound to seep through, whether intentional or no.  So to try to put a fresh, objective, data-driven spin on rankings, The MMA Manifesto has come up with a performance based ranking system, solely...

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