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UFC 259: Blachowicz vs Adesanya Results

UFC 259: Blachowicz vs AdesanyaMar 6, 2021UFC APEX Las Vegas, Nevada   UFC 259: Blachowicz vs Adesanya Results   Fight Card Ranking (strength of card on paper based on our exclusive Pound for Pound fighter rankings) 15,264 – UFC 245 only fight card ranked higher 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...

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Casey Kenney Career Earnings

Aug 16, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; Casey Kenney during weigh ins for UFC 241 at Anaheim Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Casey Kenney 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 DWCS 2 – Jul 18/17 – W (Hamilton) – $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) DWCS 8 – Aug 29/17 – L (Antolin) – $5,000 UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs Gaethje – Mar 30/19 – W (Borg) – $35,500 ($12,000 to show,...

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ONE: Fists Of Fury II Results & Recap

ONE: Fists Of Fury II Results & Recap ONE: Fists of Fury II is in the books, as the second instalment of the three-event series went to air on Friday night. The series was recorded back on February 26th at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The card was built around the long-awaited debut of former Greco-Roman wrestling world champion, Amir Aliakbari. The Iranian however, didn’t live up to the hype. After landing two huge right hands that appeared to compromise the left eye of opponent Kang Ji Won, Aliakbari rushed forward and straight into a huge right hand. The 25-year-old...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Heavyweights: Mar 5/21

Oct 26, 2019; Singapore, SINGAPORE; Ciryl Ganes (red gloves) fights Don’Tale Mayes (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Singapore Indoor Arena. Mandatory Credit: Paul Miller-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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Megan Anderson Career Earnings

Jun 9, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Holly Holm (red gloves) fights Megan Anderson (blue gloves) during UFC 225 at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Megan Anderson Career Earnings (UFC & partial Invicta 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 Invicta FC 17 – May 7/16 – W (Bell) – $5,000 ($2,000 to show, $2,000 win bonus, $1,000 Performance of the Night bonus) UFC 225 – Jun 9/18 – L (Holm) – $33,500 ($30,000 to show, $3,500 fight...

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ONE: Fists of Fury II Preview

  ONE: Fists Of Fury II Preview ONE Championship continues it’s Fists of Fury series on Friday, as the second instalment goes to air. The three-event series was recorded back on February 26th at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Fists of Fury II is headlined by the long-awaited debut of Iranian former Greco-Roman wrestling world champion, Amir Aliakbari. The former Rizin and ACB heavyweight has been out of action since March 2019. Aliakbari (10-1) has had to bide his time in the past two years, largely due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the 33-year-old also signed with the UFC in...

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Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Pound for Pound: Mar 3/21

May 25, 2018; London, UK; MMA: Bellator 200 – Rafael Carvlho (red) -V- Gegard Mousasi (blue) at SSE Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-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 18 – UFC 259 Picks

Readers, lend me your ears – below is a link to the 17th 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 losing picks for all the fights on Saturday’s UFC 259 fight card. Enjoy! Drinking game: every time Dan or myself butcher pronouncing a fighter’s name, take a shot. Enjoy! Best Fight Card Ever? #UFC259 Picks on the MMA Gambling Podcast w/ @JeffFoxWriter & @GumbyVreeland Jeff had a non mediocre week Stacked UFC 259 fight card picks Jeff gets jealous of Dan’s...

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MMA Fight Announcement Tracker: Mar 2/21

Aug 16, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anthony Pettis during weigh ins for UFC 241 at Anaheim Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-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.   Stream live snports and...

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UFC 259: Blachowicz vs Adesanya Fight Card

UFC 259: Blachowicz vs AdesanyaMar 6, 2021UFC APEX Las Vegas, Nevada   UFC 259: Blachowicz vs Adesanya Fight Card   Fight Card Ranking (strength of card on paper based on our exclusive Pound for Pound fighter rankings) 15,264 – UFC 245 only fight card ranked higher 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...

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UFC 259 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 $70 gift card from our sponsor – Engage! Engage is a premium brand offering a wide range of products that are custom designed for those who have an interest in Combat Sports. From fightwear to high-quality fight gear, apparel and activewear, there are options for everyone through the engageind.com online store. The thorough research and development of every single...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Pound for Pound: Mar 1/21

Mar 7, 2020; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Israel Adesanya (red gloves) fights Yoel Romero (blue gloves) during UFC 248 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports   Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! 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...

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Joseph Benavidez Scouting Report

Nov 30, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Joseph Benavidez (red) reacts after defeating Alex Perez (not seen) during a flyweight bout at The Pearl. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports Joseph Benavidez Scouting Report Vitals 5’4″ 125 lbs (Flyweight) 65″ reach, Southpaw July 31, 1984 Record 28-7 (UFC: 15-5) Current Streak 2 straight losses Training Brown prajied in Muay Thai Championships Held None   Strengths – very quick – great wrestler – extremely physically strong – superior striking power for a flyweight – superb submission skills – very good striker – has never been finished in a fight...

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UFC Vegas 20 Pick ‘Em Results

Congratulations to Ben Hilder for winning our UFC Vegas 20 Pick ‘Em Contest via tie-breaker!  Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC 259 on Mar 6th. 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 Ciryl Gane – 53% Magomed Ankalaev – 85% Jimmie Rivera – 59% Alex Caceres – 62% Consensus Overall Record in 2021: 14-14 (50%) UFC Vegas 20 Pick ‘Em Results 1 Ben Hilder 9 2 Ibrahim 9 3 Omar Abdulla 8 3 Ryan A. MacDonald 8 5 Andre...

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UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay

Pedro Munhoz rode calf kicks all the way to the top earner spot at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane. Before we go any further, we should note that most 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 20 fighters that traded blows at the event.  But please remember – this is only an...

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Jairzinho Rozenstruik Career Earnings

Nov 2, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Jairzinho Rozenstruik (blue gloves) defeats Andrei Arlovski (red gloves) during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Sarah Stier-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 Fight Night: Assuncao vs Moraes 2 – Feb 2/19 – W (Albini) – $23,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay)* UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs Korean Zombie – Jun 22/19 – W (Crowder) – $77,500...

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Pedro Munhoz Career Earnings

Mar 2, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Pedro Munhoz (blue gloves) defeats Cody Garbrandt (red gloves) during UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-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 170 – Feb 22/14 – L (Assuncao) – $8,000 TUF Brazil 3 Finale – Mar 31/14 – W (Hobar) – $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)* UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs Saffiedine – Oct 4/14 – NC (Sanders) –...

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Jimmie Rivera Career Earnings

CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 10: Jimmie Rivera punches Urijah Faber during the UFC 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena on September 10, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)   Jimmie Rivera Career Earnings (UFC fights only, doesn’t include undisclosed bonuses, Reebok sponsorship/fight week incentive pay started July 2015) denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs Leites – Jul 18/15 – W (Brimage) – $22,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)* UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs Henderson 3 – Nov...

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UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane Results

UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs GaneFeb 27, 2020UFC APEX Las Vegas, Nevada   UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane Results   Fight Card Ranking (strength of card on paper based on our exclusive Pound for Pound fighter rankings) 7,051 – very strong 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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XMMA: Vick vs Fialho Fighter Salaries

XMMA: Vick vs Fialho went down a couple of weeks ago – here are the fighter payouts, courtesy of the Florida athletic commission.   James Vick:   $6,000 Jack May:   $6,000 Francisco Rivera:   $4,900 ($4,000 to show, $900 from Lilley for missing weight) Kyle Stewart:   $3,000 Brandon Hebert:   $3,000 Kyle Bochniak:  $2,500 Christopher Curtis:  $2,500 Marcelo Golm:   $2,500 Ryan Lilley:   $2,100 ($3,000 to show, $900 fine for missing weight) Andre Fialho:   $2,000 Caio Uruguai:   $1,800 Jarell Murry:   $1,500 Mahmood Sebie:   $1,500 Tyler Ray:   $1,500 Austin Jones:   $1,250 Geralbert Castillo:   $1,250 Charles Radtke:   $1,000     View the original article on MMA Manifesto:...

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