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UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs Korean Zombie Fight Card

By: Jeff Fox | June 15, 2019 UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs Korean ZombieJune 22, 2019Bon Secours Wellness ArenaGreenville, South Carolina UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs Korean Zombie Fight Card Fight Card Ranking (strength of card on paper based on our exclusive Pound for Pound fighter rankings) UFC Fight Night cards range between 9,900-3,200 points, with an average Fight Night card ranking 6,100 (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...

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LFA 69: Perez vs Moreno Fighter Salaries

By: Jeff Fox | June 15, 2019 Former UFC flyweight Brandon Moreno got LFA gold around his waist last weekend, and was the top earner at LFA 69. Here are the fighter payouts, released by the California State Athletic Commission. Brandon Moreno:   $4,000 ($2,000 to show, $2,000 win bonus) Arthur Estrazulas:   $3,000 ($1,500 to show, $1,500 win bonus) Kyle Estrada:   $2,500 ($1,250 to show, $1,250 win bonus) Desmond Torres:  $2,000 ($1,000 to show, $1,000 win bonus) Brandon Hastings:   $2,000 ($1,000 to show, $1,000 win bonus) Maikel Perez:   $2,000 Vanessa Demopoulos:  $1,600 ($800 to show, $800 win bonus) Nathan Levy: ...

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How to Watch Bellator 222: MacDonald vs Gracie

By: Jeff Fox | June 14, 2019 A huge Bellator card goes down tonight in NYC.  Here’s how to catch it: Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! EDT U.S. Canada U.K. Brazil Main Card 10:00 PM DAZN DAZN Sky Sports Fox Sports Prelims 6:30 PM DAZN DAZN Bellator.com Bellator.com Bellator.com Bellator.com Australia Germany Italy New Zealand Main Card 10:00 PM Spike DAZN DAZN Sky Sports Prelims 6:30 PM Bellator.com DAZN DAZN Bellator.com Bellator.com Bellator.com Japan Southeast Asia Sweden Latin America Main Card 10:00 PM DAZN Paramount...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Strawweights: Jun 14/19

By: Jeff Fox | June 14, 2019 August 4, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Weili Zhang reacts following her victory by decision against Danielle Taylor during UFC 227 at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-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...

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Bellator 222: MacDonald vs Gracie Fight Card

By: Jeff Fox | June 13, 2019 Bellator 222: MacDonald vs GracieJun 14, 2019Madison Square GardenNew York City, New York Bellator 222: MacDonald vs Gracie Fight Card Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! (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) Main Card (DAZN – 10:00 pm Eastern) Welterweight World Grand Prix Semi-Final/Welterweight Championship:Rory MacDonald  (20-5-1,  #2 ranked welterweight) vs Neiman Gracie  (9-0,  #6 ranked welterweight) Light Heavyweights:Lyoto...

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Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Middleweights: Jun 12/19

By: Jeff Fox | June 12, 2019 Jul 16, 2017; Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom; Charlie Ward (red gloves) reacts after his bout against Galore Bofando (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at SSE Hydro. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-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...

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Invicta FC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Feather & Bantamweights: Jun 11/19

By: Jeff Fox | June 11, 2019 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 a fighter has performed in the cage, this time for Invicta FC.  We’ll roll out a new weight...

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Conor McGregor Makes Forbes Highest-Paid Athlete List

By: Jeff Fox | June 11, 2019 Mar 16, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Irish mix martial artist Conor McGregor reacts after a first period goal by Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (not seen) against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports We may not get to see him in the octagon very often anymore, but don’t worry about Conor McGregor’s bank account – he’s doing just fine, thank you. The controversial Irishman has made Forbes Highest-Paid Athlete List once again this year, making it four years in a row for him.  While...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Flyweights: Jun 10/19

By: Jeff Fox | June 10, 2019 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 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...

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UFC 238 Pick 'Em Results

By: Jeff Fox | June 9, 2019 Congratulations to Brandon Kaplan for winning our UFC 238  Pick ‘Em Contest!  Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs dos Santos on June 29th. 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 Marlon Moraes – 63%Valentina Shevchenko – 97%Tony Ferguson – 63%Petr Yan – 59%Tai Tuivasa – 66% Consensus Overall Record in 2019: 49-32 (60%) UFC 238 Pick ‘Em Results 1 Brandon Kaplan 11 2 Nathan H. 10 3 Isaac 9 3 Marcus...

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UFC 238 Fighter Salaries, Incentive Pay, Attendance & Gate

By: Jeff Fox | June 9, 2019 Henry Cejudo staked his claim as one of the best combat athletes of all-time last night in Chicago, and fittingly was the top earner at UFC 238. Before we go any further, we should note that the Illinois 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 26...

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Jessica Eye Career Earnings

By: Jeff Fox | June 7, 2019 Jun 23, 2018; Singapore, Singapore; Jessica Eye (blue gloves) celebrates beating Jessica-Rose Clark (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night Singapore at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Miller-USA TODAY Sports Jessica Eye 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 Bellator 66 – Apr 20/12 – W (Rodriguez) – $7,000 ($3,500 to...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Featherweights: Jun 7/19

By: Jeff Fox | June 7, 2019 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 system, solely based on how a fighter has performed in the cage.  Next up: The Women’s Featherweights & Bantamweights *stipulations: 1)...

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MMA Fight Announcement Tracker: Jun 6/19

By: Jeff Fox | June 6, 2019 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 sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! (click here for details...

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