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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Lightweights: Dec 11/17

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Lightweights: Dec 11/17 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...

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UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos Anjos Pick ‘Em Contest

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos Anjos 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.  We are now sponsored by McBryde Mats! We are McBryde Mats, a sports mat manufacturer that’s based out of Lubbock, Texas. Our CEO, Clayton McBryde, founded the company in 2014 after plenty of research and consideration into the mat market – Today we pride ourselves on making the best quality mats...

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UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos Anjos Fight Card

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos Anjos Fight Card UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos AnjosDec 16, 2017Bell MTS PlaceWinnipeg, Canada UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos Anjos Fight Card (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 (FOX/CTV2 – 8:00 pm Eastern) Welterweights (five rounds):Robbie Lawler (28-11, 1 NC, #2 ranked welterweight) vs Rafael dos Anjos (27-9, #3 ranked welterweight) Featherweights:Ricardo Lamas (18-5, #4 ranked featherweight) vs Josh Emmett (12-1, #36 ranked featherweight) Welterweights:Santiago Ponzinibbio (25-3, #8 ranked...

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The Statistical Star of UFC Fresno: Merab Dvalishvili

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto The Statistical Star of UFC Fresno: Merab Dvalishvili Mixed martial arts may not have reached its statistical revolution stage like other sports (and perhaps it never will given its primordial nature), but there is still plenty of good data out there.  So, following each UFC event, The MMA Manifesto will parse the numbers provided by FightMetric and target which pugilist enjoyed the best statistical night. Merab Dvalishvili (vs Frankie Saenz) Key Stats:  outstruck opponent 104 to 4711 takedowns landed When you look at those numbers, it’s hard to see how Dvalishvili lost that fight. View...

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Conor McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao in the Works for April

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Conor McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao in the Works for April BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JULY 02: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines looks on during the WBO World Welterweight Title Fight against Jeff Horn of Australia at Suncorp Stadium on July 2, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images) Those hoping to see Conor McGregor back in the octagon soon won’t like reading what is coming next.  Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has confirmed with Sky Sports that he is in the initial stages of negotiations with the Irishman for a boxing match next spring....

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Welterweights: Dec 8/17

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Welterweights: Dec 8/17 SINGAPORE – JUNE 17: Colby Covington of United States (front) reacts after his fight with Dong Hyun Kim of South Korea (back) in the Welterweight Bout during UFC Singapore Fight Night at Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images) 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...

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Brian Ortega Career Earnings

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Brian Ortega Career Earnings Brian Ortega Career Earnings 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 on Fox: Lawler vs Brown – Jul 26/14 – NC (De La Torre) – $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus) UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs Henderson – Jun 6/15 – W (Tavares) – $70,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)* UFC 195 – Jan 2/16 – W (Brandao) – $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000...

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Cub Swanson Career Earnings

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Cub Swanson Career Earnings Cub Swanson Career Earnings WEC & UFC fights only, * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event WEC 26 – Mar 24/07 – W (Lee) – $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 win bonus) WEC 28 – Jun 3/07 – W (Miller) – $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 win bonus) WEC 31 – Dec 12/07 – L (Pulver) – $5,000 WEC 37 – Dec 3/08 – W (Takaya) – $17,500 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus, $7,500 Fight of the Night...

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Alexis Davis Scouting Report

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Alexis Davis Scouting Report (Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports) Alexis Davis Vitals 5’6″ 135 lbs (Women’s Bantamweight)67″ reach, OrthodoxOctober 4, 1984 Record 19-7 (UFC: 6-2) Current Streak 2 straight wins Training Black belt in Ju-JitsuBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held Raging Wolf Women’s Flyweight Champion: 2010 (one successful title defense) Strengths – very experienced – pro since 2007 & has fought many top names– jiu-jitsu wizard– excellent submission skills– very good at passing guard & pulling off sweeps on the ground– very tough – only been finished in four fights– very hard to...

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GSP Vacates; Whittaker-Rockhold For Title at UFC 221

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto GSP Vacates; Whittaker-Rockhold For Title at UFC 221 LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 9: Robert Whittaker celebrates after his victory over Yoel Romero in their interim UFC middleweight championship bout during the UFC 213 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) Not many people were buying Georges St-Pierre staying as a middleweight for the long term (or even short term for that matter), and those cynics have been proven right.  Last night the newly-crowned UFC Middleweight Champion vacated his title in a statement...

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Liz Carmouche Scouting Report

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Liz Carmouche Scouting Report (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports) Liz Carmouche Scouting Report Vitals 5’6″ 135 lbs (Women’s Bantamweight)65″ reach, OrthodoxFebruary 19, 1984 Record 11-6 (UFC: 3-4) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-JitsuYellow belt in American Kenpo Championships Held None Strengths – good striker– very accurate with her strikes– physically strong– solid submission skills– belts in multiple martial arts’ disciplines– finishes fights– vicious ground and pound– lands a lot of takedowns Weaknesses – poor takedown defense– gets hit a lot– can be submitted– has always lost when fought against elite...

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Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Welterweights: Dec 6/17

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Welterweights: Dec 6/17 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 Bellator.  We’ll...

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Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou Slated for UFC 220

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou Slated for UFC 220 Apparently a Daniel Cormier-Volkan Oedzemir main event isn’t good enough for the people of Boston, because the UFC has just topped it.  The much-anticipated UFC Heavyweight Title fight between champion Stipe Miocic and fast-rising challenger Francis Ngannou has now been slotted into the main event of UFC 220.  MMA Junkie was first to report the since confirmed news. This will be champ Miocic’s first fight since beating Junior dos Santos this past May.  He has since been sitting on the sidelines due to a prolonged...

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2017 MMA Fight Camp Team Standings: November Update

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto 2017 MMA Fight Camp Team Standings: November Update Mixed martial arts is as lonely, individualistic a sport as exists.  You enter a steel cage, the door gets locked behind you, and all that remains before you is your opponent and the referee.  No teammates, no coaches, no trainers.  You’re alone. However, outside of the cage (and in between rounds), a fighter is very much not alone.  While the actual competition is individualistic, the preparation for it is very much a team-oriented activity.  Behind every fighter is an endless line of coaches, trainers, training partners,...

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UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs Ortega Fight Card

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs Ortega Fight Card UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs OrtegaDec 9, 2017Save Mart CenterFresno, California UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs Ortega Fight Card (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 (FS1/TSN5 – 10:00 pm Eastern) Featherweights (five rounds):Cub Swanson (25-7, #13 ranked featherweight) vs Brian Ortega (12-0, 1 NC, #5 ranked featherweight) Featherweights:Jason Knight (20-3, #16 ranked featherweight) vs Gabriel Benitez (19-7, #29 ranked featherweight) Bantamweights:Marlon Moraes (19-5-1, #44 ranked bantamweight) vs Aljamain Sterling (16-2,...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Middleweights: Dec 4/17

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Middleweights: Dec 4/17 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...

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