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MMA Fight Announcement Tracker: Sept 22/20

Sep 21, 2019; Mexico City, MEX; Carla Esparza (red gloves) defeats Alexa Grasso (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Mexico City Arena. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-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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Invicta FC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Sept 22/20

  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 class every Tuesday. Next up: Strawweights.  ...

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UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa Fight Card

UFC 253: Adesanya vs CostaSept 26, 2020Flash Forum Abu Dhabi, UAE   UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa Fight Card   Fight Card Ranking (strength of card on paper based on our exclusive Pound for Pound fighter rankings) 10,504 – average (top heavy) 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...

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UFC 253 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: Middleweights: Sept 21/20

Aug 16, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; Paulo Costa during weigh ins for UFC 241 at Anaheim Convention 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 MMA Manifesto has come up with a performance based ranking system, solely based...

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UFC Vegas 11 Pick ‘Em Results

Congratulations to Justin Tilton for winning our UFC Vegas 11 Pick ‘Em Contest via a tiebreaker!  Next Pick ‘Em action of will be for UFC 253 on Sept 26th. 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 Colby Covington – 75% Niko Price – 50% Khamzat Chimaev – 77% Johnny Walker – 72% Mackenzie Dern – 88% Consensus Overall Record in 2020: 61-22 (73%)   UFC Vegas 11 Pick ‘Em Results 1 Justin Tilton 9 2 B Nesbitt 9 2 Eric McIntosh...

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Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Career Earnings

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Career Earnings (WEC & UFC fights only, doesn’t include any PPV bonuses or other bonuses, Reebok sponsorship pay came in to effect at UFC 189)   Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today!   denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   WEC 30 – Sept 5/07 – NC (Alexander) – $3,600 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 win bonus, fined $2,400 for failed drug test) WEC 34 – Jun 1/08 – W (Castillo) – $10,000 ($5,000 to...

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Tyron Woodley Career Earnings

Tyron Woodley fights Demian Maia of Brazil in the Welterweight title bout during UFC 214 at Honda Center on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California. Tyron Woodley Career Earnings (Strikeforce & 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 Strikeforce: Lawler vs Shields – Jun 6/09 – W (Woods) – $3,000 ($1,500 to show, $1,500 win bonus)* Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs Cummings – Sept 25/09 – W (Light)...

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UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay

Chaos reigned at UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley, as Colby Covington beat his bitter rival Tyron Woodley and walked away with the biggest paycheck. Before we go any further, we should note that the  Nevada State  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 28 fighters that traded blows at the event.  But please...

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UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley Results

UFC Fight Night: Covington vs WoodleySept 19, 2020UFC APEX Las Vegas, Nevada   UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Results   Fight Card Ranking (strength of card on paper based on our exclusive Pound for Pound fighter rankings) 7,613 – very strong UFC Fight Night cards range between 9,900-3,200 points, with an average card ranking 6,300   (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...

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Mackenzie Dern Career Earnings

May 30, 2020; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Mackenzie Dern (red gloves) celebrates after her submission victory over Hannah Cifers (blue gloves) in their strawweight fight during UFC Fight Night. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa via USA TODAY Sports Mackenzie Dern Career Earnings   (one LFA fight & 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 LFA 24 – Oct 13/17 – W (Polk) – $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus) UFC 222 – Mar 3/18 – W (Yoder) –...

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Johnny Walker Career Earnings

Feb 2, 2019; Fortaleza, Brazil; Johnny Walker (red gloves) reacts to fight against Justin Ledet (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Arena CFO. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Johnny Walker 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 Fight Night: Magny vs Ponzinibbio – Nov 17/18 – W (Rountree Jr.) – $73,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay)* UFC Fight Night: Assuncao...

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Khamzat Chimaev Career Earnings

July 26, 2020; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Khamzat Chimaev (red gloves) of Czechia punches Rhys McKee (blue gloves) of Northern Ireland in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via USA TODAY Sports Khamzat Chimaev 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 Fight Night: Kattar vs Ige – Jul 15/20 – W (Phillips) – $73,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $50,000...

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Colby Covington Career Earnings

SINGAPORE – JUNE 17: Dong Hyun Kim of South Korea (R) fights Colby Covington of United States (L) 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)   Colby Covington Career Earnings (UFC fights only, doesn’t include undisclosed and/or PPV 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 Le – Aug 23/14 – W (Wang) – $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Light Heavyweights: Sept 18/20

Sep 28, 2019; Copenhagen, DEN; Ovince Saint Preux (blue gloves) reacts during a bout against Michal Oleksiejczuk (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at Royal Arena. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-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 not.  So to try to put a fresh, objective, data-driven spin on rankings, The MMA Manifesto has come up with...

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Niko Price Career Earnings

July 14, 2018; Boise, ID, USA; Niko Price (blue gloves) defeats Randy Brown (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at CenturyLink Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Niko Price 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 207 – Dec 30/16 – W (Thatch) – $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs Korean Zombie – Feb 4/17 – NC (Morono) – $29,500 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 win...

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Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Sept 16/20

May 12, 2018; San Jose, CA, USA; Aaron Pico (red gloves) defeats Lee Morrison (blue gloves) during Bellator 199 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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Invicta FC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Feather/Bantamweights: Sept 15/20

  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 class every Tuesday. Next up: Feathweights &...

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UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley Fight Card

UFC Fight Night: Covington vs WoodleySept 19, 2020UFC APEX Las Vegas, Nevada   UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley Fight Card   Fight Card Ranking (strength of card on paper based on our exclusive Pound for Pound fighter rankings) 7,632 – very strong UFC Fight Night cards range between 9,900-3,200 points, with an average card ranking 6,300   (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....

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UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Lawler Fight Card

UFC Fight Night: Covington vs WoodleySept 19, 2020UFC APEX Las Vegas, Nevada   UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley Fight Card   Fight Card Ranking (strength of card on paper based on our exclusive Pound for Pound fighter rankings) 7,632 – very strong UFC Fight Night cards range between 9,900-3,200 points, with an average card ranking 6,300   (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....

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