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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Feather/Bantamweights: Apr 26/19

By: Jeff Fox | April 26, 2019 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...

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Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Apr 24/19

By: Jeff Fox | April 24, 2019 Oct 6, 2017; Thackerville, OK, USA; Pat Curran (red gloves) reacts to fight against John Macapa (blue gloves) during Bellator 184 at Winstar World Casino. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-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...

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Invicta FC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Atomweights: Apr 23/19

By: Jeff Fox | April 23, 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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UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs Hermansson Fight Card

By: Jeff Fox | April 22, 2019 UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs HermanssonApr 27, 2019 BB&T CenterSunrise, Florida UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs Hermansson 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 only $4.99 a month. Start...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Flyweights: Apr 22/19

By: Jeff Fox | April 22, 2019 Jul 16, 2017; Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom; Alexandre Pantoja (red gloves) fights Neil Seery (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at SSE Hydro. 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 no.  So to try to put a fresh, objective, data-driven spin on rankings, The MMA Manifesto...

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UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs Hermansson Pick 'Em Contest

By: Jeff Fox | April 22, 2019 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 COLLAR AND ELBOW! Collar and Elbow was founded on the traditional values of professional wrestling. Two entities working together to create a product intended to connect with people on an emotional level. A symbiotic relationship where one cannot flourish without the other. We strive to create a product that embodies our passion for...

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UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Oleinik Pick 'Em Results

By: Jeff Fox | April 20, 2019 Congratulations to Dave K for winning our UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Oleinik  Pick ‘Em Contest,.  Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs Hermansson  on Apr 27th. 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 Alistair Overeem – 76%Islam Makhachev – 96%Sergei Pavlovich – 76%Antonina Shevchenko – 76% Consensus Overall Record in 2019: 34-17 (73%) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Oleinik Pick ‘Em Results 1 Dave K. 9 2 Barry Oh 7 2 Cameron...

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The Statistical Star of UFC Saint Petersburg: Krzysztof Jotko

By: Jeff Fox | April 20, 2019 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. Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! Krzysztof Jotko (vs Alen Amedovski) Key Stats:  outstruck opponent 111 to 6 (43-6 significant strikes)62% significant strike...

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UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Oleinik Fighter Salaries, Incentive Pay, Attendance & Gate

By: Jeff Fox | April 20, 2019 Alistair Overeem got the job done quick in Russia today, and was the top earner at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Oleinik. Before we go any further, we should note that most  international  athletic  commissions don’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 22 fighters that traded blows at the...

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UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Oleinik Results

By: Jeff Fox and KurtK26 | April 20, 2019 UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs OleinikApr 20, 2019 Yubileyny Sports PalaceSt. Petersburg, Russia UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Oleinik 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 only...

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How To Watch UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Oleinik

By: Jeff Fox | April 20, 2019 Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! ET U.S. Canada U.K. Brazil Latin America Main Card 1:00 PM ESPN+ UFC Fight Pass BT Sport 2 Combate Fox Sports Prelims 10:00 aM ESPN+ UFC Fight Pass BT Sport 2 Combat Fox Sports France Australia Germany Italy New Zealand Main Card 1:00 PM Kombat ESPN DAZN DAZN ESPN Prelims 10:00 AM Kombat ESPN ESPN Japan Southeast Asia Sweden China Main Card 1:00 PM DAZN Fox Sports Viaplay Kop Star Sports Prelims 10:00...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Apr 19/19

By: Jeff Fox | April 19, 2019 Jun 1, 2018; Utica, NY, USA; Marlon Moraes (blue gloves) celebrates after defeating Jimmie Rivera (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Adirondack Bank Center. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-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,...

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Aleksei Oleinik Career Earnings

By: Jeff Fox | April 18, 2019 LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 9: Aleksei Oleinik celebrates after his victory over Travis Browne in their heavyweight 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) Aleksei Oleinik 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...

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MMA Fight Announcement Tracker: Apr 18/19

By: Jeff Fox | April 18, 2019 LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 5: Diego Sanchez during his fight against Jim Miller during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) 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. ...

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UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Oleinik Fight Card

By: Jeff Fox | April 18, 2019 UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs OleinikApr 20, 2019 Yubileyny Sports PalaceSt. Petersburg, Russia UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Oleinik 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 only $4.99 a...

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Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Lightweights: Apr 17/19

By: Jeff Fox | April 17, 2019 Jul 14, 2017; Thackerville, OK, USA; Brandon Girtz (blue gloves) looks on after fighting Derek Campos (not pictured) during Bellator 181 at Winstar Casino. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-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...

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UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Oleinik Pick 'Em Contest

By: Jeff Fox | April 15, 2019 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 UFC Fight Pass subscription courtesy of Marune! Plus, the top point earner each month will win a SISU mouthguard SISU Mouthguards are the best lightweight option on the market; they’re safe, effective, and breathable. Backed by a $35k dental warranty. Click the image to check out their website. as well as a...

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UFC 236 Fighter Salaries, Incentive Pay, Attendance & Gate

By: Jeff Fox | April 15, 2019 He was bloodied and lost the war, but Max Holloway still left UFC 236 as the top earner. Here are the fighter payouts, released by the Georgia Athletic & Entertainment Commission. Attendance:  14,297Gate:   $1,900,000 Max Holloway:   $440,000 ($350,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $40,000 fight week incentive pay) Israel Adesanya:  $430,000 ($350,000 show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $30,000 fight week incentive pay) Dustin Poirier:   $330,000 $250,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $30,000 fight week incentive pay) Kelvin Gastelum:   $230,000 ($150,000 to show, $50,000 Fight...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Apr 15/19

By: Jeff Fox | April 15, 2019 Mar 30, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Josh Emmett (red gloves) fights Michael Johnson (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Wells Fargo Arena. Emmett won the fight. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-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...

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UFC 236 Pick 'Em Contest Results

By: Jeff Fox | April 14, 2019 Congratulations to Isaac Katz for winning our UFC 236  Pick ‘Em Contest,.  Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Oleinik  on Apr 13th. 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 Max Holloway – 76%Israel Adesanya – 65%Eryk Anders – 73%Alan Jouban – 54%Ovince Saint Preux – 73% Consensus Overall Record in 2019: 31-16 (66%) UFC 236 Pick ‘Em Results 1 Isaac Katz 7 2 Brandon Kaplan 7 3 ryanC 6 3 Allen Khomutov...

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