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Liz Carmouche Career Earnings

By: Jeff Fox | August 8, 2019 ANAHEIM, CA – FEBRUARY 23: Liz Carmouche gets Ronda Rousey in a neck crank during their UFC Bantamweight Title fight at Honda Center on February 23, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) Liz Carmouche Career Earnings Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! Canadians – get a free trial of the home of Bellator, NFL & more, DAZN, right here! Americans, click here. Strikeforce & UFC fights only, * denotes an estimated purse, doesn’t include PPV and/or...

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2019 MMA Fight Camp Team Standings: July Update

By: Jeff Fox | August 8, 2019 Jun 1, 2019; Stockholm, Sweden; Alexander Gustafsson (red gloves) fights Anthony Smith (blue gloves) at Ericsson Globe. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports Mixed martial arts is as lonely and individualistic a sport as there is.  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...

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MMA Fight Announcement Tracker: Aug 8/19

By: Jeff Fox | August 8, 2019 Sep 23, 2017; San Jose, CA, USA; Patricky Pitbull (blue gloves) fights Benson Henderson (red gloves) during Bellator 183 at SAP Center. Mandatory Credit: Dave Mandel-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...

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Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Heavyweights: Aug 7/19

By: Jeff Fox | August 7, 2019 May 12, 2018; San Jose, CA, USA; Cheick Kongo (red gloves) defeats Javy Ayala (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...

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Dana White's Contender Series: Season 3, Week 7 Fighter Salaries

By: Jeff Fox | August 6, 2019 Season three, episode seven of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series went down tonight in Las Vegas – here are the fighter payouts, released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Omar Morales:   $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) Lucrezia Ria:  $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) Herbert Burns:  $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) Andre Muniz:   $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) Dwight Joseph:   $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) Harvey Park:   $5,000 Marilia Santos:   $5,000 Darrick Minner:   $5,000 Taylor Johnson:   $5,000 Jay Perrin:   $5,000 MMA Manifesto,...

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Dana White's Contender Series: Season 3, Week 7 Fight Card

By: Jeff Fox | August 5, 2019 Dana White’s Contender Series – Season 3, Week 7Aug 6, 2019UFC APEXLas Vegas, Nevada DWTNCS Season 3, Week 7 Fight Card Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! Main Card (ESPN+ – 8:00 pm Eastern) Lightweights:Omar Morales   (7-0) vs Harvey Park   (12-2) Women’s Flyweights:Marilia Santos    (10-2) vs Lucrezia Ria    (7-2) Featherweights:Herbert Burns    (8-2) vs Darrick Minner   (22-9) Middleweights:Andre Muniz   (17-4) vs Taylor Johnson  (5-0) Bantamweights:Dwight Joseph   (4-0) vs Jay Perrin   (9-3) Betting Odds (The MMA Manifesto is a participant...

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The Non-UFC Fighter Rankings: Aug 5/19

By: Jeff Fox | August 5, 2019 Jan 26, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Ryan Bader (blue gloves) defeats Fedor Emelianenko (red gloves) during Bellator 214 at The Forum. Mandatory Credit: Dave Mandel-USA TODAY Sports The Rankings are just that – The MMA Manifesto’s rankings of the best fighters in mixed martial arts today.  Check back every Monday and Friday for our rankings of a different weight class.  Next up: Non-UFC Fighters Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Daniel Vreeland, Ryan MacDonald, Kurt Killberg and Ricky Leone. Canadians – get a free trial of the home of Bellator, NFL & more, DAZN, right here! Americans,...

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UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs Carmouche 2 Pick 'Em Contest

By: Jeff Fox | August 5, 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! With over 15,000 users Marune is the first social media and training log app for Jiu Jitsu.  Marune allows users to track their daily training, including a Gi or NOGI session, training length, technique vs rolling time, list the techniques learned, gyms visited, take notes...

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UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs Carmouche 2 Fight Card

By: Jeff Fox | August 5, 2019 UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs Carmouche 2Aug 10, 2019Antel ArenaMontevideo, Uruguay UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs Carmouche 2 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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UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Lawler Pick 'Em Results

By: Jeff Fox | August 4, 2019 Congratulations to Sam Keary for winning our UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Lawler  Pick ‘Em Contest!  Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs Carmouche 2 on Aug 10th. 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 – 58%Jim Miller – 65%Nasrat Haqparast – 62%Trevin Giles – 65%Scott Holtzman – 77% Consensus Overall Record in 2019: 69-38 (64%) UFC Newark Pick ‘Em Results 1 Sam Keary 9 2 Rodney 8 3 Derek...

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UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Lawler Fighter Salaries, Incentive Pay, Attendance & Gate

By: Jeff Fox | August 4, 2019 Even in defeat, Robbie Lawler took home the biggest paycheck last night at UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Lawler. Before we go any further, we should note that the  New Jersey  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 24 fighters that traded blows at the event....

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The Statistical Star of UFC Newark: Colby Covington

By: Jeff Fox | August 4, 2019 Aug 3, 2019; Newark, NJ, USA; Colby Covington (red gloves) reacts against Robbie Lawler (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports 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...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Pound for Pound: Aug 2/19

By: Jeff Fox | August 2, 2019 Jul 27, 2019; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Max Holloway (red gloves) defeats Frankie Edgar (blue gloves) during UFC 240 at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-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...

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Jim Miller Career Earnings

By: Jeff Fox | August 1, 2019 Jim Miller Career Earnings Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! Canadians – get a free trial of the home of Bellator, NFL & more, DAZN, right here! Americans, click here. UFC fights only, * denotes an estimated purse, doesn’t include PPV and/or “locker room” bonuses Click on event name to see full payouts for that event UFC 89 – Oct 18/08 – W (Baron) – $46,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 win bonus, $40,000 submission of the Night bonus)* UFC:...

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Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Pound for Pound: Jul 31/19

By: Jeff Fox | July 31, 2019 Jan 26, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Ryan Bader (blue gloves) defeats Fedor Emelianenko (red gloves) during Bellator 214 at The Forum. 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...

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MMA Fight Announcement Tracker: Jul 31/19

By: Jeff Fox | July 31, 2019 May 4, 2019; Ottawa, ON, Canada; Donald Cerrone (blue gloves) reacts after his fight against Al Iaquinta (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-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...

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Dana White's Contender Series: Season 3, Week 6 Fighter Salaries

By: Jeff Fox | July 30, 2019 Season three, episode six of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series went down tonight in Las Vegas – here are the fighter payouts, released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Aleksa Camur:   $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) Aalon Cruz:  $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) Tracy Cortez:  $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) Daniel Rodriguez:   $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) Rodrigo Nascimento:   $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) Fabio Cherant:   $5,000 Steven Nguyen:   $5,000 Mariya Agapova:   $5,000 Ricco Farrington:   $5,000 Michal Martinek:   $5,000 MMA Manifesto,...

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MMA Fight Announcement Tracker: Jul 30/19

By: Jeff Fox | July 30, 2019 NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 11: Joanna Jedrzejczyk reacts during UFC 205 Weigh-ins at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/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.  Our  MMA  Fight Announcement Roundup will let you know what...

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Dana White's Contender Series: Season 3, Week 6 Fight Card

By: Jeff Fox | July 29, 2019 Dana White’s Contender Series – Season 3, Week 6July 30, 2019UFC APEXLas Vegas, Nevada DWTNCS Season 3, Week 6 Fight Card Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! Main Card (ESPN+ – 8:00 pm Eastern) Light Heavyweights:Aleksa Camur   (4-0) vs Fabio Cherant   (4-0) Featherweights:Steven Nguyen    (3-0) vs Aalon Cruz    (5-2) Women’s Flyweights:Mariya Agapova    (5-0) vs Tracy Cortez   (5-1) Welterweights:Daniel Rodriguez   (8-1) vs Rico Farrington  (7-2) Heavyweights:Michael Martinek   (7-0) vs Rodrigo Nascimento   (6-0) (The MMA Manifesto is a participant in...

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UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Lawler Pick 'Em Contest

By: Jeff Fox | July 29, 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! With over 15,000 users Marune is the first social media and training log app for Jiu Jitsu.  Marune allows users to track their daily training, including a Gi or NOGI session, training length, technique vs rolling time, list the techniques learned, gyms visited, take notes...

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