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UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje Fight Card

UFC 254: Khabib vs GaethjeOct 24, 2020Flash Forum Abu Dhabi, UAE   UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje Fight Card   Fight Card Ranking (strength of card on paper based on our exclusive Pound for Pound fighter rankings) 11,759 – above average 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 7-day...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women’s Strawweights: Oct 19/20

Jun 29, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Amanda Ribas (blue gloves) celebrates beating Emily Whitmire (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-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...

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UFC 254 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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Stefan Struve Scouting Report

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – MAY 08: Stefan Struve of the Netherlands celebrates victory over Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva of Brazil after they compete in their Heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night 87 at Ahoy on May 8, 2016 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)   Stefan Struve Scouting Report Vitals 6’11.5″ 263 lbs (Heavyweight) 84.5″ reach, Orthodox February 18, 1988 Record 29-12 (UFC: 13-10) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training Black belt in Kickboxing Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held Cage Gladiators World Heavyweight Champion: 2007-2008   Strengths – the tallest fighter in UFC history – 7-foot...

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UFC Fight Island 6 Pick ‘Em Results

Congratulations to jake mckenna for winning our UFC Fight Island 6 Pick ‘Em Contest!  Next Pick ‘Em action of will be for UFC 254 on Oct 24th. 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 Chan Sung Jung – 56% Gillian Robertson – 74% Jessica Andrade – 79% Jimmy Crute – 86% Thomas Almeida – 73% Consensus Overall Record in 2020: 64-24 (73%)   UFC Fight Island 6 Pick ‘Em Results 1 jake mckenna 9 2 Ben Hilder 8 2 Daniel 8...

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UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs The Korean Zombie Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay

Brian Ortega got a huge win tonight on UFC Fight Island, and was the top earner at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs The Korean Zombie. Before we go any further, we should note that international fight 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 24 fighters that traded blows at the event.  But please remember – this...

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Brian Ortega Career Earnings

Dec 7, 2018; Toronto, ON, Canada; Max Holloway poses next to Brian Ortega as they weigh in during weigh-ins for UFC 231 at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports   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...

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Jessica Andrade Career Earnings

Sep 8, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; Jessica Andrade (red gloves) reacts after defeating Karolina Kowalkiewicz (not pictured) during UFC 228 at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Jessica Andrade 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 UFC on Fox: Johnson vs Moraga – July 27/13 – L (Carmouche) – $8,000 UFC Fight...

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“Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung Career Earnings

HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 04: Chan Sung Jung of South Korea prepares to enter the octagon against Dennis Bermudez of their featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Toyota Center on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)   Chan Sung Jung Career Earnings   Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today!   WEC & 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...

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Katlyn Chookagian Career Earnings

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 Katlyn Chookagian Career Earnings (UFC fights only) denotes an estimated purse Sponsorship money, PPV and/or undisclosed bonuses not included Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs Lineker – Jul 13/16 – W (Murphy) – $22,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)* UFC 205 – Nov 12/16 – L (Carmouche) – $14,500 ($12,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)* UFC...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women’s Flyweights: Oct 16/20

Nov 2, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Katlyn Chookagian (red gloves) fights Jennifer Maia (blue gloves) during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Sarah Stier-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...

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MMA Fight Announcement Tracker: Oct 13/20

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 snports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today!   UFC Ciryl Gane   (6-0) vs Ante Delija   (17-3) –...

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Invicta FC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Strawweights: Oct 13/20

Jul 22, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Kailin Curran during weigh ins for UFC Fight Night at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-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 based on how...

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‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung Scouting Report

Dec 21, 2019; Busan, SOUTH KOREA; Chan Sung Jung (blue gloves) defeats Frankie Edgar (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Sajik Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasmin Frank-USA TODAY Sports Chan Sung Jung Vitals 5’9″ 145 lbs (Featherweight) 72″ reach, Orthodox March 17, 1987 Record 16-5 (UFC: 6-2) Current Streak 2 straight wins Training 3rd dan black belt in Taekwondo Black belt in Judo Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 4th dan black belt in Hapkido Championships Held Pancrase Korea Neo-Blood Lightweight Tournament Champion: 2008 Korea FC 65 kg Tournament Champion: 2008   Strengths – above average reach – fantastic submission skills –...

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UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs The Korean Zombie Fight Card

UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs The Korean ZombieOct 18, 2020Flash Forum Abu Dhabi, UAE   UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs The Korean Zombie Fight Card   Fight Card Ranking (strength of card on paper based on our exclusive Pound for Pound fighter rankings) 6,890 – above average 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...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women’s Feather/Bantamweights: Oct 12/20

Sep 9, 2017; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Ketlen Vieira (blue gloves) defeats Sara McMann (red gloves) during UFC 215 at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-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,...

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UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs The Korean Zombie 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 UFC gift card 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 and even post pictures.  Marune...

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UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs Sandhagen Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay

Cory Sandhagen brought it in the biggest spot he’s been given in his career, and was justifiably the top earner at UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs Sandhagen. Before we go any further, we should note that international fight 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 26 fighters that traded blows at the event.  But please remember...

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Cory Sandhagen Career Earnings

Apr 27, 2019; Sunrise, FL, USA; John Lineker (red gloves) fights Cory Sandhagen (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Cory Sandhagen Career Earnings (UFC fights only & partial LFA fights) denotes an estimated purse Sponsorship money, PPV and/or undisclosed bonuses not included Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event LFA 24 – Oct 13/17 – W (Gavinho) – $2,800 ($1,400 to show, $1,400 win bonus) UFC on Fox: Jacare vs Brunson 2 – Jan 27/18 – W (Arnett) – $22,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000...

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Marlon Moraes Career Earnings

Marlon Moraes Career Earnings (WSOF (partial) & UFC fights only, doesn’t include undisclosed 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 WSOF 1 – Nov 12/12 – W (Torres) – $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus) WSOF 2 – Mar 23/13 – W (Nam) – $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 win bonus)* WSOF 4 – Aug 10/13 – W (Hempleman) – $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus) WSOF 6 – Oct 26/13 – W (Beebe) – $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus)* WSOF 9 – Mar 29/14...

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