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Top Ten Earning MMA Welterweights

Mar 2, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Kamaru Usman (blue gloves) defeats Tyron Woodley (red gloves) during UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight (updated after UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs Neal)   Top Ten Earning Welterweights Total Show Win Bonus 1 Kamaru Usman*  $        600,000  $          600,000  $              – 2 Jorge Masvidal*  $        500,000  $          500,000  $              – 2 Nate Diaz*  $        500,000  $          500,000  $              – 4 Donald Cerrone*  $        400,000  $          200,000...

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Top Ten Earning MMA Middleweights

Jun 9, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Robert Whittaker (red gloves) fights Yoel Romero (blue gloves) during UFC 225 at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight (updated after UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs Neal)   Top Ten Earning Middleweights Total Show Win Bonus 1 Israel Adesanya*  $     600,000  $         600,000  $           – 2 Robert Whittaker*  $     370,000  $         210,000  $   160,000 3 Paulo Costa*  $     350,000  $         350,000  $           – 4 Chris Weidman*  $     325,000  $         325,000  $           –...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Dec 28/20

Dec 7, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; Cody Stamann (red gloves) fights Song Yadong (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-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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Top Ten Earning MMA Flyweights

Feb 29, 2020; Norfolk, Virginia, USA; Joseph Benavidez (red gloves) fights Deiveson Figueiredo (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Chartway Arena. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight (updated after UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs Neal) Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today!   Top Ten Earning Flyweights Total Show Win Bonus 1 Joseph Benavidez*  $300,000  $   150,000  $   150,000 2 Deiveson Figueiredo*  $240,000  $   120,000  $   120,000...

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Top Ten Earning MMA Bantamweights

July 13, 2019; Sacramento, CA, USA; Urijah Faber (red gloves) fights Ricky Simon (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night-Sacramento at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports   (updated after UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs Neal)   (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight   Total Show Win Bonus 1 Jose Aldo*  $      450,000  $      400,000  $           50,000 2 Henry Cejudo  $      350,000  $      350,000  $                  – 3 Dominick Cruz  $      300,000  $      300,000  $                  – 4 Cody Garbrandt  $      260,000  $      130,000  $          130,000 5 Frankie...

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MMA Fight Announcement Tracker: Dec 27/20

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 Phil Hawes   (9-2) vs Nassourdine Imavov   (9-2) –...

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Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Pound for Pound: Dec 23/20

Dec 14, 2018; Honolulu, HI, USA; Juliana Velasquez (blue gloves) defeats Alejandra Lara (red gloves) during Bellator Hawaii at the Blaisdell Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Wright-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: Flyweights: Dec 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: Flyweights....

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MMA Fight Announcement Tracker: Dec 22/20

Dec 21, 2019; Busan, SOUTH KOREA; Frankie Edgar (red gloves) before his fight against Chan Sung Jung (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Sajik Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasmin Frank-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....

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Lightweights: Dec 21/20

Mar 14, 2020; Brasilia, DF, Brazil; Charles Oliveira in the press room after fighting Kevin Lee during UFC Fight Night at Ginasio Nilson Nelson. Mandatory Credit: Jason da Silva-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...

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