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Cynthia Calvillo Career Earnings

Dec 30, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Carla Esparza lands a hit against Cynthia Calvillo during UFC 219 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports denotes an estimated purse – UFC fights only – doesn’t include undisclosed and/or PPV bonuses Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 209 – Mar 4/17 – W (Cooper) – $22,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) UFC 210 – Apr 8/17 – W (Gonzalez) – $26,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)* UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs...

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Thiago Moises Career Earnings

May 13, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Thiago Moises (blue gloves) celebrates after defeating Michael Johnson (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Thiago Moises 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: Korean Zombie vs Rodriguez – Nov 10/18 – L (Dariush) – $13,500 ($10,000 to show, $3,500 fight week incentive pay)* UFC 237 – May 10/19 – W (Holobaugh) – $23,500 ($10,000 to...

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Khaos Williams Career Earnings

Feb 8, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Khaos Williams (blue gloves) after his win over Alex Morono (not pictured) during UFC 247 at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Khaos Williams Career Earnings (UFC only – doesn’t include undisclosed bonuses of PPV earnings) denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 247 – Feb 8/20 – W (Morono) – $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: Felder vs dos Anjos – Nov 14/20 – W...

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Felicia Spencer Career Earnings

Feb 29, 2020; Norfolk, Virginia, USA; Felicia Spencer (red gloves) fights Zarah Fairn (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Chartway Arena. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports   Felicia Spencer 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: dos Anjos vs Lee – May 18/19 – W (Anderson) – $33,500 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay)* UFC 240 – Jul 27/19 – L (Cyborg) – $20,500 ($17,000 to...

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UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Rodriguez Results

UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs RodriguezNov 13, 2021UFC Apex Enterprise, Nevada   UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Rodriguez Results   Fight Card Ranking (strength of card on paper based on our exclusive Pound for Pound fighter rankings) 7,455 – strong   UFC Fight Night cards range between 9,900-3,200 points, with an average card ranking 6,200 (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)   Main Card (ESPN+  4:00 pm Eastern) Featherweights (five rounds):Max Holloway   (22-6, #2 ranked featherweight) vs Yair Rodriguez ...

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Yair Rodriguez Career Earnings

BJ Penn Yair Rodriguez during the UFC Fight Night event at the at Talking Stick Resort Arena on January 15, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Yair Rodriguez Career Earnings (UFC only – doesn’t include undisclosed bonuses or PPV earnings) denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 180 – Nov 15/14 – W (Morales) – $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)* UFC 188 – Jun 13/15 – W (Rosa) – $80,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)* UFC 192 – Oct 3/15 – W...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Heavyweights: Nov 12/21

Mar 17, 2018; London, United Kingdom; Alexander Volkov (blue gloves) defeats Fabricio Werdum (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at O2 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 a 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 a performance-based ranking...

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LFA 117 Fighter Salaries

The 117th LFA event took place last weekend, and main event winner Michinori Tanaka was the top earner. Here are the fighter payouts, released by the California State Athletic Commission. Michinori Tanaka:  $3,500 ($1,750 to show, $1,750 win bonus) Batsumberel Dagvadorj:   $3,500 ($1,750 to show, $1,750 win bonus) Yuma Horiuchi:   $3,000 ($1,500 to show, $1,500 win bonus) Hyder Amil:   $2,000 ($1,000 to show, $1,000 win bonus) Albert Gonzales:  $2,000 ($1,000 to show, $1,000 win bonus) Ricardo Dias:   $1,500 Mark Climaco:   $1,500 Emilio Williams:   $1,100 Jeffrey Craig:   $1,000 ($500 to show, $500 win bonus) Christian Avalos:   $800 Dominic Sumner:   $800 Robson Junior:   $700   View the...

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Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Nov 10/21

UNCASVILLE, CT – APRIL 22: Patricio Freire walks to the cage for his bout against Henry Corrales (not shown) at Mohegan Sun Arena on April 22, 2016 in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***Patricio Freire; 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 a 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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UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Rodriguez Fight Card

UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs RodriguezNov 13, 2021UFC Apex Enterprise, Nevada   UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Rodriguez Fight Card   Fight Card Ranking (strength of card on paper based on our exclusive Pound for Pound fighter rankings) 7,602 – strong UFC Fight Night cards range between 9,900-3,200 points, with an average card ranking 6,200 (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)   Main Card (ESPN+  4:00 pm Eastern) Featherweights (five rounds):Max Holloway   (22-6, #2 ranked featherweight) vs Yair Rodriguez ...

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UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Rodriguez 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 $50 (U.S.) gift card from the store of their choice courtesy of our sponsor – BetSGPN! BetSGPN is your home for the best online sports betting promotions and offers. They also have signup bonuses for fantasy football and DFS!  Just head over to BetSGPN! And make sure to download the SGPN App! Next up: UFC Fight Night: Holloway...

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UFC 268 Pick ‘Em Results

Congratulations to Cameron Walsh for winning our UFC 268 Pick ‘Em Contest via tie-breaker!  Next Pick ‘Em action will be for UFC Vegas 42 on Nov 13th. Thanks for playing! Consensus Picks Kamaru Usman – 84% Rose Namajunas – 73% Justin Gaethje – 70% Shane Burgos – 66% Marlon Vera – 67% Consensus Overall Record in 2021: 89-60 (60%) UFC 268 Pick ‘Em Results 1 Cameron Walsh 11 2 Gagan Aujla 11 2 Ibrahim 11 2 Mctapper 11 2 Mitar Marovic 11 6 Aaron Khominsky 10 6 Bryan Diz 10 6 Carder Gutteridge 10 6 Connor O’Neil 10 6 Daniel...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Pound for Pound: Nov 8/21

Apr 24, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Rose Namajunas (Blue Gloves) reacts after defeating Zhang Weili (Red Gloves) during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-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 a 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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UFC 268 Fighter Salaries, Incentive Pay, Attendance & Gate

  Before we go any further, we should note that the New York 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 remember – this is only an estimate, not official info.   Attendance: Gate:  (click on a fighter’s name for their career earnings) Kamaru...

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Kamaru Usman Career Earnings

Jan 14, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kamaru Usman (red gloves) fights Emil Meek (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports   Kamaru Usman Career Earnings (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 TUF 21  Finale – Jul 12/15 – W (Hassan) – $72,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs Cerrone 2 –...

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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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Marlon Vera Career Earnings

Jul 6, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Marlon Vera (red gloves) after his win against Nohelin Hernandez (not pictured) at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports denotes an estimated purse – UFC fights only – doesn’t include undisclosed and/or PPV bonuses   Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 180 – Nov 15/14 – L (Beltran) – $8,000* UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs Saint Preux – Aug 8/15 – W (Salazar) – $68,500 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)* UFC Fight Night:...

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Rose Namajunas Career Earnings

Rose Namajunas Career Earnings (UFC fights only, doesn’t include undisclosed bonuses, Reebok/fight week incentive sponsorship started July 2015) denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event TUF 20 Finale – Dec 12/14 – L (Esparza) – $25,000 UFC 187 – May 23/15 – N/A (Ansaroff) – $52,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus, $2,000 from Ansaroff for missing weight) – UFC paid her despite fight being cancelled UFC 192 – Oct 3/15 – W (Hill) – $52,500 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)* UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs VanZant – Dec...

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Justin Gaethje Career Earnings

Dec 2, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Eddie Alvarez (red gloves) fights Justin Gaethje (blue gloves) during UFC 218 at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports   Justin Gaethje Career Earnings WSOF & UFC fights only, *denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event WSOF 2 – Mar 23/13 – W (Cavalcante) – $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)* WSOF 3 – Jun 14/13 – W (Cobb) – $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus) WSOF 6 – Oct 28/13 – W (Lauzon) – $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win...

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Zhang Weili Career Earnings

August 4, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Weili Zhang reacts following her victory by decision against Danielle Taylor during UFC 227 at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Zhang Weili Career Earnings 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 227 – Aug 4/18 – W (Taylor) –  $31,500 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay) UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Ngannou 2 – Nov 24/18 – W (Aguilar) – $35,500 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win...

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