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How to Watch Bellator 214 Globally

By: Jeff Fox | January 26, 2019 Ryan Bader and Fedor Emelianenko battle for the Bellator Heavyweight Championship tonight in California.  Here is how you can catch the event if you aren’t heading to The Forum to watch it live. EDT U.S. Canada U.K. Brazil Main Card 9:00 PM Paramount Paramount Channel 5 Fox Sports DAZN DAZN Prelims 6:30 PM DAZN DAZN Bellator.com Bellator.com Bellator.com Bellator.com Australia Germany Italy New Zealand Main Card 9:00 PM Spike DAZN DAZN Sky Sports Prelims 6:30 PM Bellator.com DAZN DAZN Bellator.com Japan Southeast Asia Sweden Latin America Main Card 9:00 PM DAZN Paramount...

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Bellator 214 Fighter Salaries

By: Jeff Fox | January 25, 2019 Win or lose, Fedor Emelianenko will leave The Forum tomorrow night the biggest earner at Bellator 214. Here are the fighter purses, released by the California State Athletic Commission, and first reported by MMA Fighting and MMA Junkie. Fedor Emelianenko:   $300,000 Ryan Bader:   $150,000 Aaron Pico:   $45,000 to show, $45,000 win bonus Henry Corrales:   $35,000 to show, $35,000 win bonus, Jake Hager:   $50,000 J.W. Kiser:   $7,000 to show, $7,000 win bonus Juan Archuleta:   $25,000 Ricky Bandejas:   $30,000 Brandon McMahon:   $3,500 to show, $3,500 win bonus Adel Altamimi:   $10,000 to show, $10,000 win...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Feather/Bantamweights: Jan 25/19

By: Jeff Fox | January 25, 2019 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, solely based on how a fighter has performed in the cage.  Next up: The Women’s Featherweights & Bantamweights *stipulations: 1)...

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UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs Moraes 2 Fight Card

By: Jeff Fox | January 24, 2019 UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs MoraesFeb 2, 2019Centro de Formação Olímpica do NordesteFortaleza, Brazil UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs Moraes 2 Fight Card Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! Fight Card Ranking (strength of card on paper based on our exclusive Pound for Pound fighter rankings) UFC Fight Night’s range between 9,900-3,200 points, with an average UFC Fight Night ranking 6,000 (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) (fighter ranking based on our exclusive Performance Based Ranking system...

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2019 MMA Fight Camp Team Standings: January Update

By: Jeff Fox | January 24, 2019 January 19, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Alonzo Menifield reacts following his victory against Vinicius Castro during UFC Fight Night at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-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...

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MMA Fight Announcement Tracker: Jan 23/19

By: Jeff Fox | January 23, 2019 Oct 21, 2017; Gdansk, Poland; Darren Till (blue gloves) defeats Donald Cerrone (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Ergo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-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...

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Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Middleweights: Jan 23/19

By: Jeff Fox | January 23, 2019 Jul 14, 2017; Thackerville, OK, USA; John Salter (blue gloves) celebrates after defeating Kendall Grove (red gloves) 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 come...

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