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Cris Cyborg Career Earnings

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Cris Cyborg Career Earnings Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino Career Earnings (2008 onward only – no info for her first five fights in Brazil) * 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 EliteXC: Unfinished Business – Jul 26/08 – W (Baszler) – $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 win bonus) EliteXC: Heat – Oct 4/08 – W (Takahashi) – $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 win bonus) Strikeforce: Shamrock vs Diaz – Apr 11/09 – W (Akano) – $18,000 ($10,000 to...

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Carlos Condit Career Earnings

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Carlos Condit Career Earnings Carlos Condit Career Earnings (UFC fights only, doesn’t include any PPV bonuses or other bonuses, Reebok sponsorship pay came in to effect at UFC 189) * denotes an estimated purse, WEC & UFC fights only Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event WEC 25 – Jan 20/07 – W (Jensen) – $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 win bonus) WEC 26 – Mar 24/07 – W (Alessio) – $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus) WEC 29 – Aug 5/07 – W (Larson) – $26,000 ($13,000...

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UFC 219 Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC 219 Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate (only main card fighters’ info has been released thus far by the Nevada Athletic Commission) Attendance: 13,561Gate: $1,760,628.74 Cris Cyborg: $590,000 ($500,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship) Holly Holm: $380,000 ($300,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship) Khabib Nurmagomedov: $215,000 ($80,000 to show, $80,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship) Neil Magny: $155,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 win bonus, $15,000 Reebok sponsorship) Carlos Condit: $130,000 ($115,000 to show, $15,000...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women’s Fly/Strawweights – Dec 29/17

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women’s Fly/Strawweights – Dec 29/17 Dec 1, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Nicco Montano (red gloves) celebrates after defeating Roxanne Modafferi (not pictured) during The Ultimate Fighter Finale at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-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...

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Career Earnings

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Khabib Nurmagomedov Career Earnings Khabib Nurmagomedov Career Earnings * denotes an estimated purse, UFC fights only Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC on FX: Guillard vs Miller – Jan 20/12 – W (Shalorus) – $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)* UFC 148 – July 7/12 – W (Tibau) – $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus) UFC on FX: Belfort vs Bisping – Jan 19/13 – W (Tavares) – $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)* UFC 160 – May 25/13 – W (Trujillo) – $25,200 ($14,000 to...

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UFC Fight Announcement Tracker – Dec 27/17

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC Fight Announcement Tracker – Dec 27/17 Dec 1, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Sean O’Malley (red gloves) fights Terrion Ware (blue gloves) during The Ultimate Fighter Finale at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-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...

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Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Dec 27/17

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Bantamweights: Dec 27/17 Jul 14, 2017; Thackerville, OK, USA; Joe Warren (red gloves) celebrates after defeating Steve Garcia (not pictured) 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...

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Carlos Condit Scouting Report

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Carlos Condit Scouting Report Carlos Condit Scouting Report Vitals 6’2″ 170 lbs (Welterweight)76″ reach, OrthodoxApril 26, 1984 Record 30-10 (UFC: 7-6) Current Streak 2 straight losses Training Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-JitsuBlack belt in Gaidojutsu Championships Held WEC Welterweight Champion: 2007-2008 (three successful title defenses)UFC Interim Welterweight Champion: 2012 (no title defenses) Strengths – very experienced– long reach– very well coached– finishes fights– knockout power– great submission artist– great cardio– great at passing guard– solid striking defense– terrific chin – never been knocked out– versatile striker– great at scrambling– very aggressive fighter – pushes...

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UFC 219 Pick ‘Em Contest

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC 219 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.  We are now sponsored by McBryde Mats! We are McBryde Mats, a sports mat manufacturer that’s based out of Lubbock, Texas. Our CEO, Clayton McBryde, founded the company in 2014 after plenty of research and consideration into the mat market – Today we pride ourselves on making the best quality mats at affordable prices to keep...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women’s Feather/Bantamweights – Dec 25/17

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women’s Feather/Bantamweights – Dec 25/17 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Holly Holm lands a left-high kick against Ronda Rousey in the second round of their UFC women’s bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 193 event at Etihad Stadium on November 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) 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...

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UFC 219: Cyborg vs Holm Fight Card

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC 219: Cyborg vs Holm Fight Card UFC 219: Cyborg vs HolmDec 30, 2017T-Mobile ArenaLas Vegas, Nevada UFC 219: Cyborg vs Holm Fight Card (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 (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship:Cris Cyborg – champion (18-1, 1 NC, #4 ranked women’s featherweight) vs Holly Holm (11-3, #3 ranked women’s featherweight) Lightweights:Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0, #12 ranked lightweight) vs Edson Barboza (19-4, #13 ranked lightweight) Bantamweights:Jimmie Rivera (21-1, #5 ranked bantamweight) vs TBA Women’s...

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2017 Top 10 MMA Earners

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto 2017 Top 10 MMA Earners LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 9: Alistair Overeem punches Fabricio Werdum during the UFC 213 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) Who is the top earner in MMA in 2017?  We’ve crunched the numbers and have the answer. It is worth noting that these are only the reported salaries plus Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night, and Submission of the Night bonuses that have been made public, plus the official UFC Reebok sponsorship money.  Many...

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Top Ten Earning Flyweights

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Top Ten Earning Flyweights (Kyle Terada-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: Lawler vs dos Anjos) Top Ten Earning Flyweights Total Show Win Bonus 1 Demetrious Johnson  $370,000  $370,000  $          – 2 Ray Borg  $100,000  $100,000  $          – 3 Henry Cejudo*  $  90,000  $  55,000  $    35,000 4 John Moraga  $  68,000  $  34,000  $    34,000 5 Louis Smolka*  $  64,000  $  32,000  $    32,000 6 Sergio Pettis*  $  60,000  $  30,000  $   ...

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Top Ten Earning Heavyweights

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Top Ten Earning Heavyweights LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 9: Mark Hunt prepares to enter the Octagon against Brock Lesnar during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) (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: Lawler vs dos Anjos Top Ten Earning Heavyweights Total Show Win Bonus 1 Alistair Overeem*  $         850,000  $         850,000  $           – 2 Mark Hunt  $         750,000  $        ...

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