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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Women's Feather/Bantamweights: June 18/18

By: Jeff Fox | June 18, 2018 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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By: Jeff Fox | June 18, 2018 Got this in my inbox today from the UFC: UFC PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE PUBLISHES GROUNDBREAKING ANALYSIS OF THE SPORT OF MMA Comprehensive New Study Examines More than 30,000 Performance Metrics and Data Points to Reveal Best Way to Train and Prepare for Mixed Martial Arts Competition Las Vegas, Nev. – To mark its first year of operation, the UFC Performance Institute Ò today unveiled the first-ever comprehensive study of the sport of MMA as published in a new 80-page journal entitled A Cross-Sectional Performance Analysis and Projection of the UFC Athlete. Part analytics...

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UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs Edwards Pick 'Em Contest

By: Jeff Fox | June 18, 2018 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 athletes in all...

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MMA Fight Announcement Tracker: Jun 17/18

By: Jeff Fox | June 17, 2018 SINGAPORE – OCTOBER 18: Shinya Aoki of Japan (top) attacks Cody Stevens of United States of America during the One Fighting Championship Featherweight bout at Singapore Indoor Stadium on October 18, 2013 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images) 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...

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