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UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos Anjos Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos Anjos Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate Despite ending up on the losing end last night in Winnipeg, Robbie Lawler was still UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos Anjos’s top earner. Before we go any further, we should note that most international athletic commissions don’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 (Misha Cirkunov signed a new contract recently, so we...

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UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos Anjos Results

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos Anjos Results UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos AnjosDec 16, 2017Bell MTS PlaceWinnipeg, Canada UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos Anjos 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 (FOX/CTV2 – 8:00 pm Eastern) Welterweights (five rounds):Robbie Lawler (28-11, 1 NC, #2 ranked welterweight) vs Rafael dos Anjos (27-9, #3 ranked welterweight) Featherweights:Ricardo Lamas (18-5, #5 ranked featherweight) vs Josh Emmett (12-1, #35 ranked featherweight) Welterweights:Santiago Ponzinibbio (25-3, #8 ranked welterweight)...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Dec 15/17

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Featherweights: Dec 15/17 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...

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MMA Fight Announcement Tracker – Dec 14/17

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto MMA Fight Announcement Tracker – Dec 14/17 LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 08: Mixed martial artist Daniel Cormier poses on the scale during his weigh-in for UFC 200 at T-Mobile Arena on July 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cormier will meet Anderson Silva in a non-title light heavyweight bout on July 9 at T-Mobile Arena. Silva replaces Jon Jones who was pulled from a light heavyweight title fight against Cormier due to a potential violation of the UFC’s anti-doping policy. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) As Ferris Bueller said: “Life in the MMA...

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UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs Ortega Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs Ortega Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate Marlon Moraes landed the most memorable blow at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs Ortega, and also was the night’s top earner. Here are the fighter payouts for the event, released by the California State Athletic Commission and first reported by MMA Junkie. Attendance: 7,605Gate: $568,290 Marlon Moraes: $198,500 ($73,000 to show, $73,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship) Brian Ortega: $163,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $50,000 Performance of the...

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Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Lightweights: Dec 13/17

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Bellator Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Lightweights: Dec 13/17 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 Bellator.  We’ll...

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Cris Cyborg a Massive Betting Favorite Over Holly Holm

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Cris Cyborg a Massive Betting Favorite Over Holly Holm The most anticipated women’s MMA match since Ronda Rousey rode off into the sunset is going down in a couple of weeks, but according to the oddsmakers, it’s a big mismatch.  UFC Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg is set to defend her belt at UFC 219 against former bantamweight champion Holly Holm.  And, according to SportsBettingDime the champ is expected to walk out of the cage on December 30th in Las Vegas with her belt. Cris Cyborg, a.k.a. perhaps the scariest woman on the planet, is a...

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Erick Silva Scouting Report

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Erick Silva Scouting Report (Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports) Erick Silva Scouting Report Vitals 6’0″ 170 lb (Welterweight)74″ reach, OrthodoxJanuary 21, 1984 Record 19-8, 1 NC (UFC: 7-7) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-JitsuBlack belt in judo Championships Held Jungle Fight Welterweight Tournament Champion: 2010Jungle Fight Welterweight Champion: 2010 (no title defenses) Strengths – submission expert – more than half of wins come via tap out– also has knockout capabilities– deadly knees, kicks– explosive striker– very good athlete– finishes fights quick– extremely accurate striker– very active on the ground looking...

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Glover Teixeira Scouting Report

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Glover Teixeira Scouting Report (David Banks-USA TODAY Sports) Glover Teixeira Scouting Report Vitals 6’2″ 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight)76″ reach, OrthodoxOctober 28, 1979 Record 26-6 (UFC: 9-4) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu5th degree black belt in Kajukenbo Championships Held Sport Fight Light Heavyweight Champion: 2004Shooto South America 220-Pound Champion: 2011 Strengths – heavy hands – vast majority of wins come via KO– also very good at submissions/BJJ– diverse striker (punches, kicks, knees, etc.)– experienced & successful in grappling tournaments– lands a fair amount of takedowns for a...

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Robbie Lawler Scouting Report

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Robbie Lawler Scouting Report Robbie Lawler Scouting Report Vitals 5’11” 170 lbs (Welterweight)74″ reach, SouthpawMar 20, 1982 Record 28-11 (1 NC) (UFC: 13-5) Current Streak 1 straight win Training Black belt in KarateBlue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held Superbrawl Middleweight Champion: 2005 (no title defenses)Icon Sport Middleweight Champion: 2006 (no successful title defenses), 2007 (no title defenses)EliteXC Middleweight Champion: 2007-2008 (two successful title defenses)UFC Welterweight Champion: 2014-16 (two successful title defenses) Strengths – elite striker– heavy hands, knees, feet– explosive striker– versatile with his striking – mixes in kicks, knees, flying moves, etc.–...

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Rafael dos Anjos Scouting Report

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto Rafael dos Anjos Scouting Report (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) Rafael dos Anjos Scouting Report Vitals5’9″ 170 lbs (Welterweight)71″ reach, OrthodoxOctober 26, 1984 Record 27-9 (UFC: 16-7) Current Streak 2 straight wins Training Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held UFC Lightweight Champion: 2015-2016 (two title defenses) Strengths – above average reach– very experienced– good submission skills– brutal leg kicks– very good at passing guard on the ground– solid ground and pound– has never been submitted himself– has shown new found KO power– very hard to finish – only three stoppage losses in his career– iron jaw...

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UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Lightweights: Dec 11/17

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC Performance Based Fighter Rankings: Lightweights: Dec 11/17 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...

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UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos Anjos Pick ‘Em Contest

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos Anjos 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...

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UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos Anjos Fight Card

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos Anjos Fight Card UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos AnjosDec 16, 2017Bell MTS PlaceWinnipeg, Canada UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs dos Anjos 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 (FOX/CTV2 – 8:00 pm Eastern) Welterweights (five rounds):Robbie Lawler (28-11, 1 NC, #2 ranked welterweight) vs Rafael dos Anjos (27-9, #3 ranked welterweight) Featherweights:Ricardo Lamas (18-5, #4 ranked featherweight) vs Josh Emmett (12-1, #36 ranked featherweight) Welterweights:Santiago Ponzinibbio (25-3, #8 ranked...

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The Statistical Star of UFC Fresno: Merab Dvalishvili

The Sports Daily > MMA Manifesto The Statistical Star of UFC Fresno: Merab Dvalishvili Mixed martial arts may not have reached its statistical revolution stage like other sports (and perhaps it never will given its primordial nature), but there is still plenty of good data out there.  So, following each UFC event, The MMA Manifesto will parse the numbers provided by FightMetric and target which pugilist enjoyed the best statistical night. Merab Dvalishvili (vs Frankie Saenz) Key Stats:  outstruck opponent 104 to 4711 takedowns landed When you look at those numbers, it’s hard to see how Dvalishvili lost that fight. View...

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