Monday, July 28, 2014

UFC 179: ALDO VS MENDES 2 - 10/25/14 Fight Card in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



August 2014 Madman Top 25 MMA Rankings + Top 25 WMMA Rankings with Complete List of Upcoming Ranked MMA Fights



Official MMAmadman.com Mixed Martial Arts Rankings

The Madman MMA Rankings are based primarily on results from the current year (2014) and the previous 3 years (2013, 2012, 2011) with career records, head-to-head competition, results against common opponents, methods of victory, and current clout within the sport factored into the formula.

All MMA rankings are subjective. Our rankings are not intended to be definitive, but rather an ever-changing rough draft providing fans a glimpse into the pro MMA landscape on any given day. The goal is to be as objective as possible by allowing the results to speak for themselves, and otherwise finding a fair balance between results and performances. Given the enormity of the task of ranking hundreds of fighters in 13 weight classes, there are times when projections are necessary. The intangibles stem from MMA being a one-on-one contact sport whose athletes often have short shelf-lives, and in which the top fighters generally only compete 3 times a year at most. Whenever possible, actual results and in-cage performances are weighted heavier than potential or perceived favorites.

Active pro MMA fighters with at least 2 professional mixed martial arts fights are eligible to be ranked if they have fought in the past year, if they currently hold a title in a major MMA organization, or if they have fought in the past 2 years and have an Upcoming Fight currently scheduled. Fighters are ranked in the weight class in which they last fought, unless they have announced definitive plans to return to a division in which they have previously fought in the past 3 years.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

PAYDAY: UFC on FOX 12 Salaries - Complete 'Lawler vs Brown' Payroll with Fighter Purses and Bonus Payouts - 7/26/14


The official UFC on FOX 12 salaries have been released by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs Brown was held Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the SAP Center (formerly HP Pavilion) in San Jose, CA.

These salary amounts do not include any individual fighter endorsement earnings for this event, nor do they include any undisclosed bonuses, which are commonly paid to fighters by Zuffa in private. Fighters pay out of pocket for training, licensing fees and related expenses. Fighters spend months training for these fights, so they are being paid for their work already completed in the gym, as well as their performance on fight night.

Resurgent welterweight number one contender Robbie Lawler was the top earner of the night with his $260,000 payout.

VIDEO: Robbie Lawler vs Matt Brown - Full Fight Highlights - UFC on Fox 12 - 7/26/14



Watch complete fight highlights of "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler's thrilling decision win over fellow gunslinger Matt "The Immortal" Brown in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs Brown on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in San Jose, California.

Welterweight number one contender Robbie Lawler has earned a rematch with 170-pound champion Johny Hendricks after a masterful performance against Matt Brown in a 25-minute dogfight.

VIDEO: Watch Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson KO Lil Nog - UFC on FOX 12 Highlights

VIDEO: Dennis Bermudez vs Clay Guida - UFC on FOX 12 Highlights

VIDEO: Bobby Green vs Josh Thomson - UFC on FOX 12 Highlights

VIDEO: Anthony Johnson vs Nogueira - Watch 'Rumble' KO 'Lil Nog' - Full Fight Highlights from UFC on FOX 12 - 7/26/14



Watch Anthony "Rumble" Johnson's knockout of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Complete fight highlights from the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs Brown on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in San Jose, California.

Former welterweight Anthony Johnson continued his remarkable transformation into one of the scariest light heavyweight fighters on the planet with a quick KO victory over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, the hard-headed twin brother of former UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

VIDEO: Robbie Lawler vs Matt Brown - UFC on FOX 12 Highlights

VIDEO: Dennis Bermudez vs Clay Guida - UFC on FOX 12 Highlights

VIDEO: Bobby Green vs Josh Thomson - UFC on FOX 12 Highlights

VIDEO: Dennis Bermudez vs Clay Guida - Watch RNC Finish - Full Fight Highlights from UFC on Fox 12 - 7/26/14



Watch Dennis Bermudez's rear-naked choke submission of Clay Guida. Complete fight highlights from UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs Brown on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in San Jose, California.

The Ultimate Fighter 14 runner-up Dennis "The Menace" Bermudez has now won 7 straight fights in the UFC, a remarkable streak only currently bested by champions Jon Jones and Chris Weidman.

VIDEO: Robbie Lawler vs Matt Brown - UFC on FOX 12 Highlights

VIDEO: Watch Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson KO Lil Nog - UFC on FOX 12 Highlights

VIDEO: Bobby Green vs Josh Thomson - UFC on FOX 12 Highlights

VIDEO: Bobby Green vs Josh Thomson - Full Fight Highlights - UFC on FOX 12 - 7/26/14



Watch complete fight highlights of "King" Bobby Green's split decision win over Josh "The Punk" Thomson at UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs Brown on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in San Jose, California.

Underdog Bobby Green edged out former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson on the judges' scorecards after fifteen minutes of back-and-forth action that featured an array of strikes from both fighters, and a steady stream of smacktalk from the chatty Green.

VIDEO: Robbie Lawler vs Matt Brown - UFC on FOX 12 Highlights

VIDEO: Watch Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson KO Lil Nog - UFC on FOX 12 Highlights

VIDEO: Dennis Bermudez vs Clay Guida - UFC on FOX 12 Highlights

UFC ON FOX 12 RESULTS: Robbie Lawler Outguns Matt Brown, Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson KO's Lil Nog - 7/26/14



The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Fox Sports presented UFC Fight Night: Lawler vs Brown on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the SAP Center (formerly HP Pavilion) in San Jose, California. The main card and prelim special both aired live on the main FOX broadcast network television channel.


VIDEO: Robbie Lawler vs Matt Brown - UFC on FOX 12 Highlights

VIDEO: Watch Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson KO Lil Nog - UFC on FOX 12 Highlights

VIDEO: Dennis Bermudez vs Clay Guida - UFC on FOX 12 Highlights

VIDEO: Bobby Green vs Josh Thomson - UFC on FOX 12 Highlights

Complete Results After the Break

Saturday, July 26, 2014

RFA 16 RESULTS: Josh Copeland Wins Vacant Heavyweight Title in Denver on AXS TV - 7/25/14



The Resurrection Fighting Alliance presented RFA 16: Copeland vs Jorgensen on Friday, July 25, 2014, at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado, near Denver. The main card aired live on AXS TV.

In the main event, undefeated hometown fighter Josh "Cuddly Bear" Copeland won the vacant RFA Heavyweight Championship with a first-round knockout of the previously unbeaten Jan Jorgensen. The RFA is an official UFC feeder league, and 6 out of their last 7 champions -- Kevin Casey, Brian Ortega, Pedro Munhoz, Zach Makovsky, Mike Rhodes and Sergio Pettis -- have all signed to fight in the world's leading MMA promotion. Given the current sparsity of the UFC's heavyweight division, Copeland and his impressive 9-0 record will likely be the next RFA champion to be called up to fight in the big leagues.

Complete Results After the Break

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