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Monday, September 29, 2014
October 2014 Madman Top 25 MMA Rankings + Top 25 WMMA Rankings with Complete List of Upcoming Ranked 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, October 13, 2013
PAYDAY: UFC 164 Salaries - Fighter Purses and Bonus Payouts for 'Henderson vs Pettis 2' in Milwaukee on 8/31/13
|PRIDE era Josh Barnett|
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 in preparation for these fights, so they are being paid for their work already completed in the gym, as well as their performance on fight night.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Watch Milwaukee's own Anthony "Showtime" Pettis submit Ben Henderson to win the UFC Lightweight Championship. Video features complete fight and submission highlights from the championship main event of UFC 164: Henderson vs Pettis 2 on Saturday, August 31, 2013, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
New UFC 155-pound kingpin Anthony "Showtime" Pettis scored a first-round armbar submission victory over Ben "Smooth" Henderson. The now-former champion Henderson lost to Pettis in his last WEC fight, but then went on to win 7 straight fights in the UFC before running into Pettis again.
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UFC 164 BONUSES: $50K Bonus Payouts for Anthony Pettis, Chad Mendes, Hyun Gyu Lim and Pascal Krauss - 8/31/13
UFC 164: Henderson vs Pettis 2, held Saturday, August 31, 2013, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The event was headlined by now-former UFC lightweight champ Ben Henderson vs Anthony "Showtime" Pettis.
After every UFC event, Zuffa officials pay out bonuses to fighters based on exceptional performances. These bonus payouts are made in addition to the contracted salaries or fighter purses of the honored athletes.