2010 MMAPayout.com Media Rankings # 11 – MiddleEasy.com

October 15, 2010

One of the most unique new entrants on the MMA web scene in recent years, Middle Easy has quickly carved out a place for itself with its fresh, fun perspective on MMA combined with a penchant for breaking news. In a scene full of paint by the numbers sites, Middle Easy distinguishes itself with a completely original take on the sport. The site’s lack of bells and whistles features kept it out of the top 10, but it appears poised to grow.

Ranked # 11

Reach # 16

Content # 14

Features # 20

Influence # 9

Quality # 7

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2010 MMAPayout.com Media Rankings # 12 – LowKick.com

October 14, 2010

LowKick.com is a relatively new offering in the online MMA world, but shows promise with its sleek design and frequent updates. Its traffic has already surpassed its reputation, but its reach lags due to its lack of breaking news. However, the site has already developed an impressive following, the leader of the pack in Facebook fans, thanks its comprehensive coverage and exclusive interviews.

Ranked # 12

Reach # 11

Content # 16

Features # 14

Influence # 17

Quality # 13

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2010 MMAPayout.com Media Rankings #13 – MMAFrenzy.com

October 13, 2010

MMA Frenzy doesn’t boast an all star staff or a track record of breaking its own news, but the site has carved out a solid place itself among MMA websites. Regularly updated, exhaustive coverage and a solidly trafficked forum give this site a leg up on its competition and put it firmly within striking distance of the top 10.

Ranked # 13

Reach # 24

Content # 8

Features # 6

Influence # 16

Quality # 19

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2010 MMAPayout.com Media Rankings # 14 – MMATorch.com

October 12, 2010

MMA Torch is the stand alone MMA website entry from Wade Keller, editor of the infamous Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter. The site draws natural comparisons to The Wrestling Observer/F4WOnline, but pales in comparison. The use of invasive advertising techniques is a huge turn off, but the site manages to overcome its limited reach with its strong content and features offerings.

Ranked # 14

Reach # 14

Content # 9

Features # 17

Influence # 12

Quality # 25

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2010 MMAPayout.com Media Rankings # 15 – MMANews.com

October 11, 2010

MMANews.com flies under the radar in the MMA web-scape, but enjoys a stronger than expected reach thanks to its prime domain real estate.  Its content offerings are meager compared to its peers, but it does offer the occasional scoop. Its position is bolstered by its forum which is second only to Sherdog in terms of activity.

Ranked # 15

Reach # 9

Content # 28

Features # 11

Influence # 14

Quality # 23

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2010 MMAPayout.com Media Rankings # 16 – WatchKalibRun.com

October 8, 2010

Born in May 2008 and named after Kalib Starnes’ infamous 15 minute jog around the octagon, Watch Kalib Run is another solid MMA blog in the SBNation family. It makes its mark in the content criterion with a large staff and frequent updates. The lack of any feature offerings holds back this solid contender.

Ranked # 16

Reach # 15

Content # 13

Features # 19

Influence # 15

Quality # 20

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2010 MMAPayout.com Media Rankings # 17 – FightLinker.com

October 7, 2010

The first site to put a humorous, profane spin on the MMA news, FightLinker.com is an independent website with a loyal following. While its traffic score lags, its outsized inbound links score underscores the attention this scrappy underdog commands from its peers. It scores well in the features category on the strength of its audio offerings.

Ranked # 17

Reach # 18

Content # 21

Features # 9

Influence # 24

Quality # 17

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2010 MMAPayout.com Media Rankings # 18 – MMAConvert.com

October 6, 2010

MMAConvert.com is a great blog with one of the slickest, most professional layouts in the space, but don’t let the design shine fool you, the site’s content is king. Its lack of exclusive features and influence keep the site from advancing higher in our list, but this independent website more than holds its own with its corporate competitors.

Ranked # 18

Reach # 19

Content # 11

Features # 18

Influence # 18

Quality # 18

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2010 MMAPayout.com Media Rankings # 19 – FiveOuncesofPain.com

October 5, 2010

FiveOuncesofPain.com is one of the original MMA blogs. Its founding editor Sam Caplan has gone on to become the matchmaker for Bellator Fighting Championships, but the site remains a solid stop on the MMA information highway. While the site doesn’t break as many news stories as it used to, it remains a favorite among those in the know in MMA.

Ranked # 19:

Reach # 12

Content #18

Features # 23

Influence # 23

Quality # 15

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2010 MMAPayout.com Media Rankings # 20 – HeadKickLegend.com

October 4, 2010

In a sea of similarity, HeadKickLegend.com stands out as the only English language site to offer dedicated, comprehensive coverage of the international kickboxing scene. A recent addition to the SBNation family, this fast riser has quickly become the go to source for all things K-1.

Ranked # 20:

Reach # 13

Content # 26

Features # 27

Influence # 21

Quality # 10

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