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Here’s what you need to know ahead of Stephen Loman’s fight against Elias Boudegzdame at Brave 22 At the close of 2018, Team Lakay had five world champions. But unlike Folayang, Belingon, Eustaquio, and Pacio, BRAVE bantamweight champion Mark Stephen Loman has never had the bright lights...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3nJJvi5Hl_HtNAZydP6brvMY4Xk=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66662339/111_Chase_Hooper.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5244/chase-hooper">Chase Hooper</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/250/ben-askren">Ben Askren</a> have developed quite the bond over the last few months. </p> <p>Following Hooper’s successful UFC debut TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4138/daniel-teymur">Daniel Teymur</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1056/ufc-245">UFC 245</a>, Askren took to Twitter...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lq7flZCSdSqquPK8KKU_mAbfsCc=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66674397/121_Dustin_Poirier.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> understands the risk versus reward attached to any fight you accept in the UFC.</p> <p>That’s why it’s difficult for the former interim lightweight champion to say for certain if <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> is making...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3q4V_U2VYHWgN0vyS_2yYYctn3Y=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66689391/109_Chael_Sonnen.0.jpg"> <small>Chael Sonnen | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/103/chael-sonnen">Chael Sonnen</a> knows all about using a “bad guy” persona to sell fights and he thinks it’s time that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> follows suit.</p> <p>Reacting to Jones’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/3/26/21195482/ufc-champion-jon-jones-arrested-for-aggravated-dwi-negligent-use-of-firearm-in-albuquerque">most recent arrest</a>—one of several...

<img alt="Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/29ozPrEqyZDNrXM45viw_Gcsl1w=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66705166/007_Khabib_Nurmagomedov_x_Tony_Ferguson.0.jpg"> <small>Will Khabib and Ferguson ever collide in the UFC? Charles Oliveira doesn't think so. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The fifth time wasn’t the charm for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a>, and fellow UFC lightweight...