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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="UFC Fight Night: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Sm3tG2etcM9nDEOXjeS2iX3e5kQ=/1x0:4264x2842/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66139052/1152681277.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Dequan Townsend | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>Dequan Townsend is setting the record straight on his recent USADA suspension.</p> <p>After making his UFC debut on just three days’ notice in a losing effort...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/cGQKB5Sm9EuzgO8XoISZwwNtz-0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66139441/080_Jimmie_Rivera_vs_Thomas_Almeida.0.jpg"> <small>Thomas Almeida (pictured, blue gloves) emerged as one of the most exciting bantamweights when he joined the UFC in 2014. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Almost two years after announcing he was out of a UFC fight due to a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/DOtppytO9vOgp-3n2KHO1kxz3rc=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66139753/091_Conor_McGregor_x_Donald_Cerrone.0.jpg"> <small>Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The accumulated shoulders, kicks and punches <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/58/donald-cerrone">Donald Cerrone</a> absorbed in less than one minute at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1086/ufc-246">UFC 246</a> could keep him out of action for six months.</p> <p>That’s according to...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4JepyzUyodUb-ozDIz9L35mQt9E=/188x0:1808x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66139894/Post_Askarov01.00_02_46_08.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>LAS VEGAS – Following his decision win over onetime title contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1714/tim-elliott">Tim Elliott</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5064/askar-askarov">Askar Askarov</a> was delighted to silence critics in his second octagon bout, which followed a draw in his UFC debut. Askarov claimed he’s ready for top-tier...