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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: Kattar v Ige" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9GamhyY_oUShR_XOjv1SIKgGBnI=/0x0:5277x3518/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67679614/1256428690.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>To say <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2258/jon-anik">Jon Anik</a> is excited to call Saturday’s lightweight championship fight at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> would be an understatement.</p> <p>The lead play-by-voice for the UFC will...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Z3NK30wMINwW3aBagNHIlXEih3Q=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67679982/115_ceremonial_Lauren_Murphy.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2647/lauren-murphy">Lauren Murphy</a> realizes the risk she’s taking at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> and the reward should lead her to an opportunity to fight for the women’s flyweight title. </p> <p>Murphy, who was originally scheduled to face <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/A-m0gPJURrxbv43AKlk2vP_vOuE=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67680403/005_Dana_White.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>It appears as if <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5368/khamzat-chimaev">Khamzat Chimaev</a> will get his wish to swim with one of the top dogs in the welterweight division. </p> <p>On Friday, UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> appeared on <a href="https://www.jimrome.com/media/audio-channel/10232020-dana-white">The Jim Rowe...

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje Weigh-in" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xg7qyOTuezFzT7ZY9eM2sA8Fkuo=/0x0:3869x2579/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67680569/1281750777.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> official weigh-ins, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> looked nervous.</p> <p>He was the first man up Friday morning, but the UFC’s lightweight king took his time stepping to the...