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<img alt="UFC on FOX 24 Weigh-ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ghhJmy9lFxfn9QaLq56OBVHrbKw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66790852/108_Anthony_Smith.0.0.jpg"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1091/anthony-smith">Anthony Smith</a> understands the lay of the land in the light heavyweight division.</p> <p>After rattling off three straight wins at 205 pounds, the Nebraska native was granted a title shot against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> in 2019. He...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kchqvfVwiGBsETgRXEZeVn01U40=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66791297/137_Glover_Teixeira.0.jpg"> <small>Former title contenders Glover Teixeira (pictured) and Anthony Smith headline UFC Jacksonville. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/388/glover-teixeira">Glover Teixeira</a> had a perfect year in 2019, defeating <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2322/nikita-krylov">Nikita Krylov</a> by decision after tapping <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4183/karl-roberson">Karl Roberson</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3637/ion-cutelaba">Ion...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/r95imozTUw26qy46edNU1izWz1Q=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66791401/131_Karl_Roberson.0.jpg"> <small>Karl Roberson was removed from Wednesday night’s middleweight bout with Marvin Vettori. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC Jacksonville will proceed with 10 bouts after middleweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4183/karl-roberson">Karl Roberson</a> was forced out of Wednesday night’s event due to medical issues,...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Smith v Teixeira: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jXpo8uYzuipq_2DGHfaA3APGGBY=/0x0:4737x3158/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66789620/1224397322.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>MMA Fighting has UFC Jacksonville results for the Smith vs. Teixeira fight card in Jacksonville, live blogs of the top three fights, and live <a href="https://twitter.com/mmafighting">UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EZHHrQAH6SmHJi-1J_UEmd-K7VA=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66790574/140_Anthony_Smith.0.jpg"> <small>Anthony Smith fights Glover Teixeira in the light heavyweight main event of Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night in Jacksonville, Fla. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC is making up for lost time.</p> <p>Less than four days removed from <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/bDgpe2710Pm5SyNaDi6KZVnTHYs=/0x0:2879x1919/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66787330/321_Daniel_Cormier_x_Stipe_Miocic.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic</a> is getting a little fed up hearing from <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> lately.</p> <p>On Monday, the UFC heavyweight champion reacted to Cormier’s recent comments where he said if the trilogy against Miocic doesn’t happen that...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/dKBnoAj1yHCAHi_e0slAAMzFSnQ=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66787779/124_Jon_Jones_x_Dominick_Reyes.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> isn’t ducking anybody, but he definitely wants to get paid his worth.</p> <p>At the moment, the UFC light heavyweight champion is still waiting for his next fight. Many believe he should be preparing for...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3LajN5qj0sYIoB-2oVRqdlLGUX0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66788167/011_Anthony_Pettis.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Fighting during a global pandemic might be a chaotic experience for most athletes on the UFC roster but <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1091/anthony-smith">Anthony Smith</a> found a way to adapt to the unknown a long time ago.</p> <p>Years before he was...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Yh0I6XHeOdTT9lfnPZYV2vOyvZg=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66788510/057_Anthony_Pettis_x_Diego_Ferreira.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> preliminary card that aired on ESPN this past Saturday night finished second in cable ratings with solid numbers overall for the first show back for the promotion since March.</p> <p>The numbers come courtesy...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/K0V8cmn1C8BsGrCfOjsDP2nR-z0=/164x0:1784x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66788733/PreviewShowThumbNoText.0.jpg"> <p>With UFC Jacksonville just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs are joined by UFC reporter <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2114/laura-sanko">Laura Sanko</a> to break down the top storylines heading into Wednesday night’s ESPN+ event at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, including the...