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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kqLNjfjyc8thKdrnNgGFZX0NWLc=/103x0:1723x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67110737/POST__Craig_scrum.00_06_29_05.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — Light heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3883/paul-craig">Paul Craig</a> spoke with the media backstage following his first-round submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3843/gadzhimurad-antigulov">Gadzhimurad Antigulov</a> at UFC on ESPN 14. “Bearjew” discussed the big win, his thoughts on staredowns and pre-fight ‘pageantries,’ being surprised...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Gutierrez v Morales" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/uNdaWZVAwr9746ElQyVEinmKLQ8=/0x0:3164x2109/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67110856/1216300593.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2785/chris-gutierrez">Chris Gutierrez</a> has a new opponent for the UFC’s return to Las Vegas. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Trinaldo v Herbert" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4EXHqLKxxd3NM0GR0-pVnIJ050M=/0x0:4134x2756/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67110945/1258245598.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>Referee Herb Dean saw no issue with his stoppage in the clash between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1819/francisco-trinaldo">Francisco Trinaldo</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5362/jai-herbert">Jai Herbert</a> at UFC on ESPN 14 but he...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/c558Q-NA0zfVa9kwO_SEkYDyBMs=/169x0:1789x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67111022/POST_Aspinall_scrum.00_04_27_17.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/heavyweight">Heavyweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5355/tom-aspinall">Tom Aspinall</a> spoke with reporters backstage following his first-round knockout win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3048/jake-collier">Jake Collier</a> at UFC on ESPN 14. He explains why octagon jitters aren’t real, why having his promotional debut delayed was a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YEkI8_ZBUPjnOSEfHk6WX8YsIjg=/0x0:1650x1100/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67111203/A44I7293.0.jpg"> <p>No. 1 Bellator bantamweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1616/sergio-pettis">Sergio Pettis</a> will face the winner of an upcoming title fight between Patrick “Patchy” Mix and one-time featherweight title challenger <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3227/juan-archuleta">Juan Archuleta</a>. Whomever emerges as the new champ, he anticipates the same fight. </p> <p>“I...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/G3iTImytfSN6JNOZ9yuHHm9LGIE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67111364/079_Raquel_Pennington_x_Germaine_de_Randamie.0.jpg"> <small>Germaine de Randamie | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A key matchup in the bantamweight division is currently in the works as <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/935/germaine-de-randamie">Germaine de Randamie</a> is expected to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2296/julianna-pena">Julianna Pena</a> at the upcoming UFC Fight Night event on...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8mcDcJVEHfU_hExt5Wb12huMF40=/147x0:1767x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67111379/POST__Ronson_scrum.00_05_34_18.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/lightweight">Lightweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2029/jesse-ronson">Jesse Ronson</a> spoke with the media following his first-round submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3236/nicolas-dalby">Nicolas Dalby</a> in a welterweight bout at UFC on ESPN 14. He discusses his road back to the UFC, almost giving up...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Whittaker v Till" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/nkPUBAcUc10v__URv1rb35c5niY=/0x0:4268x2845/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67109394/1258438438.jpg.5.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>The UFC on ESPN 14 headliner between ex-champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3278/darren-till">Darren Till</a> was extremely close, though judges were unanimous in their final scores. </p> <p>All...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Chimaev v McKee" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/0eqWofIlm9LbnZ7Ss8o2sy4XaUI=/0x0:4492x2995/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67109417/1258273650.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>Four is the standard number for UFC post-fight bonuses. But the promotion was feeling generous for the final installment of the Fight Island series, UFC on ESPN...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Whittaker v Till" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ScDG0m_14Uon0pOzz3_XRQVY594=/0x0:4342x2895/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67109442/1258439129.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a> had a lot riding on his performance at UFC on ESPN 14.</p> <p>After falling to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> and losing the middleweight title in his...