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<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...

<img alt="Bellator 149 Photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/0nFjYV3ruz-GHyo62HD_1Atzxqs=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66788958/019_Isaac_Villanueva_wins.0.0.jpg"> <p>UFC newcomer <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5340/ike-villanueva">Ike Villanueva</a> is planning on getting Florida’s hurricane season kicked off a few weeks earlier this year. </p> <p>Villanueva, 36, will make his <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/1/21244945/chase-sherman-to-make-ufc-return-against-newcomer-ike-villenueva-on-may-13">promotional debut</a> at the UFC’s Wednesday night fight card against the returning <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4NGEA4L-FkjZiPMjuSg7zn-yLsE=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66789135/206_Justin_Gaethje.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC was the first major sport to return to action during the coronavirus pandemic, and gamblers across the globe rewarded that.</p> <p>According to <a href="https://www.bovada.lv/">Bovada</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> from this past Saturday night in Jacksonville, Fla.,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4KmRNiDNI1eiMs47-lo8k0Tb1jM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66789283/312_Brian_Kelleher.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC bantamweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1400/brian-kelleher">Brian Kelleher</a> believes that it’s time that USADA stops punishing fighters for using marijuana. </p> <p>Following <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2077/kelvin-gastelum">Kelvin Gastelum</a>’s second positive test for marijuana, Kelleher defended the one-time interim middleweight challenger, saying the substance...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1fFs_Jl8JdnqwrqBVC39OuuN9v8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66784508/004_Conor_McGregor_and_Audie_Attar.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, Showtime</small> <p>On Thursday, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> had himself a day, taking to Twitter to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/11/21255083/conor-mcgregor-promises-f-king-butcher-justin-gaethje-next-calls-khabib-nurmagomedov-embarrassment">throwing shade at practically everyone in the lightweight title picture</a> and lobbying for a fight with newly crowned interim lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin...

<img alt="MMA: UFC 249-Pettis vs Cerrone" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/cS_JI9LekescrQpJkOWN6y8x4nk=/0x191:4332x3079/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66784779/usa_today_14296693.0.jpg"> <small>Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis at UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday | Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p><em>Few things infuriate MMA fans more than a fight being scored incorrectly, though the term “robbery” tends to...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gmlpeb8OU9_hNc2Dg64gslaTygE=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66785049/Eurobash_NoText.0.jpg"> <p>On the latest episode of Eurobash, MMA Fighting’s José Youngs (24:00) joins the podcast to give a view from the ground in Jacksonville for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> and to shed light on the controversial waiver signed by media members ahead of...

<img alt="Anthony Smith" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QJXKTK1wtmYlcp4IckkZBOiSWMg=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66784306/137_Anthony_Smith.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the UFC Jacksonville weigh-ins, all 22 fighters taking part in UFC Jacksonville on Wednesday night will step on the scale Tuesday morning.</p> <p>In the main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1091/anthony-smith">Anthony Smith</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/388/glover-teixeira">Glover Teixeira</a> will have...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/DR6YbI9IH9f9zMmcxFS_BNlO2ak=/97x0:3757x2440/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66780749/104_Kelvin_Gastelum.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former UFC middleweight title contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2077/kelvin-gastelum">Kelvin Gastelum</a> has accepted a nine-month suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency following a positive drug test stemming from his last fight at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1054/ufc-244">UFC 244</a> in New York...