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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/LS56uSAcTQctv1z1l6z0Ic5_yKU=/158x0:1778x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67650931/Guram_YT_2.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/lightweight">Lightweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5487/guram-kutateladze">Guram Kutateladze</a> spoke with reporters backstage on Yas Island following his split decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5486/mateusz-gamrot">Mateusz Gamrot</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1164/ufc-fight-island-6-ortega-vs-korean-zombie">UFC Fight Island 6</a> and discussed not being happy with his performance, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5368/khamzat-chimaev">Khamzat Chimaev</a>’s...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GB92PmN7WTo8u6fuCyy1galj5ng=/285x0:1905x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67651296/Fares_Ziam_YT.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/lightweight">Lightweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5086/fares-ziam">Fares Ziam</a> spoke with reporters backstage on Yas Island following his unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5115/jamie-mullarkey">Jamie Mullarkey</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1164/ufc-fight-island-6-ortega-vs-korean-zombie">UFC Fight Island 6</a> and discussed getting his first UFC win, hoping to train at...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aFAogHdd9vv5F3s5iG8gcMWUxPU=/164x0:1784x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67651694/Said_Nurmagomedov_YT.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/bantamweight">Bantamweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4421/said-nurmagomedov">Said Nurmagomedov</a> spoke with reporters backstage on Yas Island following his first-round knockout win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1946/mark-striegl">Mark Striegl</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1164/ufc-fight-island-6-ortega-vs-korean-zombie">UFC Fight Island 6</a> and discussed his second promotional finish, being surprised Striegl didn’t try...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Ortega v The Korean Zombie" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AK78dmSqRSRY3gR3JcJ4QUfZL3A=/0x0:4851x3234/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67648976/1229135191.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>With <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1164/ufc-fight-island-6-ortega-vs-korean-zombie">UFC Fight Island 6</a> in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon are joined by No. 6 ranked UFC featherweight...

<img alt="Vasiliy Lomachenko v Teofimo Lopez Jr" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_LjUgfrv5a15vG1jVASJBMWMCkw=/0x0:3000x2000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67649069/1280838899.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez put on a show in Las Vegas. | Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images</small> <p>Saturday’s highly-anticipated boxing match between Teofimo Lopez and Vasiliy Lomachenko captured the attention of...

<img alt="Vasiliy Lomachenko v Teofimo Lopez Jr" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Iy64HznlEDtF41LFHtO2gtnMq-M=/0x0:3000x2000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67649032/1280838977.jpg.5.jpg"> <small>Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images</small> <p>Watch Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Teofimo Lopez full fight video highlights from boxing’s main event above, courtesy of ESPN.</p> <p>The Lomachenko vs. Lopez event took place Oct. 17 at...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Ortega v The Korean Zombie" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/n8Jyiam62eIhs9CpYP5RVnXkRoI=/0x0:4332x2888/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67649721/1280820161.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Brian Ortega | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2838/brian-ortega">Brian Ortega</a> vowed that fans would see a new side of him in his return to action after a long layoff.</p> <p>So...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XkAvybydHhuhVoi2xnjpX9aq5wE=/0x51:722x532/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67649829/121603788_2854681208187792_3675918426988065527_n.0.jpg"> <small>Umar Nurmagomedov | @khabib_nurmagomedov, Instagram</small> <p>The debut of the next Nurmagomedov will have to wait.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5039/umar-nurmagomedov">Umar Nurmagomedov</a>—the cousin and teammate of UFC lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a>—has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bantamweight bout with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5493/sergey-morozov">Sergey Morozov</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4RtPEPSx-ymbMZnOO-BnU4LRsiQ=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67649895/203_Khabib_Nurmagomedov_x_Dustin_Poirier.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Ahead of UFC 254 on Oct. 24, the cold open for the pay-per-view broadcast has already been released ahead of the highly anticipated showdown between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a>.</p> <div> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">BOOOOOM!!!!! If...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Chookagian v Andrade" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/eTX1PMcJrVysNAwoOZmvP1p-1Bc=/0x0:2842x1895/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67650064/1280818195.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Jessica Andrade | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>New division, same results for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2360/jessica-andrade">Jessica Andrade</a>.</p> <p>Competing inside the octagon at 125 pounds for the first time on Saturday, Andrade leapfrogged the flyweight...