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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/LWwBftNXk0rK6UYHRjQulXZ1v08=/0x0:4975x3317/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67646994/UFC253_JH_20200927_4157_2020092695014414.0.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> has some friendly advice for middleweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo Costa</a>.</p> <p>The previously unbeaten “Borrachinha” suffered a crushing defeat in his title fight against UFC champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a>, not only failing to make it out of...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UpjsAUtZmkQxzP0SVTsOSRJoOgI=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67647109/009_Brian_Ortega.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>It was oddly quiet in the world of MMA this week. Perhaps it’s just a general sense of fatigue as it seems like years since there wasn’t a major event on the weekends. Or perhaps it’s...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/s1WMYKwr60_nKNN7hqbFmwCvsMk=/0x0:4970x3313/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67647229/Jessica_Andrade.0.jpg"> <small>Jessica Andrade, who once fought at bantamweight, is a former strawweight champion. | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Moving up to flyweight meant the easiest weight cut for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2360/jessica-andrade">Jessica Andrade</a> since her bantamweight days, and a victory Saturday could catapult...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XRUix-dlaizN8yQTbwW9xs_9WS0=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67644169/214_.0.jpg"> <small>Conor McGregor | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>All signs point to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> meeting in the octagon again and so far, the oddsmakers like McGregor’s chances to pick up another victory over “The Diamond.”</p> <p>Betting site...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/j8DAF2uk36hbbJ9CV9bQw3G7BO8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67644422/017_James_Vick.0.jpg"> <small>James Vick | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC veteran <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1632/james-vick">James Vick</a> is now a free agent.</p> <p>The towering lightweight—who made a move up to 170 pounds in his most recent fight—did not receive a new deal from the UFC following...

<img alt="Patricky Freire" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/c4aTFRXnseTann4PX-9DKC1tXgk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67644614/114_Patricky_Pitbull_Freire.0.0.jpg"> <small>Brazilian lightweight Patricky Freire was removed from a fight with Jaleel Willis on Thursday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/556/patricky-freire">Patricky Freire</a> is heartbroken. Health-wise, however, “Pitbull” is feeling “a bit better” after the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/10/15/21518758/bellator-249-loses-co-headliner-after-patricky-pitbull-freire-suffers-from-labyrinthitis">cancellation of his Bellator...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/75Akrh2MrtBMhjkwbGlVdBDooug=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67644712/106_Adam_Borics.0.jpg"> <small>Adam Borics | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Bellator MMA has added a pair of fights to their Oct. 29 event.</p> <p>Promotion officials confirmed to MMA Fighting that a 150-pound catchweight bout between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4057/adam-borics">Adam Borics</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3137/erick-sanchez">Erick Sanchez</a> will take...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EYmrvuyJY1aZ5T46kFfTGtPFobg=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67644824/112_ceremonial_Alex_Morono.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A welterweight bout has been added to the UFC’s November slate of fight cards. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3508/alex-morono">Alex Morono</a> will take on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5374/rhys-mckee">Rhys McKee</a>...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Newark- Silva vs Williams" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mb7I9tpdG7gpdQkFDfsDgigob2U=/474x1146:3639x3256/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67644969/usa_today_13146201.0.jpg"> <small>Claudio Silva (pictured) wants a top-ranked opponent after his UFC Fight Island 6 fight with James Krause | Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1577/claudio-henrique-da-silva">Claudio Silva</a> had several opponents lined up for his return to the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/nMCc8_4rRFQ_YzEl833zYBkd4EI=/153x0:1773x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67645336/Alex_Savas___UFC_FIght_Island_6_face_off_raw.mp4.00_06_15_06.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>With <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1164/ufc-fight-island-6-ortega-vs-korean-zombie">UFC Fight Island 6</a> just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee break down the top storylines of Saturday’s event in Abu Dhabi, including the featherweight headliner between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2838/brian-ortega">Brian Ortega</a> and The Korean...