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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/G-_3Pr_PN_U7POoK7rMk2QBc_DY=/0x0:2088x1392/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66744174/Captura_de_Tela_2020_02_17__s_17.36.59.0.png"> <small>Photo via Douglas Lima</small> <p>Despite the postponement of Bellator events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, welterweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/298/douglas-lima">Douglas Lima</a> said his shot at capturing a second title is still on the table.</p> <p>After winning the Bellator welterweight grand prix and...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Salikhov v Staropoli" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YrUUIEdhS0kSMoXvsCTYus_cvx0=/1x0:5347x3564/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66744315/1183555858.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>As portions of the economy begin to reopen and the UFC prepares to restart its event schedule, the Association of Ringside Physicians has softened its stance on...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/r5wt6tOr3zOcKP209kitBmSeg1A=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66744387/69256617_2580825545308590_4604111199355797504_o.0.jpg"> <small>Cage Fury FC lightweight titleholder Nikolas Motta wants a shot in the Octagon. | Photo via CFFC</small> <p>Travel restrictions forced the cancellation of several UFC bouts. But one fighter thinks they could open the door for new talent.</p> <p>Cage Fury Fighting...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-San Antonio-Alvey vs Abreu" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RzqWcooKhgDitYWvhbDrGnBBdaw=/0x0:2009x1339/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66744446/usa_today_13075368.0.jpg"> <small>Klidson Abreu (left) will trade hands with unbeaten prospect Jamahal Hill later this month. | Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4812/klidson-abreu">Klidson Abreu</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5050/jamahal-hill">Jamahal Hill</a> will collide in a light heavyweight showdown at...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1k8umn2hMZpsMOoh1Ja0E1XnuVc=/150x0:1770x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66744490/brockrandy.0.jpg"> <small>UFC, YouTube</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/27/brock-lesnar">Brock Lesnar</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/41/randy-couture">Randy Couture</a> full fight video to see Lesnar win the UFC heavyweight championship with a win over the legendary Couture at UFC 91 on Nov. 15, 2008, in Las Vegas.</p> <p>Though they both...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/7381TUps1Z6FrmhS_Ndd5T0wGhg=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66743548/109_Israel_Adesanya_x_Yoel_Romero.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> isn’t immune to criticism, but he’s also not willing to take the lion’s share of the blame for his fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/387/yoel-romero">Yoel Romero</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1095/ufc-248">UFC 248</a>.</p> <p>The highly-anticipated middleweight title fight didn’t...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5onv92r8ssMNuyUOa4wff1yTISw=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66743676/014_Luke_Rockhold.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Luke Rockhold | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/98/luke-rockhold">Luke Rockhold</a> was out walking his dog and getting a workout, not expecting to have to put his martial arts training to use.</p> <p>But that’s just what the former UFC middleweight champion found...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BYVBMmoTV9F_cDoHVy_llUEv5Vw=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66738270/084_Ben_Rothwell_vs_Brandon_Vera.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This is the A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, UFC heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/492/ben-rothwell">Ben Rothwell</a> stops by to discuss some of the top story lines in the world of MMA.</p> <p>Some topics may include the UFC card on May...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lMv1YT5qu_TgN9RY3AN9lg0fpmk=/150x0:1770x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66741072/201_Michelle_Waterson.0.jpg"> <small>Michelle Waterson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1838/michelle-waterson">Michelle Waterson</a> just wants to get back to work.</p> <p>Had everything played out as originally scheduled, Waterson would already be talking about how her fight with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/818/carla-esparza">Carla Esparza</a> went in Portland, Ore.,...

<img alt="Aaron Pico" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WgyBN-bR3Tz7Ybdg_GUxm1iB-AQ=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66741907/013_Aaron_Pico.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>With eight professional MMA fights already under his belt, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4100/aaron-pico">Aaron Pico</a>’s main focus is constant evolution.</p> <p>Pico, 23, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2014/11/16/7228067/bellator-signs-blue-chip-prospect-aaron-pico-to-long-term-contract">joined the Bellator roster</a> two months after his 18th birthday without any prior MMA experience. The...