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<img alt="McGregor/Poirier (EL, MMA Fighting)" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/K9nPmNg6XFhcilA-Z7btfZAe1v4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67765936/101_Poirier_and_McGregor.0.jpg"> <small>Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The long rumored rematch between <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> is a nearly a done deal.</p> <p>According to multiple sources speaking to MMA Fighting, both McGregor...

<img alt="McGregor/Poirier (EL, MMA Fighting)" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/0hEXI-vvpPjlfzSidXEvz289c6o=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67768054/101_Poirier_and_McGregor.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Moments after MMA Fighting confirmed that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> will meet <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> in the main event of UFC 257 on Jan. 23, Mike Heck and Damon Martin react to the news,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kmdCez0bVUSczeM2edjo041ApU0=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67768175/097_Paul_Felder_x_Edson_Barboza.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>From commentator to fighter, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2970/paul-felder">Paul Felder</a>’s journey is well underway for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1172/ufc-vegas-14">UFC Vegas 14</a>, and the event poster is the latest step.</p> <p>On Tuesday, the promotion released the official poster for Saturday’s event, which features...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HWfp6Ymk6gVGA_6gbwbUbJcGcz4=/0x0:3850x2567/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67768744/C07_8899.0.jpg"> <small>Derek Anderson finished Killys Mota via second-round knockout at Bellator 251. | Bellator</small> <p>A rare use of instant replay in MMA cost <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5165/killys-mota">Killys Mota</a> his second victory under the Bellator banner at Thursday’s event in Unscasville, Conn.</p> <p>Mota met...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MxoylTfbHAyglMXzhechnJrFgXc=/4x0:4924x3280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67769188/DWCS_CU_20190618_2475.0.jpg"> <small>DWCS LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>MMA Fighting has DWCS results for the ninth week of the competition’s fourth season Tuesday night at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.</p> <p>In the main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5496/mario-sousa">Mario Sousa</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5497/mariusz-ksiazkiewicz">Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz</a> will compete...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ZBUvum6fxDZMo6jDED8kur3-RQg=/93x0:1173x720/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67769334/Bellator_252___Media_Day___Pitbull.00_24_11_07.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>Two-division Bellator champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire spoke to reporters about <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/455/michael-chandler">Michael Chandler</a>’s move to the UFC, he and his brother’s issue with labyrinthitis, his rivalry with SBG Ireland, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/101/anderson-silva">Anderson Silva</a>’s possible retirement fight, and more at the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1173/bellator-252-pitbull-vs-carvalho">Bellator...

<img alt="Dana White’s Contender Series - Pinheiro v Frausto" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rLp0wDfRjBQjIgBODs41zMjAr6w=/0x0:3691x2461/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67769421/1285010796.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>It appears the UFC will have a new prospect in an already exciting 115-pound division. </p> <p>Brazil’s Luana Pinheiro picked up her sixth consecutive stoppage win and did...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-ObqbNj3ynsaZ1XRMHH9NX2U-yA=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67764585/104_Paul_Felder_x_Edson_Barboza.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>On Sunday, the main event of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1172/ufc-vegas-14">UFC Vegas 14</a> suffered a catastrophic blow when <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3279/islam-makhachev">Islam Makhachev</a> was forced out of his planned bout with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/796/rafael-dos-anjos">Rafael dos Anjos</a>. But after scrambling to find a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/f9s4Q4g6JVtAS0NAiEVVgv7LHzY=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67764822/122_Robert_Whittaker_x_Israel_Adesanya.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a> is one of the most accomplished middleweights in UFC history, but the timing was never right for him to face the man considered to be the division’s all-time best.</p> <p>With his recent loss to...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6N8nMpeKX30rSLkI28KGmCfhczg=/300x0:1920x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67765135/BTL_EP23_CLEAN.0.jpg"> <p>Check out episode 24 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and former UFC, and current Brave CF flyweight Jose “Shorty” Torres as they give their takes on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/388/glover-teixeira">Glover Teixeira</a>’s third-round submission...