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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EzK8_-5eJeauUOYcLahh8ymIiH8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67728144/127_Israel_Adesanya_vs_Marvin_Vettori.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> will move up to 205 pounds for his next fight to challenge reigning light heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/620/jan-blachowicz">Jan Blachowicz</a>.</p> <p>UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/10/31/21544037/dana-white-confirms-israel-adesanya-challenge-jan-blachowicz-light-heavyweight-title-in-next-fight">announced the surprising news </a>on Saturday with Adesanya expected...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2Ku98d11O4hrV1V6OMeuSVPMYwY=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67728325/130_ceremonial_Katlyn_Chookagian.0.jpg"> <small>Katlyn Chookagian | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3009/katlyn-chookagian">Katlyn Chookagian</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4022/cynthia-calvillo">Cynthia Calvillo</a> are headed toward an important flyweight matchup.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the booking told MMA Fighting that Chookagian (14-4) and Calvillo (9-1-1) are in negotiations to...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/u2-XjXGoFrNK4lG1qu9xdf3zbAs=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67728354/124_Keri_Melendez.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Keri Melendez will make her return to action at Bellator 252 when she faces Emilee King on the upcoming card on Nov. 12.</p> <p>Bellator officials confirmed the pairing to MMA Fighting on Monday following an initial report...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/M_Xu3pPwQeE97OEIntIYcE4MmKE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67728663/104_Khalil_Rountree.0.jpg"> <small>Khalil Rountree | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3650/khalil-rountree">Khalil Rountree</a> is sticking around.</p> <p>This past weekend, Rountree announced via Instagram that he has signed a contract extension with the UFC and that he expects to compete again in 2021. This signals...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pfPFEkbqpw4bXsQknuTqSJ9unGY=/166x0:1786x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67729256/SeanStricklandClean0.0.jpg"> <p>LAS VEGAS – A horrific motorcycle accident may have derailed <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2072/sean-strickland">Sean Strickland</a>’s octagon career, but it hasn’t quelled his love for riding. After a successful comeback on Saturday at UFC Vegas 12, Strickland spoke about his road forward. </p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mImO2EGXzYTK90yES9OBiY3OY3g=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67725076/303_Israel_Adesanya.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This past weekend, UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> confirmed that middleweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> would be moving up to light heavyweight to challenge newly crowned 205-pound champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/620/jan-blachowicz">Jan Blachowicz</a> for his next fight. Adesanya...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Hall v Silva" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-rTIzze2Qq4C9jhdKt--1wUCVhA=/0x0:5139x3426/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67725399/1283263512.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>In the 16th episode of On to the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 12 event which...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/nVKG5q7MWoAJ_kHNk_TLqlt2HCs=/33x0:476x295/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67725653/Screen_Shot_2020_11_02_at_9.46.37_AM.0.png"> <small>Jon Jones Instagram</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> had an unexpected and unwelcome encounter on Sunday evening.</p> <p>The UFC star shared a video on Instagram that shows a person approaching vehicles outside of what appears to be Jones’ residence. It’s unclear what the...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-San Antonio-Pilarte vs Colares" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/yXbmOpHwVFQ9LMHT-5jjvU9rUYo=/0x0:3949x2633/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67722827/usa_today_13074821.0.jpg"> <small>Felipe Colares was infected by the novel coronavirus and can't compete Saturday. | Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5344/gustavo-lopez">Gustavo Lopez</a> needs a new opponent for this week’s UFC Vegas 13 after Brazilian bantamweight <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jdtSXV8FXEU82Q8VuKHqnU5mCFE=/114x0:1734x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67722910/GregHardyClean0.0.jpg"> <p>LAS VEGAS — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/heavyweight">Heavyweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4732/greg-hardy">Greg Hardy</a> spoke with reporters backstage at the UFC APEX following his second-round TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4688/maurice-greene">Maurice Greene</a> at UFC Vegas 12. “The Prince of War” discussed not being completely satisfied with his performance,...