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<img alt="UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/0wn5GIKVpnfzhBMJfimNpMt5w2Q=/0x0:4136x2757/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67730408/1051852790.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>Last month at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a>. lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> successfully defended his title against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> and then announced his retirement from the sport,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Vx3-IXXGXmyIWMicfCF14bu4LTc=/0x0:4767x3178/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67730556/UFC_JB_2020_09_12_0596_20200912100231278.0.jpg"> <small>Michelle Waterson defeated Angela Hill via decision in her most recent octagon appearance. | Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5015/amanda-ribas">Amanda Ribas</a> is getting another high-profile bout in the octagon as the strawweight talent agrees to battle <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1838/michelle-waterson">Michelle Waterson</a> at UFC 257...

<img alt="UFC 253 Adesanya v Costa" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rzuH0O_wPOzC9jmhTgYAuOhHHVY=/0x0:2799x1866/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67730639/1276894587.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> has designs on becoming “double champ” in 2021 as he pursues the UFC light heavyweight title. But that doesn’t mean he’s abandoning his middleweight legacy.</p> <p>“All I know is...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/q7aaObFsbrL_InMr0EpVNeWuBYY=/300x0:1920x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67730956/BTL23_Clean.0.jpg"> <p>Check out episode 23 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and The Athletic’s Shaun Al-Shatti as they give their takes on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/101/anderson-silva">Anderson Silva</a>’s potential final fight in the UFC—a fourth-round TKO...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Hall v Silva" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/eID2tnU9nSee1c12ERSMmpaj5sU=/0x0:3014x2009/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67731172/1283263718.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Whether or not <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/101/anderson-silva">Anderson Silva</a> competed in his last fight this past Saturday, he may be on the sidelines for a lengthy period should he decide to give it...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Vhr0ViGOUhwoWUifl9Y_XLbDd3A=/0x0:1650x1100/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67727323/A41I4162.0.jpg"> <small>Khonry Gracie, son of UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie, won two of three fights in the Bellator cage. | Bellator MMA</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4324/khonry-gracie">Khonry Gracie</a> and Trevor Gudde will finally meet in the Bellator cage on Nov. 12, Bellator officials...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/d0vCUUU762ZigYW4OXMNDQnCrmg=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67727570/044_Thiago_Alves_x_Tim_Means.0.jpg"> <small>Tim Means (pictured) will fight Mike Perry in a welterweight bout at UFC 255 on Nov. 21 in Las Vegas | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3801/mike-perry">Mike Perry</a> has a new opponent for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1145/ufc-255">UFC 255</a>.</p> <p>MMA Fighting confirmed with sources...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FoeP7UNkP8eM9SeNHcTEyB5X0Pc=/0x0:1838x1225/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67727926/84670472_2819275834831772_1333106549589016576_o.0.jpg"> <small>Pearl Gonzalez | Dave Mandel, Invicta FC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4035/pearl-gonzalez">Pearl Gonzalez</a> is out of her upcoming title fight.</p> <p>The flyweight contender announced on Monday that she has tested positive for COVID-19, and her vacant 125-pound championship bout with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4534/erin-blanchfield">Erin Blanchfield</a> that...

<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...