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<img alt="UFC 252: Dos Santos v Rozenstruik" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YvZMpm8MbVY4SEavfE3Hl8hO5yI=/0x0:4215x2810/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67699943/1266528804.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Earlier this month, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> revealed that the promotion was working on a heavyweight matchup between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/22/junior-dos-santos">Junior dos Santos</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5037/ciryl-gane">Ciryl Gane</a>. That matchup is officially set...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/dBOScUdi7j54M_WWExMklC2y4LY=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67700639/022_Ferguson.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>On Saturday at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> successfully defended his lightweight title with a second-round triangle choke of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a>. Following his win, Nurmagomedov shocked the world by announcing his retirement from the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/M0T8IxcPRsbaT2OLLG-Xqw5KzmU=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67700893/010_Khabib_Nurmagomedov_x_Tony_Ferguson.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> knows very few fighters get to walk away on top.</p> <p>Across all combat sports, the list of athletes who have retired while holding a major championship much less calling it a career while undefeated...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XRcYUSihzDqp9C_GxeUp5zKT9g0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67701104/110_Khalid_Taha.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>There’s been a change to one of the under the radar matchups on the UFC’s Nov. 7 event. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5111/jack-shore">Jack Shore</a> is out...

<img alt="Dominick Reyes" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EtlIpg5Df8rnop_xmqNrj86aBoQ=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67701245/040_Dominick_Reyes.0.jpg"> <small>Thomas Lakes, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Light heavyweights <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4111/dominick-reyes">Dominick Reyes</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3464/jiri-prochazka">Jiri Prochazka</a> are expected to clash in a main event fight currently scheduled for Feb. 27.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed the matchup when speaking to MMA Fighting on Tuesday following...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1I5OxndrCXCkB31kYheo1sQ11fI=/0x0:3850x2567/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67701673/IMG_4446.0.jpg"> <small>Bellator MMA</small> <p>MMA Fighting has Bellator 250 weigh-in video for Thursday’s event at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.</p> <p>In the main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/298/douglas-lima">Douglas Lima</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/50/gegard-mousasi">Gegard Mousasi</a> hit the middleweight title limit of 185 pounds.</p> <p>The Bellator 250 ceremonial...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QJAOUARTpWmZcHf27AZW8d56Xlk=/208x0:1828x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67697755/Joel_Alvarez_YT.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/lightweight">Lightweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4813/joel-alvarez">Joel Alvarez</a> spoke to reporters backstage on Fight Island following his first-round submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/848/alexander-yakovlev">Alexander Yakovlev</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a>. “El Fenomeno” discussed how close the earlier guillotine attempt was to finishing the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ipBG9Ggp-xcnIvq1Dk94kidwnHM=/241x0:1861x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67698093/Miranda_Maverick_YT.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/flyweight">Flyweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3865/miranda-maverick">Miranda Maverick</a> spoke with reporters backstage on Fight Island following her first-round TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5066/liana-jojua">Liana Jojua</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a>, discussed how she felt heading into her octagon debut, career aspirations, which include...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/t1hZzSJUyjusV9OLBCxU9K0K8Oc=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67698501/050_Lorenz_Larkin_vs_Douglas_Lima.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/298/douglas-lima">Douglas Lima</a> has spent the largest part of his career with Bellator MMA as the best welterweight in the promotion but on Thursday he’ll face arguably the toughest challenge of his career when moving up...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8n2j0UCjkOZJoQwBG7IeF9Sp3fk=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67698779/143_Jon_Jones.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> has a lot of problems with the adoration being shown to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> in the wake of his victory over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a>.</p> <p>While the former UFC light heavyweight...