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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aIoxdY53LeKwV2f1Nyh9K8TtPp0=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67686792/303_Israel_Adesanya.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a> isn’t stepping out of the middleweight title picture just yet.</p> <p>“The Reaper” successfully held his spot in the contenders’ line on Saturday with a unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3047/jared-cannonier">Jared Cannonier</a> in the co-main...

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/7DUQPist8jQlQc9rGoOy6RL3cjc=/0x0:4928x3285/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67686978/1282038962.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Justin Gaethje and Khabib Nurmagomedov | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/123/georges-st-pierre">Georges St-Pierre</a> knows a thing or two about championship performances and he’s not sure he’s seen any better than the one...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Nam v Adashev" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QV8cDrzxW56IMudAMUpoL6nCX-I=/57x0:3285x2152/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67687067/1249463266.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>A flyweight fight originally expected to happen in September has now been rescheduled for Dec. 19 as <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1862/tyson-nam">Tyson Nam</a> is expected to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1752/matt-schnell">Matt Schnell</a> in Las Vegas.</p> <p>Multiple...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/fqnu_MpndRl7Jol-8RscDUvIBr0=/102x0:1722x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67687133/Volkov_YT.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI – UFC heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/850/alexander-volkov">Alexander Volkov</a> spoke to reporters after <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> and assessed his win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1436/walter-walt-harris">Walt Harris</a> on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. The former Bellator heavyweight champ had a blunt assessment of his opponent’s work.</p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pZBtg15O5Ir5-WuOIynyGjd-YMU=/207x0:1827x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67687281/Murphy_YT_2.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI – UFC bantamweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2647/lauren-murphy">Lauren Murphy</a>, who declared she should be the next fighter to challenge for the title, spoke to reporters after her submission win at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> and took issue with the promotion’s ranking system.</p>...

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/bGuKy0LJ1T8QcMYGF6j6hV-lWbM=/0x0:4260x2840/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67687528/1229263249.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>UFC lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> put on a masterful performance in the second round of his <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> title defense against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a>. But despite...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pZHi_VNhVMq8iyjQrvzEHvNsryE=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67687751/111_Chase_Hooper.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC’s final PPV of 2020 has added a featherweight matchup. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5244/chase-hooper">Chase Hooper</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5366/peter-barrett">Peter Barrett</a> are targeted to square off...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jLL3xBnoQg_u9otm19SAhT2mOFU=/0x0:1600x1067/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67687875/278_.0.jpg"> <small>Mikuru Asakura will face Yutaka Saito for the inaugural featherweight championship. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>RIZIN Fighting Federation announced the first six matchups that will take place at RIZIN 25 in Osaka, Japan, on Nov. 21, including the company’s...

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3UtGtPaIsvnmaPuIq0G9V73xrG8=/0x0:4658x3105/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67685415/1282038114.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> was disappointed by his second-round submission loss to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a>, but he also kept an optimistic outlook about his future....

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rhpa9IbNF2O2GEld7VED9POEzIk=/0x0:4704x3136/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67685587/1282037355.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> capped off his career with a stunning performance against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> in the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> main event but his win was even greater...