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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XA5-WWtcw2kBrjK007DrsvM4iw4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67096557/100_Robert_Whittaker_vs_Yoel_Romero.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><em>Few things infuriate MMA fans more than a fight being scored incorrectly, though the term “robbery” tends to be thrown around carelessly and is often steeped in bias. With Robbery Review, we’ll take a look back...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kuqwzu-0IDw1yM0XQdgWJaSq1dY=/147x0:1767x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67096817/wth_ep17_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of <em>What the Heck</em>, UFC featherweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4139/calvin-kattar">Calvin Kattar</a> (3:48) recaps his UFC on ESPN 13 main event victory over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4339/dan-ige">Dan Ige</a>, gives his thoughts on the title fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1541/max-holloway">Max...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RnGKLTLW8hFcYjdbnEKPi9yJS3E=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67097038/whittaker_till_still.0.jpg"> <p>On Saturday night, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3278/darren-till">Darren Till</a> will square off in a pivotal middleweight matchup in the main event of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1131/july-25-ufc-event">UFC on ESPN 14</a>. MMA Fighting was on scene as Whittaker and Till went face-to-face on the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vl12BTl88yArM4IcRwW-UxFrmiY=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67097164/201_Carla_Esparza.0.jpg"> <small>Carla Esparza | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former UFC strawweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/818/carla-esparza">Carla Esparza</a> would never begrudge anyone for wanting more money.</p> <p>Esparza completely understands the desire to earn a higher salary voiced by several high-profile fighters, who’ve recently spoken out...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/H5IsfIRY-oavRIaVuzp8rDB9ZWU=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67092627/038_Gavin_Tucker_x_Seungwoo_Choi.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>After a highlight reel worthy octagon debut, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2901/justin-jaynes">Justin Jaynes</a> is making a quick turnaround in a different weight class. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3996/gavin-tucker">Gavin Tucker</a> will face Jaynes...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Lipski v Carolina" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3UEDyNIy7Qma0vRBQtxFnY55i8o=/0x0:3101x2067/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67093464/1227686004.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/flyweight">Flyweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4849/luana-carolina">Luana Carolina</a> shrieked in pain as the “Queen of Violence” <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4605/ariane-lipski">Ariane Lipski</a> applied a kneebar early in their UFC Fight Island 2 meeting....

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BpWb-DRwzcwD1bYQ7pOVheAUFIc=/0x0:1776x1184/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67093742/Screen_Shot_2020_07_22_at_2.00.33_PM.0.png"> <p>Six-time NCAA wrestling champion and former MMA fighter Carlton Haselrig is dead at the age of 54.</p> <p>The news was first reported by the <a href="https://triblive.com/sports/former-steeler-ncaa-wrestling-champion-carlton-haselrig-dies-at-54/">Johnstown Tribune-Democrat</a> with the Cambria County coroner confirming Haselrig died of natural causes. A full autopsy will...

<img alt="UFC 245: Usman v Covington" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/VUL6yT3yC7WjOhe2Q6_EbOPL8IE=/0x0:5406x3604/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67094188/1193999084.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/bantamweight">UFC </a>bantamweight standout <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2753/irene-aldana">Irene Aldana</a> announced on Wednesday that she tested positive for COVID-19, forcing her to withdraw from a scheduled headliner opposite ex-champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2173/holly-holm">Holly...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BzGBKSBSGuBH6rm1GmH5kgm_BZ0=/131x0:1751x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67094278/POST__Alvarez_scrum.00_02_50_13.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — UFC lightweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4813/joel-alvarez">Joel Alvarez</a> spoke with the media backstage on Yas Island following his impressive first-round submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1379/joseph-duffy">Joseph Duffy</a> at UFC Fight Island 2. “El Fenomeno” discusses the impact of his biggest win, why...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_6rR9peCE1_UqS5-bE2ZaGsPOnc=/191x0:1811x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67094541/POST_Dawson_scrum.00_04_57_22.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — UFC featherweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4180/grant-dawson">Grant Dawson</a> spoke with the media backstage on Yas Island following his unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4396/nad-narimani">Nad Narimani</a> at UFC Fight Island 2. “KGD” explains why he wasn’t overly thrilled with his performance,...