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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/DqSjPeWxp-0CsKPZLaRnaGGIYWs=/241x0:1861x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67616468/Giga_Chikadze_YT.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/featherweight">Featherweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3482/giga-chikadze">Giga Chikadze</a> spoke with reporters backstage following his unanimous decision over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4565/omar-morales">Omar Morales</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1163/ufc-fight-island-5-moraes-vs-sandhagen">UFC Fight Island 5</a> and discussed why he didn’t touch gloves at the beginning of the fight, the in-fight...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Kasanganay v Buckley" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-zbIdzm9gSexd8VUjD-yJA0m_lc=/0x0:5007x3338/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67613987/1229000331.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>With <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1163/ufc-fight-island-5-moraes-vs-sandhagen">UFC Fight Island 5</a> in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Moraes v Sandhagen" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GgAzKROr3zVrT7OWKDus9jHMKzc=/0x0:3979x2653/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67614537/1279573361.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>Following a second-round finish over No. 1-ranked bantamweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1463/marlon-moraes">Marlon Moraes</a> in the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1163/ufc-fight-island-5-moraes-vs-sandhagen">UFC Fight Island 5</a> main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4356/cory-sandhagen">Cory Sandhagen</a> isn’t asking for...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5bkdc-HrEm0EqVdHwiY491VMzzk=/0x83:1081x804/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67614739/danabuckley.0.jpg"> <small>@espnmma, Twitter</small> <p>Everyone wanted to talk to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3749/joaquin-buckley">Joaquin Buckley</a> after what he did on Saturday night, including UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>.</p> <p>Buckley authored one of the most memorable moments of in UFC history when he blasted opponent <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5396/impa-kasanganay">Impa...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Moraes v Sandhagen" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CkxfuHoMh6vMMjM8m04Ksv4SDi4=/1x0:4699x3132/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67614934/1279573421.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4356/cory-sandhagen">Cory Sandhagen</a> scored a $50,000 bonus on Saturday, but UFC matchmakers should tip him extra considering he may have just done their jobs for them.</p> <p>Heading into...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Perez v Du Plessis" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GGG9UbD-Tw1fn6eGXmYKTpAvFyI=/0x0:4938x3292/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67613638/1279566403.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>Dricus du Plessis had a bit of a slow start but that didn’t matter once he connected with a devastating uppercut that helped him earn a...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Moraes v Sandhagen: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ks49uVWocMcpSVQnpyIn8fbwCtw=/0x0:4280x2853/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67613667/1228977467.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>This is the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1163/ufc-fight-island-5-moraes-vs-sandhagen">UFC Fight Island 5</a> live blog for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/10720/edson-barboza-vs-makwan-amirkhani">Edson Barboza vs. Makwan Amirkhani</a>, the featherweight co-headliner headliner for Saturday’s fight card on...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Rothwell v Tybura" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9FT9p6Jq0zIa7Q-Q8mz86FEtzHg=/0x0:4302x2868/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67613675/1279568649.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3542/marcin-tybura">Marcin Tybura</a> was more than willing to stand toe-to-toe with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/492/ben-rothwell">Ben Rothwell</a> in a heavyweight slugfest on the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1163/ufc-fight-island-5-moraes-vs-sandhagen">UFC Fight Island 5</a> main card.</p> <p>While...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Moraes v Sandhagen: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kE3uXhr4EX-sZqTAwlf1URzdytw=/0x0:3884x2589/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67613728/1279348992.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>This is the UFC Fight Island 5 live blog for Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen, the bantamweight headliner headliner for Saturday’s fight card on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi....

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Barboza v Amirkhani" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WDC_ODAUozp2GyBxlrOODDy-d-Y=/0x0:4362x2908/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67613755/1279570760.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/56/edson-barboza">Edson Barboza</a> finally has his first win at featherweight.</p> <p>The veteran Brazilian came away on the wrong end of a split decision in his 145-pound debut so...