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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/X5zGcKnCv31La-pA0pd4FZ5oTCY=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67570246/109_Mara_Romero_Borella.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC has once again slimmed down the roster after releasing four more fighters.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4113/mara-romero-borella">Mara Romero Borella</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/916/yuri-alcantara">Iuri Alcantara</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4762/jeff-hughes">Jeff Hughes</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5068/khadis-ibragimov">Khadis Ibragimov</a> have all been released from the UFC with all...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Holm v Aldana: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-7VSk7mi5zSoc3o12sUSd32lnGg=/0x0:4332x2888/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67570699/1278036399.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Holly Holm | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Four of the bantamweight division’s top contenders took care of business ahead of fight night.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1162/ufc-fight-island-4-holm-vs-aldana">UFC Fight Island 4</a> headliners <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2173/holly-holm">Holly Holm</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2753/irene-aldana">Irene...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/34ClbReFu0QZEGf7_0_jOxMSTOc=/0x0:1090x727/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67570828/Captura_de_Tela_2020_10_02__s_09.49.50.0.png"> <small>Russian lightweight prospect Usman Nurmagomedov is 11-0 as a professional. | Photo via Khabib's IG</small> <p>Undefeated prospect Usman Nurmagomedov has signed with Bellator, his cousin <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CF1nqpNMJpq">announced</a> Friday on social media. According to the UFC champion, Usman...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/y0hu1Esn9BvXJM_uxRdTe5l2iPQ=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67569602/134_Holly_Holm.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1162/ufc-fight-island-4-holm-vs-aldana">UFC Fight Island 4</a> weigh-ins, all 22 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Abu Dhabi are set to step on the scale Friday morning.</p> <p>In the main event, former champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2173/holly-holm">Holly Holm</a> and...

<img alt="Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to fight Tony Ferguson on Dec. 30 at UFC 219." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/sVah9pDL7Utf5X2MpRBGiT5OZBE=/0x0:1890x1260/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67566618/002_Khabib_Nurmagomedov.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> has never been shy about addressing his potential retirement, and a win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> at UFC 254 would leave...

<img alt="Bellator 170 photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RRfdUvi00zAg1Xb3HCeEfafamzU=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67566795/059_Paul_Daley_vs_Brennan_Ward.0.0.jpg"> <small>Paul Daley | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>One day after being ruled out of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1157/bellator-247-daley-vs-anderson">Bellator 247</a>’s headliner, welterweight veteran <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/107/paul-daley">Paul Daley</a> said his next fight will be his last – and it will take place at...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/LF2jVFwmOwH1-aFFAHkNGLqxjzs=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67567229/202_mediaday_Jon_Jones.0.jpg"> <small>Jon Jones | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The feud between UFC middleweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> and three-time light heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> continues to heat up.</p> <p>Fresh off of his <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> title fight win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pOwP-WZI1HI4BxqNtHUjKKzNH6E=/0x226:1080x946/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67567435/120346697_968657163546174_5915503856679287869_n.0.jpg"> <small>Isabella Mir | @ladymir11, Instagram</small> <p>Isabella Mir is one step closer to following her father’s path.</p> <p>Mir, the daughter of former UFC heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/28/frank-mir">Frank Mir</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFvNiYNne7G/">announced</a> this week via manager Malki Kawa her pro MMA debut on Oct....

<img alt="UFC 253 Riddell v Da Silva" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QX04FMFtAiXOOwK_rCKjTSahMX4=/0x0:4196x2797/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67567680/1276878934.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>The <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> prelims ended as the lowest rated card of the year for the promotion after being shifted to ESPN2 for the first time in 2020.</p> <p>According to the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/qP0AMxcwvexjgkScj1727q9N-Wg=/0x0:1925x1283/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67567774/42294965_10157352209144879_1990930604002115584_o.0.jpg"> <small>Bellator MMA</small> <p>Bellator Kickboxing champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4245/denise-kielholtz">Denise Kielholtz</a> made perfect use of her heavy hands in <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1157/bellator-247-daley-vs-anderson">Bellator 247</a>’s short-notice main event, starching <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3660/kate-jackson">Kate Jackson</a> with a flurry of punches to pick up a stoppage just 43 seconds into...