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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/C1pOWPSfly43LoxSfJ9LIXbu3UE=/191x0:1811x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67089034/gustafsson_still.0.jpg"> <p>YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi — At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1131/july-25-ufc-event">UFC on ESPN 14</a> media day, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/164/alexander-gustafsson">Alexander Gustafsson</a> talks his upcoming fight with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/38/fabricio-werdum">Fabricio Werdum</a>, making the decision to come out of retirement following his most recent fight with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1091/anthony-smith">Anthony Smith</a>,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/bXsak8fKtR094y2xfefc82_USOo=/0x0:3850x2567/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67089145/Bellator_215_WI_Undercard14.0.jpg"> <p>Undefeated heavyweight prospect <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4836/steve-mowry">Steve Mowry</a> will have to wait to fight on another date after revealing that he’s been forced out of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1133/bellator-242">Bellator 242</a> after testing positive for COVID-19.</p> <p>Mowry announced the news on his Instagram page.</p> <p>“So, uhhh long story...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Z04sh3KucM3YzijD48Jx6i_mUOY=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67089575/113_Kelvin_Gastelum_x_Darren_Till.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3278/darren-till">Darren Till</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2077/kelvin-gastelum">Kelvin Gastelum</a> full fight video to see Till earn a win in his first UFC fight at 185 pounds on Nov. 2, 2019, at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1054/ufc-244">UFC 244</a> in New York...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5REz9PnK5w603HdeY6DPQydiwAg=/0x0:3850x2567/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67089881/A44I6769.0.jpg"> <small>Bellator MMA</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4515/rudy-schaffroth">Rudy Schaffroth</a> looks to have a new opponent for Bellator’s return to action this Friday. </p> <p>After <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4836/steve-mowry">Steve Mowry</a> announced he was out of his scheduled fight with Schaffroth <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/7/21/21333490/heavyweight-prospect-steve-mowry-announces-hes-out-of-bellator-242-due-to-positive-covid-19-test">due to a positive COVID-19 test</a>, multiple...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RIOCzzu-bxTJQ2HQso8wW2SOgvM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67084691/159_Joanne_Calderwood.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4965/viviane-araujo">Viviane Araujo</a> will no longer fight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2274/jennifer-maia">Jennifer Maia</a> on Aug. 1 after Araujo tested positive for COVID-19, multiple sources told MMA Fighting. </p> <p>In Araujo’s place steps <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1848/joanne-calderwood">Joanne Calderwood</a>, whose title fight against <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RIcR3oWufT6TO7OATmRIqvkNAkA=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67085398/326_Daniel_Cormier_x_Stipe_Miocic.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>With <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> in the books and the UFC’s excursion to Fight Island now nearly complete, all eye are starting to drift ahead towards the next major card on the horizon, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a>. While...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/n1a8p3uJ4dke5V4fQ1eFL0U5LPU=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67085667/079_Paige_VanZant_vs_Bec_Rawlings.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Paige VanZant | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> wants nothing more than to fight again as soon as possible.</p> <p>After being sidelined nearly 18 months due to injury, VanZant returned to action at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251,</a> but barely got...

<img alt="Darren Till" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8DIBVKVo4T85F3p5vbZ8h8e2_Sk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67085828/132_Tyron_Woodley_x_Darren_Till.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1131/july-25-ufc-event">UFC on ESPN 14</a> virtual media day, the top fighters at Saturday’s event will talk about their upcoming fights.</p> <p>The schedule of fighters is below (all times are ET):</p> <p>10:00 a.m. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/53/mauricio-rua">Mauricio “Shogun” Rua</a></p> <p>10:15 a.m. <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/meD6s8vgMhuYqAt58KI_jx0lsVc=/32x0:1652x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67086029/btl_ep8_thumb_clean.0.jpg"> <p>Check out episode 8 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Alexander K. Lee and Steven Marrocco as they discuss <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4188/deiveson-figueiredo">Deiveson Figueiredo</a>’s impressive flyweight title victory over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/285/joseph-benavidez">Joseph Benavidez</a> at UFC Fight Island...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Woodley v Burns" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Y9louxfB6cU4c1AoIC2AGonvAz4=/0x0:4545x3030/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67086391/1236763004.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> has passed his follow up COVID-19 test.</p> <p>The top ranked welterweight contender revealed the result via his Twitter page on Monday. While appearing on a recent episode of...