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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/0O4nZv_2TK4oxjcaA2qZlz1sbfU=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67475702/303_Israel_Adesanya.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> post-fight press conference is the last piece of business to take care of after the action is over in the octagon, and we have the live video below at MMAFighting.com.</p> <p>UFC officials will...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/r5Vb9tWT6qBIL6KJNCubyxAV9Ik=/0x0:4975x3317/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67475760/UFC253_JH_20200927_4157_2020092695014414.0.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC</small> <p>The highly anticipated – and highly significant - middleweight title fight between champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo Costa</a> was certainly exciting – but not anywhere near as competitive as expected. </p> <p>Adesanya delivered a master class in...

<img alt="UFC 253 Adesanya v Costa" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_L8CzZ38-8ZPPhgCYUhCMl8Y76A=/0x0:4838x3225/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67475914/1276895582.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>With <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alex K. Lee, and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday night’s event in Abu Dhabi, which...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jjV1etLX63xTkR8WL_WUZPMJjM0=/0x0:1500x1000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67476230/S20D8239.5.jpg"> <small>Kai Asakura scored his second straight soccer kick knockout in 2020. | Photo via RIZIN</small> <p>RIZIN bantamweight champion Kai Asakura made short work of another opponent in the Japanese ring in 2020. The 26-year-old star was featured in the top...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5n6upgVf9EFv5SMY3KdP7ATkMMI=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67476242/009_Conor_McGregor.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>It might be a while before <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> slides into <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a>’s DM’s again.</p> <p>This past Friday, McGregor took to Twitter to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/9/25/21456358/conor-mcgregor-reveals-dana-white-texts-regarding-pre-covid-19-plans-says-hes-boxing-manny-pacquiao">share a series of private messages</a> he exchanged with the UFC president...

<img alt="UFC 253 Adesanya v Costa" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/l3AV2KEKPzY_uRZKn3ivlACvMHI=/0x0:4838x3225/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67476477/1276895582.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> heard all the stories about <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo Costa</a>’s ferocious power and how the Brazilian was allegedly going to take his head off at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a>.</p> <p>Instead, “The Last...

<img alt="Jon Jones" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WuLhWC-v6x_QWws-WvS1KXFxM7w=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67476659/132_Jon_Jones_x_Dominick_Reyes.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> recently gave up his UFC light heavyweight title. But now that there’s a new champion in the division, he’s already contemplating a comeback.</p> <p>After defeating <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4111/dominick-reyes">Dominick Reyes</a> in February and then engaging...

<img alt="Jorge Masvidal" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/swnwPlp2c5ME2nFbftfHW8Dydkg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67476834/158_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A “BMF” rematch between champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/365/nate-diaz">Nate Diaz</a> was on the table before <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> returned to the octagon this past Saturday.</p> <p>UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> indicated Covington became the...

<img alt="UFC 253 Young v Klein" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AMeRF8W5h7UD4SyCV1szPTgUVAk=/0x0:4293x2862/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67475271/1276873211.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Slovakian UFC newcomer <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4058/ludovit-klein">Ludovit Klein</a> made a splash in his octagon debut, stopping <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4285/shane-young">Shane Young</a> with a head kick and flurry of punches to earn a stoppage just 76...

<img alt="UFC 253 Sanchez v Matthews" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OgV9ewM7Lp9SkRBMOrG4WW6XQBE=/0x0:4675x3117/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67475337/1276876163.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2679/jake-matthews">Jake Matthews</a> grew up watching <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/121/diego-sanchez">Diego Sanchez</a> as a kid but now he holds a win over the UFC Hall of Famer.</p> <p>Over three rounds, Matthews battered and bloodied Sanchez...