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<img alt="Conor McGregor" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/P2wQ5ERABkjULfYSidzwDKBGx9I=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67471986/107_Conor_McGregor_Workout.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, Showtime</small> <p>As expected, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> has opened as a massive underdog in his rumored boxing matchup with Manny Pacquiao. </p> <p>Gambling website <a href="https://www.sportsbetting.ag/sportsbook/boxing/bouts">SportsBetting.ag</a> has released their opening lines for the potential bout. Currently they have Pacquiao...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pWk2i6hS5-npQlELnbklP1qN26M=/119x0:1061x628/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67472058/Screen_Shot_2020_09_25_at_5.52.03_PM.0.png"> <small>Titan FC Instagram</small> <p>Titan FC COO Lex McMahon is stepping in the cage to raise awareness for an important cause. </p> <p>McMahon, 49, announced the news—and signed his contract—during Friday night’s Titan FC 64 event that he will compete in his...

<img alt="UFC Legends Panel" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ruEHBzLvikjhHDxhUOFeJwAfZFk=/0x0:4535x3023/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67467338/809966588.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>The time-honored tradition of second-guessing the champion is upshifting as the UFC 254 headliner between undefeated champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> nears. </p> <p>Count UFC Hall of...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EymDexAaXxbz1Y7C_Y38NC4_hAY=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67467269/140_.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> weigh-ins, all 22 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Abu Dhabi are set to step on the scale Friday morning local time.</p> <p>In the main event, UFC middleweight champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a>...

<img alt="UFC 253 Adesanya v Costa: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-jMe2nOFxgGbDbEIWj8bsuogUpg=/0x0:4116x2744/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67468326/1276626498.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Paulo Costa | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>All four championship headliners hit the mark for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a>, but two featherweights weren’t so lucky.</p> <p>Reigning middleweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> (184) and...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hg50joQNlHdlm9oWN7AxLl5oIUQ=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67463767/303_Israel_Adesanya.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>For all the bad blood that seems to exist between <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>, the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> headliners ran into each other at the event’s host hotel this week and departed without...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vJ5zLN9D9gMdNOiQN_DzpNZW_Vw=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67464194/141_Thiago_Santos.0.jpg"> <small>Thiago “Marreta” Santos | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The third time could be the charm for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/938/thiago-santos">Thiago Santos</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/388/glover-teixeira">Glover Teixeira</a>.</p> <p>The light heavyweight contenders are in talks to headline a UFC show on Nov. 7, following previous postponements...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/F1CDeRXvHK5i7Ugb0WfKgINpoNU=/144x0:1764x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67464325/253embedded4.0.jpg"> <small>UFC, YouTube</small> <p>Episode 4 of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> Embedded features <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/620/jan-blachowicz">Jan Blachowicz</a>’s team welcoming back a quarantined coach, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4111/dominick-reyes">Dominick Reyes</a> hitting the beach on Fight Island, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> practices sweeping the leg, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/121/diego-sanchez">Diego Sanchez</a> inspires, and...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kG4EzyHgsBmg3kMxUYaZXVYqIiM=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67464199/140_Anthony_Smith.0.jpg"> <small>Anthony Smith | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1091/anthony-smith">Anthony Smith</a> isn’t targeting <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4594/johnny-walker">Johnny Walker</a> as his next opponent but if that’s what the UFC wants, he’s down to fight.</p> <p>Just after his win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4544/ryan-spann">Ryan Spann</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1149/ufc-vegas-11-covington-vs-woodley">UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rXFPrplI51BJhFFvQYH-f9kZgDk=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67464413/096_Robbie_Lawler_x_Ben_Askren.0.jpg"> <small>Robbie Lawler (pictured) fights Mike Perry in a welterweight bout at UFC 255 on Nov. 21 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former UFC champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/91/robbie-lawler">Robbie Lawler</a> could soon face a fellow slugger for his next fight.</p> <p>MMA Fighting confirmed with...