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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/SDofRTP_O0bUzgaMb5dFoMITBQA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67451429/228_Kelvin_Gastelum_x_Israel_Adesanya.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC middleweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> is always keeping his eye on contenders coming for his title but he still hasn’t had a chance to take a look at the latest superstar gunning for the gold.</p> <p>Undefeated...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Covington v Woodley" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/yWAB2cEoh30739EMuoc1jV6snxg=/0x0:4293x2862/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67451897/1273570999.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> is still feeling the sting from his fifth-round TKO loss to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> this past weekend at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1149/ufc-vegas-11-covington-vs-woodley">UFC Vegas 11.</a> He might be forced into...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/t61UYvIj7lO7OVwPIJ3MqkTGOoU=/211x0:2422x1474/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67452152/Screen_Shot_2020_09_22_at_6.32.59_PM.0.png"> <p>In the second episode for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> Embedded, light heavyweight title contenders <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4111/dominick-reyes">Dominick Reyes</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/620/jan-blachowicz">Jan Blachowicz</a> take center stage. After being released from quarantine, Reyes and his team decide to shoot some hoops and go for a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/c6NI-4imamvJgnMsXDuXrhUhIJU=/0x0:1280x853/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67452245/gugu.0.jpeg"> <small>Jose Augusto joins his teammates Patricio Freire and Patricky Freire in Bellator. | Photo via Matheus Aquino</small> <p>Jose Augusto “Gugu” is the newest member of Pitbull Brothers gym to join the Bellator roster, promotion officials told MMA Fighting.</p> <p>“Gugu” (6-2, 1...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vb4fcIr8iAJDMFcE_VZmpLOmfWc=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67452430/056_Israel_Adesanya.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>In the ‘<a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> Countdown’ video, it takes a closer look at the two title fights Saturday night.</p> <aside><div data-anthem-component="actionbox" data-anthem-component-data='{"title":"<a class="ql-link" href="http://go.web.plus.espn.com/c/482924/595608/9070?sharedid=MMAFighting" target="_blank">Bitter Rivals Square Off Saturday!</a>","description":"Two titles on the line - <a class="ql-link" href="http://go.web.plus.espn.com/c/482924/595608/9070?sharedid=MMAFighting"...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Em73K6IEB6o3vBCuBEEaOG-znWI=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67452451/034_Rodolfo_Vieira_x_Saparbek_Safarov.0.jpg"> <small>Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend Rodolfo Vieira won't fight Markus Perez in October after all. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4280/markus-perez">Markus Perez</a> is once again in need of an opponent after <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5036/rodolfo-vieira">Rodolfo Vieira</a> withdrew from a middleweight clash with him...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Chimaev v Meerschaert" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/y1dil-bCyqcX_gRD-M3BK_NWWmg=/0x0:3666x2444/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67452650/1273564228.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5368/khamzat-chimaev">Khamzat Chimaev</a> decided to step on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1559/stephen-thompson">Stephen Thompson</a>’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/9/22/21451236/stephen-wonderboy-thompson-calls-out-an-opponent-for-the-first-time-ever-on-twitter">first ever social media callout </a>on Tuesday. </p> <p>Earlier in the day, “Wonderboy” doubled down on his interest to face...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/r-jK4mRRnCnE5niwuhDJk6ycVtg=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67453079/nicco_montano.0.jpg"> <small>Photo courtesy of HBO</small> <p>Watching veteran lightweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/547/ramsey-nijem">Ramsey Nijem</a> barely being able to walk while dry heaving whatever liquid is left in his body is a shocking image to some but it’s an all too common moment for weight...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/VWkQzZNRxR1QxvDYkE6k4s4Q79s=/0x0:4492x2995/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67447850/UFC_FN_FI4_018.0.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>In many respects, 2020 has been a difficult year for the UFC but one of the unequivocal brights spots has been the emergence of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5368/khamzat-chimaev">Khamzat Chimaev</a> as the hottest prospect in the sport. </p> <p>This...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Herman v Rodriguez" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OkTsuNNKLPE21gEgq7hnQblsm_g=/0x0:4409x2939/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67448120/1272175446.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Veteran UFC middleweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/639/ed-herman">Ed Herman</a> turned off his social media notifications in the wake of his controversial win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4167/mike-rodriguez">Mike Rodriguez</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1148/ufc-vegas-10">UFC Vegas 10</a>. Irate fans...