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<img alt="Israel Adesanya" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Aaggc9mTusBAamxPbUKLFw8rr8g=/0x0:4652x3101/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67473169/1276625966.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Israel Adesanya will compete in the UFC 253 main event Saturday night. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>The <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> start time, TV schedule for the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/10455/israel-adesanya-vs-paulo-costa">Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa</a> event at...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8l0EP_E040yUC_12_w1Nh-noguk=/2x0:2882x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67473338/087_Yoel_Romero_x_Paulo_Costa.0.jpg"> <small>Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa at UFC 241 in Anaheim, Calif., on Aug. 17, 2019 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><em>Few things infuriate MMA fans more than a fight being scored incorrectly, though the term “robbery” tends to be thrown...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2AHTlBlQChp1t-joPK4fxATNhwA=/0x0:713x475/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67473533/562803687d010.0.jpeg"> <small>Marcio Alexandre Jr. (green shorts) scored a split decision victory over Paulo Costa (yellow shorts) on <em>The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3</em>. | Photo via UFC</small> <p>Even though <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/10455/israel-adesanya-vs-paulo-costa">Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa</a> marks only the second time in UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ABo3a3pA4W6MBGGR2kFLrDnzcYI=/0x0:1650x1100/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67473615/120224537_10159548468144879_5733679564437345993_o.0.jpg"> <small>Fabian Edwards | Bellator MMA</small> <p>With the Bellator middleweight soon to be claimed, the timing is perfect for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4085/fabian-edwards">Fabian Edwards</a>’ first Bellator headliner.</p> <p>The undefeated Englishman fights <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4215/costello-van-steenis">Costello van Steenis</a> in Saturday’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1078/bellator-230">Bellator Milan</a> main event, one month...

<img alt="UFC 253 Adesanya v Costa: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mqkEm7CqQm4WNt776iP7zPAsYQk=/0x0:4305x2870/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67468628/1276644982.jpg.5.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>After months of back-and-forth trash talk, <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> had one more heated exchange ahead of their main event clash this Saturday.</p> <p>Adesanya defends...

<img alt="UFC 253 Adesanya v Costa: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Zk_azci0mAyZJKvlu5xfq9g-IQk=/40x0:4251x2807/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67470554/1276644988.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>With <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee break down the top storylines.</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...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Elliott v Royval" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HAm5DHzlwCmATCL4038kkKdZSDc=/41x0:4207x2777/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67470965/1216300597.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>In just his second UFC fight, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5342/brandon-royval">Brandon Royval</a> has a big opportunity in a massive spot this Saturday night.</p> <p>Royval will take on Kai Kara-France in the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/C5y-7yqfDt0k2DdUJ0Oo0S55yzg=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67471638/blood_diamond_carlos_Ulberg.0.jpg"> <p>City Kickboxing standouts and Engage athletes Mike “Blood” Diamond and Carlos Ulberg sat down with MMA Fighting to talk about their work with UFC middleweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a>, the returning <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4285/shane-young">Shane Young</a>, lightweight standout <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5116/brad-riddell">Brad Riddell</a> and flyweight...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/qr_-ehDeLL0frmbzR0oraA31ioc=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67471832/001_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> has responded to the backlash following his <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1149/ufc-vegas-11-covington-vs-woodley">UFC Vegas 11</a> finish of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> this past Saturday. </p> <p>The former UFC interim welterweight champion has been under scrutiny after comments he made...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OA74D3RRwEn6qUvIFzhZcPtfRS0=/46x0:4023x2651/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67471872/02___Knight_v_Brundage_2020_09_01_CU_0070_2020090174910283.0.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5441/william">William Knight</a> is learning that things are a bit different at the UFC level ahead of his octagon debut this month.</p> <p>“Knightmare” picked up his second finish under the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white"><em>Dana White</em></a><em>’s Contender Series</em> banner at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1153/dwcs-season-4-week-5">DWCS...