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<figure> <img alt="Justin Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/A9xd5_vB4kX5kEPxmMoT89T5ckM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68625576/430_Justin_Gaethje.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Justin Gaethje | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p>The lightweight division will move forward with some massive fights in 2021 - with or without...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lLmvyfWhI8JSkeVOT2zE8s0W5jA=/0x0:3850x2567/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68621558/A41I3190.0.jpg"> </figure> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a>. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a>. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/175/charles-oliveira">Charles Oliveira</a>. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a>.</p> <p>At one time or another, those are all names that were tossed around as former Bellator lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/455/michael-chandler">Michael...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5T4Se86adxKGpw_5C1mGm03zySU=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68621714/012_Dana_White_and_Conor_McGregor_Whiskey.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p>In 2021, it appears that the price of UFC pay-per-views isn’t the only thing that will be changing. Apparently, UFC...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9DmmqJ_LMNM5n3YkwPTansyJUPI=/300x0:1920x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68621868/BTL_EP31_CLEAN.0.jpg"> </figure> <p>Check out episode 31 of Between the Links—the first show of 2021—as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Alexander K. Lee and mixed martial arts journalist James Lynch as...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GvyTyvKXGT-Nkqi4a2RycjBYnUQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68616351/102_Scott_Coker.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p>Bellator MMA has never been shy about getting involved in high profile free agent signings, but the past year brought...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/VQQZ9Cbe1hk8O5jiLrrejHIoBiA=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68616694/119_Jimmy_Crute.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p>A pivotal matchup between light heavyweight up and comers has been agreed upon for the first quarter of 2021.</p> <p>Multiple people...

<figure> <img alt="UFC Fight Night: Moraes v Font" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vo4kTh0Uto8SWnc7C-Ep3Nm61XM=/0x0:4076x2717/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68617934/1292173011.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC</figcaption> </figure> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2918/rob-font">Rob Font</a> has earned big career opportunities and come up short. Dec. 19,...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2gp7MppgFc-s_zYEPO7TdFf_SOQ=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68617258/109_Max_Holloway_x_Alexander_Volkanovski.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p>The UFC will debut on the ABC network for the first event of its 2021 schedule. </p> <p>The promotion’s official broadcast...

<figure> <img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/X5f1XaEQ67WWzGmIPH3ea6NpG3c=/0x0:4251x2834/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68618705/1229263456.jpg.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p><em>2020 was a wild year for...

<figure> <img alt="UFC 178 - Poirier v McGregor" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/t1YKdVFg_8HIWU6pbmhy_4VLCSE=/0x0:4422x2948/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68619455/477641942.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> 2 is just...