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<figure> <img alt="UFC Fight Night: Smith v Clark" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jltlCt3U6MmZisiwFi2nWk3PV6s=/0x0:4748x3165/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68589523/1288363488.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Anthony Smith | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</figcaption> </figure> <p>As he prepared to fight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3677/devin-clark">Devin Clark</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1175/ufc-vegas-15-blaydes-vs-lewis">UFC...

<figure> <img alt="Khabib Nurmagomedov" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MGUlKmidLz8u15n_uFJRpb-Wj04=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68589898/108_Khabib_Nurmagomedov.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Khabib Nurmagomedov | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> doesn’t expect to be holding his UFC lightweight title for much longer, according...

<figure> <img alt="UFC Fight Night: Wiman v Leavitt" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2naNsiXrWMMa9nihPsrK1OnBXVs=/0x0:4897x3265/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68590281/1289648936.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</figcaption> </figure> <p>UFC lightweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5382/jordan-leavitt">Jordan Leavitt</a> is proof that things can change in the world...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lnqUnUrSiABmKfEwUN_XtgLnulc=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68587330/009_Scott_Coker.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p>Earlier this month, the UFC caught the MMA world by surprise when it released former three-time UFC middleweight title challenger...

<figure> <img alt="Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Ll9QgPuOe-Pr77omGx9cGPbepNM=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68587494/007_Khabib_Nurmagomedov_x_Tony_Ferguson.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p>In the 24th and final episode of On to the Next One in 2020, MMA Fighting’s Mike...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FVWMquxssT0kG4HUp8pTMjtyOls=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68587811/004_Conor_McGregor_Kavanaugh.0.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Conor McGregor and John Kavanagh | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p>The stakes are high in the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1179/ufc-257">UFC 257</a> main event rematch between <a...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ViFQnsTBOyw-lq5zY51jiyKbUCE=/0x0:3030x2020/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68584736/12___Chimaev_v_Meerschaert_2020_09_19_CU_0320_2020092053904291.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Zuffa LLC</figcaption> </figure> <h1><strong>1. KHAMZAT CHIMAEV</strong></h1> <figure class="e-image"> <img alt="UFC Fight Night: Chimaev v Meerschaert" data-mask-text="false" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/U-j4A-uuaVmm3Xb3vYpzZO2E_Fg=/400x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/21896540/1273564228.jpg.jpg"> ...

<figure> <img alt="UFC 256: Swanson v Pineda" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RclWGqgb1CLcsxziSL6kd9UCm-w=/1x0:4594x3062/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68585080/1290946523.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</figcaption> </figure> <p>After 14 months on the sidelines, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/236/cub-swanson">Cub Swanson</a> returned to the octagon and did...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ESrdqP0YBVWVh-PZfZulR4nQePo=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68585379/095_Calvin_Kattar_vs_Shane_Burgos.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4139/calvin-kattar">Calvin Kattar</a> made the most of his opportunities in 2020 and will kick off his 2021 campaign with...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ui9oBF6O8W_WRMGI_zWAOFCr9Xk=/63x0:1230x778/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68585722/Screen_Shot_2020_12_25_at_2.14.01_PM.0.png"> </figure> <p>There were plenty of impressive submission victories in the Bellator cage in 2020, and the ViacomCBS-owned promotion has put together a compilation video with the best tapouts of the year. </p> <p>Among...