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<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Overeem v Sakai" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NFjiN4OUKluNZQKQn_OoRKO55d4=/0x263:3086x2320/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67361611/1270880554.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>With perennial contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/32/alistair-overeem">Alistair Overeem</a> looking to make one final run at the UFC heavyweight title, fans expecting violence from “The Reem” were satisfied late in the UFC Vegas...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux v Menifield" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Bw9RCVZ6fQDA7FP2v4S9o0n9T7Y=/0x0:4175x2783/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67361637/1228364810.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>For the second time in one month, the UFC didn’t hand out a “Fight of the Night” bonus at the end of an event. </p> <p>Four fighters...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_8matH-JbLY-rtLZ6BlREES76tY=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67359386/114_Alistair_Overeem_x_Jairzinho_Rozenstruik.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/32/alistair-overeem">Alistair Overeem</a>’s last ride continues on its merry way.</p> <p>Saturday’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1142/september-5-ufc-event">UFC Vegas 9</a> main event marks the 66th pro MMA bout for Overeem, and his 19th for the promotion he’s called home since 2011. Overeem,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TjEXtfSk3LLc30BbflCGD2i1m9I=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67359575/045_Marcin_Tybura_x_Augusto_Sakai.0.jpg"> <small>Contender Series alum Augusto Sakai won four in a row since signing with the UFC. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>While <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3622/curtis-blaydes">Curtis Blaydes</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5156/jairzinho-rozenstruik">Jairzinho Rozenstruik</a> all seek their shot at UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/62uN61MHyIpSqD2kU48y2NRhy3E=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67359712/029_Ovince_St_Preux.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/313/ovince-st-preux">Ovince Saint Preux</a> has already had the chance to share the octagon with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a>.</p> <p>Now that the former, longtime light heavyweight champion has vacated his title, 205 is now a bit more compelling than...

<img alt="Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rgUiviorqqJ0dFv0WmjWE9aA_9I=/0x0:4298x2865/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67358692/1270667560.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai will clash in the UFC Vegas 9 main event Saturday. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>MMA Fighting has UFC Vegas 9 results for the Overeem vs. Sakai fight card in...

<img alt="Cruickshank" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xIF4-nitQavITkhZTYj2LHGblaE=/0x0:1280x853/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67359782/10f1354aaabcb7774329faa0e3c6fc4335932a73_xlarge.0.0.jpg"> <small>Daron Cruickshank is still under contracr with RIZIN, but will compete in U.S. soil in October. | RIZIN FF</small> <p>RIZIN lightweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1104/daron-cruickshank">Daron Cruickshank</a> signed a one-fight deal with Brazilian-based Taura MMA to compete at the upcoming event in Kissimmee,...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Overeem v Sakai: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/PSI3vZ2seB9saCJ4cpQmjSmE1to=/0x0:3338x2225/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67356426/1270662676.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Alistair Overeem | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/32/alistair-overeem">Alistair Overeem</a> is ready for his 66th professional MMA bout.</p> <p>At Friday’s official weigh-ins for UFC Vegas 9, “The Reem” tipped the scales at 252.5 pounds...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YU-GC9CMCODb07pIl-ahN94YzRU=/0x0:965x643/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67356682/Screen_Shot_2020_09_04_at_2.15.44_PM.0.png"> <p>After UFC Vegas 9 weigh-ins, the fighters squared off for the final time before Saturday’s event. Check out the heated staredown between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4964/michel-pereira">Michel Pereira</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4888/zelim-imadaev">Zelim Imadaev</a> below.</p> <div> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">A <a href="https://twitter.com/UfcPereira?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@UfcPereira</a> faceoff is NEVER boring ...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pAD6G9ETaVlN94Krdn6c9sNA3EE=/0x0:4492x2995/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67356945/UFC_FN_FI4_018.0.jpg"> <small>Khamzat Chimaev | Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5368/khamzat-chimaev">Khamzat Chimaev</a> was one of the breakout stars of the UFC’s recent trip to Fight Island, and it looks like the promotion plans to strike while the iron is hot.</p> <p>Following Friday’s...