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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/VuuGijzU13OQ2H2HpDXdTAc9R08=/178x0:1798x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67352868/OvereemStill10.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/32/alistair-overeem">Alistair Overeem</a> believes he’s close to one more shot at the UFC heavyweight title.</p> <p>However, the division is currently in flux with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a>’s exit, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a>’s possible entry, and current champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic</a> awaiting...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HgxHux_L89Z3x9_pi-kzRtbtfDY=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67352945/121_Julian_Lane.0.jpg"> <small>Julian Lane (pictured) fights Thiago Alves at BKFC 12 on Sept. 11 in Daytona Beach, Fla. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/104/thiago-alves">Thiago Alves</a> has a new opponent for his bare-knuckle boxing debut.</p> <p>The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship announced Thursday that...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/oqcN-sYi4GS81PcPeejiGDUmAC8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67345810/423_Glover_Teixeira.0.jpg"> <small>Glover Teixeira | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former UFC title contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/388/glover-teixeira">Glover Teixeira</a> has tested positive for COVID-19 and his upcoming fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/938/thiago-santos">Thiago Santos</a> will no longer take place on Sept. 12.</p> <p>The highly anticipated showdown is expected...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Qadd8FX5w8nEZ8H7rrTeC7U0DLU=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67346442/219_Tyron_Woodley.0.0.jpg"> <small>Tyron Woodley | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1148/ufc-vegas-10">UFC Vegas 10</a> in two weeks, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> will finally get his chance to fight longtime rival <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a>. It’s a fight that has been years in the making...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/goThou_RGP8qUx7ruBlxd2aD41A=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67346722/082_Michel_Pereira_x_Tristan_Connelly.0.jpg"> <small>Michel Pereira returns to the octagon to battle Zelim Imadaev at UFC Vegas 9 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4964/michel-pereira">Michel Pereira</a> became a must-watch attraction in the UFC following a devastating first-round knockout over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/171/daniel-roberts">Danny Roberts</a> in his...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/tV04238I7gMoAFhmCUt6_9wtg6E=/147x0:1767x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67347030/wth_ep23_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks with referee Marc Goddard (6:03) to reflect on being a part of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a>’s final fight, what it meant to be a part of two of the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/66BG-iUeVPMYUKrBmuh1wsOWIHY=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67347409/Lesnar_GreatDivide.0.jpg"> <p><em>The Great Divide is a recurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which two of our staff debate a topic in the world of MMA — whether it’s news, a fight, a crazy thing somebody did, a crazy thing somebody didn’t...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vvNq8VsyjHuxxlZxqqIRQMGtSzo=/0x66:3568x2445/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67347651/UFC_Fight_Night_08282020_001.0.jpg"> <small>Mallory Martin and Hannah Cifers | Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4037/mallory-martin">Mallory Martin</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4341/polyana-viana">Polyana Viana</a>’s big victories this past weekend came with a cost.</p> <p>The strawweight competitors began Saturday’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1144/august-29-ufc-event">UFC Vegas 8</a> show with a bang. Martin opened the card...

<img alt="Leslie Smith" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Ic0JcaC-cpO6hHXimyJOIqLLAAE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67343273/102_Leslie_Smith.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A pair of new fights have been confirmed for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1138/bellator-245">Bellator 245</a> on Sept. 11 with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1837/leslie-smith">Leslie Smith</a> facing off against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2021/amanda-bell">Amanda Bell</a>, while <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5302/keith-lee">Keith Lee</a> will meet <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5305/vinicius-zani">Vinicius Zani</a> in...

<img alt="UFC 210 Weigh-ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9oIZuJn83DvZt063xousc5rDzOk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67343442/319_Sean_Strickland.0.0.jpg"> <small>UFC middleweight Sean Strickland stopped Nordine Taleb in his last UFC bout in 2018. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2072/sean-strickland">Sean Strickland</a> will finally re-enter the UFC cage on Oct. 31 as he battles Brazilian middleweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5004/wellington-turman">Wellington...