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<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...

<img alt="Ismail Naurdiev" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/66EyeJXW7-CtCGomLhwmZX_lKIA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67357540/142_Ismail_Naurdiev.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4844/ismail-naurdiev">Ismail Naurdiev</a> can’t really blame anybody but himself for how his UFC run came to an end.</p> <p>The 24-year-old prospect nicknamed “The Austrian Wonderboy” made quite a splash in his debut when he defeated <a...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Overeem v Sakai: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xWNyRWcmKB1e4b8AgkQVaTGqXjw=/0x0:3701x2467/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67357626/1228342815.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>With UFC Vegas 9 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines for Saturday night’s event at the UFC...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Overeem v Sakai: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/k1GBavv9zyvlv9vVFIwZSnzENCo=/0x0:4085x2723/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67357990/1270651433.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>It took 20 professional bouts and two wins at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white"><em>Dana White</em></a><em>’s Contender Series</em> for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5221/andre-muniz">Andre Muniz</a> to finally fulfil his dream and become a UFC fighter —...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-Overeem vs Harris" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jTauNehxuB9WL1XF_f-I4myWxDc=/0x0:3540x2360/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67358348/usa_today_14313494.0.jpg"> <small>Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/10237/alistair-overeem-vs-walt-harris">Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris</a> full fight video to see <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/32/alistair-overeem">Overeem</a> add to his highlight reel with a second-round TKO of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1436/walter-walt-harris">Harris</a> at a Fight Night in...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/sBEBrvp2PsniBHW30GxVjJ02ulQ=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67358495/124_Israel_Adesanya_x_Yoel_Romero.0.jpg"> <small>Israel Adesanya's middleweight belt will be on the line in the main event of UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> will be the start of the second series of “Fight Island” events in...

<img alt="Alistair Overeem" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Mk5Dq8GGqjNMXvrAjJbWSvPtFEE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67354270/438_Alistair_Overeem.0.jpg"> <small>Alistair Overeem | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This week, it was revealed that former UFC heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/27/brock-lesnar">Brock Lesnar</a> was once again a free agent, having not re-signed with the WWE. This announcement led to plenty of speculation...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/qkvTfyqxRjWP96oSj5XYfaR8qDE=/147x0:1767x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67354518/GoddardThumbClean.0.jpg"> <p>Referee Marc Goddard has been the third man for many legendary encounters in the sport of MMA.</p> <p>At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a>, Goddard was selected as the third man in the octagon for the heavyweight trilogy fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic</a> and <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/0XC4Q_rpgF6taKw_cXEw8DV4btE=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67354896/126_Alistair_Overeem.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the UFC Vegas 9 weigh-ins, all 18 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Las Vegas will step on the scale Friday. </p> <p>In the main event, heavyweights <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/32/alistair-overeem">Alistair Overeem</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2252/augusto-sakai">Augusto Sakai</a> will need...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hyJGj8EIPgexaKxz2z3E-NVOLvk=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67349062/012_Conor_McGregor.0.jpg"> <small>Conor McGregor | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> is still the prizefighting king of MMA.</p> <p>“The Notorious” stands among some of the world’s most famous names on the <a href="https://www.forbes.com/celebrities/">2020 edition of Forbes’ highest-paid celebrities list</a>, coming in at...