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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/cSof-tdyd9_onLkG_Z-XmIVUyaE=/0x0:4014x2676/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67277028/FN_Weigh_ins_2020_08_21_CU_0091_2020082111431670.0.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC</small> <p>With one day until UFC on ESPN 15 goes down at UFC APEX, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee breakdown the top storylines heading into Saturday’s event, which features a bantamweight headliner between ex-lightweight champ <a...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Cutelaba v Ankalaev" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-zwYYRq_jQb_8uK-I7iSoLAIE0U=/0x0:3441x2294/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67277156/1204233909.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/10545/magomed-ankalaev-vs-ion-cutelaba">Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba</a> is officially back on for the UFC’s Aug. 29 event at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. </p> <p>The <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1144/august-29-ufc-event">UFC Vegas 8</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UmuHfIC3W_kAk1ndPS7ImmxQ27w=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67277230/203_Darren_Till.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Top-tier middleweights <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3278/darren-till">Darren Till</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1583/jack-hermansson">Jack Hermansson</a> are expected to headline a UFC Fight Night event slated for Dec. 5.</p> <p>Multiple people confirmed to MMA Fighting the upcoming matchup, which is expected to be finalized...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EyB61hyOEsELTWIv5ftf5u_RJGA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67277295/120_Thomas_Almeida.0.jpg"> <small>Thomas Almeida | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Absentee bantamweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2935/thomas-almeida">Thomas Almeida</a> is back in the fold.</p> <p>MMA Fighting confirmed with sources that Almeida (22-3) will fight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3075/alejandro-perez">Alejandro Perez</a> (21-8-1) at a UFC event on Oct. 10 with a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/KlBsnWUZM3XRx48RPnLMwDWun-8=/271x0:1783x1008/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67277841/30wZlM1E.0.png"> <small>CamSoda Fight Circus promo art | CamSoda</small> <p>CamSoda is back.</p> <p>While the webcam live streaming company’s first foray into the world of combat sports, CamSoda Legends, was more of a cult hit than a blockbuster, the show left an indelible mark...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/VZpryq93ibME0-eEdV9vIQ1IAsw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67271797/030_BJ_Penn_x_Ryan_Hall.0.jpg"> <small>Ryan Hall | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Another booking against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/821/ricardo-lamas">Ricardo Lamas</a>, another fight cancellation for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3382/ryan-hall">Ryan Hall</a>.</p> <p>MMA Fighting confirmed with sources that an injury has forced Hall to withdraw from his scheduled featherweight bout with Lamas that...

<img alt="Fedor Emelianenko, weigh in" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/G185pads2xuRv1z9Sn_2H8Q2-Q4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67272556/138_Fedor_Emelianenko.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com</small> <p>Last month, former heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/38/fabricio-werdum">Fabricio Werdum</a> competed for the final time in the UFC. Following his win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/164/alexander-gustafsson">Alexander Gustafsson</a> at UFC Fight Island 3, Werdum is now a free agent and...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Y9AdvIx_OAjYMQhQYgVBmUn6wgo=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67273563/056_Fedor_x_Ryan_Bader.0.jpg"> <small>Ryan Bader | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/39/ryan-bader">Ryan Bader</a> already sits in rarefied air in the history of MMA after becoming one of only a few fighters to ever hold two division titles simultaneously in a major promotion.</p> <p>The former...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/KJMHf0PdoHYKk_jjRudnStqt1Dw=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67274091/daraeakswitch.0.jpg"> <small>Daraeak (red gloves) connects with a jumping switch kick on Nauris Bartoska (blue gloves) at a Muay Hardcore show in Thailand | ThaiCh8, YouTube</small> <p><em>Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from...

<img alt="Frankie Edgar weighs in for UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RCsPjqqk5Zq57XDv3oFpBpG9FzM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67274362/015_Frankie_Edgar.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the UFC on ESPN 15 weigh-ins, all 22 fighters taking part in UFC on ESPN 15 on Saturday night will step on the scale Friday...