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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BzGBKSBSGuBH6rm1GmH5kgm_BZ0=/131x0:1751x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67094278/POST__Alvarez_scrum.00_02_50_13.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — UFC lightweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4813/joel-alvarez">Joel Alvarez</a> spoke with the media backstage on Yas Island following his impressive first-round submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1379/joseph-duffy">Joseph Duffy</a> at UFC Fight Island 2. “El Fenomeno” discusses the impact of his biggest win, why...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_6rR9peCE1_UqS5-bE2ZaGsPOnc=/191x0:1811x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67094541/POST_Dawson_scrum.00_04_57_22.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — UFC featherweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4180/grant-dawson">Grant Dawson</a> spoke with the media backstage on Yas Island following his unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4396/nad-narimani">Nad Narimani</a> at UFC Fight Island 2. “KGD” explains why he wasn’t overly thrilled with his performance,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zN9NVLXeAQ5MFvaktswVU-hRAeI=/0x0:567x378/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67094757/Screen_Shot_2020_07_22_at_3.49.31_PM.0.png"> <p>UFC lightweight champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> on Wednesday paid tribute to his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, with a passage from the Quran three weeks after the MMA coach’s death from complications due to COVID-19. </p> <p>In a post on his official Instagram page,...

<img alt="Aaron Pico" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UksCMlMFEPlo-OVItYArUS8pEu8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67094962/001_Aaron_Pico.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin/MMAFIGHTING.COM</small> <p>Despite three early career losses, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4100/aaron-pico">Aaron Pico</a> has found himself more drawn to MMA than ever before. </p> <p>Pico looks to build on a highlight-reel knockout win at January’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1099/bellator-238-budd-vs-cyborg">Bellator 238</a> event when he takes on...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4my5myo6AnYRBipOy6I6Z4-5iJM=/0x0:2879x1919/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67090752/124_Dustin_Poirier.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Last month, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> reasserted himself right at the top of the pile of lightweight contenders with a five-round unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2917/daniel-hooker">Dan Hooker</a>. The fight was the kind of back-and-forth war that...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/qGaHplhqLMqKx4GrgmXyxA0NviA=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67090947/138_Darren_Till.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>If <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3278/darren-till">Darren Till</a> beats <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1131/july-25-ufc-event">UFC on ESPN 14</a>, he doesn’t see his road ahead leading anywhere but to a showdown with reigning middleweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a>.</p> <aside><div data-anthem-component="actionbox" data-anthem-component-data='{"title":"Watch UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/seSUHxsWF-1jSBUMYwsYvZ8NDss=/0x0:1500x1000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67091222/Dt4D79PUwAAPa2r.jpg_large.0.jpeg"> <small>Combate Americas</small> <p>Combate Americas has decided to postpone their upcoming return to action due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Florida.</p> <p>The promotion made the announcement this week after originally scheduling a series of cards that would be held...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EJdxbG5BO0V32ivuXQMCGK0hGwU=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67091587/111_Boston_Salmon.0.jpg"> <small>Boston Salmon | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><em>Warning: Post contains graphic photo of eye injury.</em></p> <p>Former UFC fighter <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4182/boston-salmon">Boston Salmon</a> suffered several injuries as a result of an illegal knee strike in his most recent fight for the Legacy Fighting...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zvXnV2w97xsqSpscEkO7XmgL474=/167x0:1787x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67088446/oliveira_still.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p>YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3206/alex-oliveira">Alex Oliveira</a> spoke with the media ahead of his welterweight bout with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/216/peter-sobotta">Peter Sobotta</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1131/july-25-ufc-event">UFC on ESPN 14</a>.</p> <aside><div data-anthem-component="actionbox" data-anthem-component-data='{"title":"Watch UFC on ESPN 14 this Saturday from Abu Dhabi","description":"Robert...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rwehBIZxdGCBIRYVXtmeqb76O90=/300x0:1920x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67088619/whittaker_still.0.jpg"> <p>YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi — At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1131/july-25-ufc-event">UFC on ESPN 14</a> media day, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a> talks about what life has been life ahead of his middleweight headliner with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3278/darren-till">Darren Till</a>, taking a break from social media, why he believes...