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<img alt="Dana White’s Contender Series - Yanez v Huang" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1Vy57VCBzajFrlQzoXGE1vJuByc=/0x0:2998x1999/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67228330/1265333210.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Several contract winners from this season of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>’s Contender Series are set for their octagon debuts. </p> <p>MMA Fighting recently confirmed that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5396/impa-kasanganay">Impa Kasanganay</a> will...

<img alt="Jon Jones (EL, MMAF)" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UG-lFfsS3mSKBunwyvg-xQMJR4k=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67228700/411_Jon_Jones.0.0.jpg"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> can become an immediate challenger to the UFC heavyweight title but only after <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a> gets his title shot.</p> <p>That’s according to UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>, who confirmed Jones’ plans to move up to...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/oOJrCTUtpTLj24IWCXj9Jp14jhg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67228792/028_Rafael_Dos_Anjos.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/796/rafael-dos-anjos">Rafael dos Anjos</a> is returning to his old stomping grounds to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3279/islam-makhachev">Islam Makhachev</a> in a matchup expected for UFC 254 on Oct. 24.</p> <p>Multiple sources close to the situation confirmed the...

<img alt="TUF 22 Finale Photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/trbdb_l1EYXolS1Wzvr76Guo0Rg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67229111/089_Frankie_Edgar_vs_Chad_Mendes.0.0.jpg"> <small>Frankie Edgar</small> <p>At UFC on ESPN 15 media day, some of the best fighters at Saturday’s event will answer questions from the media Wednesday evening.</p> <p>The schedule is as follows:</p> <p> 5 p.m. ...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Qf4F1z5DQURAPFVvxylTRbNHRyU=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67229329/118_Cat_Zingano.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Bellator will run back-to-back shows on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 with a pair of former UFC title contenders making their respective debuts.</p> <p>The fights and events were confirmed by sources close to the promotion following an...

<img alt="Patrick Mix" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/SB3AfQo7y07cNCFoWuiYazMUw5g=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67229456/141_Patrick_Mix.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A new Bellator bantamweight champion will be crowned when <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3227/juan-archuleta">Juan Archuleta</a> faces off with Patrick “Patchy” Mix as part of a two night card with this matchup taking place on Sept. 12 at the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/050Cjkq1cOf1QYB92KAxiA8pdLg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67230101/077_Michelle_Waterson_vs_Cortney_Casey.0.jpg"> <small>Cortney Casey is 1-1 this year with a win over Borella followed by a loss to Robertson. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC flyweights <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3336/cortney-casey">Cortney Casey</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4327/priscila-cachoeira">Priscila Cachoeira</a> will battle inside the octagon on Oct. 31, multiple...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kjAwlMRiK2Z3JYffgo4ijjAnmxI=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67230363/132_Pedro_Munhoz.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/bantamweight">Bantamweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1534/pedro-munhoz">Pedro Munhoz</a> spoke with members of the media ahead of his UFC on ESPN 15 headliner bout against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/60/frankie-edgar">Frankie Edgar</a> this Saturday at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Munhoz discussed the...

<img alt="UFC 252 Miocic v Cormier 3 Press Conference" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6t0m_IPhvBMEBdhxz640dvKvcqs=/0x0:4470x2980/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67224114/1266189843.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>According to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> is officially no longer the UFC light heavyweight champion. </p> <p>The UFC president spoke with reporters following Dana White’s Contender Series...

<img alt="February 9, 2019 — Israel Adesanya, just promoted to the main event that morning, gives a nod to Naruto’s Rock Lee in his fight against Anderson Silva." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pq0Z4DrlwycVxj-1A27_V0YnwO8=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67224999/117_Israel_Adesanya_x_Anderson_Silva.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC middleweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> and UFC light heavyweight...