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<img alt="Anthony Johnson" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/chOlDFpMJWmbpUCt8N1_M1z6q_c=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67222513/205_Glover_Teixeria_vs_Anthony_Johnson.0.0.jpg"> <small>Anthony Johnson | Esther Lin</small> <p>Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is finally ready to make his return to the UFC but his comeback is happening despite his greater instinct about fighters who don’t know when to walk away.</p> <p>The former title contender...

<img alt="UFC 252: Miller v Pichel" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/y6NBLp9ex43X-0mKU3LTU25d7cI=/0x0:5568x3712/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67222672/1228062259.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a> didn’t have the strongest preliminary card lineup, but the show still produced winning ratings for the promotion this past Saturday night.</p> <p>The broadcast, which kicked off...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MdnM5MLh4QCx17G7I2adWrUN_2U=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67223058/056_Michael_Chiesa_x_Diego_Sanchez.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Several new fights were confirmed for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> on Sept. 26 including the return of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/121/diego-sanchez">Diego Sanchez</a> as he takes on Australian welterweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2679/jake-matthews">Jake Matthews</a>.</p> <p>The fights were announced by the UFC on Tuesday.</p> <p>Sanchez...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ehTYwx3pf1ndZeL9XHmR8sqTpU4=/127x0:1747x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67223627/Post_Souza01.00_02_16_15.Still001.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p>LAS VEGAS — After <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2750/livia-renata-souza">Livinha Souza</a> spoke to the media about her win over Ashley Yoder, what she learned from her last fight, and how she picked up English by listening to rap music.</p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Nt-iggY0H7u1URhKtxesHH2uu_E=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67223732/055_Derrick_Lewis_x_Ilir_Latifi.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A key heavyweight matchup will take place towards the end of the year. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3622/curtis-blaydes">Curtis Blaydes</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/939/derrick-lewis">Derrick Lewis</a> will meet in...

<img alt="Frankie Edgar vs Brian Ortega" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/blAoaV2s20IonxJ9FSAloGQz-aw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67223778/208_Frankie_Edgar_vs_Brian_Ortega.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Following months of trash talk and near confrontations, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2838/brian-ortega">Brian Ortega</a> and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung are finally on a collision course with the featherweights expected to headline the upcoming...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-x7b4lpk-gV4LFJ8x9QRU5QRcp8=/0x0:4920x3280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67223208/DWCS_CU_20190618_2475.0.jpg"> <small>DWCS LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>MMA Fighting has <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1147/dwcs-season-4-week-3">DWCS Season 4: Week 3</a> results from Tuesday’s event at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nev.</p> <p>In the main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5414/louis-cosce">Louis Cosce</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5415/victor-reyna">Victor Reyna</a> will clash in a...

<img alt="Dana White’s Contender Series - Cosce v Reyna" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QOPkF_HiLF7DBIQ74Mh0E9DCDMI=/0x0:3760x2507/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67223938/1267059958.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Four more tickets were punched to the UFC at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1147/dwcs-season-4-week-3">DWCS Season 4: Week 3</a> in Las Vegas Tuesday night. </p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5408/josh-parisian">Josh Parisian</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5412/cheyanne-buys">Cheyanne Buys</a>, along...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/K7raTgh6rHYgHi-_fNmLEwSoFQg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67219144/005_Khabib_Nurmagomedov.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>In October, UFC lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> will defend his title against interim champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> at UFC 254. Should he win, it will be Nurmagomedov’s 29th victory with zero defeats and it also...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aLNr-slxCVS37ZoyYVklBAEBqGE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67219409/079_Paige_VanZant_vs_Bec_Rawlings.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Paige VanZant | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> finished the final fight on her UFC contract, she was excited to test free agency really for the first time in her career.</p> <p>VanZant inked her first UFC deal when...