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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FQzHdNukrEc5akS4qfaFop_iDD0=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67202140/329_Daniel_Cormier_x_Stipe_Miocic.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Ahead of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a> on Saturday night, a lot of attention has been paid to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> and his declaration that he will call it a career regardless of the outcome of his third...

<img alt="Aljamain Sterling" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/iO2qkIMBol56kCgeniO0660sEIs=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67197585/121_Aljamain_Sterling.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>2020 has been a rollercoaster year for MMA, but perhaps no division has been in more turmoil than the UFC’s bantamweight division. But with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4437/petr-yan">Petr Yan</a> crowned as the new champion last month, and...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/qOd3w0EBO_3n8sUGHDnPBQObQFM=/300x0:1920x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67197833/252_omalley_c..0.jpg"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4140/sean-o-malley">Sean O’Malley</a> enjoys a good game of mental warfare, but he claims that wasn’t his intention when dyeing his hair the colors of his upcoming opponent’s home country.</p> <p>During an early episode of the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a> Embedded series, the 25-year-old...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/tPFfSBvdGyVOoGDvJ7AzuY1XHPE=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67198150/wth_ep20_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of MMA Fighting’s <em>What the Heck</em>, Mike Heck speaks with former three-time Bellator lightweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/455/michael-chandler">Michael Chandler</a> (11:50) about his first-round finish of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/327/ben-henderson">Ben Henderson</a> in the main event of Bellator 243 this past Friday night,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OG6dLGY3ezQL4zvskAH3HRE1r24=/0x0:1650x1100/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67198716/52309271_10157739950419879_8973213028203888640_o.0.jpg"> <small>Bellator MMA</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4801/valerie-loureda">Valerie Loureda</a> sent a message to her critics this past Friday night. We all saw the finish and the celebratory dance, but we didn’t see the adversity she had to overcome to get to her third professional...

<img alt="Paige VanZant" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/X-S2vVptSWqbyP9zn6Ba4XJbCJs=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67194330/034_Paige_VanZant.0.0.jpeg"> <small>Paige VanZant | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> is going bare-knuckle in her next combat venture. </p> <p>After finishing her contract with the UFC, the 26-year-old MMA star has chosen to sign with the upstart Bare Knuckle Fighting...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Kunitskaya v Stoliarenko" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/uYwH8edQfbgnukyrqegKhO0XRms=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67194494/1264750078.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Several fighters are facing potential six-month suspensions following UFC Vegas 6 this past weekend in Las Vegas.</p> <p>On Wednesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the medical suspensions for the card....

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8ELDzVEbGXv1f8ZLV9Xwe8FXAxI=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67194833/051_Sean_O_Malley_x_Jose_Quinones.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a> virtual media day, a host of fighters, who will compete at Saturday’s pay-per-view event, will speak to the media Wednesday evening.</p> <p>The schedule is as follows:</p> <p>4:45 p.m. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2662/herbert-burns">Herbert...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AZnJ0g5H7-5rKhpaUNCKraHJDxg=/0x0:1280x853/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67194930/inaugura_ao_cidade_das_artes_marciais__leonardo_fabri_.0.jpeg"> <small>Dozens of mixed martial arts and jiu-jitsu stars were honored Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro. | Leonardo Fabri</small> <p>The city of Rio de Janeiro has produced some of the most iconic fighters and key moments in the history of jiu-jitsu...

<img alt="UFC 250: Dunham v Burns" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aUJazIEgqNMTjAHDgpviaV557L4=/0x0:3975x2650/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67195465/1247346095.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Featherweights <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2662/herbert-burns">Herbert Burns</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1428/daniel-pineda">Daniel Pineda</a> have been bumped to the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a> main card after <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/10433/magomed-ankalaev-vs-ion-cutelaba">Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba</a> was scratched from Saturday’s pay-per-view event....