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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/omM-dQ3N7KKZIsx8jsFP1_4d508=/0x0:522x348/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67184266/Screen_Shot_2020_08_10_at_3.30.45_PM.0.png"> <p>In the first episode of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a>: Embedded, headliners take center stage: Ex-champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> faces his dislike of cold water and indicates his wrestling is going to win his triology with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic;</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4140/sean-o-malley">Sean O’Malley</a> trains...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5gljdXmLd830I6T2ajt2-tRHZGU=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67184344/117_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The long-awaited fight between former teammates <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> finally has a targeted date, with the welterweights expected to meet at a UFC event on Sept. 19 in Las Vegas.</p> <p>Woodley initially posted...

<img alt="UFC 251: Santos v Bogatov" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CJcabi_Pc5wQJpCE8cjahb4RfnM=/0x0:4261x2841/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67184503/1255654397.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5349/roman-bogatov">Roman Bogatov</a>’s stint in the UFC is over after only one fight. </p> <p>The Russian was released from his contract following a loss to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1068/leonardo-santos">Leonardo Santos</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pa5m4ssfRu4XFUBqQBwb3R4F0oY=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67184703/081_Geoff_Neal_x_Niko_Price.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC welterweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4338/geoff-neal">Geoff Neal</a> is resting at home after a serious health scare sent him to the ICU in critical condition. </p> <p>Neal’s coach, Sayif Saud of Fortis MMA, said his fighter is expected to make...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Bu9mldngTi2DweSbFsAc5n1Vzj8=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67185035/108_Brandon_Moreno.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>With the flyweight championship on the line in the main event, a pivotal matchup has been added to the UFC’s November pay-per-view card to likely determine the next title challenger. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kLLBDTDJXg60YkZrcFO4VP23GX8=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67179445/096_Robbie_Lawler_x_Ben_Askren.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4338/geoff-neal">Geoff Neal</a> revealed on Sunday that he had been hospitalized for several days dealing with a near life-or-death situation, which obviously forced him to drop out of his upcoming fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1887/neil-magny">Neil Magny</a> on...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gpsv4wT2vWeyE_LuXyLJZn6NDus=/142x73:1500x978/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67180029/S20C7509.5.jpg"> <small>Kai Asakura is the new RIZIN bantamweight champion. | Photo via RIZIN FF</small> <p>Much like the first show on Sunday, the second leg of the RIZIN post-pandemic doubleheader featured a series of highlight-reel finishes in Yokohama, Japan, and finally crowned...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/eaSv7XhCw2M_x4uxkdLJrt_t98s=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67180398/122_Jorge_Masvidal_x_Nate_Diaz.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The ‘BMF’ champion is not taking “no” for an answer.</p> <p>At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> in July, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> finally got his welterweight title shot. After being the frontrunner for the next crack at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a>...

<img alt="Bryan Barberena (mmaf, el)" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2enGgcViLs73HpD2d_XvefzgUEo=/0x0:2400x1600/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67180524/002_Bryan_Barbarena_vs_Sage_Northcutt.0.0.jpg"> <small>Bryan Barberena, post-troll roll</small> <p>Following more than a year away from action, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2930/bryan-barberena">Bryan Barberena</a> will make his long-awaited return as he faces <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3558/anthony-ivy">Anthony Ivy</a> at the upcoming UFC event scheduled for Sept. 12 in Las...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Lewis v Oleinik" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zoHvlVD8aHWKkMjaBW0jrkLl0Xo=/8x0:4738x3153/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67180634/1264763272.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>In the fourth episode of <em>On to the Next One</em>, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 6 event...