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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ynG18-O-EJy8pyFZx5LDhfoll0k=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67172774/102_Julia_Budd.0.jpg"> <small>Julia Budd (pictured) fights Jessy Miele in the featherweight co-main event of Bellator 244 on Aug. 21 in Uncasville, Conn. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/376/julia-budd">Julia Budd</a> has her first fight since losing her featherweight title.</p> <p>The former champion faces...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/wEj5TQqwHeBXR2FhxmQR4fnvewU=/0x0:1650x1100/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67173726/52309271_10157739950419879_8973213028203888640_o.5.jpg"> <small>Bellator MMA</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4801/valerie-loureda">Valerie Loureda</a> added some impressive footage to her highlight reel at Bellator 243, picking up a second-round knockout win. </p> <p>After ducking and dodging for almost 10 minutes, Loureda planted her feet and landed a right hand that...

<img alt="Michael Chandler and Benson Henderson" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zqj67K0ojdqh72KfdmAcUnbPUc0=/0x0:3850x2567/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67169099/A44I1492.0.jpg"> <small>Michael Chandler and Benson Henderson will clash again Friday night. | Bellator</small> <p>MMA Fighting has Bellator 243 results for the Chandler vs. Henderson 2 fight card Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.</p> <p>In...

<img alt="Khabib Nurmagomedov" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/e8CfRxMOpC8THaE8i_ff_0JjcPM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67169880/022_Khabib_Nurmagomedov.0.0.jpg"> <small>Khabib Nurmagomedov | Esther Lin/MMAFIGHTING</small> <p>On Oct. 24, 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> in a yet-to-be-determined location. And unlike his usual camps, this time, Khabib will not make...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/7nA6fNwQetHK5Xn91PLInr3DWQA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67170049/030_Michael_Chandler_vs_Derek_Campos.0.0.1508012575.0.jpeg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/455/michael-chandler">Michael Chandler</a> is well aware that the majority of questions he’s going to receive leading up to Bellator 243 will be about his looming free agency.</p> <p>Over the past few months, he has spoken openly about...

<img alt="Sean O’ Malley" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/JPAFYYuzrovcdOGtKgCZglK_0-g=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67170316/045_Sean_O_Malley_x_Jose_Quinones.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4140/sean-o-malley">Sean O’Malley</a> is a fighter first, but he’s learning quickly how to be an entrepreneur.</p> <p>The 25-year-old bantamweight sensation, who joined the UFC after an appearance on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>’s Contender series, has quickly...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/7SZU6n_-xwJ0sDg-wgBEi00ywro=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67170601/008_Chris_Weidman.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Just a few weeks away from his return to action on Saturday, former UFC middleweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/352/chris-weidman">Chris Weidman</a> admits he was starting to panic a little bit when he stepped on the scale.</p> <p>While cutting down...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/VSqs7ejFYRgGyD8pW7ML_OlGLEg=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67170476/205_Aleksey_Oleinik.5.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1130/august-8-ufc-event">UFC Vegas 6</a> weigh-ins, all 24 fighters taking part in UFC Vegas 6 on Saturday night will step on the scale Friday morning.</p> <p>In the main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/939/derrick-lewis">Derrick Lewis</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2636/alexey-oleinik">Aleksei Oleinik</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/S2bogRX47GhdxRTrg0iCOsSemr4=/0x0:1075x717/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67170776/antman.0.jpg"> <small>Bianca Antman lands a head kick on Veera Nykanen at a Brave CF 37 in Stockholm, Sweden, on Aug. 1 | @bravemmaf, Twitter</small> <p><em>Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across...

<img alt="Derrick Lewis" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1jOL2hkqqBbd6i4KLo_i4KerOhw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67166632/101_Derrick_Lewis.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the UFC Vegas 6 virtual media day, the top fighters at Saturday’s event will speak to the media on Thursday afternoon, and you can check out a full video of the interviews above.</p> <p>Here is...