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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XQmZ0fYeqJm6n2S57JVsOoZ_hvc=/4x0:1624x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67082916/POST__Tsarukyan_scrum.00_04_53_18.Still002.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — UFC lightweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4890/arman-tsarukyan">Arman Tsarukyan</a> spoke with the media backstage on Yas Island following his unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3072/davi-ramos">Davi Ramos</a> at Saturday’s UFC Fight Island 2 event. The 155-pound prospect reflects on his performance, his strength...

<img alt="UFC 250: Wineland v O’Malley" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8XcEuCybGevIhi6VOZpv7qU3tpA=/0x0:4316x2877/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67083518/1247486944.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>In a very short period of time, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4140/sean-o-malley">Sean O’Malley</a> has become one of the most talked about fighters on the entire UFC roster – and he knows it.</p> <p>Thanks to a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Lfuvp10DhKqZwHSqgfB-usU-QZ0=/300x0:1920x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67084275/whittakerjacare.0.jpg"> <small>UFC, YouTube</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/395/ronaldo-souza">Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza</a> full fight video to see Whittaker finish Souza at UFC Kansas City on April 15, 2017 and move one step closer to a middleweight title shot.</p> <p>Whittaker entered this matchup...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Pz8Oq1gsSRKevR9_JHrMXT1QA_w=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67080285/141_Khabib_Nurmagomedov.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> cemented his shot at the undisputed lightweight champion when he stopped <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> to claim an interim title. Quickly the talk began to center around when champion Gaethje...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/cLdKDEghpZEi0HKHwYh93CBlx2M=/0x0:5053x3369/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67080591/IMG_4634.0.0.jpeg"> <small>Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4188/deiveson-figueiredo">Deiveson Figueiredo</a> had but a few hours to celebrate his UFC flyweight championship victory on Fight Island before boarding a flight back to Brazil on Sunday afternoon. With the new belt resting...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CuZs8An_eXxFrC-PZdpIqhjKnQE=/0x0:4962x3308/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67080873/IMG_4619.0.5.jpeg"> <small>Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>In the inaugural edition of MMA Fighting’s newest podcast <em>On to the Next One</em>, Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following this past week’s UFC on ESPN 13 and UFC Fight...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Figueredo v Benavidez 2" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FARDao9Fj9cexMqUSRJ6Q1uVX9E=/28x0:4621x3062/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67078030/1256951470.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>It’s a common sentiment that of all the forms of sports entertainment that we consume, MMA cares the least about fairy tales.</p> <p>In Saturday’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1126/july-18-ufc-event">UFC Fight...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Nq6-DpvnrtFzLVAZO4ep4YdSHRA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67078276/120_Aljamain_Sterling.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1528/aljamain-sterling">Aljamain Sterling</a> is probably the picture of frustration these days.</p> <p>With five wins in a row, including a “Performance of the Night” in his previous outing where he submitted the highly touted bantamweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4356/cory-sandhagen">Cory...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Hermansson v Gastelum" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/v_CJaYfXliSfUa-d_p0VQxf2DPM=/0x98:4541x3125/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67078423/1256949909.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Kelvin Gastelum | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2077/kelvin-gastelum">Kelvin Gastelum</a> was apologetic following the fastest loss of his career.</p> <p>The middleweight contender saw his <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1126/july-18-ufc-event">UFC Fight Island 2</a> co-main event bout...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Phillips v Chimaev" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lVWMDT3QvCC3OJBFIv991MO7vnw=/0x0:4321x2881/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67078619/1256407647.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Khamzat Chimaev at UFC on ESPN 13 on July 16, 2020 | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>Just 10 days after making his octagon debut at UFC on ESPN 13, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5368/khamzat-chimaev">Khamzat...