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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/M34Z-zoK-WFQMK6AAXL_z09SuYU=/175x0:1795x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67735848/Michael_Chandler_YT.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p>At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> successfully defended his lightweight title against interim champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a>. Afterwards, Khabib announced his retirement from the sport, opening up the lightweight division to a number of interesting possibilities. Public...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/D5P2mvDkmYvRxW0b6H68lmtD_b4=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67736055/GreatDivide_Veterans.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p><em>The Great Divide is a recurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which two of our staff debate a topic in the world of MMA — whether it’s news, a fight, a crazy thing somebody did, a crazy...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/iqMF26ykfLHjR8h2sPXhfNezLZk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67736318/112_Tito_Ortiz.0.jpg"> <small>Tito Ortiz | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/52/tito-ortiz">Tito Ortiz</a> has hit a major milestone in his political career.</p> <p>Following Tuesday’s United States elections, the former UFC light heavyweight champion was voted into a city council seat in his native Huntington...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/L4CnDGs35XaNsqjEI5HlaNH1Txs=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67731313/111_Marina_Rodriguez_x_Cynthia_Calvillo.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4022/cynthia-calvillo">Cynthia Calvillo</a> wanted her fight with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2647/lauren-murphy">Lauren Murphy</a> rescheduled as soon as possible, but it seems the promotion has other ideas. </p> <p>After a long training camp, Calvillo was getting ready to face Murphy on...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QN_99P_UxABo4D9y8eDmOy_eCcM=/272x198:2855x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67731524/002_Manel_Kape.0.jpg"> <small>Manel Kape is set to enter the octagon for the first time to take on Alexandre Pantoja in December. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former RIZIN bantamweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5367/manel-kape">Manel Kape</a> will finally make his UFC debut when he cuts...

<img alt="Russian mixed martial artist Nurmagomedov arrives in Makhachkala after fight with Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/y4L3ZBN4IXGxEJOeFmBbAOk3zQY=/0x0:2449x1633/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67731709/1229304726.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Press Office of the Head of the TASS via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> remains the UFC lightweight champion despite announcing his retirement following a win over...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-mmuHkg-aqjsbue6uUH8yDRwMOY=/0x0:1200x800/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67732166/17807283_10155680671294879_6300189779824853792_o.0.jpg"> <small>Bellator MMA</small> <p>At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1168/bellator-251-manhoef-vs-anderson">Bellator 251</a> virtual media day, the top fighters at Thursday’s event will speak to the media on Tuesday afternoon, and you can check out a full video of the interviews above.</p> <p>Here are the fighters scheduled...

<img alt="WBA, WBC and IBF Light Heavyweight Title Fight - Roy Jones Jr. v David Telesco" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CQDyUkbr9lQc3BeamOAm2SHqs18=/0x0:3600x2400/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67733124/1202603419.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images</small> <p>Floyd Mayweather is tired of seeing so many titles being handed out in the sport of boxing, but a pair...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ewl2iuTZq9yilpxEFVLu2TAN1TM=/0x22:1164x798/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67734096/117104930_2935573203238822_1768629357931185512_o.0.jpg"> <small>Gloria de Paula (right) will have to wait two more weeks to make her first octagon appearance. | Photo via Mayra Bueno Silva</small> <p>A strawweight clash between UFC hopefuls Gloria de Paula and Pauline Macias has been pushed back to...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UJ9O5TNT7_SVlfy-_pqjWiWxdV8=/160x0:1780x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67734273/AlexHernandezClean0.0.jpg"> <p>LAS VEGAS – UFC lightweight veteran <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4390/alexander-hernandez">Alexander Hernandez</a> spoke to reporters after his impressive win at UFC Vegas 12 and attributed his amazing performance against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2325/chris-gruetzemacher">Chris Gruetzemacher</a> to an unexpected influence. </p>...