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<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Figueredo v Benavidez 2" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MIoPPqT8KOBMPGtpPqW3NEnfOKQ=/0x0:4687x3125/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67077232/1256952309.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>ABU DHABI — UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> wants <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4188/deiveson-figueiredo">Deiveson Figueiredo</a> to defend his belt flyweight title at least twice now that the company finally...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Figueredo v Benavidez 2" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/PRIW-GRx2oj8rdp669ejrTdsRfA=/0x0:4757x3171/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67077660/1256951356.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/285/joseph-benavidez">Joseph Benavidez</a> knew his rematch with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4188/deiveson-figueiredo">Deiveson Figueiredo</a> was do-or-die if he ever wanted to become UFC champion.</p> <p>After coming up short in three previous...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/IK-KmDJBse9IHOQBBFSwJfMzVb8=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67077764/203_Khabib_Nurmagomedov_x_Dustin_Poirier.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>With September just around the corner, plans for UFC 253 are starting to come together.</p> <p>On Saturday, MMA Fighting <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/7/18/21329812/israel-adesanya-vs-paulo-costa-set-for-ufc-253">reported that a middleweight title fight</a> between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo Costa</a> had been agreed...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hl_2Cp2tzKx0bsJ9YSU2eQUd98E=/0x0:4163x2775/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67077862/UFC_FNFI3_022.0.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1583/jack-hermansson">Jack Hermansson</a> has a master plan.</p> <p>Step one was easy enough. After his four-fight winning streak was snapped by <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3047/jared-cannonier">Jared Cannonier</a> in September, “The Joker” returned to the win column on Saturday with a...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo v Benavidez 2 Weigh-in" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xFC4Ozbxobl1u2q7FbnBPBcbyd8=/0x0:4340x2893/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67076894/1227667582.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>This is the UFC Fight Island 2 live blog for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2077/kelvin-gastelum">Kelvin Gastelum</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1583/jack-hermansson">Jack Hermansson</a>, the middleweight co-headliner for Saturday’s fight card on...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Diakiese v Fiziev" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gpFbpcf-lrcYojrr437-N8C5VyE=/0x168:4498x3167/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67076925/1256944992.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4895/rafael-fiziev">Rafael Fiziev</a> is backing up the hype that surrounded him when he first arrived in the UFC.</p> <p>In a standup war with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3827/marc-diakiese">Marc Diakiese</a> on Saturday...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo v Benavidez 2 Weigh-in" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rziKd1UqDi8oUx3AP8xr367c0Lo=/0x0:4337x2891/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67076979/1227667645.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>This is the UFC Fight Island live blog for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4188/deiveson-figueiredo">Deiveson Figueiredo</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/285/joseph-benavidez">Joseph Benavidez</a>, the flyweight headliner for Saturday’s fight card on Yas...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Hermansson v Gastelum" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1-OlIzZtjVca0nhfQg0MbdFtbVM=/0x0:2763x1842/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67076995/1256949891.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1583/jack-hermansson">Jack Hermansson</a> is no joke on the ground.</p> <p>In a return to the win column in the UFC Fight Island 2 co-main event, Hermansson made quick work...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Figueredo v Benavidez 2" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_9OGiD8wnq5bEbKURhmSo2cQ8vw=/0x0:3910x2607/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67077038/1256952295.jpg.5.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>The UFC’s third card on Yas Island is officially a wrap.</p> <p>With the men’s 125-pound division still without a champion, fans were hoping to finally see a...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Figueredo v Benavidez 2" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/j1tPuFX6Xe7DwLrQ_dfIZLxPJQ4=/0x0:4370x2913/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67077043/1256951398.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>A new flyweight champion has finally been crowned, and his name is <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4188/deiveson-figueiredo">Deiveson Figueiredo</a>.</p> <p>It’s been a long road to the gold for Figueiredo, who had...