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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BBiVFwlyCI_MAWZKe-0zozxdroA=/150x0:1770x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67070029/deiveson_still.0.jpg"> <small>Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4188/deiveson-figueiredo">Deiveson Figueiredo</a>’s COVID-19 drama is almost rearview mirror after the UFC flyweight contender successfully passed multiple tests since landing in the United Arab Emirates earlier this week, MMA Fighting has learned.</p> <p>Figueiredo is...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/IObxIfRVRXT5nClJSI7gQ2SF12I=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67070581/003_Tyron_Woodley.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>For what seems like forever, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> have engaged in a very public war of words, and it seems like the beef has no end in sight.</p> <p>When Woodley won the UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/oyjYZAQohBFDEHDr6dI5GdY7XV8=/0x0:4438x2959/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67070408/UFC_FNFI2_008.5.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1126/july-18-ufc-event">UFC Fight Island 2</a> weigh-ins, all 24 fighters taking part in UFC Fight Island 2 on Saturday night will step on the scale Friday morning.</p> <p>In the main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4188/deiveson-figueiredo">Deiveson Figueiredo</a> and...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XPUH46jy1jH1RbcifpuuJ-iY75E=/0x59:4675x3176/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67071044/UFC_FNFI2_010.5.jpg"> <small>Deiveson Figueiredo | Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>This time, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4188/deiveson-figueiredo">Deiveson Figueiredo</a> will be fighting for a UFC title.</p> <p>At Friday’s official weigh-ins for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1126/july-18-ufc-event">UFC Fight Island 2</a>, Figueiredo hit the 125-pound mark on the dot to for Saturday’s...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BMsEzkvwjzV7eIJFEC6D1JVotxc=/194x0:1727x1022/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67071154/mftenshin.0.jpg"> <small>Tenshin Nasukawa a RISE show in Japan on July 12, 2020 | @Beyond_Kick, Twitter</small> <p><em>Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists, where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may have been overlooked in these...

<img alt="UFC 251: Ribas v VanZant" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/W2sEFb2se-pFroY-I633-acpOE4=/0x0:4589x3059/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67071467/1255662990.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Paige VanZant | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>With tears in her eyes, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> walked to the octagon this past weekend at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> with the knowledge that it might be her last...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/M1abuek9dkPWNokLG2sHR5lpyBE=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67067360/103_Mallory_Martin.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4037/mallory-martin">Mallory Martin</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2551/hannah-cifers">Hannah Cifers</a> are expected to meet in a strawweight fight on the upcoming UFC card on Aug. 29 from the APEX facility in Las Vegas.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed the matchup to MMA...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Gordon v Fishgold" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ruCtF-xkRbglMNOn0B5V6xosWnM=/0x0:4506x3004/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67067990/1227450920.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>ABU DHABI – UFC featherweight veteran <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4060/jared-gordon">Jared Gordon</a> has a crazy story to tell about his journey to UFC on ESPN 13. </p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/y3j4UynFciTAgQczTCNrEptavww=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67068291/223_Kelvin_Gastelum_x_Israel_Adesanya.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>When 2019 started, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2077/kelvin-gastelum">Kelvin Gastelum</a> was convinced he was about to become UFC middleweight champion. By the end of the year, he didn’t have a title around his waist and he was sitting with two...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Alhassan v Lazzez" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8cZ6c2GJFRkqH1Hg8gcGuvnxeRY=/0x0:3013x2009/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67068625/1256412988.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>ABU DHABI – UFC newcomer <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5350/mounir-lazzez">Mounir Lazzez</a> spoke to reporters after a successful debut in the octagon at UFC on ESPN 13, and he explained his...