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<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...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FLFiV9olD0tqNQZ8pML2wqK7A34=/120x0:1740x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67078715/POST___Lipski_scrum.00_03_04_13.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — UFC flyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4605/ariane-lipski">Ariane Lipski</a> spoke with the media backstage on Yas Island following her first-round submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4849/luana-carolina">Luana Carolina</a> at UFC Fight Island 2. “The Queen of Violence” proclaimed that she “is back” following her...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/j4YMWT1Kg3N3d43DWzsi3QCLIdM=/279x0:1899x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67078859/POST__Dolidze_scrum.00_02_23_11.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — UFC light heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4918/roman-dolidze">Roman Dolidze</a> spoke with reporters backstage on Yas Island following his first-round finish of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5068/khadis-ibragimov">Khadis Ibragimov</a> at UFC Fight Island 2. The Ukraine standout explains why his wins are “strange,” being a grappler...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AjUoEwRfIT5IVmGrURWroDiA5RI=/180x0:1800x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67079008/Post___Johns_scrum.00_00_09_17.Still002.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — UFC bantamweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3888/brett-johns">Brett Johns</a> spoke with the media backstage on Yas Island following his unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4543/montel-jackson">Montel Jackson</a> at UFC Fight Island 2. “The Pikey” discusses his performance, the future of his opponent, wanting...

<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...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Figueredo v Benavidez 2" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3ByRCuzWyFH7tfK68QwOh75akjw=/0x0:4606x3071/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67077185/1227686041.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down all the action at UFC Fight Island 2, including <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4188/deiveson-figueiredo">Deiveson...

<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...