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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/J3aBgldV8d18lXhQMkILjzm5YTg=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67711468/141_Khabib_Nurmagomedov.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>It appears <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a>’s retirement may be short-lived.</p> <p>This past Saturday following a second-round submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> in the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> main event, the undefeated Russian laid his gloves down in the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Zu9V9gW3a-pd3MKQbnXEwHmqatY=/0x0:1650x1100/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67711750/C07_7958.0.jpg"> <p>Swollen eyes. Badly cut nose. Unstable mouthpiece. </p> <p>Those were just a few of the challenges former WWE champ and current AEW star <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4733/jake-hager">Jake Hager</a> faced over three grueling rounds with former Pittsburgh Steeler <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5503/brandon-calton">Brandon Calton</a> before judges awarded him...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XjhWFGadHvhS05Gqyf4KrdHpTw4=/0x0:1650x1100/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67711794/C07_7600.0.jpg"> <p>Bellator welterweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1314/sabah-homasi">Sabah Homasi</a> picked up another piece of highlight-reel material on Thursday at Bellator 250. </p> <p>Facing <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/254/bobby-voelker">Bobby Voelker</a>, Homasi shocked his fellow UFC vet with a flying knee that produced a finish 20 seconds into the second round...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5UjHUoIduafS2TWuKRMthj688fA=/0x0:1650x1100/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67712132/C07_8507.0.jpg"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/50/gegard-mousasi">Gegard Mousasi</a> is again the Bellator middleweight champion after a solid, if unspectacular, win over welterweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/298/douglas-lima">Douglas Lima</a>. </p> <p>Mousasi took home scorecards of 48-48 and 49-46 twice for a patient attack that saw him pressure Lima early and...

<img alt="Gegard Mousasi and Douglas Lim" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BI9k01x2ZtQmcFWwV3SahQ71gm0=/0x0:3850x2567/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67705721/C07_8550.0.jpg"> <small>Gegard Mousasi and Douglas Lima will clash in the Bellator 250 main event Thursday. | Bellator</small> <p>MMA Fighting has Bellator 250 results for Thursday’s fight card from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.</p> <p>In the main...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XnVfM85AUXfs_Go_YMofAuu_xNA=/98x0:1718x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67706694/SilvaFeature.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p class="p--has-dropcap">If this is it for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/101/anderson-silva">Anderson Silva</a>, the UFC legend walks away from the sport exalted by his peers and with an unmatched legacy in his home country.</p> <p>The 45-year-old “Spider” enters the octagon Saturday night for...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HF2rdADyJkjPS1wSUy7VyLUSyFg=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67707162/WTH_EP31_1_CLEAN.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks with Bellator middleweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/50/gegard-mousasi">Gegard Mousasi</a> (9:47) to discuss his championship main event with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/298/douglas-lima">Douglas Lima</a> Thursday at Bellator 250, how he’s dealt with a chaotic 2020,...

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BewMeU-r2pV4jG-eFfw0AtU4Spc=/1x0:5338x3558/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67707649/1282038965.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> was expected to be one of the biggest pay-per-view cards of the year, but the final tally for sales...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OD0SAm-0M281nt4kggFAYJ5LPNQ=/405x600:3356x2567/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67707715/C07_8122.0.jpg"> <small>Veta Arteaga | Bellator MMA</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3700/veta-arteaga">Veta Arteaga</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1812/nick-newell">Nick Newell</a> will not be competing at Bellator 250 tonight.</p> <p>MMA Fighting confirmed with a Bellator official that Arteaga and Newell have been forced to withdraw from their respective bouts against...

<img alt="Anderson Silva" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/s-Ex0-Gc8HifQXWwLrOPwib3FN8=/0x0:1600x1067/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67703681/802_Anderson_Silva.0.0.jpg"> <small>Anderson Silva accepts the fight against Daniel Cormier | Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com</small> <p>At UFC Vegas 12 virtual media day, some of the event’s top fighters will answer questions from the media Wednesday afternoon.</p> <p>The video is expected to begin at 4:45...