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<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UGGpx1ime71b9S1In6smSkRqX2c=/241x0:1861x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70087322/COlby.0.jpg"> </figure> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> is quite confident that he’ll beat <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> to become welterweight champion at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1248/ufc-268">UFC 268</a>, but he doesn’t seem to think much about the contenders currently...

<figure> <img alt="UFC 267 Weigh-in" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rCTCcT6L6yUT8Fp-3cbOHZo084o=/0x0:5568x3712/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70088355/1349900922.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</figcaption> </figure> <p>UFC light heavyweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3464/jiri-prochazka">Jiri Prochazka</a> hasn’t received official confirmation he’s next in line for a...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/dimAL0uPb1jEn_RKY5KWYtYwG2Q=/147x0:1767x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70085214/site_image_11.3.21.0.jpg"> </figure> <p>The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life! Below is a rundown of Wednesday’s show, which begins at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. GMT.</p> <p><strong>1...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gZnwHvzCKciIYtrwXCQRVn5LDjg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70088517/083_Justin_Gaethje_vs_Michael_Johnson.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p>When the UFC needed to crown a new lightweight champion following <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a>’s surprise retirement, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> knew...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lvhFj4KtksXnNtIBTDPwfNK7_-s=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70088864/135_Vicente_Luque.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Vicente Luque will be the backup fighter for Usman vs. Covington at UFC 268. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3320/vicente-luque">Vicente Luque</a> will be...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WxzsvMQB-gl-pg2lsBnfeWVp4PA=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70088972/weili.0.jpg"> </figure> <p>NEW YORK — At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1248/ufc-268">UFC 268</a> media day, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4539/zhang-weili">Zhang Weili</a> details her return from a knockout loss to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2024/rose-namajunas">Rose Namajunas</a> in their first fight, the changes she’s made...

<figure> <img alt="MMA: UFC 245-Usman vs Covington" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YJH669PIroh8LZ0MZsJCuNnT1ZI=/0x0:5177x3451/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70089635/usa_today_13797148.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports</figcaption> </figure> <p>Twin title rematches take center stage in the cold open for the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1248/ufc-268">UFC 268</a>...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/t2T2Bw4TW2yiOcn0yFp62wv-L00=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70084999/100_john_mccarthy.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p>This pas weekend, two new champions were crowned for the UFC and two of the UFC’s most-hyped contenders picked up...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/fG2tauiD_TOBTJPO5BQ1GfS3dVg=/178x0:2136x1305/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70085609/rankings_header_nov_3.0.png"> <figcaption>Photos via Getty and Bellator MMA</figcaption> </figure> <p class="p--has-dropcap p-large-text"><em>Welcome to the latest update to the MMA Fighting Global Rankings, where our esteemed panel of...