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<img alt="Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov Martial Arts School opens in Makhachkala" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6FTzD0uUwvFcGEvpX-Z6jiV-Z4U=/0x0:3908x2605/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67014157/1186004215.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Abdulmanap and Khabib Nurmagomedov | Photo by Press Office of Dagestan’s Head TASS via Getty Images</small> <p>Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, the father of UFC lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a>, has died at the age of...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/C5cWUqOGsucQcyBRd5KDNFI30K8=/0x0:1944x1296/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67014281/anderson_berinja.0.jpg"> <small>Anderson dos Santos will have to wait a little longer before getting back in the octagon again. | Photo by Thunder Fight</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4637/anderson-dos-santos">Anderson dos Santos</a> has tested positive for coronavirus and will no longer fight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5111/jack-shore">Jack Shore</a> in...

<img alt="The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale weigh-in photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FTA2d17-3VWLHiyKHwdgVhlC7mg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67014385/016_Jesse_Ronson.1404593107.0.jpg"> <small>Jesse Ronson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2029/jesse-ronson">Jesse Ronson</a> is stepping in as a “Fight Island” replacement in his return to the UFC.</p> <p>“The Bodysnatcher” replaces an injured <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/171/daniel-roberts">Danny Roberts</a> to face <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/d8Gj7AnTUmpJAE1jY99wmaRcC7E=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67010642/109_Pantoja_Figgy.0.jpg"> <small>Alexandre Pantoja lost a 'Fight of the Night' war with Deiveson Figueiredo a year ago. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1614/alexandre-pantoja">Alexandre Pantoja</a> is ready to step in and compete for the UFC flyweight championship on July 18 if the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pZQeEzA7Ts7r1amakwUJoOD9L6Y=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67011419/081_Dan_Hooker_x_Al_Iaquinta.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2917/daniel-hooker">Dan Hooker</a> just engaged in a “Fight of the Year” candidate with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> but a few days later, he’s already thinking about what comes next.</p> <p>As he sits in a government-mandated quarantine for two...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pZ1BgkcfDCKom3nONfHtIlMGnsg=/246x0:1866x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67012058/khama_worthy_clean.0.jpg"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5048/khama-worthy">Khama Worthy</a> defeating <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4489/luis-pena">Luis Pena</a> at UFC on ESPN 12 didn’t surprise a lot of people. Winning by submission? That certainly did—not including Worthy, himself. </p> <p>“The Deathstar” improved to 2-0 in his UFC career with a third-round guillotine finish...

<img alt="UFC 204 Media Day Photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rqB3v-AfwAAxhD7yZgV-YIeHqUA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67012487/204_Danny_Roberts.0.0.jpg"> <small>Danny Roberts | Esther Lin</small> <p>Two fighters scheduled to compete later this month will not be making the trip to “Fight Island.”</p> <p>MMA Fighting confirmed with sources that welterweights <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/171/daniel-roberts">Danny Roberts</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5322/shavkat-rakhmonov">Shavkat Rakhmonov</a> are...

<img alt="Emily Ducote and Juliana Lima" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hkGtP9OWHOFSbVdOQLBZ8nab-Qc=/0x0:1500x1000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67012589/19_Ducote_Lima.0.jpg"> <small>Emily Ducote and Juliana Lima will clash in the Invicta FC 40 main event. | Dave Mandel, Invicta FC</small> <p>MMA Fighting has <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1132/invicta-fc-40">Invicta FC 40</a> results for Thursday night’s card in Kansas City, Kan. </p> <p>In the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YFlFJW9K8JVzWEST9tm3xqgmw2I=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67012805/019_Matt_Schnell_vs_Marco_Beltran.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>An exciting matchup between flyweight finishers is heading to the octagon.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a matchup between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1752/matt-schnell">Matt Schnell</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1862/tyson-nam">Tyson Nam</a> is in the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/V2BWO5iIjyxhl7nqqsRgGVTJCaE=/0x0:1500x1000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67013110/75242105_2574446885981336_2555990069265563648_o.0.jpg"> <small>Dave Mandel, Invicta FC</small> <p>After dropping the opening round, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3773/emily-ducote">Emily Ducote</a> battled back over the final 10 minutes to earn a victory in the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1132/invicta-fc-40">Invicta FC 40</a> main event. </p> <p>The promotion returned to action for their first event...