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<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...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xF6y3M41Pzjfsxgz-R_ZZrbcfPg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67068921/067_Zach_Makovsky_vs_Joseph_Benavidez.0.0.1472589046.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/285/joseph-benavidez">Joseph Benavidez</a> can count on one hand the number of opponents he truly disliked.</p> <p>Through the natural course of events in the lead up to a fight, the three-time flyweight title contender has exchanged words with...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2D2OsDMVDD2h3po_ASR_swHv9rc=/263x0:1883x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67069132/ribas_still.0.jpg"> <p>UFC strawweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5015/amanda-ribas">Amanda Ribas</a> spoke with reporters in Abu Dhabi during the UFC Fight Island 2 media day on Thursday. Ribas discussed how everything has sunk in following her first-round submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>,...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Weigh-ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OWlZMUhESkHL22cVhMldhmBn85Y=/0x0:4772x3181/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67069280/1131977183.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>A battle between top-15 flyweight contenders is targeted for September. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a bout between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4853/jordan-espinosa">Jordan...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/SWF4nr_WKsViDxANjcNwmSRQNrw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67069362/030_Scott_Coker.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Bellator MMA returns next week and they plan on being quite active through the rest of 2020.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1133/bellator-242">Bellator 242</a> will take place July 24 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. The promotion also has events set...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Kattar v Ige" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/neLQ9Jk6W0EHhCUiwlz_4wgxj44=/0x0:3272x2181/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67065064/1256426190.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <div> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr"> <br><br>Let's do it | LIVE on <a href="https://twitter.com/espn?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ESPN</a> and E+ | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UFCFightIsland1?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UFCFightIsland1</a> <a href="https://t.co/ej6dN79Wo3">pic.twitter.com/ej6dN79Wo3</a></p>— UFC (@ufc) <a href="https://twitter.com/ufc/status/1283620386677108738?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 16, 2020</a> </blockquote> </div> <p>Watch <a...