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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QsQuhM-ZooKDb-xYX83agYyY61s=/80x0:1100x680/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66985120/Screen_Shot_2020_06_26_at_2.13.59_AM.0.png"> <small>Ramiz Brahimaj | Mike Jackson/LFA</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5356/ramiz-brahimaj">Ramiz Brahimaj</a> has been removed from his fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4896/takashi-sato">Takashi Sato</a> at UFC on ESPN 12 after one of his cornermen tested positive for COVID-19.</p> <p>UFC officials <a href="https://www.ufc.com/news/ufc-fight-night-vegas-4-statement-ramiz-brahimaj">announced</a> the news late Thursday night.</p> <p>Brahimaj...

<img alt="Jon Jones" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vpqvxr_Az5UG-CRUUS3YjQyVO0I=/0x0:2469x1646/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66985559/028_Jon_Jones.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> currently finds himself in a standoff with the UFC, and from the sounds of it, he’s as happy as he’s ever been.</p> <p>The past few months, the UFC light heavyweight champion has been...

<img alt="UFC 211 Weigh-in Gallery" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2Mje4Jx2xTwi9hY3LkmcFSzc0ec=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66985867/519_Dustin_Poirier.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the UFC on ESPN 12 weigh-ins, all 20 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Las Vegas will step on the scale Friday morning local time. </p> <p>In the main event, former interim...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jWhGiS_HS-EAHU2lSddi2NXYUps=/197x0:1724x1018/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66986225/leglockbackfistcounter.0.jpg"> <small>Vadim Rolich defends a leglock by striking Ivan Bukhtoyarov at a Belarusian Fighting Championship show in Minsk, Belarus, on June 25, 2020 | @Grabaka_Hitman, Twitter</small> <p><em>Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2iPy6nKiSrzX00rueDR8TFv1m4w=/0x0:5568x3712/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66986628/COC_1057.0.jpg"> <small>ONE Championship</small> <p>After five months on the sidelines due to coronavirus pandemic precautions, ONE Championship is on its way back to business.</p> <p>The promotion announced Friday that it will hold its first major event since February when it hosts a show...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/nvrtJdPQ_wu58Sikgi5-B3u7c28=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66981598/008_Figueiredo_vs_Beltran.0.jpg"> <small>Deiveson Figueiredo (pictured) again fights Joseph Benavidez for a vacant flyweight title on July 18 in Abu Dhabi | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC has released its poster for the promotion’s third “Fight Island” show.</p> <p>Set to take place on...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Hubbard v Rohskopf" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MsItKUPBDczHvc9Hx4CNIUOqxdg=/0x0:3955x2637/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66981815/1251025117.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Max Rohskopf and Austin Hubbard | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>After battering <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5346/max-rohskopf">Max Rohskopf</a> for the majority of the second round in their fight at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1121/ufc-on-espn-11">UFC on ESPN 11</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4897/austin-hubbard">Austin Hubbard</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GYlu1PlK5g9Qyxn7s9NDVRhVNkk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66982215/410_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Jorge Masvidal | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> knows his value.</p> <p>The UFC’s first and only “BMF” champion has been at odds with the promotion for several weeks now after negotiations for a fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> fell...

<img alt="MMA: UFC 248-O’malley vs Quinonez" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NDPIwmYT8mj_FbgPCEeR9twIAoI=/0x0:5568x3712/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66982952/usa_today_14155692.0.jpg"> <small>Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p>The rivalry between bantamweights <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4140/sean-o-malley">Sean O’Malley</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3088/marlon-vera">Marlon Vera</a> might be closer than ever to materializing in the octagon. </p> <p>The two were set to meet at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1039/ufc-239">UFC 239</a>...

<img alt="Jon Jones (EL, MMAF)" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RIjZRzcI7IvjMg4pIZFwzUjBwBs=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66983860/411_Jon_Jones.0.0.jpg"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> is deadly serious about sitting out until the UFC pays him what he believes he’s worth.</p> <p>The UFC’s light heavyweight champion has engaged in a very public war of words with promotion president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>...