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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/oT7ccxUrgk8ycb-WInpe2Ff_AoM=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67582572/128_Makwan_Amirkhani.0.jpg"> <small>Finland's own Makwan Amirkhani steps in to face Edson Barboza on Fight Island. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3132/makwan-amirkhani">Makwan Amirkhani</a> will replace <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4684/sodiq-yusuff">Sodiq Yusuff</a> against Brazilian featherweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/56/edson-barboza">Edson Barboza</a> at Saturday night’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1163/ufc-fight-island-5-moraes-vs-sandhagen">UFC Fight Island 5</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9ijQrJEz39PKscRH8JKhZc0v1q8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67582714/012_Dana_White_and_Conor_McGregor_Whiskey.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Three-time UFC title challenger <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/103/chael-sonnen">Chael Sonnen</a> did a lot of beefing with opponents inside and out of the cage. You never saw him take a shot at his promoter, though, and there’s a reason for...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_Uqx_UNWM9qn6abPJO3bAEIzqNw=/137x0:1757x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67579126/Carlos_Condit_YT_Post.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI – After snapping a five-fight skid, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/106/carlos-condit">Carlos Condit</a> has his eyes on the settling past scores, eying a rematch with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/108/nick-diaz">Nick Diaz</a> and a fight with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/105/matt-brown">Matt Brown</a> that’s been repeatedly canceled. </p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XfrJZC4H6PJM0cb69EuUQB01bTc=/165x0:1785x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67579808/Germaine_De_Randemie_2_YT_THumb.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI – Germaine De Randamie spoke to reporters after an impressive win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2296/julianna-pena">Julianna Pena</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1162/ufc-fight-island-4-holm-vs-aldana">UFC Fight Island 4</a>. She celebrated a submission win that she announced she was looking for before the fight, the ending sequence,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/IpeErJr2uajAvdPCMDgNgskKp60=/219x0:1839x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67580232/Casey_kenny_yt_thumb.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/bantamweight">Bantamweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4881/casey-kenney">Casey Kenney</a> spoke with the media backstage following his dominant unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5070/heili-alateng">Heili Alateng</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1162/ufc-fight-island-4-holm-vs-aldana">UFC Fight Island 4</a> on Saturday night. Kenney recapped his impressive performance, talks wanting to be...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6FRmAZ_h-D2_6KEUVj-tXBiqcYo=/253x0:1873x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67580548/Luigi_Verdramini_YT.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI – <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4598/luigi-vendramini">Luigi Vendramini</a> spoke to reporters about the stakes of his <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1162/ufc-fight-island-4-holm-vs-aldana">UFC Fight Island 4</a> fight on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. </p>...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night De Randamie v Pena" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ZAtoyQyTcP8ib52aVe2XYNDhfPM=/0x0:3748x2499/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67577885/1278351101.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/935/germaine-de-randamie">Germaine de Randamie</a> earned her second Performance of the Night honor with an impressive performance against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2296/julianna-pena">Julianna Pena</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1162/ufc-fight-island-4-holm-vs-aldana">UFC Fight Island 4</a> on Saturday night.</p> <p>De...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Holm v Aldana" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ztIIVY8Ow3feitbRbMGbABG5vXQ=/0x0:3297x2198/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67577919/1278358531.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Former champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2173/holly-holm">Holly Holm</a> badly needed to beat <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2753/irene-aldana">Irene Aldana</a> to preserve her hopes of getting another title shot. She did that with flying colors at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1162/ufc-fight-island-4-holm-vs-aldana">UFC...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Holm v Aldana" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9QHWnhC8K4m58nPyTvRK2eEi4BA=/0x0:4560x3040/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67577983/1278357029.jpg.5.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>With <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1162/ufc-fight-island-4-holm-vs-aldana">UFC Fight Island 4</a> in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon are joined by UFC broadcaster <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2114/laura-sanko">Laura Sanko</a> to break down the top...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6BrpDdKHwocAXck5fvh3BBqxFiE=/132x0:1752x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67578472/Holly_Holm_YT_THumb_2.0.jpg"> <p>The name on everyone’s lips after <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2173/holly-holm">Holly Holm</a>’s dominant win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2753/irene-aldana">Irene Aldana</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1162/ufc-fight-island-4-holm-vs-aldana">UFC Fight Island 4</a> was another successful bantamweight on the card: <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/935/germaine-de-randamie">Germaine de Randamie</a>. </p> <p>Holm wasn’t opposed to the idea after picking up...