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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/0bikAl-Lz7D7LU0DBDQl8yOjlq4=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66959162/200_Amanda_Nunes.0.jpg"> <small>Amanda Nunes | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>As the champion goes, so goes the division. For the women’s featherweight class in the UFC, that could mean the end is near.</p> <p>Following the first title defense of her 145-pound championship against <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/B362r2-95Njh9hqrRdOOPqUP9ZQ=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66959432/107_Jordan_Griffin.0.jpg"> <small>Featherweight Jordan Griffin (pictured) meets Youssef Zalal in a battle of LFA veterans in the UFC | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5014/jordan-griffin">Jordan Griffin</a> has another fight booked in the UFC.</p> <p>“Native Psycho” planned on facing <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4532/darrick-minner">Darrick Minner</a> on June...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gniJPSkgdhXN272rxS_WBcm9u70=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66959748/111_Jon_Jones_x_Dominick_Reyes.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>On June 19, 1865, Gen. Gordon Granger gave federal orders announcing the freedom all slaves in Texas. Now, 155 years later, the day is known as Juneteenth and is officially recognized as a state holiday in...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Blaydes v Volkov: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gQ-_R8GmWJDMBtZTLkoaj8d9VTc=/0x0:4387x2925/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66959814/1221105315.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>With UFC on ESPN 11 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck is joined by UFC light heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1091/anthony-smith">Anthony Smith</a> to break down the top...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/m4hEwSNiSoQ2P9eQXAGo4OXHN88=/57x0:3285x2152/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66959854/03___Nam_v_Adashev_2020_06_13_CU_0038_2020061363451331.0.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC</small> <p>With his back seemingly against the wall, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1862/tyson-nam">Tyson Nam</a> had a banner night in the octagon this past weekend.</p> <p>Nam picked up his first UFC victory with a ferocious, 32-second KO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4614/zarrukh-adashev">Zarrukh Adashev</a> at UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GC_jsMkmXK9a-lX-GxFMZKDDhzE=/0x0:1600x1067/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66959928/021_Aspen_Ladd.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC bantamweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3173/aspen-ladd">Aspen Ladd</a> recently sustained a training injury and may be sidelined between three and nine months. </p> <p>As a result, Ladd has been scratched from a scheduled fight at UFC on ESPN 12 with...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pmHUNMMDoNmZ8nvuVnSwxnrKgXA=/241x0:1680x959/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66959940/blaydesjds.0.jpg"> <small>UFC, YouTube</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/9858/curtis-blaydes-vs-junior-dos-santos">Curtis Blaydes vs. Junior dos Santos</a> full fight video to see <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3622/curtis-blaydes">Curtis Blaydes</a> score an emphatic win over the former heavyweight champion in the main event of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1087/ufc-fight-night-blaydes-vs-dos-santos">UFC Raleigh</a> on Jan. 25.</p> <p>Blaydes was hunting...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8jPWd3U8PyjtUYZF8hjXl3U-yV8=/0x0:2400x1600/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66956942/203_Alexander_Volkanovski.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a> won the UFC featherweight championship with an immaculate performance against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1541/max-holloway">Max Holloway</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1056/ufc-245">UFC 245</a>. “The Great” will have to do it again on July 11 when he defends his belt...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ASq2GNjmFehGMw5Qa61SYvVYfyk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66957205/20171230_0249_Carla_Esparza_vs_Cynthia_Calvillo.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4022/cynthia-calvillo">Cynthia Calvillo</a> is over the drama surrounding her UFC on ESPN 10 headliner after picking up a win over the top contender in the flyweight division. </p> <p>Calvillo defeated Eye by unanimous decision this past weekend...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vKpoQ-jjgLhNW2T9tFEITwn1IXQ=/0x208:720x688/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66957808/104165684_2420310678268633_333412237077906508_n.0.jpg"> <small>A damaged cup from UAE Warriors 11 in Abu Dhabi on June 12, 2020 | @luciolinhares, Instagram</small> <p><em>Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may have been...