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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hC1P5dp2x9E3RGG9vjFz4Pg2M4c=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67555465/207_Patricky_Pitbull_x_Luis_Gustavo.0.jpg"> <small>Patricky Freire returns to the Bellator cage after pursuing the RIZIN lightweight belt in 2019. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/556/patricky-freire">Patricky Freire</a> will return to action against former LFA lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3526/jaleel-willis">Jaleel Willis</a> in the co-main event of...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TWyMix-K0AqBUl_eGJryKpyz5WY=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67555566/201_Khabib_Nurmagomedov.0.jpg"> <small>Khabib Nurmagomedov | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>As far as Ali Abdelaziz is concerned, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> is out of the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> business for good.</p> <p>Nurmagomedov’s manager told <a href="https://www.tmz.com/2020/09/29/khabib-conor-mcgregor-ali-abdelaziz-justin-gaethje/">TMZ Sports</a> that talks of a rematch between the two...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_j2yc1Ho553kVxmgbKx31YV--pU=/234x0:1854x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67555784/Angela_Hill_YT_THumb.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI – UFC strawweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2943/angela-hill">Angela Hill</a> sat down with reporters, including MMA Fighting, on Tuesday to discuss a number of current MMA topics, including the middleweight title fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo Costa</a>, Adesanya’s post-fight celebration,...

<img alt="Sam-A vs Haggerty - One Championship" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pEU_bXyBKoZ_qB6vVGpcymHF1HE=/0x0:3000x2000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67556038/1146769189.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Sam-A Gaiyanghadao | Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images</small> <p>ONE Championship has announced its full lineup for its upcoming Oct. 9 event.</p> <p>The “Reign of Champions” show will be headlined by a ONE strawweight muay Thai world...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CtCSOTi_smNNDN-1GfiJ2eeB5YE=/0x80:630x500/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67556197/albert_gonzales.0.png"> <p>Albert Gonzales suffered the same injury as <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/101/anderson-silva">Anderson Silva</a>. After a long injury layoff, he’s getting his second chance in Bellator. </p> <p>Thirteen months after his checked kick led to a broken leg, Gonzales will return to the cage for a...

<img alt="Darren Elkins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QfP7bzrqXoJxTaqCB07cz7z6yVY=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67556290/335_Darren_Elkins.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A featherweight bout is heading to Las Vegas in November with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/61/darren-elkins">Darren Elkins</a> facing off against Eduardo Garagorri.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that the matchup will take...

<img alt="Daniel Cormier" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Z93hoFXV-0yJS1gj62XnP7moDUw=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67551118/013_Daniel_Cormier.0.0.jpg"> <p>Earlier this year, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> shocked the MMA world <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/8/17/21372733/jon-jones-vacates-the-ufc-light-heavyweight-title-uncertain-about-his-future">by vacating his light heavyweight title to move up to the heavyweight ranks</a>. As a result, the UFC set up a fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4111/dominick-reyes">Dominick Reyes</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/620/jan-blachowicz">Jan...

<img alt="UFC 204 Ceremonial Weigh-in Photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/APosXQZHQ-iZ2-ec3sxwyKTMGZc=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67551375/312_Leon_Edwards.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3026/leon-edwards">Leon Edwards</a> is looking for a fight.</p> <p>The top-five ranked welterweight contender has anxiously awaited a UFC booking ever since his main event showdown against former champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> fell apart...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FY43_gobbCzFjUqhIzSbqmY5DZQ=/300x0:1920x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67551814/BTL_ep18_clean.0.jpg"> <p>Check out episode 18 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and UFC bantamweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1400/brian-kelleher">Brian Kelleher</a> as they give their takes on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a>’s second-round finish of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo Costa</a> in...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EBPUMYSYriIcDGjW9WlkAYAMbAw=/0x0:5682x3788/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67552098/1189650569.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Ciryl Gane | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5037/ciryl-gane">Ciryl Gane</a> is trading one veteran opponent for another.</p> <p>The UFC <a href="https://twitter.com/UFCEurope/status/1310937372549353481">announced</a> Tuesday that Gane (6-0) will fight Croatia’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4992/ante-delija">Ante Delija</a> (17-3) at a...