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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/m4QAENQ5OxyqCtfa48tDTLaanps=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67464933/300_Paulo_Costa.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/10455/israel-adesanya-vs-paulo-costa">Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa</a> has been billed a striker’s delight, but should the fight end up going to the ground, both men are eager to show their stuff.</p> <p>At least that’s the case if their...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Nnnfpjd9lXsNibbhNAN5XZAzzUw=/0x0:3850x2567/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67465307/A44I1984.0.jpg"> <small>Paul Daley | Bellator MMA</small> <p>The full slate for Bellator’s debut on CBS Sports Network has been announced.</p> <p>Including the previously announced welterweight main event between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/107/paul-daley">Paul Daley</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2425/derek-anderson">Derek Anderson</a>, 14 bouts were made official for Bellator 247...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4uMv5sccXdBMMbiMd3CF0Lkgss0=/113x0:1733x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67460508/UFC_253_staredown__1_.5.jpg"> <p>Following the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> press conference on Fight Island, UFC middleweight champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> faced off with title challenger <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo Costa</a>. </p> <p><em>Editor’s note: The video does not feature sound. </em></p>...

<img alt="Dana White" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Khx2tPknFHgDZsubj9h5-nu8WQg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67460630/300_Dana_White.0.0.jpg"> <small>Dana White | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> has a tendency to kick the hornet’s nest with almost everything he says, and there was no exception to that rule after his latest win at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1149/ufc-vegas-11-covington-vs-woodley">UFC Vegas...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CLI70__IThCTsJW7wM8wsHdEYng=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67460889/105_Dan_Hooker.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Arguably the biggest news in MMA the past few weeks has been the UFC’s signing of former Bellator lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/455/michael-chandler">Michael Chandler</a>. Chandler, who has long been viewed as one of the top lightweights in...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GsT95IZk21qosJqto-efHJPKJ8M=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67461167/espinoza.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, Showtime</small> <p>Few people wield as much power in combat sports as Showtime Sports President Stephen Espinoza, especially now that Bellator MMA is now under his umbrella as well.</p> <p>With a robust lineup of boxing talent as part of Showtime...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_IIMwJC5OHic-ZKCaspeBkxXS0s=/158x0:1778x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67461643/wth_ep26_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of <em>What the Heck</em>, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks with UFC women’s bantamweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3322/jessica-rose-clark">Jessica-Rose Clark</a> (3:48) to recap her third-round TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5325/sarah-alpar">Sarah Alpar</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1149/ufc-vegas-11-covington-vs-woodley">UFC Vegas 11</a>. “Jessy Jess” also discusses referee...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/06XrTGxLIIrGAvM0EPExgSlv3KI=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67461844/024_stefan_struve.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Stefan Struve (pictured) fights Tai Tuivasa in a heavyweight bout at UFC 254 on Oct. 24 in Abu Dhabi | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Heavyweights are coming to Fight Island.</p> <p>Officials <a href="https://twitter.com/UFC_AUSNZ/status/1309077619120332800">announced</a> Thursday that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/36/stefan-struve">Stefan Struve</a> (29-12) is set...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Clark v Alpar" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hGGCrOVIXo4PpDlTgViJVSTZvD0=/0x0:3711x2474/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67462130/1273547972.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Winning wasn’t <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3322/jessica-rose-clark">Jessica-Rose Clark</a>’s main goal at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1149/ufc-vegas-11-covington-vs-woodley">UFC Vegas 11</a>. Win or lose, she wanted to enjoy herself in the octagon.</p> <p>She also looked forward to paying some bills.</p> <p>Clark...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FytoVZDzXiqhvtyWV9eKAxmOBms=/21x0:1641x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67455584/POST__Chimaev_scrum.00_04_05_08.Still001.0.jpg"> <small>Khamzat Chimaev won three bouts in his first 66 days as a UFC fighter in 2020. | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> puts his UFC middleweight title on the line in the main event of Saturday night’s <a...