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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hIZPthyqZM6jNHMlftAe4CsNxYg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67455933/104_Renato_Moicano.0.jpg"> <small>Renato Moicano made short work of Damir Hadzovic in his lightweight debut in March. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Family is the reason why <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3144/renato-carneiro">Renato Moicano</a> decided to withdraw from a lightweight bout with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3255/magomed-mustafaev">Magomed Mustafaev</a> at the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/m2OeK1Kglfx4EhfGp4bebRPvCdg=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67456366/063_Sara_McMann_vs_Ketlen_Vieira.0.jpg"> <small>Andre Pederneiras tested positive for COVID-19 and won't be by Ketlen Vieira's side in Abu Dhabi. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Nova Uniao leader Andre Pederneiras won’t be in <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3796/ketlen-vieira">Ketlen Vieira</a>’s corner for her <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> bout with...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MiGCruHaMOnLq1QIaEc5wCOstPg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67456954/109_Israel_Adesanya.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> is no stranger to making controversial statements, but the always-outspoken welterweight has received a lot of blowback in the wake of comments he made toward <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> this...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MB1l8-Jd6HnNvpQ8mCOxpVmFUEU=/99x0:1719x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67457468/Costa_Thumb.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo Costa</a> isn’t going to let middleweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> dictate their fight this Saturday.</p> <p>The two meet in a battle of undefeated fighters this Saturday in the main event of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> in Abu Dhabi,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lbMfN4soz24G9nIYOeoSm7YS7AY=/135x0:1755x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67457932/city_4.0.jpg"> <p>Before <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a>, the fighters of City Kickboxing sat down with MMA Fighting for an exclusive interview about the team and its past, present and future. </p> <p>The team has a big night on Saturday: <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/middleweight">Middleweight</a> champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/cfL30_hKeJ0BTB9BA2Nl3oij8sc=/257x0:1877x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67458808/Diego_Sanchez_Thumb.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p>ABU DHABI, U.A.E. — At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> media day, UFC welterweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/121/diego-sanchez">Diego Sanchez</a> discusses his upcoming fight with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2679/jake-matthews">Jake Matthews</a> this Saturday night, how <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/302/stephan-bonnar">Stephan Bonnar</a> ended up in his corner, how he wants...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4jIzMdNTz59IxzEzFQk07MgOSJs=/88x0:1228x760/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67459586/Screen_Shot_2020_09_23_at_6.52.11_PM.0.png"> <p>Episode 3 of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> Embedded features Kai Kara-France, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/620/jan-blachowicz">Jan Blachowicz</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4111/dominick-reyes">Dominick Reyes</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo Costa</a> as they kill their time before the pay-per-view event on Saturday. Kara-France and Adesanya do some light sparring,...

<img alt="Diego Sanchez" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/b55ZF9Os4u4Kul-BiVQN0eRQMjk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67453938/152_Diego_Sanchez.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> virtual media day, a host of fighters, who will compete at Saturday’s pay-per-view event, will speak to the media Wednesday morning.</p> <p>First, preliminary card fighters will participate in group interviews with...

<img alt="Justin Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ob5cMXZxxYnI9dTWmBraGlQTrG4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67454036/064_Justin_Gaethje.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Next month, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> will finally challenge for the UFC lightweight title when he takes on the undisputed champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> at UFC 254. The fight figures to be one of the biggest...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vD-blp3Px78-LLDhlLGtsaN2t3o=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67455170/117_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> has never been one to bite his tongue when attacking opponents or taking aim at his preferred political agenda and the UFC has no plans to shut him up.</p> <p>Minutes after he soundly defeated...