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<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Elliott v Royval" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rZgFn-MABCMcm01Tf-xjq4xcrLc=/56x0:3844x2525/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66916428/1236314687.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>While the majority of fans, including multi-time UFC champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a>, were impressed with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5342/brandon-royval">Brandon Royval</a>’s UFC debut, the fighter himself still wasn’t overly enthused days later.</p> <p>Royval defeated...

<img alt="Gallery Photo: UFC Fight Night 42 photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/54qluTbuuaRJR9M_yzntHzcLsLI=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66916769/108_Diego_Sanchez_vs_Ross_Pearson.0.jpg"> <small>Ross Pearson and Diego Sanchez at a UFC Fight Night event in Albuquerque, N.M., on June 7, 2014 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><em>Few things infuriate MMA fans more than a fight being scored...

<img alt="UFC 244 Masividal v Diaz Press Conference" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zqv2qVvNe_7cGbgxhWMtz1IgH5I=/0x0:5127x3418/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66912771/1175801672.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Michael Owens/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>As he often does, UFC <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/365/nate-diaz">Nate Diaz</a> is back to trolling his promoter’s big news. </p> <p>The UFC star blasted UFC welterweight champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> and No....

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/VwN84ClsrGJmpO-U1lqrMb_GNvg=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66912206/144_Kamaru_Usman_x_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The first ever “Fight Island” card will feature a trio of title fights on July 11.</p> <p>On Tuesday, UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> announced a welterweight title fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> will...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/SvoBOtL2Eum3a4EVr5n7EONVpUk=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66913545/144_Kamaru_Usman_x_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs react to UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>’s announcement of three title fights taking place at UFC 251, set for July 11 on “Fight Island,” or Yas Island, Abu Dhabi....

<img alt="Jim Miller" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/iibshXGh-9iwaMZEqoo6uwq_ONw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66913923/108_Jim_Miller.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4349/roosevelt-roberts">Roosevelt Roberts</a> will get a quick turnaround after the most impressive performance of his UFC career when he takes on wily veteran <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/153/jim-miller">Jim Miller</a>. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/7zst6CrZX61vVHliPncBzw1ZmFQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66913995/111_Dana_White.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> isn’t budging when it comes to complaints about fighter pay from <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal,</a> and it doesn’t appear he’s going to change his stance, no matter how much anybody...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6JIenZZL7m7DATuquIr8eKQ_XDU=/113x0:1193x720/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66914216/POST_Burns.00_04_23_09.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>LAS VEGAS — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/featherweight">Featherweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2662/herbert-burns">Herbert Burns</a> spoke with the media following his first-round submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/59/evan-dunham">Evan Dunham</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1124/ufc-250">UFC 250</a>. “The Blaze” discussed where his nickname came from, the success he and his brother <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Niot2jlJsGlEDZZ5PC5i1cAYj3Q=/0x0:2400x1600/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66914420/049_Mike_Trizano_x_Luis_Pena.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>An exciting lightweight scrap is headed to Las Vegas later this month. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4489/luis-pena">Luis Pena</a> will face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5048/khama-worthy">Khama Worthy</a> at the UFC’s...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/uVvg55ZMuoyVfOZTSPNP39Pth3g=/10x0:1090x720/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66914616/POST_Heinisch.00_00_10_27.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>LAS VEGAS – <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/middleweight">Middleweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3616/ian-heinisch">Ian Heinisch</a> explained what happened behind the scenes when a COVID-19 scare nearly scratched him from a fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1970/gerald-meerschaert">Gerald Meerschaert</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1124/ufc-250">UFC 250</a>. </p>...