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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/j6Kh-YHKnmObv7HOCL6RnApYLS4=/300x0:1920x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67448447/btl_ep17_clean.0.jpg"> <p>Check out episode 17 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Alex K. Lee and martial arts personality Phoenix Carnevale as they give their takes on the recent downfall of former UFC welterweight champion <a...

<img alt="Charles Oliveira" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/p2-MJ7uTX385UQ-YfwWZP4evZBg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67448851/300_Charles_Oliveira.0.0.jpg"> <small>Charles Oliveira wants a top-5 opponent after winning seven in a row in the UFC. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former Bellator lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/455/michael-chandler">Michael Chandler</a> was <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/9/17/21443783/dana-white-announces-michael-chandler-signing-backup-khabib-nurmagomedov-justin-gaethje-ufc-254">selected as the backup fighter</a> in case something happens in...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/IgcogUowcVwFlHIOUbwvNbokJsQ=/0x0:3030x2020/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67443147/12___Chimaev_v_Meerschaert_2020_09_19_CU_0320_2020092053904291.0.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC</small> <p>After making a name for himself on Fight Island, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5368/khamzat-chimaev">Khamzat Chimaev</a> proved he was the real deal in his first fight in Las Vegas – and UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> could be his biggest fan.</p> <p>At UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pqJ0wd6Hh-EVoTzciA51Xo0Ztrg=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67443524/103_Kai_Asakura.0.jpg"> <small>Kai Asakura | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>RIZIN 24 returns this weekend with two of its biggest stars in featured bouts.</p> <p>In the main event, kickboxing superstar <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3955/tenshin-nasukawa">Tenshin Nasukawa</a> fights Koji Tanaka, while the co-main event is an MMA bout...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/dE0LFPqGHN1SlvTcczi-YGv1wBU=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67444272/103_Mallory_Martin.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4037/mallory-martin">Mallory Martin</a> fought an internal battle long before she faced off with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2551/hannah-cifers">Hannah Cifers</a> inside the octagon.</p> <p>Following her first UFC victory, a comeback submission win over Cifers at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1144/august-29-ufc-event">UFC Vegas 8</a> this past...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Covington v Woodley" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kZapq9sAD3ks1h_PTlC-ixGJ800=/7x0:4408x2934/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67444465/1273570219.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> is down, but he’s not out.</p> <p>The former welterweight champion took to Instagram on Monday to address his fans after suffering a broken rib in his fifth-round TKO...

<img alt="UFC" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/US7DliRQAqSDt9LMupwt8eR8Mkk=/0x0:652x435/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67444806/ufc_rio_arena.0.jpg"> <small>Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Brazilian athlete Lara Procopio has been sanctioned by the United States Anti-Doping Agency after a failed drug test, but she has already served her suspension.</p> <p>On Monday, USADA officials announced that Procopio was issued a six-month suspension...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ehNuE4qq0SdKEW80gTNGQDugRdk=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67445553/134_Holly_Holm.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A women’s bantamweight bout headlines the second of five events on the UFC’s return to Fight Island. </p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1162/ufc-fight-island-4-holm-vs-aldana">UFC Fight Island 4</a> takes place Oct. 3 in Abu Dhabi and features former women’s bantamweight champion <a...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-Stockholm- Malecki vs Santana" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xBqYdkcEHTP22aAbSjWiTcmVciE=/0x0:4463x2975/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67445826/usa_today_12809666.0.jpg"> <small>Duda Santana (left) lost to Bea Malecki in her only UFC appearance in 2019. | Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4876/duda-santana">Duda Santana</a>’s UFC career has come to an end after the Brazilian bantamweight tested...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kkxxfkI-sorQ4uoJG8pU9DH-2j0=/0x0:1080x720/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67446608/Screen_Shot_2020_09_21_at_6.32.26_PM.0.png"> <p>Episode 1 of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> Embedded has been released. The behind-the-scenes series follows UFC middleweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> as he travels to Abu Dhabi for his title fight with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo Costa</a>. Cameras also check in with light heavyweight...