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<img alt="Stephen Thompson post-fight" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/uZVeGIUtlCuWrnlBgZpQj79QIb4=/300x0:1920x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67435337/401_Stephen_Thompson.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Sharing nearly an hour of octagon time with somebody will create an incredible amount of respect. That’s what <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1559/stephen-thompson">Stephen Thompson</a> has developed for former champion and two-time opponent <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a>.</p> <p>Woodley looks to...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-3aXjiUZL7AZhrboaC_jxjvp_fk=/246x0:1866x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67435455/TIMELINE_253_Thumb_Clean.0.jpg"> <p>With <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> a week away, see how UFC middleweight champion <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> ended up in the main event.</p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/eyt8u4ZReuMc4N1awySJHw7MA_8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67435538/117_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Colby Covington headlines UFC Vegas 11 against longtime rival Tyron Woodley. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> proudly represented the American Top Team flag all the way up to winning the UFC interim welterweight belt, and now enters...

<img alt="Niko Price" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ZJ1YRf7mv4Oati7g2DFgDslGRpE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67433068/126_Niko_Price.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Before his showdown with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/58/donald-cerrone">Donald Cerrone</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1149/ufc-vegas-11-covington-vs-woodley">UFC Vegas 11</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3947/niko-price">Niko Price</a> talked about preparing for the best version of “Cowboy,” what a few of his opponent’s more vocal fans have said,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/7Y83k463EhsDbUruOpprQ3Y4rrE=/150x0:1770x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67433416/Guest_Thompson.00_08_54_14.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>With a lot of eyes upon <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5368/khamzat-chimaev">Khamzat Chimaev</a> ahead of his upcoming <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1149/ufc-vegas-11-covington-vs-woodley">UFC Vegas 11</a> bout with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1970/gerald-meerschaert">Gerald Meerschaert</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1559/stephen-thompson">Stephen Thompson</a> admits he is part of that group.</p> <p>Chimaev faces 44-fight veteran Meerschaert on the main card this...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Covington v Woodley: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/slqMRkBD4QHNg6g-dV980reLFf0=/0x0:4325x2883/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67433510/1273365086.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>With <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1149/ufc-vegas-11-covington-vs-woodley">UFC Vegas 11</a> just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee break down the top storylines from Saturday night’s event at the APEX, including...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/f5dx6lBeDk9umGNAD1CIgKtKilE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67433687/148_Tyron_Woodley_x_Darren_Till.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/8316/tyron-woodley-vs-darren-till">Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till</a> full fight video to see <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Woodley</a> pick up his fourth consecutive successful title defense against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3278/darren-till">Till</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/964/ufc-228">UFC 228</a> on Sept. 8, 2018, in Dallas.</p> <p>Till entered...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/yxaw_d3ZTYc_3EsyCG_Q26DopdE=/0x0:4229x2819/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67433912/039_Alexander_Shlemenko_vs_Melvin_Manhoef.0.0.1508965385.0.jpg"> <small>Melvin Manhoef won two in a row since moving up to the light heavyweight division in Bellator. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Longtime MMA veteran <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/485/melvin-manhoef">Melvin Manhoef</a> is one of the latest additions to Bellator’s first trip to Paris,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/KWb5SL_xL0A4onPS1isjwY5jyDg=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67434050/124_Israel_Adesanya_x_Yoel_Romero.0.jpg"> <small>Israel Adesanya | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC is heading back to Fight Island and bringing a pair of world title fights for its return. </p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> takes place next Saturday night in Abu Dhabi headlined by the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jP_EuULJ89rzxnh65cj0_FqYi1o=/0x0:900x600/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67434152/014_Frank_Mir.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/28/frank-mir">Frank Mir</a> is heading to the world of bare knuckle fighting.</p> <p>Sources close to the situation confirmed to MMA Fighting that Mir has signed with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship following an initial report from <a href="https://twitter.com/Ross_Markey/status/1307048787542765568?s=20">Fight...