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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AzsR_Uruu-RoLFLDmrzEp5j4m1Q=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66858710/097_Amanda_Nunes_x_Holly_Holm.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1124/ufc-250">UFC 250</a> is now official as the promotion returns to Las Vegas for its next scheduled pay-per-view.</p> <p>On Wednesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved a new set of protocols to deal with COVID-19 as combat...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aAjZGZxifyKBWOGoTp1sc6FR2y8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66860052/116_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Now that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> is no longer beholden to a promise to American Top Team owner Dan Lambert that he wouldn’t engage in trash talk with his teammates, the former UFC interim welterweight champion is...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/PifxgAN_jDrjzQZvVAQJOTy4UEk=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66860524/wth_ep9_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of <em>What the Heck</em>, UFC women’s flyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4022/cynthia-calvillo">Cynthia Calvillo</a> (4:13) discusses her main event bout with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1287/jessica-eye">Jessica Eye</a> at the UFC’s June 13 event, how the fans have reacted to the booking, how she handled...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ikGEqFTDN7_kRMlikCAdmicq71k=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66862672/111_Kamaru_Usman.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC welterweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> has a lot of options in front of him but <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> is not one of them.</p> <p>Earlier this week, Usman called out the former two-division UFC champion and invited...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MxMXGanQ2rw1VopUBDnu-v7ADew=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66851276/140_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 left the building.</p> <p>The former UFC interim welterweight champion has split with American Top Team after training at the Coconut Creek, Fla., gym since he first transitioned from college wrestling into MMA.</p> <p>Covington confirmed...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Z1KHIJB89WpoitR4NqBFzY7zUd0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66852045/20160514_0345_Arena_da_Baixada.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC could be preparing for more offshore activity.</p> <p>On May 19, the promotion’s parent company Zuffa, LLC filed for four trademarks related o the term “UFSEA.”</p> <p>As first pointed out by Washington-based trademark attorney Josh Gerben, the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/i8o3gtLqHv1IHTDsh2mVDfwP8es=/4x0:4924x3280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66852961/DWCS_CU_20190618_2475.0.jpg"> <small>DWCS LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>The Nevada State Athletic Commission has announced its protocol for COVID-19 testing as combat sports organizations prepare to resume operations in the state.</p> <p>In <a href="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/20005237/NSAC_PROTOCOLS_PCR_ONLY_FOR_EVENTS_WITHOUT_FANS.pdf">a document</a> provided to MMA Fighting, the commission outlines its eight-section...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/bQEXckfGSOpNW-9HL81IS0NaJnM=/0x0:1280x853/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66853338/luana_carolina.0.jpeg"> <small>Luana Carolina (right) made her UFC debut in May 2019, defeating Priscila Cachoeira via decision. | Photo via Lucas Martins</small> <p>UFC athletes and staff are tested for the COVID-19 virus upon arrival for fight week. But <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4849/luana-carolina">Luana Carolina</a>’s team...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Nxt6-9OFFXQrTQtp-Ous2P9XKpE=/180x0:1800x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66853620/POST_Sandhagen01.00_07_43_08.Still001.0.jpg"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4356/cory-sandhagen">Cory Sandhagen</a> definitely isn’t a fan of the “King of Cringe,” but he’s got a lot of respect for recently retired UFC champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a>.</p> <p>“Cejudo’s just such a good competitor,” Sandhagen told MMA Fighting. “He acts like an idiot...

<img alt="Marlon Moraes v Jose Aldo" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NlG1kh9-QHwzmvMsqjfOJxypkag=/0x0:4403x2935/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66853938/1194045344.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images</small> <p>Former UFC featherweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/7/jose-aldo">Jose Aldo</a> could challenge <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4437/petr-yan">Petr Yan</a> for the bantamweight title left vacant by <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a>. </p> <p>UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> announced the potential bout...