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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/dfXh7ZsXpbly1OZOD5U4_H7C6h8=/0x0:3970x2647/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66841078/IMG_4035.0.jpg"> <small>Checkmat's Marcus Almeida captured a record 13 world jiu-jitsu championships as a black belt. | Eduardo Ferreira</small> <p>No one has more jiu-jitsu world titles than Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, and all this probably wouldn’t have happened if the grappling legend had...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xQi98u27PxnNxxuetR-csXKLuyA=/0x0:1029x686/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66841348/Alain_Ngalani_ADUX8165_2.0.jpg"> <small>Alain Ngalani is expected to welcome former UFC champion Vitor Belfort to ONE later this year. | ONE Championship</small> <p>Cameroonian heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2658/alain-ngalani">Alain Ngalani</a> will enter the biggest fight of his MMA career when he faces <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/83/vitor-belfort">Vitor Belfort</a> in...

<img alt="MMA: UFC 199-Bisping vs Rockhold" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/axDMBJvV5r-HintUDsRNssdbB9c=/0x0:3953x2635/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66841458/usa_today_9325395.0.jpg"> <small>Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/84/michael-bisping">Michael Bisping</a> could finally call himself a UFC champion at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/793/ufc-199-rockhold-vs-weidman">UFC 199</a>.</p> <p>The popular British fighter stepped up on short notice at the event and knocked out UFC middleweight champion <a...

<img alt="Jon Jones will try to defend his title against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BnkD2OhmVTkTf3Hyf_UGIi2M1ng=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66839778/104_jon_jones_and_chael_sonnen.0.1507001757.0.jpg"> <small>Jon Jones will try to defend his title against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a>’ latest clash with the UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Le5mhCqLcUZGJff8mAyY7YoPiE0=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66839837/cejudo_great_divide.0.jpg"> <p><em>The Great Divide is a recurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which two of our staff debate a topic in the world of MMA — whether it’s news, a fight, a crazy thing somebody did, a crazy thing somebody didn’t...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5XXx284MDtsuu2GCCga_uXNCV78=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66840028/259_Rafael_Dos_Anjos_vs_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> have been on a collision course for what feels like forever. But an actual fight between them has yet to take place.</p> <p>During Woodley’s reign atop the welterweight division from...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TOAy-qY_EQ1uvAvBavHgdmjxsC8=/0x0:5184x3456/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66840125/IMG_0490.0.jpeg"> <small>MMA coach Andre Pederneiras is isolated in a room in his house in Rio de Janeiro. | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Nova Uniao founder and leader Andre Pederneiras tested positive for COVID-19, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CZEetodNi809-joR9ZoBqr7zD9w=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66840203/164_Henry_Cejudo.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC bantamweight division officially needs a new champion.</p> <p>In the wake of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a> announcing his retirement following a win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/328/dominick-cruz">Dominick Cruz</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1086/ufc-246">UFC 246</a>, the 135-pound title has been vacated. </p> <p>That’s...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8-MF8rqa1XagTTLIOLzckRfPU-w=/0x117:1080x837/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66838009/67731250_384338779181696_1207691293997361800_n.0.png"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5342/brandon-royval">Brandon Royval</a> will finally get his UFC shot next weekend. </p> <p>The former LFA flyweight champion will face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1714/tim-elliott">Tim Elliott</a> in a flyweight matchup at UFC on ESPN 9. “Raw Dawg” was scheduled to compete on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>’s Contender...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Fl697Dq1fHPaauV191jcTROQyQ0=/0x0:5326x3551/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66838434/20170721_0125_Chase_Sherman.0.jpg"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3766/chase-sherman">Chase Sherman</a> made a triumphant return to the UFC with a second-round TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5340/ike-villanueva">Ike Villanueva</a> at UFC Jacksonville. </p> <p>As “The Vanilla Gorilla” was back home this past Saturday night hanging out with his family, he found out...