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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/b5Y_hUblQDZq18N7gwBK2bKFCHM=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67036068/416_Mackenzie_Dern_x_Amanda_Cooper.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3624/mackenzie-dern">Mackenzie Dern</a> will take another step up in competition when she squares off with vet <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2942/randa-markos">Randa Markos</a> at UFC 253. </p> <p>Dern confirmed her participation on the pay-per-view event, and a person with knowledge of...

<img alt="Paige VanZant" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ovlpnPBknIQB-m0CvrQrLyUX2aY=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67032584/002_Paige_VanZant.0.0.jpg"> <small>Paige VanZant | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC star <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> sat down for a virtual media day with reporters before her <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> showdown against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5015/amanda-ribas">Amanda Ribas</a> and talked about her upcoming fight, which marks...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EEQn5SQcW8tpYA7RRq8hgkw0Vl8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67032778/111_Aljamain_Sterling.0.jpg"> <small>Aljamain Sterling | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1528/aljamain-sterling">Aljamain Sterling</a> has a vested interest in the bantamweight title fight at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>, but he refuses to act like a cheerleader for one competitor over another.</p> <p>As <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4437/petr-yan">Petr Yan</a> prepares...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Rothwell v Saint Preux" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/q46fy1mtNPKkyfiukLYc2-ylhYI=/0x0:4726x3151/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67033158/1224733042.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>While much of the attention is on the new main event between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a>, the lead play-by-play voice of the UFC...

<img alt="Mark Hunt" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/V5kiH7CQyrm27e5jANwf_G7OQ_Q=/0x0:900x600/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67033427/034_Mark_Hunt.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA FIghting</small> <p>Knockout artist <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/139/mark-hunt">Mark Hunt</a> could make his return to combat sports in the boxing ring. </p> <p>Australian rugby player turned boxer Paul Gallen confirmed to <a href="https://wwos.nine.com.au/news/paul-gallen-officially-confirms-mega-fight-with-ufc-veteran-mark-hunt/59c13cf3-f4dc-41d7-be27-6b0838f7a4c4">2GB Radio</a> he’s agreed to fight Hunt in the...

<img alt="Jorge Masvidal punches Nate Diaz" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/C0zF2gh6eHgKV-m_SdSIBdzH2u8=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67033648/133_Jorge_Masvidal_x_Nate_Diaz.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/9601/nate-diaz-vs-jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz</a> full fight video to see <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Masvidal</a> become the “BMF” champion by finishing <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/365/nate-diaz">Diaz</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1054/ufc-244">UFC 244</a> on Nov. 2 in New York.</p> <p>Masvidal...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aunFIRboDjLivegtcStXvB8__m8=/81x0:1701x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67033805/Post_Coker01.00_09_23_10.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>Bellator MMA is ready to get back to business.</p> <p>The ViacomCBS-owned promotion is targeting July 24 for its first show since the coronavirus pandemic forced it to cancel several cards between March and June. The summer event is expected to kick off...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vFMHV1Wh3W0bPoKi7kmpvwBvO8c=/0x0:584x389/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67034184/Screen_Shot_2020_07_08_at_6.53.12_PM.0.png"> <p>Episode 3 of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> Embedded follows UFC welterweight champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> as he flies to Abu Dhabi with UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1541/max-holloway">Max Holloway</a> getting a special toy surprise, featherweight champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a> and <a...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Perry v Gall" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/IrlvZVYpv2HSafbA7KMfLhkpAQs=/0x0:1831x1221/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67034298/1252991365.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>UFC welterweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3801/mike-perry">Mike Perry</a> was caught on video punching an older man after an apparent dispute at a restaurant. </p> <p>Perry, 28, punched the man after a verbal dispute as...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UvkHca0wsOYkzHXTYk92zEKAAjs=/300x0:1920x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67029385/ufc251embedded2.0.jpg"> <small>UFC, YouTube</small> <p>In the second episode of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> Embedded, featherweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a> adjusts to the time difference, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2024/rose-namajunas">Rose Namajunas</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/392/pat-barry">Pat Barry</a> get into a training rhythm, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1541/max-holloway">Max Holloway</a> talks about the changes...