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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/66BG-iUeVPMYUKrBmuh1wsOWIHY=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67347409/Lesnar_GreatDivide.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/vvNq8VsyjHuxxlZxqqIRQMGtSzo=/0x66:3568x2445/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67347651/UFC_Fight_Night_08282020_001.0.jpg"> <small>Mallory Martin and Hannah Cifers | Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4037/mallory-martin">Mallory Martin</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4341/polyana-viana">Polyana Viana</a>’s big victories this past weekend came with a cost.</p> <p>The strawweight competitors began Saturday’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1144/august-29-ufc-event">UFC Vegas 8</a> show with a bang. Martin opened the card...

<img alt="Leslie Smith" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Ic0JcaC-cpO6hHXimyJOIqLLAAE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67343273/102_Leslie_Smith.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A pair of new fights have been confirmed for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1138/bellator-245">Bellator 245</a> on Sept. 11 with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1837/leslie-smith">Leslie Smith</a> facing off against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2021/amanda-bell">Amanda Bell</a>, while <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5302/keith-lee">Keith Lee</a> will meet <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5305/vinicius-zani">Vinicius Zani</a> in...

<img alt="UFC 210 Weigh-ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9oIZuJn83DvZt063xousc5rDzOk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67343442/319_Sean_Strickland.0.0.jpg"> <small>UFC middleweight Sean Strickland stopped Nordine Taleb in his last UFC bout in 2018. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2072/sean-strickland">Sean Strickland</a> will finally re-enter the UFC cage on Oct. 31 as he battles Brazilian middleweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5004/wellington-turman">Wellington...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Smith v Rakic" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/E0YmtKrw1YTwEW32MV9nJURpz9s=/0x0:4346x2897/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67343894/1228263680.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1091/anthony-smith">Anthony Smith</a> is still feeling the effects of his three-round battle with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4120/aleksandar-rakic">Aleksandar Rakic</a> from this past weekend at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1144/august-29-ufc-event">UFC Vegas 8</a>.</p> <p>The former light...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/38thAalw0M7x6G6pQRUE5YR7zuU=/0x0:1500x1000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67344191/52259340_2128315087261187_5407938470813368320_o.0.jpg"> <small>Vanessa Porto parted ways with Invicta FC to sign with Bellator. | Dave Mandel, Invicta FC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1783/vanessa-porto">Vanessa Porto</a>’s reign as the Invicta FC flyweight queen has come to an end as the Brazilian signed a deal with Bellator, the...

<img alt="UFC 252 Miocic v Cormier 3 Press Conference" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/b1n3UjC4inN7ZQOf0Ftko23mgw0=/6x0:4142x2757/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67344482/1266190331.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>After <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a> came to an end, it seemed like <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> may have closed the door on his MMA career but it wasn’t locked.</p> <p>A couple...

<img alt="UFC" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4VmBBuf-NbJ4lbjl8HRtDKhYZ_A=/0x0:652x435/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67344792/ufc_rio_arena.0.jpg"> <small>Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC newcomer Oleksander Doskalchuk, who is still awaiting his octagon debut, will have to wait at least another 14 months after receive a suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency following a failed drug test.</p> <p>USADA officials...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TTU9fjT_nMd3ad2kXH7GEgOQNUA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67345018/407_Abel_Trujillo.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former UFC fighter <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1818/abel-trujillo">Abel Trujillo</a> was sentenced on Monday to two years of probation in connection with a child sexual exploitation case where he admitting to sending an underage girl inappropriate text messages through social...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/D5A7_RPDBG3Jt1nCQlLIsiD63Dc=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67345207/055_Thiago_Santos_x_Kevin_Holland.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A pivotal light heavyweight clash between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/938/thiago-santos">Thiago Santos</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/388/glover-teixeira">Glover Teixeira</a> will headline the upcoming <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1148/ufc-vegas-10">UFC Vegas 10</a> card with the full event announced on Wednesday.</p> <p>Santos will be making his first appearance since...