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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5ddFimHYwf9M0AvVL6fnaDbh-vE=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66806423/064_Mirsad_Bektic_x_Dan_Ige.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4339/dan-ige">Dan Ige</a> was staying ready to fight just in case the UFC called and that paid off when an offer came through to welcome <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/56/edson-barboza">Edson Barboza</a> to the featherweight division.</p> <p>After winning his past five...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TQuGS-GXX-4XA3Ypw78FBKh1j6E=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66803845/085_Curtis_Blaydes_x_Shamil_Abdurakhimov.0.jpg"> <small>Curtis Blaydes | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3622/curtis-blaydes">Curtis Blaydes</a> doesn’t want to hear any excuses from the UFC heavyweight champion.</p> <p>In a Twitter post written Friday, “Razor” questioned <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic</a>’s reasoning behind not booking a title defense. Miocic has...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kv7ef4mgqY3hrrw-MDuzJKhGCa8=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66804010/128_Urijah_Faber.0.jpg"> <small>Urijah Faber | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>In Jacksonville, Fla., to support Team Alpha Male fighters <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/61/darren-elkins">Darren Elkins</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4669/song-yadong">Song Yadong</a>, it was no surprise to see <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2/urijah-faber">Urijah Faber</a> at Friday’s UFC on ESPN 8 weigh-ins.</p> <p>What was...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/E8qTXJDzSUJoYUDHGphL4J-9TqQ=/262x11:1599x902/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66804273/StaredownNoGraphics0.0.jpg"> <p>With UFC on ESPN 8 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck is joined UFC bantamweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1528/aljamain-sterling">Aljamain Sterling</a> to break down the top storylines heading into Saturday night’s event at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, including the heavyweight main...

<img alt="MMA: UFC 249-Oleinik vs Werdum" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_yvd8Qw63zxeev54sWxgW1N1veQ=/0x22:4530x3042/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66804625/usa_today_14296648.0.jpg"> <small>Fabricio Werdum lost a split decision to Alexey Oleinik in his return to the UFC in Jacksonville. | Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/38/fabricio-werdum">Fabricio Werdum</a> believes he should have won a decision against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2636/alexey-oleinik">Aleksei Oleinik</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/isEu3nNW2qnjNd6Qn93cnnmLZpE=/150x0:1770x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66804902/Jos__Youngs___rothwell_raw.00_10_17_18.Still001.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p>JACKSONVILLE — UFC heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/492/ben-rothwell">Ben Rothwell</a> spoke to the media backstage at UFC Jacksonville about the problems he faced ahead of his fight with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/313/ovince-st-preux">Ovince Saint Preux</a>, why he called out <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2636/alexey-oleinik">Aleksei Oleinik</a>, how much...

<img alt="UFC 249 Ferguson v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Z43tmxlojmYFjr-UI8LL-NKhYb4=/0x0:4262x2841/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66805105/1224290832.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> recently received some good news: He won’t need to go under the knife. </p> <p>The former interim lightweight champ suffered a fractured orbital bone in a brutal loss...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Smith v Teixeira" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/07gEvqgveKBa_xoEzHVIUegZ8nY=/0x0:3593x2395/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66805266/1224739537.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Referee Jason Herzog (right) oversees the action between Glover Teixeira and Anthony Smith this past Wednesday in Jacksonville, Fla. | Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p>The referee of UFC Jacksonville’s main event appears to...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TpvNhrK-MSn76mt3UVFLo4Za_4Y=/150x0:1770x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66805426/jonesmachida.0.jpg"> <small>UFC, YouTube</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/49/lyoto-machida">Lyoto Machida</a> full fight video to see Jones pick up his second successful defense of the light heavyweight championship with a submission of Machida at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/381/ufc-140-jones-vs-machida">UFC 140</a> on Dec. 10, 2011,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5vzLCwJnZRWVzGYBawnKeC5l-e0=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66800737/105_Giga_Chikadze.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3482/giga-chikadze">Giga Chikadze</a> has a new opponent for Saturday night in Jacksonville. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that Chikadze will now face Titan FC bantamweight champion Irwin Rivera...