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<img alt="UFC 252: Miocic v Cormier 3" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-bFLuOBaO83SWO5cPuWkUssCPt0=/0x0:4291x2861/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67255716/1266541410.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>The trilogy between heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> will go down as one of the most important fights in the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8HQA0E2VBj7fLcFiaJnjQ6D-6nY=/0x39:3762x2547/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67265784/Sheetara2.0.jpg"> <small>DWCS' Mayra Bueno Silva returns to the octagon to battle Mara Romero Borella in September. | Photo courtesy of UFC</small> <p>A flyweight bout between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4590/mayra-bueno-silva">Mayra Bueno Silva</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4113/mara-romero-borella">Mara Romero Borella</a> is a done deal for a UFC...

<img alt="Dominick Reyes and Jon Jones" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jn_cHPO9en-oGk-jMKBsz5IPgn0=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67231697/100_Jon_Jones_x_Dominick_Reyes.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>On Monday, former UFC light heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/8/17/21372733/jon-jones-vacates-the-ufc-light-heavyweight-title-uncertain-about-his-future">vacated his title and teased a potential move up to the heavyweight division</a>. The announcement did not seem to catch ...

<img alt="TUF 22 Finale Photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mU4rjE1o7R_Ycd6ZQr2NcPKiEdg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67231965/082_Frankie_Edgar_vs_Chad_Mendes.0.0.jpg"> <small>Frankie Edgar | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Just over a year ago, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/60/frankie-edgar">Frankie Edgar</a> was competing for the UFC featherweight title for the third time. Now just days away from his 135-pound debut, the New Jersey...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HO8PgKveAPf97SFMtBcYiQvQpA8=/175x0:1795x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67232291/wth_ep21_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of MMA Fighting’s <em>What the Heck</em>, Mike Heck speaks with UFC bantamweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3088/marlon-vera">Marlon Vera</a> (5:25) to recap his first-round TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4140/sean-o-malley">Sean O’Malley</a> in the co-main event of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a>. “Chito” also discusses...

<img alt="Ryan Bader" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/adHiYzyNQUTdibP1RnNZJ1-oiIs=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67232519/121_Ryan_Bader.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>MMA Fighting has <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1137/bellator-244">Bellator 244</a> weigh-in video for Friday’s event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.</p> <p>In the main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/39/ryan-bader">Ryan Bader</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3467/vadim-nemkov">Vadim Nemkov</a> successfully hit the light heavyweight title...

<img alt="UFC 252: O’Malley v Vera" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/JqkoGz7bQAS1uwsz7H2-7JSAEJo=/0x0:3422x2281/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67232747/1266533980.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3088/marlon-vera">Marlon Vera</a> was given a big opportunity to halt the rise of one of the UFC’s up-and-coming stars and he did exactly that.</p> <p>“Chito” finished the previously unbeaten <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4140/sean-o-malley">Sean O’Malley</a>...

<img alt="Dana White’s Contender Series - Yanez v Huang" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1Vy57VCBzajFrlQzoXGE1vJuByc=/0x0:2998x1999/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67228330/1265333210.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Several contract winners from this season of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>’s Contender Series are set for their octagon debuts. </p> <p>MMA Fighting recently confirmed that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5396/impa-kasanganay">Impa Kasanganay</a> will...

<img alt="Jon Jones (EL, MMAF)" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UG-lFfsS3mSKBunwyvg-xQMJR4k=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67228700/411_Jon_Jones.0.0.jpg"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> can become an immediate challenger to the UFC heavyweight title but only after <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a> gets his title shot.</p> <p>That’s according to UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>, who confirmed Jones’ plans to move up to...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/oOJrCTUtpTLj24IWCXj9Jp14jhg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67228792/028_Rafael_Dos_Anjos.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/796/rafael-dos-anjos">Rafael dos Anjos</a> is returning to his old stomping grounds to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3279/islam-makhachev">Islam Makhachev</a> in a matchup expected for UFC 254 on Oct. 24.</p> <p>Multiple sources close to the situation confirmed the...