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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aLNr-slxCVS37ZoyYVklBAEBqGE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67219409/079_Paige_VanZant_vs_Bec_Rawlings.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Paige VanZant | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> finished the final fight on her UFC contract, she was excited to test free agency really for the first time in her career.</p> <p>VanZant inked her first UFC deal when...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AeRleHG6ZKZ6-KOPlKXX33wI7es=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67219637/050_Johnny_Walker_x_Misha_Cirkunov.0.jpg"> <small>Johnny Walker is looking to bounce back from a pair of losses in the octagon. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4594/johnny-walker">Johnny Walker</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4544/ryan-spann">Ryan Spann</a> was originally booked for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a>, but the matchup will now be...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OkQ9kt2O95mYOsdY4UtxxPJ1-eA=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67219813/btl_ep12_clean.0.jpg"> <p>Check out episode 12 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp as they give their takes on where <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic</a>’s successful title defense against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CSWOpacyGH5opL-3kmLyZEx_sE4=/0x0:1080x720/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67216299/102447555_2645132799142604_1250638103781329185_n.0.jpg"> <small>Jared Gooden | @nitetrainmma23, Instagram</small> <p>An injury has forced welterweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5389/jared-gooden">Jared Gooden</a> out of his UFC debut.</p> <p>Gooden was scheduled to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3921/dwight-grant">Dwight Grant</a> on the preliminary portion of Saturday’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1143/august-22-ufc-event">UFC on ESPN</a> event at UFC APEX in...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/g0Fo_Cn1yn2XAA7EoE2x0ldBlqc=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67216372/329_Daniel_Cormier_x_Stipe_Miocic.0.jpg"> <small>Stipe Miocic | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Following his UFC heavyweight championship trilogy bout win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/8/16/21370774/stipe-miocic-happy-to-cement-as-his-legacy-as-the-goat-but-i-always-get-sh-t-on">noted</a> that he doesn’t always get the respect that he deserves.</p> <p>Based on speculative...

<img alt="Jon Jones" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/fwBAURbn72S0ihUTdosRUZmSQKY=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67216873/132_Jon_Jones_x_Dominick_Reyes.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> is no longer the UFC light heavyweight champion.</p> <p>On Monday, Jones revealed that after having a conversation with the promotion about his future, he decided to vacate his 205-pound title effective immediately.</p> <p>“Just got...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-VZ300XxuSPJbyL_BdlYRRsTwiw=/94x0:1714x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67217095/Post_Chavez01.00_06_13_23.Still001.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p>LAS VEGAS — Following his win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5279/t-j-brown">TJ Brown</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5395/daniel-chavez">Daniel Chavez</a> spoke to the media about his successful UFC debut, how he felt about his opponent missing weight, and wanting to fight...

<img alt="UFC 252: O’Malley v Vera" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YlX5Y_mbdNTC6AyI2YfzSUsELDA=/0x0:4338x2892/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67217232/1266532111.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Sean O’Malley | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>A five-round battle between <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> settled their three-year rivalry but neither heavyweight left <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a> unscathed.</p> <p>On Monday, the Nevada State Athletic...

<img alt="Jon Jones" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/wEFxElARGaQfwZsoFCS_b3Z8nx8=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67217736/138_Jon_Jones.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Moments after <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> announced he was vacating the UFC light heavyweight championship, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee reacted to the news. </p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_pgPo51qoxs81JGGCVIZt2k0fbo=/0x0:1128x752/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67217864/Screen_Shot_2020_08_17_at_8.36.17_PM.0.png"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/welterweight">Welterweight</a> brothers Louis and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5410/orion-cosce">Orion Cosce</a> will both look to better their lives and accomplish their dreams when they compete on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>’s Contender Series this Tuesday night. </p> <p>DWCS Season 4, Week 3 takes place at the UFC...