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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jJ-jKrZP0yyUE1NccBT194lq4UU=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67028586/111_Jon_Jones_x_Thiago_Santos.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>One-time light heavyweight title challengers <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 go through each other to get another shot at the belt. </p> <p>The UFC is working on a Sept. 12 headliner for Brazilian light...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/boeTnfAmzbi6QBvrltADRE38XTA=/2x0:2998x1997/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67028797/Encarada___Rose_Namajunas_x_Jessica_Andrade.0.jpg"> <small>Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade will meet for a second time at Abu Dhabi's Yas Island on July 11. | Alexandre Loureiro, UFC</small> <p>Many people saw <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2360/jessica-andrade">Jessica Andrade</a>’s brutal knockout over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2024/rose-namajunas">Rose Namajunas</a> as a fluke, pure luck.</p> <p>Andrade...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HRIjXc8i331uiI5EFmoumy95Ev4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67025058/119_Gilbert_Burns.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This Saturday, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> was scheduled to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> for the welterweight title in the main event of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>. But late last week, Burns was forced out of his title shot...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/F8sfgaYDCQDx2hyrO7VVftpDtgw=/153x0:1773x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67025597/btl_ep06_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of Between the Links, Mike Heck moderates the rematch between MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and fellow journalist James Lynch as they discuss 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> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/54dENZMKkmOyCxDNXmrvSCj88S8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67025253/004_Paige_VanZant.0.0.1481572163.0.jpeg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>As <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> prepares to return to action at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>, she understands in many ways that this is the biggest fight of her life.</p> <p>There are no titles are up for grabs and a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/dPsJ-8VVj-T5PuERnaV3BNlyN_s=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67025994/141_Max_Holloway_x_Alexander_Volkanovski.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC featherweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1541/max-holloway">Max Holloway</a> will answer questions from the media Tuesday morning in Abu Dhabi.</p> <p>The video is expected to begin at 11 a.m. ET.</p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/LFtGsJYGtyNj6QaNuKQxdd_Dnsk=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67022173/122_Jorge_Masvidal_x_Nate_Diaz.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee react to the weekend’s massive news of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> stepping in to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> for the welterweight title in the new main event of <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1neMlzw53xG7dakW3NpFVKiObWI=/0x0:1600x1067/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67022464/102_Robert_Whittaker_x_Israel_Adesanya.0.jpg"> <small>Paulo Costa is expected to challenge Israel Adesanya for the UFC middleweight gold next. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a>’s coach Eugene Bareman <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/7/1/21309529/morning-report-eugene-bareman-responds-rumors-of-israel-adesanya-and-paulo-costa-as-next-tuf-coaches">recently said</a> that “nothing has come over my desk in regards” to a UFC...

<img alt="Claudia Gadelha" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XZHP4UjBjLRg-sFOmnF0JOQ_K2w=/94x0:1920x1217/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67023418/115_Claudia_Gadelha.0.0.jpg"> <small>Claudia Gadelha is looking for her third win in a row inside the octagon. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Two top-ranked strawweights will collide in the octagon on Sept. 26 as <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2016/claudia-gadelha">Claudia Gadelha</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4274/yan-xiaonan">Yan Xiaonan</a> agree...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/k5-uvTdo4jSP-Rq-dl_ccjwCAbQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67023843/20191212_0071_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> was hoping to get his second chance at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> in the main event of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>. </p> <p>In the end, the welterweight title shot went to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> after <a...