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<img alt="UFC 252: Miocic v Cormier 3" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2sTlRJ6B9RcOhHt9UawcbCNLHPc=/0x0:4580x3053/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67213856/1266541198.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>In the fifth episode of <em>On to the Next One</em>, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday night’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a> event...

<img alt="Israel Adesanya" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3vgjgeqndvicY3cdQPw0KtwZHQI=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67214163/133_Israel_Adesanya.0.jpg"> <small>Israel Adesanya | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The long-awaited middleweight title grudge match between champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo Costa</a> and the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> pay-per-view event has been pushed back one week.</p> <p>During the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a>...

<img alt="UFC 252: Miocic v Cormier 3" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8KIx-cYtaceCgz-W6Q9Z-NnDJ6c=/0x0:4973x3315/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67214556/1266541190.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>If Saturday truly marked the end of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a>’s fighting career, UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> couldn’t be happier with how it all unfolded.</p> <p>Heading into Cormier’s heavyweight championship trilogy...

<img alt="UFC 252: Miocic v Cormier 3" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/m1NuaWzpKHfUCRR0vsOJ6GFc9e0=/0x0:4736x3157/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67211171/1266536229.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> sounded defeated.</p> <p>We’d seen him falter before, but the tone Cormier took on Saturday night following a second loss at the hands of Miocic, this was something new.</p> <div><div></div></div> <p>He...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/KjRuid-BCLqm0XTzV1Rj-fisCag=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67211516/137_ceremonial_Jon_Jones.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> will break from his standard refrain on immediate matchmaking to make one thing clear: <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> is not getting the next shot at the heavyweight title. </p> <p>Despite a tweetstorm from...

<img alt="UFC 252: Miocic v Cormier 3" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/b9OMvwsSljQnxjvSE1XTLwY2W8o=/0x0:4132x2755/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67211668/1266540472.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Marc Goddard is taking responsibility for what he feels was an error on his part during the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a> main event.</p> <p>The veteran referee was the third man in the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OVbgqO-bsS1aZ3xKC5tqv_kD0pY=/57x0:2937x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67211870/040_Michael_Chandler_x_Sidney_Outlaw.0.jpg"> <small>Michael Chandler | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Now a free agent, three-time Bellator lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/455/michael-chandler">Michael Chandler</a> is definitely on the UFC’s radar.</p> <p>That’s according to UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>, who was asked at Saturday’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a> post-fight...

<img alt="UFC 252: Burns v Pineda" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xRa3VtMR86PMNwiJTfQZ6UEhsRs=/0x0:3566x2377/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67212065/1266527055.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>LAS VEGAS – <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1428/daniel-pineda">Daniel Pineda</a> spoke to reporters about his return to the octagon after a long hiatus at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a>, where he beat prospect <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2662/herbert-burns">Herbert Burns</a> at...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Smith v Teixeira" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Y6wPKdJPErf0WVj86Tazm9NtUOA=/0x0:5418x3612/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67212242/1225126588.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p>A previously reported light-heavyweight matchup between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1091/anthony-smith">Anthony Smith</a> and Alexander Rakic will now headline <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1144/august-29-ufc-event">UFC Vegas 8</a> on Aug. 29 in Las Vegas. </p> <p>The UFC announced the...

<img alt="UFC 252: Daukaus v Porter" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_8zc3I7zLfA7UkX3GOdf35arANk=/0x0:4391x2927/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67212526/1228062573.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>LAS VEGAS – New UFC heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5394/chris-daukaus">Chris Daukaus</a> spoke to reporters after a successful octagon debut at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a>, his day job as a police officer...