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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AZnJ0g5H7-5rKhpaUNCKraHJDxg=/0x0:1280x853/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67194930/inaugura_ao_cidade_das_artes_marciais__leonardo_fabri_.0.jpeg"> <small>Dozens of mixed martial arts and jiu-jitsu stars were honored Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro. | Leonardo Fabri</small> <p>The city of Rio de Janeiro has produced some of the most iconic fighters and key moments in the history of jiu-jitsu...

<img alt="UFC 250: Dunham v Burns" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aUJazIEgqNMTjAHDgpviaV557L4=/0x0:3975x2650/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67195465/1247346095.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Featherweights <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2662/herbert-burns">Herbert Burns</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1428/daniel-pineda">Daniel Pineda</a> have been bumped to the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a> main card after <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/10433/magomed-ankalaev-vs-ion-cutelaba">Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba</a> was scratched from Saturday’s pay-per-view event....

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/JrtvHMnRmRyJHApApMXAyK_r5II=/0x0:1600x1067/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67195616/051_Raquel_Pennington_vs_Bethe_Correia.0.0.1473094411.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former bantamweight title contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2392/bethe-correia">Bethe Correia</a> and veteran lightweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/59/evan-dunham">Evan Dunham</a> have both been released from the UFC following recent losses.</p> <p>UFC officials confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Wednesday.</p> <p>For Correia, her time with...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1ZPGyW9wpn62JkDqUyYAFXWS1qY=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67195732/002_Paige_VanZant.0.0.0.0.jpeg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> will make her BKFC debut in November against an opponent to be determined. </p> <p>VanZant’s new contract with the bare-knuckle promotion is a four-fight deal that’s worth over $1 million with incentives, BKFC President...

<img alt="UFC 241 Cormier v Miocic 2" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/O4VtL880yjhUC2IXbhuTvaXf4gM=/0x0:5472x3648/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67196380/1168695214.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images</small> <p>Only one fighter might match <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> if he’s able to retake the UFC heavyweight belt from <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic</a> on Saturday night at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a>, according to...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zGDeCNRuM8qIfx0eL3OhWRza-Ns=/0x0:1919x1279/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67191151/114_Maki_Pitolo.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5396/impa-kasanganay">Impa Kasanganay</a> will make his octagon debut 11 days after earning a UFC contract on the Contender Series.</p> <p>UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> revealed at the end of Contender Series Season 4: Week 2 on Tuesday...

<img alt="UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3BaXBBxl2j08K-CJ--tnH9P84ZQ=/0x0:4136x2757/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67191923/1051852790.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>Later this year, UFC lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> will defend his title against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a>, the man many believe to be the toughest test for...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/SvPY4xllpfzgFzEzJgk8BAfsbFs=/0x0:2879x1919/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67192135/321_Daniel_Cormier_x_Stipe_Miocic.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>For the better part of the last three years, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic</a>’s entire fighting career has been consumed by <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a>.</p> <p>After he toppled the seemingly unstoppable <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a> at the start of 2018, the...

<img alt="UFC 250: Nunes vs Spencer" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/J1ihc7JeEsrcVxwSQ8IuGuc0yRg=/0x0:5483x3655/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67192301/1247313461.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Another fight has been added to this weekend’s UFC pay-per-view event in Las Vegas.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a featherweight bout between promotional...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6tSDeZnXF92uX7fXrJLbiLHFzj8=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67192442/144_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The grudge match between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> is heading in the right direction, but not done just yet. That is, according to Covington.</p> <p>As MMA Fighting confirmed, the highly anticipated welterweight matchup between...