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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pdp2sIdgvUILMc5GQA9aUy3Ar0o=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67189580/307_Justin_Gaethje_vs_Dustin_Poirier.0.jpg"> <small>Justin Gaethje | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> is well aware of the skills his next opponent brings to the table, and he’s preparing himself to have a specific mindset to overcome them.</p> <p>Gaethje, the UFC interim lightweight champ,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WlOVgE-LwYP9MpFlnq1ca7xAnKA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67189736/092_Robert_Whittaker_vs_Yoel_Romero.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The upcoming UFC card on Aug. 22 has taken a major hit after multi-time title contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/387/yoel-romero">Yoel Romero</a> was forced out of his co-main event fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/340/uriah-hall">Uriah Hall</a>.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TASIOE5ThM-RQiDIcbWPYH1IvFg=/0x0:1200x800/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67190018/Valiev.0.jpg"> <p>A new bantamweight fight has been booked for the UFC’s upcoming card on Aug. 22 as highly touted prospect <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2900/timur-valiev">Timur Valiev</a> makes his octagon debut against fellow newcomer <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1946/mark-striegl">Mark Striegl</a>.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the booking confirmed the news...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_Ts2U_GW_t-q3xt2CWcYty4fISw=/156x0:1776x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67190030/herringlesnar.0.jpg"> <small>UFC, YouTube</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/27/brock-lesnar">Brock Lesnar</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3950/heath-herring">Heath Herring</a> full fight video to see Lesnar earn his first UFC win by beating Herring at UFC 87 on Aug. 9, 2008, in Minneapolis.</p> <p>Six months earlier, Lesnar had impressed in his...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Cutelaba v Ankalaev" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AmbUtNduLYaD8vYcN0Ts23hUn7M=/0x0:3441x2294/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67190274/1204233909.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>The rematch between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3637/ion-cutelaba">Ion Cutelaba</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4326/magomed-ankalaev">Magomed Ankalaev</a> will again have to wait. </p> <p>The light heavyweight matchup has been pulled from <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a> on...

<img alt="Dana White’s Contender Series - Season 4 Week 1" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ykkpP7LQSpX5pOsdUMrka5wpX5Q=/8x0:4928x3280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67190285/1263962519.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>MMA Fighting has DWCS Season 4: Week 2 results from Tuesday’s event at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nev.</p> <p>In the main event, Joseph <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5403/joe-pyfer">Pyfer</a>...

<img alt="Dana White’s Contender Series - Yanez v Huang" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/nfGSR88bJJsyJdGB6ARSDmVGyFU=/0x0:3425x2283/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67190797/1265333218.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/bantamweight">Bantamweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3552/adrian-yanez">Adrian Yanez</a> wowed UFC brass with the fifth-fastest stoppage win in DWCS history. </p> <p>Yanez needed just 39 seconds to put away <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5401/brady-huang">Brady Huang</a>...

<img alt="Dana White’s Contender Series - Season 4 Week 2" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8MioSU2mk20O4FEQZTseonBpTh0=/7x0:4395x2925/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67190984/1265309213.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>All five winners at DWCS Season 4: Week 2 walked away with UFC contracts in Las Vegas. </p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5396/impa-kasanganay">Impa Kasanganay</a>, TJ Laramie, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5400/cory-mckenna">Cory McKenna</a>, <a...

<img alt="Luke Rockhold" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/LUPhIM4QNakCeqqkWQigcbIt7Zc=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67185872/014_Luke_Rockhold.0.0.jpg"> <small>Luke Rockhold | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/98/luke-rockhold">Luke Rockhold</a>’s career has fallen on hard times recently, having won once since winning the UFC middleweight title in 2015. A pair of knockout losses to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/84/michael-bisping">Michael Bisping</a> and <a...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Miller v Roberts" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/emeVocKx5MpM592NxPrKh5_qiU8=/0x0:4587x3058/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67186035/1251043549.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4349/roosevelt-roberts">Roosevelt Roberts</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3114/matt-frevola">Matt Frevola</a> are scheduled to compete once again.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that the lightweight matchup will take...