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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2TlfGZNS2fenR5v2f8gwgmwGsuc=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66708443/136_ceremonial_Dominick_Reyes.0.jpg"> <small>Dominick Reyes | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Whoever <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4111/dominick-reyes">Dominick Reyes</a> fights next, he’s excited about the possibilities.</p> <p>Though he was unsuccessful in his bid to dethrone UFC light heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1093/ufc-247-jones-vs-reyes">UFC 247</a>, the 30-year-old’s stock...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-nPtB82T4fGTq5IRa5ALQ1nDRUA=/0x107:1280x960/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66708704/anderson.0.jpeg"> <small>Sao Paulo will slowly re-open the economy beginning May 11, but gyms are not included. | Photo via Anderson dos Santos</small> <p>UFC bantamweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4637/anderson-dos-santos">Anderson dos Santos</a> joined dozens of martial arts practitioners protesting in front of the Legislative Assembly...

<img alt="Cody Garbrandt" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XwJQUj_YCACEKflTD4XTsD4xMHg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66708724/035_Cody_Garbrandt_vs_Marcus_Brimage.0.0.jpg"> <small>Cody Garbrandt | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former 135-pound champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3121/cody-garbrandt">Cody Garbrandt</a> is expected to get back in action against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/230/raphael-assuncao">Raphael Assuncao</a> in a bantamweight showdown currently targeted for a UFC card on June 6.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-Sao Paulo-Luque vs Price" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6_1QsHHUlTZ-kdRHnr0KtjnEAfg=/0x40:2400x1640/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66709170/usa_today_10375648.0.jpg"> <small>Vicente Luque (pictured, red gloves) finished Niko Price with a D’Arce choke in their first fight. | Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3320/vicente-luque">Vicente Luque</a> is no stranger to short-notice bouts. But this one definitely...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/dghGraxfga6r85Di2dHjpyJHvcY=/0x5:1427x956/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66709783/gspkaro.0.jpg"> <small>UFC, YouTube</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/123/georges-st-pierre">Georges St-Pierre</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/119/karo-parisyan">Karo Parisyan</a> full fight video to see St-Pierre pick up his first octagon win by beating Parisyan at his own game at UFC 46 on Jan. 31, 2004, in Las Vegas.</p> <p>“GSP” and...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WsfZvLzUrMs_REqVhsOyfGwpXLs=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66709965/424_Mackenzie_Dern_x_Amanda_Cooper.0.jpg"> <small>Mackenzie Dern (pictured) has a new date for a strawweight clash with Hannah Cifers. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC has <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/4/24/21235260/smith-vs-teixeira-overeem-vs-harris-expected-to-headline-ufc-cards-on-may-13-and-may-16">three cards scheduled</a> for May 9, 13 and 16 in Florida, but is already working on other events...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pE7sZsd6m0mIR6wYBthPRIj_4zg=/0x119:1603x1188/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66707375/GettyImages_108126785.0.jpg"> <small>Murilo Bustamante was the first Brazilian fighter to capture a UFC belt in the modern era. | Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2732/murilo-bustamante">Murilo Bustamante</a> was one of the best middleweights of his era, but his run as a UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/K4H9BqjVJV4UCZXeUgWukcZIlig=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66707597/002_Edmen_Shahbazyan.0.jpg"> <small>ESTHER LIN</small> <p>MMA Fighting’s E. Casey Leydon and Esther Lin travel to Glendale Fight Club for an in-depth profile on UFC middleweight prospect <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4666/edmen-shahbazyan">Edmen Shahbazyan</a> and his journey to the octagon. </p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9SO7HApU1Lmcs5RQTSWlOJvYwsg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66707785/136_Chael_Sonnen.0.jpg"> <small>Chael Sonnen | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/103/chael-sonnen">Chael Sonnen</a> is wary of the UFC’s potential plans when it comes to lightweight stars <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a>, and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a>.</p> <p>No stranger to promotional politics himself, Sonnen wondered...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4o4a9sf79oS_SE9f2ANC-PbcyUI=/0x0:5472x3648/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66704009/20181006_0413_Tony_Ferguson_x_Anthony_Pettis.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC will return in full force on May 9 with an official card now confirmed.</p> <p>On Friday, UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> announced plans for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>, which will be held at the VyStar Arena...