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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/IpvnfAnroJiLq73IUHlbxlIOnhQ=/0x0:1200x800/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67156122/amir.0.jpg"> <small>Amir Aliakbari defeated longtime MMA veteran Heath Herring in Rizin | Sachiko Hotaka, Rizin FF</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3807/amir-aliakbari">Amir Aliakbari</a>’s time with the UFC was over before it began, but the heavyweight prospect is making the move to another major promotion after...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5FOeRipJxJQ6MGsRkTA_fFSmFJ0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67156716/117_Ricky_Simon.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC’s has added an exciting matchup to their first September event.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4420/ricky-simon">Ricky Simon</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1400/brian-kelleher">Brian Kelleher</a> is in...

<img alt="Dana White Contender Series" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/47xya0dth8bhsLLLqPMMrx4vUfE=/0x0:4920x3280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67156806/GettyImages_820798174.0.jpg"> <small>Getty Images</small> <p>Three winners at Contender Series season 4: Week 1 earned UFC contracts after impressive showings. </p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5382/jordan-leavitt">Jordan Leavitt</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5386/uros-medic">Uros Medic</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1397/dustin-jacoby">Dustin Jacoby</a> are headed to the UFC, promotion president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Brunson v Shahbazyan: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aKa3tiXPHRHm4oQmPVKPZlnqP3Y=/0x0:3537x2358/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67157014/1227858616.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>Veteran middleweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/639/ed-herman">Ed Herman</a> said he would’ve fought <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4384/kevin-holland">Kevin Holland</a> at UFC Vegas 5 if given the option. But when his fight with <a...

<img alt="Dana White’s Contender Series - Leavitt v Flores" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/k_9Bk8R514GKUyLguzWAPW3c6_Q=/0x0:4159x2773/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67157195/1263966479.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>“The Monkey King” did not disappoint in his <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> Contender Series debut. </p> <p>In the opening bout of the promotion’s fourth season, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5382/jordan-leavitt">Jordan Leavitt</a> dominated...

<img alt="Yair Rodriguez EL MMAF" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jTkEtf2EX-jU-I4DU7hdBLMhcu8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67157532/201_Yair_Rodriguez.0.0.jpg"> <small>Yair Rodriguez | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A highly anticipated featherweight headliner is no longer happening at the end of August. </p> <p>Following <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>’s Contender Series 27 on Tuesday night, White spoke with the media...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/nmUhGl0BgXjmp9bvTiXNZZWpfz4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67152906/012_Dana_White_and_Conor_McGregor_Whiskey.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Coming into 2020, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> had such wondrous plans. After being dominated by <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> in a failed attempt to reclaim the UFC lightweight title, the former lightweight and featherweight champion was approaching 2020...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/L6Mwynztcc9na44_Uo8NnifnvNA=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67153032/035_Rodolfo_Vieira_x_Saparbek_Safarov.0.jpg"> <small>Rodolfo Vieira had to dig deep to beat Saparbeg Safarov in his last UFC appearance. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Brazilian jiu-jitsu wizard <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5036/rodolfo-vieira">Rodolfo Vieira</a> will face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4280/markus-perez">Markus Perez</a> when he returns to the octagon on Oct. 10,...

<img alt="Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/fRqkJjkkdM9kI5IhFilBru2vYNg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67153162/405_Daniel_Cormier_and_Jon_Jones.0.jpg"> <small>Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> knows his career will always be attached to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> in some way, form, or fashion.</p> <p>Their heated rivalry exploded into a brawl...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/qHH7q2C-yvPYGWnZqt5KW3FPaGw=/300x0:1920x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67153461/btl_ep10_clean.0.jpg"> <p>Check out episode 10 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and journalist Anthony Walker to discuss where <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4666/edmen-shahbazyan">Edmen Shahbazyan</a> goes after the first loss of his career to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/925/derek-brunson">Derek Brunson</a>...