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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WhLw0XS3YCxcVdUyipN0nFnwA38=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67019149/145_Kamaru_Usman_x_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>With the event taking place to christen “Fight Island” in less than a week, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> has a <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/7/5/21313533/jorge-masvidal-replaces-gilbert-burns-fight-kamaru-usman-ufc-251">new headliner</a> for the welterweight title. </p> <p>After <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> was forced to withdraw from his...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Camacho v Jaynes" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HNVNBjePa1pPmmo-wNYfJ2KFRM4=/0x0:4074x2716/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67019238/1221515697.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1874/frank-camacho">Frank Camacho</a> needed an opponent on less than 72 hours notice, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2901/justin-jaynes">Justin Jaynes</a> stepped in and made the most of his opportunity.</p> <p>“Guitar Hero” got...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3P-cxlYWnjU9LY09-nnEUl6x6Z8=/0x0:920x613/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67019552/12141560_834496200000960_4246529692267220637_n.0.0.jpg"> <small>Sage and Colbey Northcutt | Facebook</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3363/sage-northcutt">Sage Northcutt</a> couldn’t be happier that his ONE Championship journey has become a family affair.</p> <p>Though his own ONE Championship debut in May 2019 ended in a knockout loss to Cosmo Alexandre, Northcutt’s older...

<img alt="Alexander Volkanovski defeated Max Holloway via unanimous decision at UFC 245." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jR7izG8M60Df6svXnJamcJbX35s=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67019554/104_Max_Holloway_x_Alexander_Volkanovski.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1541/max-holloway">Max Holloway</a> full fight video showcases the memorable first encounter between the two fighters at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1056/ufc-245">UFC 245</a>.</p> <p>Volkanovski won his...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/KCb0ZmpWpNmD_wcioBa02Nl1iZw=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67019872/102_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> fight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/7/5/21313533/jorge-masvidal-replaces-gilbert-burns-fight-kamaru-usman-ufc-251">is almost official</a> for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>. See how the pros, including <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/365/nate-diaz">Nate Diaz</a>, reacted to the big news on Sunday below.</p> <div> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Real...

<img alt="UFC on FOX 20 Weigh-in Photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/m0LNpYyYk6HK4vxOr_VZfdWQpcs=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67019933/424_Frankie_Saenz.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2972/frankie-saenz">Frankie Saenz</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4628/jonathan-martinez">Jonathan Martinez</a> will join the lineup for the UFC’s return to Las Vegas. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Emmett v Burgos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/g8gXQ9uEcDLNHvz5hP9D7allkSs=/0x10:3259x2183/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67018487/1251054750.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Shane Burgos (pictured) saw his position in the official UFC rankings take a major hit after his loss to Josh Emmett | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>It’s every fighter’s goal to achieve success inside...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/SM0lMVXT-1Wzlq-i3eI9Z5YzP9E=/890x412:2584x1541/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67018523/110_Marina_Rodriguez_x_Cynthia_Calvillo.0.jpg"> <small>Marina Rodriguez (pictured) and Carla Esparza will face off in Abu Dhabi after all. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/10359/carla-esparza-vs-marina-rodriguez">Carla Esparza vs. Marina Rodriguez</a> is back on for “Fight Island” as both fighters agreed to meet on July 25,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9vlzQPUUA-bVbt321lYSZAhJa9E=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67018650/150_Gegard_Mousasi_vs_Rory_MacDonald.0.jpg"> <small>Rory MacDonald | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/117/rory-macdonald">Rory MacDonald</a> had racked up a lot of memories — both good and bad — over his 15 year career spent as a fighter.</p> <p>While he initially hoped to add more of them...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night 163 mixed martial arts event in Moscow" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4MEIvVpJVnK9GpaPXRZcoFPLapc=/0x0:3161x2107/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67017142/1181094152.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images</small> <p>Much has happened in the past week: Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/7/3/21312469/reports-abdulmanap-nurmagomedov-khabibs-father-dies-from-covid-19-complications">passed away due to complications from COVID-19</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2917/daniel-hooker">Dan Hooker</a>...