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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/H_NhbIgPL87rbjrp5GDxrOLjTtM=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67137375/328_Daniel_Cormier_x_Stipe_Miocic.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>In a little over two weeks, UFC heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic</a> and former heavyweight and light heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> will meet for the third and final time, but this time, things will be...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/W8p7EOoD0YI4dtKO_sGZEkfNTwE=/172x0:1693x1014/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67137976/shootoddt.0.jpg"> <small>Rangel de Sa and Ary Santos at a Shooto Brasil show in Rio de Janeiro on July 26, 2020 | @Grabaka_Hitman, Twitter</small> <p><em>Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/7JT8RBOvht6ZmmhhtDu9WC15ep4=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67138067/104_Jamall_Emmers.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>There’s been a last-minute switch to Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 5 event. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2900/timur-valiev">Timur Valiev</a> has been forced to withdraw from his octagon...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/PyhywvlL4rWnDjmmPuw3TFEW-Nc=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67138215/016_Eric_Spicely.0.jpg"> <small>Eric Spicely | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1127/august-1-ufc-event">UFC Vegas 5</a> card has taken another hit.</p> <p>Just hours after it was reported that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2900/timur-valiev">Timur Valiev</a> would be replaced by <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5379/vincent-cachero">Vincent Cachero</a> in for his featherweight bout against <a...

<img alt="Derek Brunson" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_v1ZpKHZN7GvD1wR7XZd6sIIBVU=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67137661/005_Derek_Brunson.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1127/august-1-ufc-event">UFC Vegas 5</a> weigh-ins, all 22 fighters taking part in UFC Vegas 5 on Saturday night will step on the scale Friday morning.</p> <p>In the main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/925/derek-brunson">Derek Brunson</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4666/edmen-shahbazyan">Edmen...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rWJ-zP4GHdg-Fa_pzGtF2yV4pR4=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67138292/002_Manel_Kape.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5367/manel-kape">Manel Kape</a> isn’t lacking in confidence.</p> <p>The RIZIN star, who awaits his UFC debut after joining the promotion in March, made a major splash in Japan with finishes of the highly-touted Kai Asakura and veterans <a...

<img alt="Edmen Shahbazyan" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/dvupoXo70L0nhM_yrBmv05KUbr8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67133792/146_Edmen_Shahbazyan.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>MMA Fighting has a live stream of the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1127/august-1-ufc-event">UFC Vegas 5: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan</a> virtual media day, and you can check out the video above.</p> <p>Headlining the event is a middleweight fight between champion <a...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Whittaker v Till" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/7_KZDbpkNdGuUmE1MyrPnUdF9eQ=/0x0:4782x3188/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67134139/1258438987.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>UFC middleweight standout <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3278/darren-till">Darren Till</a>’s report of a knee injury during his fight with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a> was verified by a recent trip to the doctor,...

<img alt="Rico Verhoeven (Glory)" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/btQ1HYSf42eUli0PXjN8ENXcZ3s=/1x0:1000x666/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67134482/rico5.0.0.jpg"> <small>GLORY</small> <p>GLORY is back in action.</p> <p>The kickboxing organization announced via <a href="http://www.glorykickboxing.com/news/glory-is-back:7ecf12d8-6666-4246-9f04-31bd65519b9a">press release</a> Thursday that it will hold its first shows since the outbreak of the coronavirus, scheduling back to back events on Oct. 2 and Oct. 3...

<img alt="Buchecha JJWL" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/cfCft93eEK3lqm4T0swNtbByh-o=/0x0:4368x2912/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67134802/001.0.0.jpg"> <small>Jiu-Jitsu World League</small> <p>Multi-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu grappling champion Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida will make a full-time move into MMA in 2020, and he’s already inked his first contract.</p> <p>According to his manager, Ali Abdelaziz, the 30-year-old Brazilian has signed a multi-year...