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<img alt="UFC 244 Tavares v Shahbazyan" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/DQGjJ-Ra1XrR7TN5Og_5YduO7nk=/51x0:3587x2357/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67135208/1185126964.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/925/derek-brunson">Derek Brunson</a> described a three-round fight as a gentlemen’s agreement with his UFC Vegas 5 opponent <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4666/edmen-shahbazyan">Edmen Shahbazyan</a> – but Shahbazyan said it wasn’t his idea. </p> <p>Although they had...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ggoE5gLRezL6nG-UEA8o9Okbjag=/0x0:1500x1000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67135606/23_Morandin_Ruiz.0.jpg"> <p>MMA Fighting has Invicta 41 results for the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/10448/janaisa-morandin-vs-montserrat-ruiz">Janaisa Morandin vs. Montserrat Ruiz</a> fight card in Kansas City, Kan., and live Invicta 41 Twitter updates.</p> <p>The scheduled main event features a non-title strawweight showdown between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4166/janaisa-morandin">Janaisa Morandin</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5370/montserrat-ruiz">Montserrat...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_xTWgKO3WjUkkU6bc6_ocSZeCHM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67135827/159_Joanne_Calderwood.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1848/joanne-calderwood">Joanne Calderwood</a> understands nothing in the UFC is guaranteed.</p> <p>Just a few short months ago, the Scottish flyweight was preparing for a title shot against reigning 125-pound champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3494/valentina-shevchenko">Valentina Shevchenko,</a> but an injury forced the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/p-eQRuZn7HtXOLLMZheMm8e2w24=/0x0:1500x1000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67136427/21_Montserrat_Ruiz.0.jpg"> <p>A heavier opponent didn’t stop <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5370/montserrat-ruiz">Montserrat Ruiz</a> from overcoming at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1134/invicta-fc-41">Invicta FC 41</a>. </p> <p>Ruiz’s aggression paid big dividends as she secured a first-round tapout of Morandin, who missed weight for the non-title strawweight headliner on Thursday at Memorial Hall...

<img alt="Cody Garbrandt" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RdR3lIRPSMQtcd7xzxy3AG8uK9Q=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67131487/050_Cody_Garbrandt_vs_Marcus_Brimage.0.0.jpg"> <small>Cody Garbrandt | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Earlier this summer, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3121/cody-garbrandt">Cody Garbrandt</a> stole the show at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1124/ufc-250">UFC 250</a>, turning in a Knockout of the Year contender against longtime bantamweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/230/raphael-assuncao">Raphael Assuncao</a>. Now, “No Love” is...

<img alt="Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Y-UdUDvAyJ5AE6tTmSXybFAJ6pI=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67131723/007_Stipe_Miocic_and_Daniel_Cormier_2.0.jpg"> <small>Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> battles <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic</a> for the third time at the upcoming <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a> card in August, there’s more on the line...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/J8wJky2Le70Gfh9KG0AGKDgIA_0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67131897/120_Yorgan_de_Castro.0.jpg"> <small>Yorgan De Castro (pictured) fights Carlos Felipe in a heavyweight bout on Oct. 3 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A heavyweight matchup between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5114/yorgan-de-castro">Yorgan De Castro</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4156/carlos-felipe">Carlos Felipe</a> is set for the fall.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/H21c3WcrmftphrhjtefZYC11aCs=/153x0:1773x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67132031/wth_ep18_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of <em>What the Heck</em>, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck chats with UFC strawweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/818/carla-esparza">Carla Esparza</a> (5:37) recaps her win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4591/marina-rodriguez">Marina Rodriguez</a> at UFC on ESPN 14, talks being willing to fight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5015/amanda-ribas">Amanda Ribas</a>, feels...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ehnDMosU09lDwGfWKRZKPIIFAfQ=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67132430/063_Derek_Brunson_x_Ian_Heinisch.0.jpg"> <small>Derek Brunson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/925/derek-brunson">Derek Brunson</a> has heard a lot about his upcoming opponent <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4666/edmen-shahbazyan">Edmen Shahbazyan</a>.</p> <p>Despite Brunson being a UFC veteran with four times as many fights in the octagon, it’s Shahbazyan who has received...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2mmTgx9rD7R0rRJ3cMzHvcICOs8=/11x0:5500x3659/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67128819/VP_of_Corporate_Communications_Loren_Mack_and_PFL_President_Ray_Sefo.0.jpg"> <small>Professional Fighters League executives Ray Sefo and Loren Mack | PFL</small> <p>The Professional Fighters League is on hold for now, but that doesn’t mean it’s not making moves.</p> <p>Last month, the league announced the launch of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/6/8/21283337/pfl-studios-launches-with-four-original-series-including-own-last-dance-focused-on-randy-couture">PFL Studios</a>, and on...