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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2Qh568gGpctic9ZLxvEV3y6uFx0=/0x0:1500x1000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67129154/23_Morandin_Ruiz.0.jpg"> <p>Invicta FC 41 is official after the fighters on the card weighed in on Wednesday, but one of the main event competitors failed to hit the mark.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4166/janaisa-morandin">Janaisa Morandin</a> tipped the scales at 116.9 pounds — .9 pounds over the limit...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4vPuB6A3khHjxZuA23T5b11MjRA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67129519/123_Tony_Ferguson.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> was down but he’s far from out.</p> <p>The former interim lightweight champion hadn’t tasted defeat in eight years until he set foot in the octagon to do battle with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> in the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/f995k_gWGm4YIqBUdhwCREWThOY=/158x0:1778x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67129555/POST__Wood_scrum.00_05_50_00.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/bantamweight">Bantamweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3738/nathaniel-wood">Nathaniel Wood</a> spoke with reporters backstage on Yas Island following his unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5364/john-castaneda">John Castaneda</a> at UFC on ESPN 14. “The Prospect” discusses wanting a rematch with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/830/john-dodson">John Dodson</a> in Abu...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TeHvqNeFX6BfA0MuX88mFGpId1I=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67130021/Post__Emeev_scrum.00_01_48_14.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/welterweight">Welterweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4200/ramazan-emeev">Ramazan Emeev</a> spoke with the media backstage on Yas Island following his decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5363/niklas-stolze">Niklas Stolze</a> at UFC on ESPN 14. Emeev discussed why he wasn’t happy with the performance despite the victory,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Xw0p6t0P-owZ5Pb-FUKaCniODRQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67130182/056_Fedor_x_Ryan_Bader.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Two-division champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/39/ryan-bader">Ryan Bader</a> will return to 205 pounds to defend his light heavyweight title against top contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3467/vadim-nemkov">Vadim Nemkov</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1137/bellator-244">Bellator 244</a> on Aug. 21.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed the fight to MMA Fighting...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lb8707n_SUF976oj7Fvsnqh78Ms=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67130259/023_Valerie_Loureda.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4801/valerie-loureda">Valerie Loureda</a> returns to the Bellator cage next weekend. </p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/BellatorMMA/status/1288574071240708097?s=20">Bellator officials announced</a> that Loureda will face Tara Graff on Aug. 7 at Bellator 243. The event takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CY3TtkLDSnmweRMjI266DqPlrQE=/87x0:1707x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67130427/POST___Kianzad_scrum.00_01_31_16.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/bantamweight">Bantamweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3321/pannie-kianzad">Pannie Kianzad</a> spoke with reporters backstage on Yas Island following her unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2392/bethe-correia">Bethe Correia</a> at UFC on ESPN 14. Kianzad responded to her opponent’s reaction to the 10-second clapper at round’s...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Whittaker v Till" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/eBb9-aiVbkDxqqIseXhFxMdahwY=/0x0:4373x2915/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67125660/1258440160.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>For this episode, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/126/sarah-kaufman">Sarah Kaufman</a> joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to discuss some of the hot topics in MMA.</p> <p>Some possible topics include: The fallout...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/G-TGEgX1IeHpGzXq2ubxguef02U=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67125993/115_Max_Holloway_x_Alexander_Volkanovski.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a> successfully defended his featherweight title for the first time, winning a split decision over former champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1541/max-holloway">Max Holloway</a>. It was the second time in a row the two...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Vlua_c5BN01Wro7HlgdAWYJXUvE=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67126200/041_Brad_Tavares_x_Edmen_Shabazyan.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>No one has higher expectations for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4666/edmen-shahbazyan">Edmen Shahbazyan</a> than the goals he’s set for himself.</p> <p>Despite being just 22 years old, the former <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> Contender Series veteran has already gone 4-0 in the UFC...