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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QwoQ9PiESNaiGgeJLs8RVrKID0M=/224x0:1844x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67120231/Roy_Jones.0.jpg"> <p>If you asked <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1133/roy-jones">Roy Jones</a> Jr. five years ago if he would fight Mike Tyson in 2020, he’d compare it to asking him if he would become heavyweight champion in 1988 – he would never have believed it to be...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-7s96Y9NDyAoL00sa5wPUOcVlLA=/300x0:1920x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67120605/btl_ep9_CLEAN.0.jpg"> <p>Check out episode 9 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Alex K. Lee and Jed Meshew discussing <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a>’s win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3278/darren-till">Darren Till</a> in the UFC on ESPN 14 main event. </p> <p>In...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NXJLqu2W6zVUePww8Hi9JOosmJc=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67120846/141_Khabib_Nurmagomedov.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The highly anticipated UFC lightweight title unification bout is set to go down in the fall, according to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>. </p> <p>The UFC president <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/sport/khabib-nurmagomedov-gaethje-ufc-white-spt-intl/index.html">told CNN’s Don Riddell</a> that lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> will...

<img alt="Gallery Photo: UFC 166 photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-My9gcnEM9S92Yqv-3l52IZN0rI=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67115160/120_Diego_Sanchez_vs_Gilbert_Melendez.0.jpg"> <p>Former title contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/71/gilbert-melendez">Gilbert Melendez</a> was released from the UFC last year, but he will still face a two-year suspension as a result of a drug test taken prior to his exit from the promotion.</p> <p>On Monday,...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FbKsJKO7B40eaRAYfzfb8PA2-bs=/0x0:4929x3286/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67115377/1189650598.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>A light heavyweight matchup is heading to Las Vegas next month.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4167/mike-rodriguez">Mike Rodriguez</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4342/marcin-prachnio">Marcin...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YG4qy7dgBuyG9M9iheavWMly2iw=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67115438/133_Frankie_Edgar.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The bantamweight fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/60/frankie-edgar">Frankie Edgar</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1534/pedro-munhoz">Pedro Munhoz</a> has been pushed back from Aug. 15 to Aug. 22.</p> <p>It’s unknown why the fight was ultimately moved one week later but multiple sources confirmed the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mYjVFX7v1-0ctZUtChHGrZdFlI0=/120x0:1740x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67116165/POST_Boser_scrum.00_03_19_21.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/heavyweight">Heavyweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5030/tanner-boser">Tanner Boser</a> spoke with the media backstage following his second-round TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5038/raphael-pessoa-nunes">Raphael Pessoa</a> at UFC on ESPN 14. Boser discussed the short notice win, missing his shorts, gaining social media followers, wanting...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/22mYPS087IzAqSqZjZdUzrqXME8=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67116365/033_Kai_Kara_France_x_Raulian_Paiva.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A matchup between top-15 flyweights is in the works for September.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Kai Kara-France and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5342/brandon-royval">Brandon Royval</a> is being targeted for the UFC’s event...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Trinaldo v Herbert" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/0a2RpO8FoKPa8nlQA395NMAiXK0=/0x0:4918x3279/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67116448/1258248633.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Herb Dean and Dan Hardy | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><em>The Great Divide is a recurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which two of our staff debate a topic in...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3eV5DGWWVqR22e6DvHmbrY_w51Y=/164x0:1784x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67116659/POST__Evloev_scrum.00_06_24_15.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/featherweight">Featherweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4892/movsar-evloev">Movsar Evloev</a> spoke with reporters backstage following his unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4814/mike-grundy">Mike Grundy</a> at UFC on ESPN 14. He discussed his motorcycle accident earlier in the year, his willingness to die in the...