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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/uPf1K8SuTmh0jSKhwuj_LK9YHCc=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67116814/116_Johnny_Walker.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A light heavyweight fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4594/johnny-walker">Johnny Walker</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4544/ryan-spann">Ryan Spann</a> is currently in the works for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> on Sept. 19 with a location for the card still to be determined.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed...

<img alt="Bellator 136 Photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HM2jT10NXaP9HGI5kyhY5QY4Ku0=/0x0:1600x1067/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67112773/047_John_McCarthy.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC’s final foray to ‘Fight Island’ went down on Saturday with four former champions all picking up wins. But despite the marquee names and highlights up and down the card, the talk of...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Whittaker v Till" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RmpnkM9Y5RiFelgbIztJT6MlHik=/0x0:3834x2556/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67113021/1258439131.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>In the second installment of MMA Fighting’s On to the Next One, Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday night’s UFC...

<img alt="MMA-UFC-ABU DHABI" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Q5APBY4zz2DJz4HMXLEMyMlJcA0=/0x0:3816x2544/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67113713/1227781565.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by JEFF BOTTARI/Zuffa LLC/AFP via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3278/darren-till">Darren Till</a> didn’t get a win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker </a>at UFC on ESPN 14, but he still managed to catch the attention of reigning UFC middleweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kqLNjfjyc8thKdrnNgGFZX0NWLc=/103x0:1723x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67110737/POST__Craig_scrum.00_06_29_05.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — Light heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3883/paul-craig">Paul Craig</a> spoke with the media backstage following his first-round submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3843/gadzhimurad-antigulov">Gadzhimurad Antigulov</a> at UFC on ESPN 14. “Bearjew” discussed the big win, his thoughts on staredowns and pre-fight ‘pageantries,’ being surprised...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Gutierrez v Morales" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/uNdaWZVAwr9746ElQyVEinmKLQ8=/0x0:3164x2109/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67110856/1216300593.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2785/chris-gutierrez">Chris Gutierrez</a> has a new opponent 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: Trinaldo v Herbert" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4EXHqLKxxd3NM0GR0-pVnIJ050M=/0x0:4134x2756/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67110945/1258245598.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>Referee Herb Dean saw no issue with his stoppage in the clash between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1819/francisco-trinaldo">Francisco Trinaldo</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5362/jai-herbert">Jai Herbert</a> at UFC on ESPN 14 but he...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/c558Q-NA0zfVa9kwO_SEkYDyBMs=/169x0:1789x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67111022/POST_Aspinall_scrum.00_04_27_17.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/heavyweight">Heavyweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5355/tom-aspinall">Tom Aspinall</a> spoke with reporters backstage following his first-round knockout win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3048/jake-collier">Jake Collier</a> at UFC on ESPN 14. He explains why octagon jitters aren’t real, why having his promotional debut delayed was a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YEkI8_ZBUPjnOSEfHk6WX8YsIjg=/0x0:1650x1100/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67111203/A44I7293.0.jpg"> <p>No. 1 Bellator bantamweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1616/sergio-pettis">Sergio Pettis</a> will face the winner of an upcoming title fight between Patrick “Patchy” Mix and one-time featherweight title challenger <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3227/juan-archuleta">Juan Archuleta</a>. Whomever emerges as the new champ, he anticipates the same fight. </p> <p>“I...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/G3iTImytfSN6JNOZ9yuHHm9LGIE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67111364/079_Raquel_Pennington_x_Germaine_de_Randamie.0.jpg"> <small>Germaine de Randamie | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A key matchup in the bantamweight division is currently in the works as <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/935/germaine-de-randamie">Germaine de Randamie</a> is expected to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2296/julianna-pena">Julianna Pena</a> at the upcoming UFC Fight Night event on...