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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/DqZRwY0HL6IhBWQK-edsq_vR0j4=/0x0:1650x1100/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67100282/87437063_10158830569374879_8368975150439202816_o.0.jpg"> <small>Solo Hatley Jr. | Bellator MMA</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5304/solo-hatley-jr">Solo Hatley Jr.</a> recently watched a promotional video for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1133/bellator-242">Bellator 242</a> when he saw his opponent flash on the screen. The video announced the return of rising star <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4100/aaron-pico">Aaron Pico</a> –...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lxGhvf_Uz_XBE-AvlPVC3lfP1ik=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67100529/127_Derek_Brunson.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC has a new main event for their return to Las Vegas, along with a new event poster signifying the change.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/10414/holly-holm-vs-irene-aldana">Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana</a> was the originally scheduled headliner for the Aug. 1...

<img alt="Gallery Photo: UFC 156 photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zqWxzqXKJW5vLjHiAqWeYlnVams=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67100731/020_Yves_Edwards_vs_Isaac_Vallie-Flagg.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Like every combat sports promotion, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships wasn’t immune to the coronavirus pandemic that shut down live events across the U.S. for several months.</p> <p>The fledgling organization was forced to cancel...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/j0yQjfdmO8PcdD1w9clkkkA3zoA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67096238/113_Conor_McGregor_and_Floyd_Mayweather.0.0.jpg"> <small>Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather | Esther Lin, Showtime</small> <p>As much as some may hate to admit it, over the past few years, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4155/floyd-mayweather-jr">Floyd Mayweather Jr.</a> has become part of the MMA world. In 2016, after <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XA5-WWtcw2kBrjK007DrsvM4iw4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67096557/100_Robert_Whittaker_vs_Yoel_Romero.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><em>Few things infuriate MMA fans more than a fight being scored incorrectly, though the term “robbery” tends to be thrown around carelessly and is often steeped in bias. With Robbery Review, we’ll take a look back...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kuqwzu-0IDw1yM0XQdgWJaSq1dY=/147x0:1767x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67096817/wth_ep17_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of <em>What the Heck</em>, UFC featherweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4139/calvin-kattar">Calvin Kattar</a> (3:48) recaps his UFC on ESPN 13 main event victory over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4339/dan-ige">Dan Ige</a>, gives his thoughts on the title fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1541/max-holloway">Max...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RnGKLTLW8hFcYjdbnEKPi9yJS3E=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67097038/whittaker_till_still.0.jpg"> <p>On Saturday night, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3278/darren-till">Darren Till</a> will square off in a pivotal middleweight matchup in the main event of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1131/july-25-ufc-event">UFC on ESPN 14</a>. MMA Fighting was on scene as Whittaker and Till went face-to-face on the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vl12BTl88yArM4IcRwW-UxFrmiY=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67097164/201_Carla_Esparza.0.jpg"> <small>Carla Esparza | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former UFC strawweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/818/carla-esparza">Carla Esparza</a> would never begrudge anyone for wanting more money.</p> <p>Esparza completely understands the desire to earn a higher salary voiced by several high-profile fighters, who’ve recently spoken out...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/H5IsfIRY-oavRIaVuzp8rDB9ZWU=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67092627/038_Gavin_Tucker_x_Seungwoo_Choi.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>After a highlight reel worthy octagon debut, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2901/justin-jaynes">Justin Jaynes</a> is making a quick turnaround in a different weight class. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3996/gavin-tucker">Gavin Tucker</a> will face Jaynes...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Lipski v Carolina" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3UEDyNIy7Qma0vRBQtxFnY55i8o=/0x0:3101x2067/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67093464/1227686004.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/flyweight">Flyweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4849/luana-carolina">Luana Carolina</a> shrieked in pain as the “Queen of Violence” <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4605/ariane-lipski">Ariane Lipski</a> applied a kneebar early in their UFC Fight Island 2 meeting....