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<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/V5mrpWxc_RTA3_dHVnolWEMzA3M=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69675751/203_Nicco_Montan_o.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p>Former UFC flyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4161/nicco-montano">Nicco Montano</a> was let go by the promotion after <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2021/7/30/22602199/ufc-vegas-33-weigh-in-results-ex-ufc-champion-nicco-montano-misses-by-7-pounds">missing weight</a> for a bantamweight...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TbZvN5-AlARORvRwWV-t68mGiRk=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69670501/030_Rafael_Dos_Anjos.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p>Former lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/796/rafael-dos-anjos">Rafael dos Anjos</a> will attempt to stop the hype surrounding <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3279/islam-makhachev">Islam Makhachev</a> when they meet...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jHL9aMcZtt-dtOaBBfyohy1K0YQ=/0x139:1080x859/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69671065/228275024_886294058764949_3482855410716566973_n.0.jpg"> <figcaption>B.J. Penn | @bjpenn, Instagram</figcaption> </figure> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/73/b-j-penn">B.J. Penn</a> was in a life-threatening scenario last year and he credits his fighting career with helping him...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/bp8LAblCl5WCYF8gqpKohvm3cdI=/3x0:2048x1363/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69671350/Z61_3028.0.jpeg"> <figcaption>BKFC/Phil Lambert</figcaption> </figure> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> hasn’t gotten knocked out, bloodied up or broken in either of her two appearances in bare-knuckle fighting, but she...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Z-MxRTyk2nDr-48SBp9LgYXuO20=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69671651/WTH_EP70_CLEAN.0.jpg"> </figure> <p>On this week’s edition of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks with Bellator featherweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4179/mads-burnell">Mads Burnell</a> (8:15) following his unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3036/emmanuel-sanchez">Emmanuel Sanchez</a> in the...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ixM2h9yKr17BbVQSqw1myvdhb9s=/6x0:3006x2000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69671936/DSC_6241.0.jpeg"> <figcaption>Kayla Harrison | PFL</figcaption> </figure> <p>The <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4121/kayla-harrison">Kayla Harrison</a> show rolls on in two weeks.</p> <p>On Tuesday, the PFL announced the lineup for its second playoff...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/R0j_sSW-161nR2LY5CFUAWqrvkE=/214x0:1749x1023/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69668344/265embedded1.0.jpg"> <figcaption>UFC, YouTube</figcaption> </figure> <p>On the first episode of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1226/ufc-265">UFC 265</a> Embedded, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1534/pedro-munhoz">Pedro Munhoz</a> looks ahead to his matchup with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/7/jose-aldo">Jose Aldo</a>, <a...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/yquyBeFRpdE1XSM7jLW_Wv9bLhw=/0x0:1650x1100/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69668678/69829959_10158271223574879_741508064791756800_o.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Vitaly Minakov | Bellator MMA</figcaption> </figure> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/776/vitaly-minakov">Vitaly Minakov</a> is back in action and back home.</p> <p>Officials <a href="https://twitter.com/BellatorPR">announced</a> Monday that the former heavyweight champion is...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FXPnCS_tZMe0DB7vokUl1MVoN4c=/1240x777:4524x2966/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69668827/UFC_JB_2021_03_06_0146_2021030651311410.0.jpeg"> <figcaption>Amanda Lemos stopped Livinha Souza and Montserrat Ruiz by knockout in 2021. | Zuffa LLC</figcaption> </figure> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4119/amanda-lemos">Amanda Lemos</a> is on a four-fight winning streak...

<figure> <img alt="Jake Paul v Tyron Woodley - Press Conference" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aT_O2zi6D16aparK_RVoIGjgf0s=/0x0:4441x2961/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69668992/1328568969.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p>Jake Paul will go to battle with former UFC champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron...