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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XPUH46jy1jH1RbcifpuuJ-iY75E=/0x59:4675x3176/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67071044/UFC_FNFI2_010.5.jpg"> <small>Deiveson Figueiredo | Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>This time, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4188/deiveson-figueiredo">Deiveson Figueiredo</a> will be fighting for a UFC title.</p> <p>At Friday’s official weigh-ins for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1126/july-18-ufc-event">UFC Fight Island 2</a>, Figueiredo hit the 125-pound mark on the dot to for Saturday’s...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BMsEzkvwjzV7eIJFEC6D1JVotxc=/194x0:1727x1022/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67071154/mftenshin.0.jpg"> <small>Tenshin Nasukawa a RISE show in Japan on July 12, 2020 | @Beyond_Kick, Twitter</small> <p><em>Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists, where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may have been overlooked in these...

<img alt="UFC 251: Ribas v VanZant" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/W2sEFb2se-pFroY-I633-acpOE4=/0x0:4589x3059/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67071467/1255662990.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Paige VanZant | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>With tears in her eyes, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> walked to the octagon this past weekend at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> with the knowledge that it might be her last...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/M1abuek9dkPWNokLG2sHR5lpyBE=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67067360/103_Mallory_Martin.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4037/mallory-martin">Mallory Martin</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2551/hannah-cifers">Hannah Cifers</a> are expected to meet in a strawweight fight on the upcoming UFC card on Aug. 29 from the APEX facility in Las Vegas.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed the matchup to MMA...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Gordon v Fishgold" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ruCtF-xkRbglMNOn0B5V6xosWnM=/0x0:4506x3004/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67067990/1227450920.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>ABU DHABI – UFC featherweight veteran <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4060/jared-gordon">Jared Gordon</a> has a crazy story to tell about his journey to UFC on ESPN 13. </p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/y3j4UynFciTAgQczTCNrEptavww=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67068291/223_Kelvin_Gastelum_x_Israel_Adesanya.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>When 2019 started, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2077/kelvin-gastelum">Kelvin Gastelum</a> was convinced he was about to become UFC middleweight champion. By the end of the year, he didn’t have a title around his waist and he was sitting with two...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Alhassan v Lazzez" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8cZ6c2GJFRkqH1Hg8gcGuvnxeRY=/0x0:3013x2009/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67068625/1256412988.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>ABU DHABI – UFC newcomer <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5350/mounir-lazzez">Mounir Lazzez</a> spoke to reporters after a successful debut in the octagon at UFC on ESPN 13, and he explained his...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xF6y3M41Pzjfsxgz-R_ZZrbcfPg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67068921/067_Zach_Makovsky_vs_Joseph_Benavidez.0.0.1472589046.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/285/joseph-benavidez">Joseph Benavidez</a> can count on one hand the number of opponents he truly disliked.</p> <p>Through the natural course of events in the lead up to a fight, the three-time flyweight title contender has exchanged words with...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2D2OsDMVDD2h3po_ASR_swHv9rc=/263x0:1883x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67069132/ribas_still.0.jpg"> <p>UFC strawweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5015/amanda-ribas">Amanda Ribas</a> spoke with reporters in Abu Dhabi during the UFC Fight Island 2 media day on Thursday. Ribas discussed how everything has sunk in following her first-round submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>,...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Weigh-ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OWlZMUhESkHL22cVhMldhmBn85Y=/0x0:4772x3181/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67069280/1131977183.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>A battle between top-15 flyweight contenders is targeted for September. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a bout between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4853/jordan-espinosa">Jordan...