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<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Alhassan v Lazzez" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CWfCci0t47p8Gf3SwXe0c29uwpw=/0x0:4114x2743/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67065090/1227474007.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>Preliminary-card fighters reigned on the list of post-fight bonuses handed out at UFC on ESPN 13. </p> <p>Unlike many UFC events where the top draws rewarded with a...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Kattar v Ige" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/57uXJi3TyqVVohbU4idCdR1AJTQ=/0x0:4442x2961/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67065100/1227496798.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines following Wednesday night’s UFC on ESPN 13 event in Abu Dhabi, including...

<img alt="Kamaru Usman" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/IINYJon3D6DZWiNLf1fF54a4AUU=/0x0:5184x3456/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67065672/6080_Kamaru_Usman_vs_Hayder_Hassan.0.0.jpg"> <small>Kamaru Usman | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This past Saturday, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> successfully defended his welterweight title with a five-round unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>. It was Usman’s second successful title defense...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Kattar v Ige" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BwsB99Rik9WQq7d6yh0T2PEUTig=/19x0:4057x2692/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67065964/1256427119.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4139/calvin-kattar">Calvin Kattar</a> isn’t going to try to talk himself into a title fight. But if UFC featherweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a> really wants to face the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/a_oT537IkvGJj_tbbKnP5dNqTQw=/98x0:1718x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67066167/wth_ep16_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of <em>What the Heck</em>, Mike Heck speaks with No. 1 ranked UFC welterweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> (5:50) to discuss the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> main event between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a>, losing his opportunity to...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Benavidez v Figueiredo" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/7g-V9cPlyeZZ3C8WHts2u1z_PMs=/0x0:4904x3269/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67065447/1204234607.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>MMA Fighting has a live stream of the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1126/july-18-ufc-event">UFC Abu Dhabi: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez</a> virtual media day, and you can check out the video above.</p> <p>Headlining the...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Woodley v Burns" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/s6wWXXosqovJ-RAgHuXq4viMecY=/0x0:4464x2976/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67066553/1236754789.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>While, reportedly, around <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/7/13/21323268/report-ufc-251-sells-approximately-1-3-million-buys-biggest-card-since-khabib-vs-conor">1.3 million people watched UFC 251</a> on Saturday night, few had more interest in the main event than <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a>.</p> <p>In the end, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a>...

<img alt="UFC 251: Yan v Aldo" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/uxZICmdrnM7KxXkSuWp2twA-SOg=/0x0:4318x2879/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67062830/1255671237.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4437/petr-yan">Petr Yan</a> is a UFC world champion and, as expected, is already being asked about his first title defense.</p> <p>Following his bantamweight title win at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> on Saturday night,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MU7cM-2x06lhEjMMtZKP3I9a7GI=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67063034/082_Michel_Pereira_x_Tristan_Connelly.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A welterweight showcase between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4964/michel-pereira">Michel Pereira</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4888/zelim-imadaev">Zelim Imadaev</a> is currently in the works for the upcoming UFC Fight Night card on Sept. 5.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed the matchup to MMA Fighting on Wednesday following...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/cFSbaO3mH4rn_-RZV7-wphC_k3E=/0x0:2400x1600/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67063255/006_Aiemann_Zahabi_vs_Ricardo_Ramos.0.jpg"> <small>Ricardo Ramos, 4-0 against undefeated opponents, meets Lerone Murphy in Abu Dhabi. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Giving a fighter his first loss is not something new for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3981/ricardo-lucas-ramos">Ricardo Ramos</a>. The “fun” part of his next UFC bout is...