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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/PdVy_M3pJ_x4QkK4k0VKgLH46Mw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67060090/046_Ricardo_Lamas_x_Calvin_Kattar.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Just four days removed from the UFC’s first Fight Island pay-per-view, the promotion keeps rolling with its first Fight Night event in Abu Dhabi.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1129/ufc-event-abu-dhabi">UFC on ESPN 13</a> lineup may pale in comparison to the...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Kattar v Ige Weigh-in" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kC6_Kw7g9b5EP6Qft-5cq9vre20=/0x0:4461x2974/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67059146/1227110559.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>MMA Fighting has UFC on ESPN 13 results for the Kattar vs. Ige fight card in Abu Dhabi, live blog of the main event, and live...

<img alt="UFC 251: Usman v Masvidal" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jxhvWRl5g-fQrT-dokHGCxd8Ah4=/0x0:3683x2455/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67060388/1226311374.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>Instead of coaching <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> on Fight Island, his head coach <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/202/mike-brown">Mike Brown</a> had to watch from home after he was diagnosed...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OHr_cxOOlbPxRBXpaOFdHsNZUFM=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67060634/103_Yana_Kunitskaya.0.jpg"> <small>Ketlen Vieira vs. Yana Kunitskaya will take place in Las Vegas. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3796/ketlen-vieira">Ketlen Vieira</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3861/yana-kunitskaya">Yana Kunitskaya</a> will have an extra week to prepare for their showdown as the UFC moved their bantamweight bout...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/x7XcYTrwtIj0IyelWU_S1i2jOw4=/0x0:800x533/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67057469/Image_from_iOS__3_.0.jpg"> <p>UFC fighter <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4634/devonte-smith">Devonte Smith</a> is mourning the loss of his sister after she was shot and killed outside a nightclub in Columbus, Ohio, this past weekend.</p> <p>According to a report from the Columbus Police obtained by MMA Fighting, Dariene Smith was...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Kattar v Ige Weigh-in" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/woCa2L6taS-4lBM-DdQH28wGgvA=/0x0:3467x2311/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67057693/1256133978.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and Guilherme Cruz break down all the top storylines heading into Wednesday’s UFC on ESPN 13, which is headlined...

<img alt="UFC 251: Oezdemir v Prochazka" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HaCCeAKxY5EbdIIJEAqYQGkftIw=/0x0:4145x2763/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67057872/1255660506.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> was a huge success on pay-per-view and the prelim broadcast ended No. 1 for all cable programming this past Saturday night.</p> <p>According to the Nielsen Ratings System, the UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/SFFA2rhvxR7z20LTJt0KsYtiQwk=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67058189/113_Cody_Stamann.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2143/cody-stamann">Cody Stamann</a> had already agreed to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/647/jimmie-rivera">Jimmie Rivera</a> at the UFC’s event on Aug. 8. By moving things up a few weeks, now he doesn’t have to cut that dreaded extra 10 pounds.</p> <p>The...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/D6EhFII4WET_XAHddjaX1cM5UcE=/150x0:1770x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67058485/deiveson_still.0.jpg"> <small>Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>ABU DHABI — It took longer than he wanted, but <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4188/deiveson-figueiredo">Deiveson Figueiredo</a> has finally arrived on “Fight Island” for his flyweight title rematch with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/285/joseph-benavidez">Joseph Benavidez</a>.</p> <p>Figueiredo was originally scheduled to land in the United...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ZItc6QkbCL_B8We3wze5se3tS2Q=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67058566/santos.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI – <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1068/leonardo-santos">Leonardo Santos</a> broke down his foul-heavy fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5349/roman-bogatov">Roman Bogatov</a>, his history with groin shots, and what comes next for his career. </p> <p>You can check out the full video above. </p>...