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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TPP2gAPmLqeKfWegpLdZ833jR58=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67047554/008_Figueiredo_vs_Beltran.0.jpg"> <small>Deiveson Figueiredo | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4188/deiveson-figueiredo">Deiveson Figueiredo</a> has cleared at least one obstacle in his path as he prepares to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/285/joseph-benavidez">Joseph Benavidez</a> for the vacant flyweight title on UFC “Fight Island” on July 18.</p> <p>Earlier this...

<img alt="UFC 251: Usman v Masvidal" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6bRoIQxCtEnphp0-WeGWvU37gNE=/0x60:4427x3011/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67047661/1255680781.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>While the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> main event wasn’t the barnburner some fans expected for Saturday night, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> successfully defended his welterweight title in dominant fashion. </p> <p>Usman earned a unanimous...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MBVg1c6QVMzYynZN2C6QBAJLtpw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67047726/413_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Jorge Masvidal | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The lead up to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> was a long and sordid tale that was well-documented all fight week: <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> had been the UFC’s targeted bout since...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jmbHIbGJ_WYG51Z51b3XurNp7WU=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67047840/002_Santiago_Ponzinibbio.0.jpg"> <small>Argentina's Santiago Ponzinibbio won seven in a row in the UFC since 2015. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC welterweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2211/santiago-ponzinibbio">Santiago Ponzinibbio</a> was tested for COVID-19 in late-June and the result came back positive, he confirmed to MMA Fighting...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Z9PWRx0qQFBxnJUya2KxlQRUYk0=/0x0:3462x2308/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67047882/UFC_251_025.0.jpg"> <small>Jose Aldo suffered a fifth-round stoppage at UFC 251, his sixth loss in the past nine fights. | Jeff Botari, Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/7/jose-aldo">Jose Aldo</a> came up short in his attempt to become the UFC bantamweight champion in Abu Dhabi,...

<img alt="UFC 251: Yan v Aldo" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QUa0cIBJ4drYCjrqnmYiHC7ctvg=/0x22:4185x2812/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67047910/1255671238.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Petr Yan, Jose Aldo, and referee Leon Roberts | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Even in a losing effort, UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> thought <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/7/jose-aldo">Jose Aldo</a> looked great once again in a world title...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XWJvg0Pu5uDJ5TQnafZPQDc7WAw=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67048049/133_Frankie_Edgar.0.jpg"> <small>Frankie Edgar | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>After seeing their matchup thrown into disarray by the coronavirus, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1534/pedro-munhoz">Pedro Munhoz</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/60/frankie-edgar">Frankie Edgar</a> will get their chance to fight this summer.</p> <p>Munhoz (18-4, 1 NC) and Edgar (23-8-1) were scheduled...

<img alt="UFC 251: Ribas v VanZant" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UeQs_EjzxtYDh_NWnYDOmTdKIio=/0x0:3249x2166/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67048190/1226310914.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>ABU DHABI – When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5015/amanda-ribas">Amanda Ribas</a> envisioned how she’d beat <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>, and armbar wasn’t on her mind. But when the opportunity...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aCvJNUlmmqx4x2yXBC7SFHTixzY=/0x10:4195x2807/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67046728/UFC_251_023.0.jpg"> <small>Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade | Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Though their second fight ended differently than their first, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2024/rose-namajunas">Rose Namajunas</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2360/jessica-andrade">Jessica Andrade</a> put on a show once again.</p> <p>The two former strawweight champions earned the Fight of the Night...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NrJquIzaKg7bhhQUXdI9gw4hyHs=/0x0:4036x2691/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67046748/UFC_251_034.0.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC</small> <p>MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines following Saturday night’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> event on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, including <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a>’s unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> in the...