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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/REWAGvzW5k0ryua4UuK7KwLj-pk=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67042924/141_Khabib_Nurmagomedov.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> undoubtedly has a lot on his mind right now in the wake of the tragic death of his father, and the UFC won’t add to his burden.</p> <p>Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov passed away on July 3...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Qa5anXyXxUlhUXjpzl4RpXndtwA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67043237/243_Eddie_Alvarez_x_Dustin_Poirier.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>As soon as <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/54/eddie-alvarez">Eddie Alvarez</a> set foot on the beachside ring in Costa Rica, one thing became abundantly clear to him — there was no chance he was taking his fight to the ground.</p> <p>It was...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AtHCSZrZLm71ayDL_kHpeJZp3Iw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67043523/126_Polyana_Viana.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A strawweight fight between vets <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4341/polyana-viana">Polyana Viana</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4165/emily-whitmire">Emily Whitmire</a> has been rebooked for an Aug. 29 UFC event after their initial pairing at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1095/ufc-248">UFC 248</a> was canceled. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QJskmQPxIPm72RvhuC10c9VNQZk=/0x78:1374x994/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67043637/Captura_de_Tela_2020_06_29__s_17.52.57.0.png"> <small>TUF Brazil winner Leo Santos competed in Abu Dhabi in his jiu-jitsu days. | Photo via Leo Santos</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1068/leonardo-santos">Leo Santos</a> competed in Abu Dhabi back in his jiu-jitsu days, and that’s one of the many bedtime stories his tells...

<img alt="RIZIN Fighting World Grand-Prix 2017 2nd Round" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ZapFme5LGpqSKR9xRjQ_hfL6t_k=/0x390:2797x2255/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67043853/899559496.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images</small> <p>RIZIN is the latest major MMA promotion to restart its live events schedule with a pair of shows scheduled for summer. </p> <p>After a four-month break due to the coronavirus...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6AXpe5XxZrUzLUUR8uHF17yemWI=/48x0:1485x958/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67043985/Screen_Shot_2020_07_10_at_6.49.07_PM.0.png"> <p>In the fifth episode of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> Embedded, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a> puts his nerves to the test at Yas Marina Circuit, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/7/jose-aldo">Jose Aldo</a> relaxes while watching local grappling events on television, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2024/rose-namajunas">Rose Namajunas</a> gets adjustments, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WAYoVX0I8j3-6lb5wFAuqwkHo7Y=/0x0:7360x4907/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67044162/fightislandcage.0.jpg"> <small>Kirsty O’Connor, UFC</small> <p>The cold open for the UFC’s first “Fight Island” date is live. </p> <p>The promotion released the opening promo video for Saturday’s pay-per-view event in Abu Dhabi, casting the man-made island as an international proving ground in an...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/cvIWPZreKffGJdg-MDGu7lIELN4=/0x0:5184x3456/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67044211/IMG_3559.0.jpeg"> <small>Figueiredo beat Benavidez earlier this year but didn’t win the vacant UFC belt since he missed weight. | Leonardo Fabri</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4188/deiveson-figueiredo">Deiveson Figueiredo</a> has failed a pre-fight COVID-19 test, and his title rematch with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/285/joseph-benavidez">Joseph Benavidez</a> may be in...

<img alt="UFC 246: Pettis v Ferreira" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/DoV_Ekn7jANJIaF00whTj9056oQ=/0x0:3027x2018/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67040422/1200424660.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>In the past few months, the issue of fighter pay in the UFC has become one of the most prevalent talking points in MMA, with fighters like <a...

<img alt="Dana White" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hK1BvfWq-7jtJ4kVruCGAOxCcGA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67040559/301_Dana_White.0.0.jpg"> <small>Dana White | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC has made its decision.</p> <p>The organization has decided to go with Venum as its exclusive global outfitting and apparel partner when the Reebok deal officially expires early next year, the <a...