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<img alt="UFC 239: Ultimate Media Day" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/qpymSY2BNmuKfPVlddB8F1PiiMA=/7x0:3651x2429/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67035099/1153780476.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>This Saturday, at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> in Abu Dhabi, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> will challenge <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> for the UFC welterweight championship. This comes on the heels...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ejwCuhIYWE-0105mcKWkyXK33-8=/161x0:1703x1028/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67035292/coreyvvolk.0.jpg"> <small>Corey Nelson strikes Alexander Volkanovski at an MMA show in Melbourne, Australia, on May 10, 2013 | @jonmva703, Gfycat</small> <p>In retrospect, Corey Nelson’s fight with future UFC champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a> is a David and Goliath story of sorts, only...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GJ50t7W758kr6Z-32G8ugIjXMMA=/120x0:1740x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67035681/wth_ep15_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of What the Heck, Mike Heck speaks with the last fighter to defeat <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a>, UFC welterweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1559/stephen-thompson">Stephen Thompson</a> (6:43). “Wonderboy” discusses the unanimous decision win at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/902/ufc-217">UFC 217</a> in November 2017, what he...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/itk443ZGzdql9FJ7jJfeGk36hsI=/180x0:1800x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67036001/timeline_251_usman_masvidal_clean.0.jpg"> <p>Before <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>, see how <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> ended up on a collision course for the UFC welterweight title in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night.</p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/b5Y_hUblQDZq18N7gwBK2bKFCHM=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67036068/416_Mackenzie_Dern_x_Amanda_Cooper.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3624/mackenzie-dern">Mackenzie Dern</a> will take another step up in competition when she squares off with vet <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2942/randa-markos">Randa Markos</a> at UFC 253. </p> <p>Dern confirmed her participation on the pay-per-view event, and a person with knowledge of...

<img alt="Paige VanZant" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ovlpnPBknIQB-m0CvrQrLyUX2aY=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67032584/002_Paige_VanZant.0.0.jpg"> <small>Paige VanZant | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC star <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> sat down for a virtual media day with reporters before her <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> showdown against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5015/amanda-ribas">Amanda Ribas</a> and talked about her upcoming fight, which marks...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EEQn5SQcW8tpYA7RRq8hgkw0Vl8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67032778/111_Aljamain_Sterling.0.jpg"> <small>Aljamain Sterling | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1528/aljamain-sterling">Aljamain Sterling</a> has a vested interest in the bantamweight title fight at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>, but he refuses to act like a cheerleader for one competitor over another.</p> <p>As <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4437/petr-yan">Petr Yan</a> prepares...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Rothwell v Saint Preux" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/q46fy1mtNPKkyfiukLYc2-ylhYI=/0x0:4726x3151/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67033158/1224733042.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>While much of the attention is on the new 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>, the lead play-by-play voice of the UFC...

<img alt="Mark Hunt" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/V5kiH7CQyrm27e5jANwf_G7OQ_Q=/0x0:900x600/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67033427/034_Mark_Hunt.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA FIghting</small> <p>Knockout artist <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/139/mark-hunt">Mark Hunt</a> could make his return to combat sports in the boxing ring. </p> <p>Australian rugby player turned boxer Paul Gallen confirmed to <a href="https://wwos.nine.com.au/news/paul-gallen-officially-confirms-mega-fight-with-ufc-veteran-mark-hunt/59c13cf3-f4dc-41d7-be27-6b0838f7a4c4">2GB Radio</a> he’s agreed to fight Hunt in the...

<img alt="Jorge Masvidal punches Nate Diaz" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/C0zF2gh6eHgKV-m_SdSIBdzH2u8=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67033648/133_Jorge_Masvidal_x_Nate_Diaz.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/9601/nate-diaz-vs-jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz</a> full fight video to see <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Masvidal</a> become the “BMF” champion by finishing <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/365/nate-diaz">Diaz</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1054/ufc-244">UFC 244</a> on Nov. 2 in New York.</p> <p>Masvidal...