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<img alt="Rose Namajunas" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9E6pdT3DdKCeadI1SghTrlnQQ0E=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67027804/306_Rose_Namajunas.0.0.jpg"> <small>Rose Namajunas | Esther Lin</small> <p>The ‘<a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> Countdown’ video features two title fights, and the rematch between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2360/jessica-andrade">Jessica Andrade</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2024/rose-namajunas">Rose Namajunas</a>, that will happen Saturday night in Abu Dhabi. In the co-main event, <a...

<img alt="Mike Brown" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jBBT8GKZSjvurr-_kJHx1qQ7ILA=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67027936/002_Mike_Brown.0.0.jpg"> <p>“BMF” champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> is down one corner at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> after his longtime American Top Team coach <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/202/mike-brown">Mike Brown</a> came up positive for COVID-19. </p> <p>MMA Fighting learned of the news from multiple people aware of Brown’s...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FftVXi0YAx8xIFsfYfPTlta5OBA=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67028388/101_Max_Holloway_x_Alexander_Volkanovski.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1541/max-holloway">Max Holloway</a> isn’t sure what to make of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a>’s attitude heading into their rematch at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> on Saturday night.</p> <p>While the Australia-born featherweight enters the fight as the reigning and defending 145-pound...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pPcdZE_eazKdFizevfUzxnOnKFc=/0x0:602x401/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67028387/Captura_de_Tela_2017_05_16__s_19.50.33.0.png"> <small>Amanda Ribas (center) trains with Nina Ansaroff (left) and double-champion Amanda Nunes (right) at ATT. | Photo via Amanda Ribas</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> could mark the final time <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> enters the octagon, and that’s one of the things...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jJ-jKrZP0yyUE1NccBT194lq4UU=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67028586/111_Jon_Jones_x_Thiago_Santos.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>One-time light heavyweight title challengers <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/938/thiago-santos">Thiago Santos</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/388/glover-teixeira">Glover Teixeira</a> will go through each other to get another shot at the belt. </p> <p>The UFC is working on a Sept. 12 headliner for Brazilian light...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/boeTnfAmzbi6QBvrltADRE38XTA=/2x0:2998x1997/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67028797/Encarada___Rose_Namajunas_x_Jessica_Andrade.0.jpg"> <small>Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade will meet for a second time at Abu Dhabi's Yas Island on July 11. | Alexandre Loureiro, UFC</small> <p>Many people saw <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2360/jessica-andrade">Jessica Andrade</a>’s brutal knockout over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2024/rose-namajunas">Rose Namajunas</a> as a fluke, pure luck.</p> <p>Andrade...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HRIjXc8i331uiI5EFmoumy95Ev4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67025058/119_Gilbert_Burns.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This Saturday, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> was scheduled to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> for the welterweight title in the main event of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>. But late last week, Burns was forced out of his title shot...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/F8sfgaYDCQDx2hyrO7VVftpDtgw=/153x0:1773x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67025597/btl_ep06_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of Between the Links, Mike Heck moderates the rematch between MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and fellow journalist James Lynch as they discuss 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> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/54dENZMKkmOyCxDNXmrvSCj88S8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67025253/004_Paige_VanZant.0.0.1481572163.0.jpeg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>As <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> prepares to return to action at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>, she understands in many ways that this is the biggest fight of her life.</p> <p>There are no titles are up for grabs and a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/dPsJ-8VVj-T5PuERnaV3BNlyN_s=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67025994/141_Max_Holloway_x_Alexander_Volkanovski.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC featherweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1541/max-holloway">Max Holloway</a> will answer questions from the media Tuesday morning in Abu Dhabi.</p> <p>The video is expected to begin at 11 a.m. ET.</p>...