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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/LFtGsJYGtyNj6QaNuKQxdd_Dnsk=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67022173/122_Jorge_Masvidal_x_Nate_Diaz.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee react to the weekend’s massive news of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> stepping in to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> for the welterweight title in the new main event of <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1neMlzw53xG7dakW3NpFVKiObWI=/0x0:1600x1067/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67022464/102_Robert_Whittaker_x_Israel_Adesanya.0.jpg"> <small>Paulo Costa is expected to challenge Israel Adesanya for the UFC middleweight gold next. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a>’s coach Eugene Bareman <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/7/1/21309529/morning-report-eugene-bareman-responds-rumors-of-israel-adesanya-and-paulo-costa-as-next-tuf-coaches">recently said</a> that “nothing has come over my desk in regards” to a UFC...

<img alt="Claudia Gadelha" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XZHP4UjBjLRg-sFOmnF0JOQ_K2w=/94x0:1920x1217/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67023418/115_Claudia_Gadelha.0.0.jpg"> <small>Claudia Gadelha is looking for her third win in a row inside the octagon. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Two top-ranked strawweights will collide in the octagon on Sept. 26 as <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2016/claudia-gadelha">Claudia Gadelha</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4274/yan-xiaonan">Yan Xiaonan</a> agree...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/k5-uvTdo4jSP-Rq-dl_ccjwCAbQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67023843/20191212_0071_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> was hoping to get his second chance at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> in the main event of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>. </p> <p>In the end, the welterweight title shot went to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> after <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/fH_21S-T2EsPCXn93-1rIw8AqCM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67023869/132_Pedro_Munhoz.0.jpg"> <small>Pedro Munhoz saw Frankie Edgar as the biggest fight of his MMA career. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1534/pedro-munhoz">Pedro Munhoz</a> is the latest withdrawal from UFC’s “Fight Island” series after testing positive for COVID-19, sources told MMA Fighting following...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/sgQku3hpM2K9vRqux7D3wX7A768=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67024099/144_Kamaru_Usman_x_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The name on the contract didn’t matter much to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> as he prepared to fight at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>.</p> <p>While he spent weeks getting ready to face former teammate <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> on July 11,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OkcsCPnzLOND-kkV9ggNJGUoXu0=/0x0:1098x732/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67024187/Screen_Shot_2020_07_06_at_8.24.26_PM.0.png"> <p>In the first episode of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> Embedded, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1541/max-holloway">Max Holloway</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2024/rose-namajunas">Rose Namajunas</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> fly to Abu Dhabi, as well as a look at <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>’s arrival to Las Vegas ahead...

<img alt="Pat Miletich (EL, MMA Fighting)" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/0YrACjzjoaLsX3TnRcPKuojfxcM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67024244/006_Pat_Miletich.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC Hall of Famer <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1000/pat-miletich">Pat Miletich</a> was arrested early June 29 by Moline Police in Illinois for driving under the influence.</p> <p>Moline, Ill. police confirmed the arrest in an e-mail to MMA...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RHZAobIjxBg7wYISdTscVrBNJfc=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67020063/410_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> main event is now official.</p> <p>Late Sunday night, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> received the results of his COVID-19 test, which cleared the way for him to fight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> with the welterweight title...

<img alt="Marlon Moraes" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jdE2LNfxdTkkNnZKhSylE2wMxlI=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67020569/109_Marlon_Moraes.0.0.jpg"> <small>Marlon Moraes | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This weekend, the UFC will crown a new bantamweight champion when <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4437/petr-yan">Petr Yan</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/7/jose-aldo">Jose Aldo</a> lock horns at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> on ‘Fight Island’. Unfortunately for one man, that...