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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YFlFJW9K8JVzWEST9tm3xqgmw2I=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67012805/019_Matt_Schnell_vs_Marco_Beltran.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>An exciting matchup between flyweight finishers is heading to the octagon.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a matchup between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1752/matt-schnell">Matt Schnell</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1862/tyson-nam">Tyson Nam</a> is in the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/V2BWO5iIjyxhl7nqqsRgGVTJCaE=/0x0:1500x1000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67013110/75242105_2574446885981336_2555990069265563648_o.0.jpg"> <small>Dave Mandel, Invicta FC</small> <p>After dropping the opening round, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3773/emily-ducote">Emily Ducote</a> battled back over the final 10 minutes to earn a victory in the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1132/invicta-fc-40">Invicta FC 40</a> main event. </p> <p>The promotion returned to action for their first event...

<img alt="McGregor/Poirier (EL, MMA Fighting)" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YYIgGN4_E3EkFADnibLgsXVfQQ4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67009245/101_Poirier_and_McGregor.0.jpg"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> has been a staple of the UFC nearly a decade now, and in that time, fans have seen him evolve from a fun action-fighting featherweight to one of the very best lightweights in the world....

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/JxDPSpcjZHHlqeb9cj-ISl33mM8=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67009428/129_Ben_Askren.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Following his win at UFC on ESPN 12 this past weekend, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3801/mike-perry">Mike Perry</a> said that it felt like he didn’t even fight for “minimum wage” after paying all the taxes he owed.</p> <p>In fact, Perry has...

<img alt="Ovince Saint Preux" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/R3fiyFLbJhcIqvuIMZW7v9ndLy0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67009533/054_Ryan_Jimmo_vs_Ovince_Saint_Preux.0.1418937918.0.jpg"> <small>Ovince Saint Preux | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>After a brief stop at heavyweight, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/313/ovince-st-preux">Ovince Saint Preux</a> will return to 205 pounds for a fight against undefeated prospect <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3480/shamil-gamzatov">Shamil Gamzatov</a>.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed the matchup to MMA...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/b4HbocWn7-4Vm6kWkky8Y19-Wew=/164x0:1784x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67009616/wth_ep14_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of <em>What the Heck</em>, Mike Heck speaks with UFC lead commentator <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2258/jon-anik">Jon Anik</a> (4:49) to recap the promotion’s crazy stretch of events during the COVID-19 pandemic, where he stands on the 2020 “Fight of the Year”...

<img alt="UFC 250: Formiga v Perez" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ezUa-PxQ6LJvpOiYUilWr4vB-ZA=/96x0:5006x3273/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67009929/1247373076.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Jussier Formiga (right) injured his knee and shoulder against Alex Perez in Las Vegas. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/841/alex-perez">Alex Perez</a> stopped <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/472/jussier-da-silva">Jussier Formiga</a> with leg kicks at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1124/ufc-250">UFC 250</a>, but the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1hB-Bqg9zWy1jzEtAzK1PW8Hic0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67010105/304_paul-craig.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Paul Craig (pictured) fights Gadzhimurad Antigulov in a light heavyweight bout on July 25 at a UFC “Fight Island” event | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>With the coronavirus pandemic causing the cancellation of their most recent fight bookings, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3883/paul-craig">Paul...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Poirier v Hooker" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Cr4saQZxS7PrMV0xlfFw2YEs89E=/0x0:3764x2509/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67004087/1252997154.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>This is The A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, former WWE superstar Shane Helms joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to break down some of the top stories in MMA.</p> <p>Some...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FPDgBtHHF0t3lJkVERDntLso8aU=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67006370/317_Daniel_Cormier_x_Stipe_Miocic.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC will be very busy in the month of August.</p> <p>On Wednesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission officially approved a total of nine dates for the promotion including five regular events and four dates for the...