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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pZQeEzA7Ts7r1amakwUJoOD9L6Y=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67011419/081_Dan_Hooker_x_Al_Iaquinta.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2917/daniel-hooker">Dan Hooker</a> just engaged in a “Fight of the Year” candidate with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> but a few days later, he’s already thinking about what comes next.</p> <p>As he sits in a government-mandated quarantine for two...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pZ1BgkcfDCKom3nONfHtIlMGnsg=/246x0:1866x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67012058/khama_worthy_clean.0.jpg"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5048/khama-worthy">Khama Worthy</a> defeating <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4489/luis-pena">Luis Pena</a> at UFC on ESPN 12 didn’t surprise a lot of people. Winning by submission? That certainly did—not including Worthy, himself. </p> <p>“The Deathstar” improved to 2-0 in his UFC career with a third-round guillotine finish...

<img alt="UFC 204 Media Day Photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rqB3v-AfwAAxhD7yZgV-YIeHqUA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67012487/204_Danny_Roberts.0.0.jpg"> <small>Danny Roberts | Esther Lin</small> <p>Two fighters scheduled to compete later this month will not be making the trip to “Fight Island.”</p> <p>MMA Fighting confirmed with sources that welterweights <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/171/daniel-roberts">Danny Roberts</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5322/shavkat-rakhmonov">Shavkat Rakhmonov</a> are...

<img alt="Emily Ducote and Juliana Lima" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hkGtP9OWHOFSbVdOQLBZ8nab-Qc=/0x0:1500x1000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67012589/19_Ducote_Lima.0.jpg"> <small>Emily Ducote and Juliana Lima will clash in the Invicta FC 40 main event. | Dave Mandel, Invicta FC</small> <p>MMA Fighting has <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1132/invicta-fc-40">Invicta FC 40</a> results for Thursday night’s card in Kansas City, Kan. </p> <p>In the...

<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”...