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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/VhqueTECrW5funxNxNNugzgwv4Q=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66987254/105_Dan_Hooker.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2917/daniel-hooker">Dan Hooker</a> is confident a win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> at UFC on ESPN 12 will earn him a title shot – even if <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> decides he wants to fight again.</p> <p>As the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9uyQRdqqDhqHouYhFB7yDrXvLB0=/0x55:3946x2686/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66987718/FN_Vegas4_WeighIn_2020_06_26_CU_0004_20200626110053667.0.jpg"> <small>Dustin Poirier (pictured) fights Dan Hooker in the lightweight main event of UFC on ESPN 12 in Las Vegas on Saturday | Zuffa LLC</small> <p>The <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1123/june-27-ufc-event">UFC on ESPN 12</a> weigh-ins were free of drama.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/lightweight">Lightweight</a> headliners <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a>...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Poirier v Hooker: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RLchhXhSMOJbR62B1hZMVBqxhMs=/7x0:4791x3189/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66987820/1252735059.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Check out video of UFC on ESPN 12 fighters facing off before the event Saturday at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. </p> <p>In the main event, former interim lightweight champ...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/oRq2DBcRmjYlMCB1whQdHHNk91A=/150x0:1770x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66988596/poirierscrum.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC lightweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> talks to reporters about his charitable work, what a win on Saturday means to him, why he keeps ending up in action-packed fights, and more ahead of his main event matchup with...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/f8XKHUMMLuskjR7dJF9CFENzjK4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66988955/331_Max_Holloway_vs_Dustin_Poirier.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>With UFC on ESPN 12 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines.</p>...

<img alt="UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ib3oGg386C21Vvg7uMrXPb4IOnQ=/0x0:3767x2511/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66989280/1166602262.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> is the first <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/44/forrest-griffin">Forrest Griffin</a> Community Award winner. </p> <p>The UFC <a href="https://www.ufc.com/news/dustin-poirier-receives-inaugural-forrest-griffin-ufc-community-award">announced on Friday</a> that the former interim lightweight champion received the award...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pfx4LHxtzESbJ7DqhVb4-W1Nkrc=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66989665/001_Austin_Lingo_x_Youssef_Zalal.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5294/youssef-zalal">Youssef Zalal</a> enjoys stepping up in short-notice situations. In fact, that’s how he’s found most of his success.</p> <p>Zalal will do it once again this Saturday when he faces <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5014/jordan-griffin">Jordan Griffin</a> at UFC on ESPN...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QsQuhM-ZooKDb-xYX83agYyY61s=/80x0:1100x680/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66985120/Screen_Shot_2020_06_26_at_2.13.59_AM.0.png"> <small>Ramiz Brahimaj | Mike Jackson/LFA</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5356/ramiz-brahimaj">Ramiz Brahimaj</a> has been removed from his fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4896/takashi-sato">Takashi Sato</a> at UFC on ESPN 12 after one of his cornermen tested positive for COVID-19.</p> <p>UFC officials <a href="https://www.ufc.com/news/ufc-fight-night-vegas-4-statement-ramiz-brahimaj">announced</a> the news late Thursday night.</p> <p>Brahimaj...

<img alt="Jon Jones" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vpqvxr_Az5UG-CRUUS3YjQyVO0I=/0x0:2469x1646/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66985559/028_Jon_Jones.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> currently finds himself in a standoff with the UFC, and from the sounds of it, he’s as happy as he’s ever been.</p> <p>The past few months, the UFC light heavyweight champion has been...

<img alt="UFC 211 Weigh-in Gallery" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2Mje4Jx2xTwi9hY3LkmcFSzc0ec=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66985867/519_Dustin_Poirier.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the UFC on ESPN 12 weigh-ins, all 20 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Las Vegas will step on the scale Friday morning local time. </p> <p>In the main event, former interim...