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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/nvrtJdPQ_wu58Sikgi5-B3u7c28=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66981598/008_Figueiredo_vs_Beltran.0.jpg"> <small>Deiveson Figueiredo (pictured) again fights Joseph Benavidez for a vacant flyweight title on July 18 in Abu Dhabi | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC has released its poster for the promotion’s third “Fight Island” show.</p> <p>Set to take place on...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Hubbard v Rohskopf" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MsItKUPBDczHvc9Hx4CNIUOqxdg=/0x0:3955x2637/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66981815/1251025117.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Max Rohskopf and Austin Hubbard | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>After battering <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5346/max-rohskopf">Max Rohskopf</a> for the majority of the second round in their fight at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1121/ufc-on-espn-11">UFC on ESPN 11</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4897/austin-hubbard">Austin Hubbard</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GYlu1PlK5g9Qyxn7s9NDVRhVNkk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66982215/410_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Jorge Masvidal | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> knows his value.</p> <p>The UFC’s first and only “BMF” champion has been at odds with the promotion for several weeks now after negotiations for a fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> fell...

<img alt="MMA: UFC 248-O’malley vs Quinonez" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NDPIwmYT8mj_FbgPCEeR9twIAoI=/0x0:5568x3712/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66982952/usa_today_14155692.0.jpg"> <small>Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p>The rivalry between bantamweights <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4140/sean-o-malley">Sean O’Malley</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3088/marlon-vera">Marlon Vera</a> might be closer than ever to materializing in the octagon. </p> <p>The two were set to meet at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1039/ufc-239">UFC 239</a>...

<img alt="Jon Jones (EL, MMAF)" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RIjZRzcI7IvjMg4pIZFwzUjBwBs=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66983860/411_Jon_Jones.0.0.jpg"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> is deadly serious about sitting out until the UFC pays him what he believes he’s worth.</p> <p>The UFC’s light heavyweight champion has engaged in a very public war of words with promotion president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/wY0LzeX0UNA1q1BoGrh6pUSVa8E=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66984064/136_Tyron_Woodley_x_Darren_Till.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>As <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/6/23/21299705/ufc-test-fighters-corners-covid-19-fight-island-abu-dhabi">previously reported</a>, the UFC has revised its COVID-19 testing protocol for the upcoming “Fight Island” events, and MMA Fighting has obtained documentation on those procedures.</p> <p>While the Nevada Athletic Commission provided guidelines for recent fight...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/phMkBAADtJHsG0SCtTOupsCVUmg=/150x0:1770x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66984231/gallscrum.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p>Ahead of Saturday’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1123/june-27-ufc-event">UFC on ESPN 12</a> welterweight co-main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3519/mickey-gall">Mickey Gall</a> talks to reporters about how he feels opponent <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3801/mike-perry">Mike Perry</a> has been developing, making the most of his time in quarantine during the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/td2yk9DfiM9b1aIa9IBsgD1u5sw=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66984505/122_Mike_Perry.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/welterweight">Welterweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3801/mike-perry">Mike Perry</a> was not in the greatest of moods at a virtual media day for his fight at UFC on ESPN 12. With at least seven pounds to cut, talking to reporters was...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FF6TI6kCEMe8VdgY_js1V6x9siI=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66979701/023_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The battle between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> continues. </p> <p>For most of the year, Jorge Masvidal was viewed as the top contender in the welterweight division. Then, a dispute over money arose and instead,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/qlN4KrF72gPcUPcaNtbwcz5HS4Q=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66979973/039_Gilbert_Burns_vs_Dan_Moret.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> was offered the opportunity to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> for the welterweight title at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>, he didn’t hesitate to say yes. But he also made sure to get paid what...