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<img alt="UFC 196 Weigh-ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ALPMgZyqpIjS73ofy8GitX9Tb-U=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66972896/002_Julian_Erosa.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A late change has been made to the UFC on ESPN 12 card this weekend with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3492/julian-erosa">Julian Erosa</a> returning to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5153/sean-woodson">Sean Woodson</a> after <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4704/kyle-nelson">Kyle Nelson</a> was forced out of the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UiZVoDVDol0ZiQMZRLBZ4jBFtGs=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66972974/007_Sean_Brady.0.jpg"> <small>Thomas Lakes, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Undefeated UFC welterweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4850/sean-brady">Sean Brady</a> trains alongside <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/54/eddie-alvarez">Eddie Alvarez</a> in Philadelphia, so when the ex-lightweight champ’s name pops up in the news, he pays attention. </p> <p>Alvarez, who in 2018 decamped to ONE Championship, recently...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Si2j5wkSurtGci1n-dG0UP2qdUE=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66973149/111_Ronda_Rousey_vs_Miesha_Tate.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>It was the first time a <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/871/ronda-rousey">Ronda Rousey</a> fight made it past the first round, but the UFC bantamweight champion still found a way to defeat her archrival.</p> <p>After a tense time as TUF Season 18...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8uTIO5t0JrOQXBWPDMkmftttxKg=/8x0:4928x3280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66973578/DWCS_CU_20190618_2475.0.jpg"> <small>DWCS LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>An exciting lightweight bout has been added to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>’s Contender Series this summer. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Anthony Romero will take on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4003/mike-breeden">Mike...

<img alt="MMA: Bellator 182-Karakhanyan vs Pineda" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/83fCFzXUHJZEaUPofI1UNIGirxk=/0x0:5184x3456/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66973779/usa_today_10237912.0.jpg"> <small>Dave Mandel-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p>PFL Season 2 finalist <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1428/daniel-pineda">Daniel Pineda</a> has returned to the UFC six years after he was released by the promotion. </p> <p>Pineda, 34, recently <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/1/22/21077589/pfls-daniel-pineda-gets-six-month-suspension-for-elevated-t-e-ratio">completed a six-month suspension</a> he received for...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/c6XWMjn-7w4yawOD6RYBW-ODcug=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66969314/311_Daniel_Cormier_x_Stipe_Miocic.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Over the weekend, UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> confirmed that the long-awaited trilogy fight between heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic</a> and former heavyweight and light heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/6/21/21298087/dana-white-confirms-stipe-miocic-vs-daniel-cormier-3-will-take-place-at-ufc-apex">will be held in the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ifavCtUKUEB4RboEeIzQzTZBFfY=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66969526/081_Dan_Hooker_x_Al_Iaquinta.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The biggest test of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2917/daniel-hooker">Dan Hooker</a>‘s career awaits on Saturday night when he faces former interim lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> in the main event of UFC on ESPN 12. A win puts the New...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CNMQqnWU07dcs7QGA6L9KODmlx4=/191x0:1811x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66969859/btl_ep4_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of Between the Links, host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and theScore’s James Lynch as they discuss <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>’s criticism of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3622/curtis-blaydes">Curtis Blaydes</a> following his unanimous decision win over <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mTpoUpOAkD9Zsb0W50ceFKXBmXk=/0x0:1160x773/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66970079/Screen_Shot_2020_06_23_at_9.27.25_AM.0.png"> <small><em>Photo credit: Scott Hirano/Combate Americas, LLC.</em></small> <p>Combate Americas will return to action with a brand new interactive fight series.</p> <p>Promotion officials confirmed to MMA Fighting that events will resume on Aug. 28 with a trio of Friday night shows. In addition,...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Eye v Calvillo" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jZWiSP3D6-x3dCBX0JVbNRfuiCk=/0x0:3873x2582/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66970301/1219672177.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>UFC is holding several events in Las Vegas before leaving to Abu Dhabi for a month. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>The UFC is following a different protocol ahead of its “Fight Island” series...