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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/iym1REDDO8rcpB8U3O19FB2y6IE=/0x0:3324x2216/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66946327/20190705_0006_Julia_Avila.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4413/julia-avila">Julia Avila</a> showed her excitement both in and out of the octagon after a successful sophomore appearance.</p> <p>“Raging Panda” improved to 2-0 in the UFC with an impressive 22-second TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2295/gina-mazany">Gina Mazany</a> at...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/w2dpUVpok6o28TgvLBbyJuT4lDY=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66942758/114_Amanda_Nunes.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>When UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> hears about an athlete contemplating retirement, he usually tells them it’s probably a good idea to walk away.</p> <p>That’s not the case with two-division champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/377/amanda-nunes">Amanda Nunes</a>.</p> <p>Following her 11th straight...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Rjqy9YKb9GHbucvsyUsHD-3n6Ag=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66943035/128_Derrick_Lewis.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A heavyweight fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/939/derrick-lewis">Derrick Lewis</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3685/alexey-oleinik">Alexey Oleinik</a> is expected to headline the upcoming UFC card on August 8 in the United States.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed to MMA Fighting that verbal agreements are in...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Eye v Calvillo" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6Z0OHzvxFH8gneVawRJRdiF_jYU=/0x0:3910x2607/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66943382/1249487490.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>UFC on ESPN 10 may not have been the most star-studded card in history but the event still managed to land at No. 1 for all of cable programming this...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jrzrvo-4LORTQC9iSB2TpfAMvW0=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66943516/048_Zubaira_Tukhugov_x_Lerone_Murphy.0.jpg"> <small>Lerone Murphy fought to a draw with Zubaira Tukhugov in his UFC debut in Abu Dhabi. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC featherweights <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3981/ricardo-lucas-ramos">Ricardo Ramos</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5087/lerone-murphy">Lerone Murphy</a> will collide at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island on July 15,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MOeN6F1WH8vrN79trDl27iIiGWU=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66943661/005_Brendan_Allen.0.jpg"> <small>Thomas Lakes, MMA Fighting</small> <p>An injury has forced <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3616/ian-heinisch">Ian Heinisch</a> out of the upcoming UFC Fight Night card on June 27.</p> <p>In his place, newcomer Kyle Daukaus is expected to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5047/brendan-allen">Brendan Allen</a> in a middleweight fight.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WP9BFcyw83sliEaDE31yFQIgHtY=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66943908/134_Anderson_Silva.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/101/anderson-silva">Anderson Silva</a> retires, he will leave the sport as one of the greatest UFC champions in history and arguably near the top of the list as the best to ever compete in the sport...

<img alt="Chris Weidman vs Vitor Belfort" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Ko8C13ZUEvcXCxFs2D7YfwLy-ro=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66944335/20150523_0303_Chris_Weidman_vs_Vitor_Belfort.0.0.jpg"> <small>Chris Weidman vs Vitor Belfort | Esther Lin</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/352/chris-weidman">Chris Weidman</a> is returning to the middleweight division next month. </p> <p>A person with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Weidman will face <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/g7aBMjmQ68w85o2yekK0ZzP93vw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66944508/118_Nicco_Montan_o.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A rematch nearly three years in the making from the regional MMA scene is being targeted for the octagon. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a women’s bantamweight bout...

<img alt="Eddie Alvarez" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/0sonGYmetutbtmNjl8_7YJcuhAA=/0x0:1600x1067/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66940086/808_Eddie_Alvarez.0.0.jpg"> <small>Eddie Alvarez at the post-fight press conference | Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com</small> <p>The biggest story in MMA for the past few weeks has been the issue of fighter pay in the UFC. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a>, and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry...