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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9vlzQPUUA-bVbt321lYSZAhJa9E=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67018650/150_Gegard_Mousasi_vs_Rory_MacDonald.0.jpg"> <small>Rory MacDonald | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/117/rory-macdonald">Rory MacDonald</a> had racked up a lot of memories — both good and bad — over his 15 year career spent as a fighter.</p> <p>While he initially hoped to add more of them...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night 163 mixed martial arts event in Moscow" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4MEIvVpJVnK9GpaPXRZcoFPLapc=/0x0:3161x2107/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67017142/1181094152.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images</small> <p>Much has happened in the past week: Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/7/3/21312469/reports-abdulmanap-nurmagomedov-khabibs-father-dies-from-covid-19-complications">passed away due to complications from COVID-19</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2917/daniel-hooker">Dan Hooker</a>...

<img alt="Gallery Photo: UFC 173 Weigh-in Photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/bTfLrhPCopdIJ8W6MSQYmPI1eYY=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67017187/004_Aaron_Phillips.0.jpg"> <small>Aaron Phillips (pictured) will fight Jack Shore at a UFC “Fight Island” show on July 15 in Abu Dhabi | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2885/aaron-phillips">Aaron Phillips</a> got the call to return to the UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OwsGU1N8G4VGrQMWeFvJIev_fz8=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67017405/062_Geoff_Neal_x_Mike_Perry.0.jpg"> <small>Geoff Neal | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>It’s been over six months since <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4338/geoff-neal">Geoff Neal</a> last set foot in the octagon and he’s getting a little tired of waiting for an opponent to accept his challenge.</p> <p>After demolishing his first...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Hansen v Frey" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BPoOQf8aVsxUS0mraKLuc59TYRs=/0x72:3591x2466/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67017629/1252965449.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Kay Hansen | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Going into her first UFC fight just a few weeks shy of her 21st birthday, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4321/kay-hansen">Kay Hansen</a> had plenty on her mind.</p> <p>Not only was she stepping...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lh1-N42OdyWMvE0HuOw3BB75Frc=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67017750/338_Robert_Whittaker.0.jpg"> <small>Robert Whittaker (pictured) fights Darren Till in the July 25 UFC “Fight Island” main event | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The final July trip to “Fight Island” sees a trio of former world champions in action.</p> <p>Featured on the poster for...

<img alt="MMA: UFC 245-Yan vs Faber" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/E6ZR4cUnhA41WTB1DkFiZ7dEg1k=/0x0:5011x3341/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67017823/usa_today_13796349.0.jpg"> <small>Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p>In the biggest fight of his career, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4437/petr-yan">Petr Yan</a> put on one of his top performances.</p> <p>Yan knocked out <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2/urijah-faber">Urijah Faber</a> with a head kick in the third round at...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/7iBI7_jMk9kiVW3JN50TAcUqbyo=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67018021/104_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Negotiations are underway for a potential welterweight title fight between reigning champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a>.</p> <p>According to sources speaking to MMA Fighting on Saturday, talks are underway to potentially book the matchup for...

<img alt="Jorge Masvidal" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/eZ30aKVAReXyJkYHADPRsRdvm3k=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67016259/157_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>If UFC champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> is still looking for a fight, a pair of top-ranked welterweights just volunteered their services.</p> <p>Just minutes after <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> was removed from the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> main event...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/09UqUjl3jCt-deFCHWfnwvogTic=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67016297/003_Dan_Hooker_vs_Gilbert_Burns_copy.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Moments after it was confirmed that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> was forced to withdraw from his welterweight title headliner with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> following a positive COVID-19 test, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and...