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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/IhEqxcdxY9UC0GWv6hmnZlC4dro=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66899200/101_Austin_Hubbard.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC’s June slate of events has added a fight between a pair of lightweights looking to take a big step forward in 2020. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kAzOA_FqImjatC441O-zr5tLE-g=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66899352/0039_Shogun_Rua_and_Little_Nog.0.0.jpg"> <small>Mauricio Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira fought each other under the PRIDE and UFC banners. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The trilogy bout between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/53/mauricio-rua">Mauricio Rua</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/51/antonio-rogerio-nogueira">Antonio Rogerio Nogueira</a> is once again in UFC’s plans, company president...

<img alt="Michael Chandler will try to make weight at the Bellator 165 weigh-ins Friday." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lkOwu3DhpjOViHcLyevPjBW5ulo=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66896341/008_Michael_Chandler.0.1479508432.0.jpeg"> <small>Michael Chandler will try to make weight at the Bellator 165 weigh-ins Friday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Bellator continues to make full event replays available on its...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/bZlbqf5OVAn0gC0JrY_qaVA4XE8=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66896401/111_Gerald_Meerschaert.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>It didn’t take long for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1970/gerald-meerschaert">Gerald Meerschaert</a> to find a new opponent, as newcomer <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3558/anthony-ivy">Anthony Ivy</a> is expected to step in at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1124/ufc-250">UFC 250</a>.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed to MMA Fighting on Thursday that Ivy...

<img alt="Amanda Nunes" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/oIo2ObbE58nWirDQzjlEJP0B7Q4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66896714/20161222_0103_Amanda_Nunes_and_Nina_Ansaroff.0.0.jpeg"> <small>Nunes and Ansaroff are in Las Vegas for UFC 250, where “The Lioness” fights Felicia Spencer. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/377/amanda-nunes">Amanda Nunes</a> and her fiancee <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2648/nina-ansaroff">Nina Ansaroff</a> had COVID-19 symptoms earlier this year, the two-division UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ip7eMWO9IqhDG_KyE4rLiIEdeso=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66897296/160_Aljamain_Sterling.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1528/aljamain-sterling">Aljamain Sterling</a> is preparing for one of the biggest fights of his career at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1124/ufc-250">UFC 250</a> this weekend. But the bantamweight contender admits losing sleep in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Srw1wRBAAYIJ9tI2_EqkxfqT4VU=/0x0:1347x898/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66897411/Screen_Shot_2020_06_04_at_4.28.03_PM.0.png"> <p>In the third installment of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1124/ufc-250">UFC 250</a>: Embedded, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3369/felicia-spencer">Felicia Spencer</a> does an interview and meets with a fan, Corey Sandhagen seeks redemption in a game of Horse, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3121/cody-garbrandt">Cody Garbrandt</a> goes shooting, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4140/sean-o-malley">Sean O’Malley</a> gets a few last...

<img alt="UFC 239: Avila v Kianzad" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Q6Ze6Gt5Wfl5CZnOXtZkfjW83L4=/0x0:5256x3504/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66897485/1154193333.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>For the fourth time, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/19/21264336/julia-avila-vs-karol-rosa-rebooking-in-the-works-for-june-13-ufc-event">Julia Avila’s scheduled fight with Karol Rosa</a> is off. This time, she was able to find a short notice replacement.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the...

<img alt="Cynthia Calvillo" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/q8NpDwEeinQnrNbbCnvu1PDMPy8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66897793/134_Cynthia_Calvillo.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A UFC Fight Night card set for June 13 at the UFC APEX includes 10 bouts and a highly anticipated grudge match. </p> <p>UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> on Thursday revealed to <a href="https://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/29268482/marvin-vettori-karl-roberson-feud-co-headline-june-13-ufc-fight-night">ESPN</a> the full...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/VxtToWN9-Nro4zKHx22zP44GlE8=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66897867/145_Ian_Heinisch.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3616/ian-heinisch">Ian Heinisch</a> will fight at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1124/ufc-250">UFC 250</a> after all.</p> <p>The middleweight was pulled from his fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1970/gerald-meerschaert">Gerald Meerschaert</a> earlier in the day on Thursday with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/6/4/21280824/gerald-meerschaert-now-expected-to-face-anthony-ivy-at-ufc-250">Anthony Ivy tapped as a replacement.</a></p> <p>Initially one...