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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-wjzU-WMw9a7buVwTXpV33qoPlQ=/0x5:5133x3427/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66878166/UFC_JB_2020_05_30_0387_2020053094538277.0.jpg"> <small>Augusto Sakai throws a kick at Blagoy Ivanov at UFC on ESPN 9 in Las Vegas on Saturday | Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2252/augusto-sakai">Augusto Sakai</a> isn’t putting an asterisk next to his latest win.</p> <p>The heavyweight improved to 4-0 in the UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/uvqHBTVN1tIIvK9-06yHuGYJ4u0=/0x0:1080x720/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66878402/Post_Chookagian.00_05_37_23.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>LAS VEGAS — Former women’s flyweight title challenger <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3009/katlyn-chookagian">Katlyn Chookagian</a> spoke with the media backstage at the UFC APEX following her unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4667/antonina-shevchenko">Antonina Shevchenko</a> at UFC on ESPN 9. Chookagian discusses the evolution of her ground...

<img alt="Jon Jones" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/n_AZQzfUkkqjxgbfMFzvmREc-vA=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66878483/132_Jon_Jones_x_Dominick_Reyes.0.jpg"> <small>Jon Jones | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC might need a new UFC light heavyweight champion.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a>, who has feuded with UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> publicly over the past couple of days, admitted Sunday evening that...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BmWwif9467xKh_M3cxZJLo32jPw=/72x0:1152x720/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66878630/Post_Roosevelt.00_02_53_11.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>LAS VEGAS — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/lightweight">Lightweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4349/roosevelt-roberts">Roosevelt Roberts</a> spoke with the media following his second-round submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5133/brok-weaver">Brok Weaver</a> at UFC on ESPN 9. “GoGetta” explains why the fight with Weaver wasn’t personal, why he wants to fight <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UOQP0oOri2qK8BH-UvAyATKoofw=/58x0:1138x720/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66878827/POST_Guitierrez.00_02_01_11.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>LAS VEGAS — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/bantamweight">Bantamweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2785/chris-gutierrez">Chris Gutierrez</a> spoke with the media following his second-round TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3709/vince-morales">Vince Morales</a> in a featherweight bout at UFC on ESPN 9. “El Guapo” discussed his overwhelming leg kick game, being part of...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Ixdu3rUvSIK-z2tKSGKlXqr0Y0A=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66878919/111_Jon_Jones_x_Dominick_Reyes.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A public battle between UFC light heavyweight champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> and UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> took an unexpected turn on Sunday when Jones claimed <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/31/21276322/jon-jones-claims-he-will-vacate-his-ufc-light-heavyweight-title">he will vacate his title</a>. </p> <p>The news came less...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-Las Vegas" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/feEVX-hnbwSjash3oeLv0WE6jJc=/0x0:4706x3137/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66877031/usa_today_14356964.0.jpg"> <small>Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p>Former lightweight turned welterweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> made his biggest career statement to date with a dominant win over ex-champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a>. Burns pitched a shutout on judges’ scorecards, earning two...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/DbSQ_eRSawOYHwEM5LhkLqIAVOw=/0x56:3932x2677/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66877046/UFC_JB_2020_05_30_0277_2020053082025840.0.jpg"> <small>Mackenzie Dern (red gloves) attacks Hannah Cifers (blue gloves) with a kneebar at UFC on ESPN 9 in Las Vegas | Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a>’s night couldn’t have gone much better.</p> <p>“Durinho” <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/31/21275893/gilbert-burns-calls-for-title-shot-after-shutout-performance-over-ex-champ-tyron-woodley">dominated</a> former UFC welterweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/iajRwFtXjGt41Jz0DOtRvTdDNNc=/18x0:4851x3222/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66877142/UFC_JB_2020_05_30_0494_20200530102654329a.5.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC</small> <p>MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee break down all the top storylines from UFC on ESPN 9, including <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a>’ dominant unanimous decision win against former welterweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> in the main event,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1iwouM_KWdeBeOsSZGdNFybGuNU=/59x0:1679x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66877320/Post_White.00_00_46_23.Still001.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> will not be releasing text messages from a conversation with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> about fighting <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a>.</p> <p>Instead, White indicated he’s detaching from a rising drama with the UFC light heavyweight champion over...