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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Le5mhCqLcUZGJff8mAyY7YoPiE0=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66839837/cejudo_great_divide.0.jpg"> <p><em>The Great Divide is a recurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which two of our staff debate a topic in the world of MMA — whether it’s news, a fight, a crazy thing somebody did, a crazy thing somebody didn’t...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5XXx284MDtsuu2GCCga_uXNCV78=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66840028/259_Rafael_Dos_Anjos_vs_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> have been on a collision course for what feels like forever. But an actual fight between them has yet to take place.</p> <p>During Woodley’s reign atop the welterweight division from...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TOAy-qY_EQ1uvAvBavHgdmjxsC8=/0x0:5184x3456/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66840125/IMG_0490.0.jpeg"> <small>MMA coach Andre Pederneiras is isolated in a room in his house in Rio de Janeiro. | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Nova Uniao founder and leader Andre Pederneiras tested positive for COVID-19, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CZEetodNi809-joR9ZoBqr7zD9w=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66840203/164_Henry_Cejudo.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC bantamweight division officially needs a new champion.</p> <p>In the wake of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a> announcing his retirement following a win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/328/dominick-cruz">Dominick Cruz</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1086/ufc-246">UFC 246</a>, the 135-pound title has been vacated. </p> <p>That’s...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8-MF8rqa1XagTTLIOLzckRfPU-w=/0x117:1080x837/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66838009/67731250_384338779181696_1207691293997361800_n.0.png"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5342/brandon-royval">Brandon Royval</a> will finally get his UFC shot next weekend. </p> <p>The former LFA flyweight champion will face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1714/tim-elliott">Tim Elliott</a> in a flyweight matchup at UFC on ESPN 9. “Raw Dawg” was scheduled to compete on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>’s Contender...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Fl697Dq1fHPaauV191jcTROQyQ0=/0x0:5326x3551/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66838434/20170721_0125_Chase_Sherman.0.jpg"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3766/chase-sherman">Chase Sherman</a> made a triumphant return to the UFC with a second-round TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5340/ike-villanueva">Ike Villanueva</a> at UFC Jacksonville. </p> <p>As “The Vanilla Gorilla” was back home this past Saturday night hanging out with his family, he found out...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-Liverpool: Silvia vs Taleb" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/tAAruvX_Ca4KAogtKYQhboVEzK4=/0x0:6192x4128/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66838653/usa_today_10863437.0.jpg"> <small>Claudio Silva is 5-0 since joining the UFC with key wins over Leon Edwards and Nordine Taleb. | Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p>In 2019, Claudio Silva started the process of moving to Florida full-time...

<img alt="Boxing: Wilder vs Fury II" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CoCscc6UqewidvdQWa89rDvcJPw=/0x0:4920x3280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66838813/usa_today_14084417.0.jpg"> <small>Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p>Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship will next week issue another offer to Mike Tyson in hopes of bringing the 53-year-old boxing legend out of retirement. </p> <p>BKFC President David Feldman told MMA Fighting the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TWEEDcN_1jBh0ZxhLB_ZC-BxglE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66837580/116_Jessica_Eye.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Flyweights <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1287/jessica-eye">Jessica Eye</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4022/cynthia-calvillo">Cynthia Calvillo</a> have agreed to meet in the main event at the upcoming UFC Fight Night card on June 13 with the show expected to take place in Las Vegas.</p> <p>Multiple...

<img alt="Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pErNFT46awRrGPGtUK8cK4FQWfQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66837662/120_Stipe_Miocic_vs_Francis_Ngannou.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> moving up to heavyweight for a showdown with terrifying knockout artist <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a> would undoubtedly be one of the most anticipated fights in 2020.</p> <p>While UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana...