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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TN_6IXgeficWADLGRKuf-ILDpMQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66824376/085_Carlos_Condit_x_Michael_Chiesa.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1643/michael-chiesa">Michael Chiesa</a> feels he has found his perfect competitive matchup. </p> <p>While most fighters find their greatest professional rivalries out of trash talk and personal differences, Chiesa has found his in the surging <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a>,...

<img alt="UFC 196 photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/abml7H_GkQKNwH27xoLwqrQn2Kw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66824759/161_Conor_McGregor_vs_Nate_Diaz.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/5816/nate-diaz-vs-conor-mcgregor">Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor</a> 1 full fight video to relive <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/365/nate-diaz">Diaz</a>’s dramatic win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">McGregor</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/759/ufc-196-conor-mcgregor-nate-diaz">UFC 196</a> on March 5, 2016, in Las Vegas.</p> <p>McGregor had risen to...

<img alt="President Putin at Russia  A Sports Power international forum in Ulyanovsk" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/KG0EgnRETNirqfyE0S_Elrbox1w=/0x0:3486x2324/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66819560/1048878736.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Mikhail KlimentyevTASS via Getty Images</small> <p>UFC lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> received multiple calls from Russian president Vladimir Putin this week as his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, continues...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Gadelha v Hill" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rtgzISR7MAhRtFis2MifFg1InV0=/0x0:5528x3685/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66819863/1225305308.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>This is The A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, UFC strawweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2943/angela-hill">Angela Hill</a> joins José Youngs and Peter Carroll to react to some of the top stories...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EnLhFqUOd1sa1aaG4Ytf59evGq0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66820206/126_Joe_Rogan.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Though in the MMA world, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2232/joe-rogan">Joe Rogan</a> is largely seen as one of the chief commentators for the UFC, in reality, Rogan’s most successful business venture has been his podcast, <em>The Joe Rogan Experience</em>, which...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vZ8Pvcjd81uPkLFe_ZL5xA7t9Ts=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66820415/091_Francis_Ngannou_x_Cain_Velasquez.0.jpg"> <small>Francis Ngannou | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a> could have some big fights ahead of him. And if they’re booked, the oddsmakers like his chances right now.</p> <p>Betting site <a href="https://www.betonline.ag/sportsbook/martial-arts/mma">BetOnline.ag</a> released odds for prospective matchups pitting Ngannou against...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/g4I_lai6ana3WaD-3frSwc6U15k=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66821194/549_Aljamain_Sterling_vs_Renan_Barao.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC bantamweight title picture has turned into an interesting puzzle with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a>’s retirement announcement at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>. </p> <p>Should Cejudo’s retirement stick after his second-round TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/328/dominick-cruz">Dominick Cruz</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1528/aljamain-sterling">Aljamain...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lLSvVg7b8GJygtloWaGRUGWdfkw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66817495/140_Tyron_Woodley.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns are now expected to meet on May 30. </p> <p>The welterweight bout is in the process of being finalized after it was <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/5/21248331/tyron-woodley-vs-gilbert-burns-in-the-works-as-main-event-for-ufc-card-on-may-23">initially targeted for May 23</a>....

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/oCqorO32GmVCBUJ-Aw6xoDpPmZs=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66817675/077_Aspen_Ladd_x_Yana_Kunitskaya.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A new women’s bantamweight fight is currently in the works with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3173/aspen-ladd">Aspen Ladd</a> in talks to meet <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1757/sara-mcmann">Sara McMann</a> at a UFC Fight Night event on June 27.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed the news to MMA...

<img alt="Alistair Overeem" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4iwD4Rb756ite20RBOfvC_dO1Mk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66818012/438_Alistair_Overeem.0.jpg"> <small>Alistair Overeem | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC continues to provide good ratings for ESPN while operating as the only major sports entity still putting on live events.</p> <p>On Saturday night, UFC on ESPN 8 finished second in the...