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<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Brown v Baeza" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/poOt7yuEli_6etnDdUw4fCMUx8o=/0x0:3973x2649/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66811116/1225292590.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>There were quite a few memorable battles at UFC on ESPN 8 this past weekend, but it appears the majority of the fighters on the card largely...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QrNAFrOqiZDl-xI70hkEaKw71-Q=/0x1:2878x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66808499/300_Dana_White.0.jpg"> <small>Dana White | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Arizona is welcoming professional sports back to the state and the UFC might just accept the invitation.</p> <p>On Tuesday, Gov. Doug Ducey announced that Arizona would invite professional sports leagues to play there following...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GoAwYg3m4yruNvEnX59JRNpZHkM=/230x0:1850x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66808642/GUEST_Faber.00_09_41_02.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>JACKSONVILLE — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/bantamweight">Bantamweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2/urijah-faber">Urijah Faber</a> spoke with the media backstage at UFC on ESPN 8. “The California Kid” revealed the process of getting to the event’s weigh-ins to potentially replace teammate <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4669/song-yadong">Song Yadong</a> against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3088/marlon-vera">Marlon Vera</a>, thoughts...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Overeem v Harris" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mYf_HxQdGTw2tfPdcb2TE2RwLzY=/0x0:4689x3126/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66808773/1225310286.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/32/alistair-overeem">Alistair Overeem</a> celebrated his 40th birthday in style.</p> <p>After a scary knockdown courtesy of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1436/walter-walt-harris">Walt Harris</a> in their main event clash at UFC on ESPN 8...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AuFngsDQsxMAaJsFwC5QCdjZFV8=/125x0:1745x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66808887/Moisesimg.0.jpg"> <p>JACKSONVILLE — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/lightweight">Lightweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4636/thiago-moises">Thiago Moises</a> spoke to reporters following his second-round submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/728/michael-johnson">Michael Johnson</a> at UFC Jacksonville. The Brazilian fighter discussed what fight week was like amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the conversation with his coaches between...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/C79KVCJvf0AyXeewx-U2kmAk1tc=/169x0:1789x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66809022/POST__Landwehr_.00_02_08_26.Still001__1_.0.jpg"> <p>JACKSONVILLE — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/featherweight">Featherweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5276/nate-landwehr">Nate Landwehr</a> spoke with the media backstage following his unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/61/darren-elkins">Darren Elkins</a> at UFC on ESPN 8. “The Train” discussed the bloody fight, what <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> said to him afterwards, who...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Kn8tu9e8ZNI8ATZ1YDYF4727S8g=/49x0:589x360/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66809109/Kellherimg.0.png"> <p>JACKSONVILLE — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1400/brian-kelleher">Brian Kelleher</a> spoke to reporters following his second-round knockout win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5089/hunter-azure">Hunter Azure</a> at UFC Jacksonville. “Boom” described the fight ending punch, moving up to the featherweight division for the first time in his UFC career, his...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UK4svFKjKGSpHcwaT-LL4tOSJus=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66809194/SEPIA_GAETHJE.0.jpg"> <p>In the latest edition of Coffee Talk, MMA Fighting’s Esther Lin, Casey Leydon and Jose Youngs recap the UFC’s week in Jacksonville including <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>, UFC Jacksonville and UFC on ESPN 8.</p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NXUpCJYsaCwq5DAQxxYqiCFY83g=/191x0:1811x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66809307/Jose__Youngs___dober_raw.00_00_03_08.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>JACKSONVILLE — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/lightweight">Lightweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1631/drew-dober">Drew Dober</a> spoke with the media following his second-round TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4390/alexander-hernandez">Alexander Hernandez</a> at UFC Jacksonville, and spoke about how he was surprised the referee stopped the fight when he did with how tough...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Overeem v Harris" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NEZAi7mt2IErFJbjTsO5TgL2KGc=/0x6:4433x2961/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66807554/1225308467.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>UFC on ESPN 8 closes out a trilogy of octagon events this week. After a main event that saw <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/32/alistair-overeem">Alistair Overeem</a> defeat <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1436/walter-walt-harris">Walt Harris</a> with...