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<img alt="MMA: UFC 249-Oleinik vs Werdum" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_yvd8Qw63zxeev54sWxgW1N1veQ=/0x22:4530x3042/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66804625/usa_today_14296648.0.jpg"> <small>Fabricio Werdum lost a split decision to Alexey Oleinik in his return to the UFC in Jacksonville. | Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/38/fabricio-werdum">Fabricio Werdum</a> believes he should have won a decision against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2636/alexey-oleinik">Aleksei Oleinik</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/isEu3nNW2qnjNd6Qn93cnnmLZpE=/150x0:1770x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66804902/Jos__Youngs___rothwell_raw.00_10_17_18.Still001.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p>JACKSONVILLE — UFC heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/492/ben-rothwell">Ben Rothwell</a> spoke to the media backstage at UFC Jacksonville about the problems he faced ahead of his fight with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/313/ovince-st-preux">Ovince Saint Preux</a>, why he called out <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2636/alexey-oleinik">Aleksei Oleinik</a>, how much...

<img alt="UFC 249 Ferguson v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Z43tmxlojmYFjr-UI8LL-NKhYb4=/0x0:4262x2841/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66805105/1224290832.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> recently received some good news: He won’t need to go under the knife. </p> <p>The former interim lightweight champ suffered a fractured orbital bone in a brutal loss...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Smith v Teixeira" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/07gEvqgveKBa_xoEzHVIUegZ8nY=/0x0:3593x2395/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66805266/1224739537.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Referee Jason Herzog (right) oversees the action between Glover Teixeira and Anthony Smith this past Wednesday in Jacksonville, Fla. | Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p>The referee of UFC Jacksonville’s main event appears to...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TpvNhrK-MSn76mt3UVFLo4Za_4Y=/150x0:1770x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66805426/jonesmachida.0.jpg"> <small>UFC, YouTube</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/49/lyoto-machida">Lyoto Machida</a> full fight video to see Jones pick up his second successful defense of the light heavyweight championship with a submission of Machida at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/381/ufc-140-jones-vs-machida">UFC 140</a> on Dec. 10, 2011,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5vzLCwJnZRWVzGYBawnKeC5l-e0=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66800737/105_Giga_Chikadze.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3482/giga-chikadze">Giga Chikadze</a> has a new opponent for Saturday night in Jacksonville. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that Chikadze will now face Titan FC bantamweight champion Irwin Rivera...

<img alt="Conor McGregor" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/yxPnyoLa5pZsZmJ7wV0iIrXoEJU=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66801343/118_Conor_McGregor_Workout.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, Showtime</small> <p>Mike Tyson has been making headlines recently as the former heavyweight champion of the world has been releasing training footage (with MMA supercoach <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3461/rafael-cordeiro">Rafael Cordeiro</a>) that has <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/7/21250277/mike-tyson-receives-lucrative-offer-from-bkfc-to-compete-in-bare-knuckle-boxing">already gotten him a lucrative offer with...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-Smith vs Teixeira" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rhrY-h10KlmzgLRD0cLibOs8N68=/0x71:5079x3457/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66801481/usa_today_14306674.0.jpg"> <small>Anthony Smith at a UFC Fight Night event in Jacksonville, Fla., on Wednesday | Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1091/anthony-smith">Anthony Smith</a> hears the chatter, he’s just not worrying about it. And he doesn’t think anyone...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/q8LMk0DivGqSzdER0W5Ub_oQT0s=/203x0:1718x1010/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66801990/legkickdeath.0.jpg"> <small>Eugene Sleptsov throws a leg kick at Roman Pasyukov at a Belarusian Fight Championship in Minsk, Belarus on Thursday | @Grabaka_Hitman, Twitter</small> <p><em>Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the...

<img alt="Alistair Overeem" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BdSBsvX-ge_FkzSIsC_4IVKN_BE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66801159/438_Alistair_Overeem.0.jpg"> <small>Alistair Overeem | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the UFC on ESPN 8 weigh-ins, all 22 fighters taking part in UFC on ESPN 8 on Saturday night will step on the scale Friday morning.</p> <p>In the main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/32/alistair-overeem">Alistair...