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<img alt="UFC Fight Night Brunson v Shahbazyan: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/tSPkUYoVfgM_LlAxZu2rgses37A=/0x0:4057x2705/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67139795/1263014761.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>After UFC Vegas 5 weigh-ins, all the fighters squared off on Friday in Las Vegas.</p> <aside><div data-anthem-component="actionbox" data-anthem-component-data='{"title":"Follow UFC Vegas 5 live on Saturday from UFC APEX!","description":"Catch...

<img alt="UFC 251 Usman v Masvidal: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EmRS56Usp_4q4icgXb9yz0v8aWA=/0x0:3763x2509/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67139895/1255424735.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> is laying down the law on confronting UFC officials one week after a highly publicized dustup between UFC commentator <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/111/dan-hardy">Dan Hardy</a> and Herb Dean,...

<img alt="MMA: UFC 250" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1G71dRy4wKD34vhIjhpok-kejK8=/0x0:4504x3003/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67140127/usa_today_14400443.0.jpg"> <small>Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p>It looks like the UFC won’t be going back to Fight Island so soon. </p> <p>The promotion has requested permits for four events at the UFC APEX, including the Sept. 19 date reserved for <a...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Brunson v Shahbazyan: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/szM4Yp8Jjv9sNON8DXu11_YsEoE=/0x0:3846x2564/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67140476/1263014725.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>UFC Vegas 5 is just one day away, and MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down all the storylines heading into Saturday’s event in...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hwC8oQA1Y8v9OHyGIld0CHhNqds=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67140741/119_ceremonial_Trevin_Giles.0.jpg"> <small>Trevin Giles | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4124/trevin-giles">Trevin Giles</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4384/kevin-holland">Kevin Holland</a> will collide at UFC APEX to open the UFC Vegas 5 main card, but that’s where the animosity ends on on Giles’ side.</p> <p>While there are a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5sfICkN4FJpoJjWkni1A4xaRCq8=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67137072/019_Jennifer_Maia.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2274/jennifer-maia">Jennifer Maia</a> has a unique opportunity to take a decided step forward in the flyweight division with her late notice fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1848/joanne-calderwood">Joanne Calderwood,</a> but her first priority will come on Friday during the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/H_NhbIgPL87rbjrp5GDxrOLjTtM=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67137375/328_Daniel_Cormier_x_Stipe_Miocic.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>In a little over two weeks, UFC heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic</a> and former heavyweight and light heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> will meet for the third and final time, but this time, things will be...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/W8p7EOoD0YI4dtKO_sGZEkfNTwE=/172x0:1693x1014/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67137976/shootoddt.0.jpg"> <small>Rangel de Sa and Ary Santos at a Shooto Brasil show in Rio de Janeiro on July 26, 2020 | @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="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/7JT8RBOvht6ZmmhhtDu9WC15ep4=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67138067/104_Jamall_Emmers.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>There’s been a last-minute switch to Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 5 event. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2900/timur-valiev">Timur Valiev</a> has been forced to withdraw from his octagon...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/PyhywvlL4rWnDjmmPuw3TFEW-Nc=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67138215/016_Eric_Spicely.0.jpg"> <small>Eric Spicely | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1127/august-1-ufc-event">UFC Vegas 5</a> card has taken another hit.</p> <p>Just hours after it was reported that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2900/timur-valiev">Timur Valiev</a> would be replaced by <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5379/vincent-cachero">Vincent Cachero</a> in for his featherweight bout against <a...