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<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Poirier v Hooker" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Cr4saQZxS7PrMV0xlfFw2YEs89E=/0x0:3764x2509/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67004087/1252997154.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>This is The A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, former WWE superstar Shane Helms joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to break down some of the top stories in MMA.</p> <p>Some...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FPDgBtHHF0t3lJkVERDntLso8aU=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67006370/317_Daniel_Cormier_x_Stipe_Miocic.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC will be very busy in the month of August.</p> <p>On Wednesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission officially approved a total of nine dates for the promotion including five regular events and four dates for the...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Poirier v Hooker" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/enXZo7tO0onyJGhQ_uMxWudPRq0=/0x0:3444x2296/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67006627/1252997231.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> will definitely need a little time to recover from his five round battle with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2917/daniel-hooker">Dan Hooker</a>.</p> <p>The former interim champion won “Fight of the Night” honors this...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YmLXERh0zd4JgVXBKDpufVxw-P8=/0x0:1500x1000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67006982/19_Ducote_Lima.0.jpg"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1132/invicta-fc-40">Invicta FC 40</a> is official following the weigh-ins on Wednesday, but one fight was removed from the card after an athlete was deemed unable to compete due to medical reasons.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/flyweight">Flyweight</a> competitor <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2952/deanna-bennett">DeAnna Bennett</a> was pulled from the show...

<img alt="UFC on FOX 20 photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xIZMYwbAtgTHNtihcSqwOY4qjqA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67007367/035_Kamaru_Usman_vs_Alexander_Yakovlev.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>With the launch of “Fight Island” less than two weeks away, the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> fight card has now been finalized along with broadcast plans for the show.</p> <p>The card will feature three...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/T1_6KrjAFaoopqK1WIEMycDB7qg=/0x0:4733x3155/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67007644/20190607_0040_Calvin_Kattar.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>As the UFC prepares to launch “Fight Island” in July, the poster for the second card taking place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi has now been revealed.</p> <p>The event on July 15 will feature a main...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/bLvcrOMdklGeOxkfNxf3NrLgXZY=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67007840/25215756510_9cd6da6da5_o.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>In their second fight in less than two years, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2758/joanna-jedrzejczyk">Joanna Jedrzejczyk</a> left no doubt at the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/782/ultimate-fighter-23-finale-jedrzejczyk-vs-gadelha">TUF 23 Finale</a>.</p> <p>Jedrzejczyk defeated <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2016/claudia-gadelha">Claudia Gadelha</a> via unanimous decision (48-46 x2, 48-45) to defend her UFC strawweight...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WxSUU8BCvhgjId8E-Unk2WYyf98=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67008247/120_Roxanne_Modafferi.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A battle of top-10 women’s flyweights looks to be heading to Las Vegas.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a matchup between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/581/roxanne-modafferi">Roxanne Modafferi</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3063/andrea-lee">Andrea Lee</a> is...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Poirier v Hooker" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Cr4saQZxS7PrMV0xlfFw2YEs89E=/0x0:3764x2509/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67004087/1252997154.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>This is The A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, former WWE superstar Shane Helms joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to break down some of the top stories in MMA.</p> <p>Some...

<img alt="UFC 248: Adesanya v Romero" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/VFgxvoxfDKTHU5zz3aBeBYUw17Y=/0x0:3721x2481/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67004382/1211098193.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>After knocking out <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1053/ufc-243">UFC 243</a> to claim the middleweight title, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> was supposed to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo Costa</a> for his first title defense. However,...