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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1r_s-NbWU6m_XqM6sNZMvXw7mfQ=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66705542/2020_04_24_newsupdate_clean.0.jpg"> <p>Moments after UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> revealed that the promotion would put on three events between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> on May 9 through May 16, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs reacted to the news. </p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CA7-CypTfiYY6YBGVnYnc9cnEv8=/0x0:1280x853/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66705779/Martin_Nguyen_IMG_0037.0.jpg"> <small>Martin Nguyen | ONE Championship</small> <p>Martin Nguyen already holds a special place in the ONE Championship record books.</p> <p>Until 2017, the Singapore-based promotion had never had a two-division champion, but in November of that year Nguyen accomplished the feat by knocking...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/JJRW45LFVrZRwy0hiScM4cLAj-k=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66706025/098_Julia_Budd_x_Cris_Cyborg.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Missing Bellator action? The promotion has you covered with 20 of its most memorable fights available for free now on YouTube.</p> <p>Watch almost six hours of high-stakes Bellator fights above.</p> <p>The list kicks off with the classic first...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WBQH3j_T-pUab4R1eT91mYd66CQ=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66700917/135_Tyron_Woodley.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This is the A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, journalist Anthony Walker joins José Youngs and Petesy Carroll to discuss some of the top story lines in the world of MMA.</p> <p>Some topics may include the rumored <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/PIhJFfjTlzsyhQ_1bZo3lxrE1x4=/0x0:1500x1000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66701181/15Anik.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>That last month has been tumultuous for the UFC. After weeks of trying beg, borrow, and steal to keep <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> on amid the coronavirus pandemic, UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> was finally forced to...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/r3hE44KMjE5CfbGGJR-4CL2x-W4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66701383/119_Aljamain_Sterling.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>When the UFC was determined to soldier on during a global pandemic, most fighters on the roster cheered the promotion’s decision and eagerly volunteered to compete even if it was under less than optimal conditions.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/bantamweight">Bantamweight</a>...

<img alt="Robert Whittaker" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/J-C-gOkOv1HcO5AbpPLOKf3gw7c=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66701720/261_Robert_Whittaker_vs_Yoel_Romero.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a> returns to action, it will be on his own terms.</p> <p>The good news for fans of “The Reaper” is that his recent withdrawal from <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1095/ufc-248">UFC 248</a> was apparently not due to...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5ajFPq7hByRcApYp60xk79f3HXo=/198x0:1722x1016/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66702131/mfsparta.0.jpg"> <small>Aleksandr Kudin lands a front kick on Ivan Golub at an M-1 Global show in Minsk, Belarus, on April 18, 2020 | @Grabaka_Hitman, Twitter</small> <p><em>Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2fOcioblcvXL7TBa3T2t7In4ds8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66696469/014_Demian_Maia.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Demian Maia was on a three-fight winning streak before losing to Gilbert Burns at UFC Brasilia. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A month after doubling down on his retirement plans, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/93/demian-maia">Demian Maia</a> changed his tone.</p> <p>Moments after <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a>...

<img alt="Francis Ngannou" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FC3DijajFCMCiJN6tlhrWzIz3PQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66696921/437_Francis_Ngannou.0.jpg"> <small>Francis Ngannou | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a> would love to compete for the UFC heavyweight title again, but there’s no telling when that opportunity might happen.</p> <p>With three consecutive wins, including a pair of knockouts over former...