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<img alt="MMA: Bellator 182-Karakhanyan vs Pineda" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/83fCFzXUHJZEaUPofI1UNIGirxk=/0x0:5184x3456/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66973779/usa_today_10237912.0.jpg"> <small>Dave Mandel-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p>PFL Season 2 finalist <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1428/daniel-pineda">Daniel Pineda</a> has returned to the UFC six years after he was released by the promotion. </p> <p>Pineda, 34, recently <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/1/22/21077589/pfls-daniel-pineda-gets-six-month-suspension-for-elevated-t-e-ratio">completed a six-month suspension</a> he received for...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/c6XWMjn-7w4yawOD6RYBW-ODcug=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66969314/311_Daniel_Cormier_x_Stipe_Miocic.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Over the weekend, UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> confirmed that the long-awaited trilogy fight between 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> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/6/21/21298087/dana-white-confirms-stipe-miocic-vs-daniel-cormier-3-will-take-place-at-ufc-apex">will be held in the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ifavCtUKUEB4RboEeIzQzTZBFfY=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66969526/081_Dan_Hooker_x_Al_Iaquinta.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The biggest test of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2917/daniel-hooker">Dan Hooker</a>‘s career awaits on Saturday night when he faces former interim lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> in the main event of UFC on ESPN 12. A win puts the New...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CNMQqnWU07dcs7QGA6L9KODmlx4=/191x0:1811x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66969859/btl_ep4_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of Between the Links, host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and theScore’s James Lynch as they discuss <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>’s criticism of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3622/curtis-blaydes">Curtis Blaydes</a> following his unanimous decision win over <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mTpoUpOAkD9Zsb0W50ceFKXBmXk=/0x0:1160x773/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66970079/Screen_Shot_2020_06_23_at_9.27.25_AM.0.png"> <small><em>Photo credit: Scott Hirano/Combate Americas, LLC.</em></small> <p>Combate Americas will return to action with a brand new interactive fight series.</p> <p>Promotion officials confirmed to MMA Fighting that events will resume on Aug. 28 with a trio of Friday night shows. In addition,...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Eye v Calvillo" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jZWiSP3D6-x3dCBX0JVbNRfuiCk=/0x0:3873x2582/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66970301/1219672177.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>UFC is holding several events in Las Vegas before leaving to Abu Dhabi for a month. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>The UFC is following a different protocol ahead of its “Fight Island” series...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5wL9FwDXoWnOdgJ-g61bIEqhHNE=/0x0:5005x3337/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66966667/Bruno_Silva.0.jpg"> <small>Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4983/bruno-silva">Bruno Silva</a> will have to wait until at least 2021 before he can make his UFC debut.</p> <p>On Monday, the United States Anti-Doping Agency announced that the Brazilian fighter would face a two-year suspension after he...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FB23Pf5MO0GbBKkuURXmuAyj31w=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66967020/006_Conor_McGregor.0.jpg"> <small>Conor McGregor | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>If <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> is planning a comeback, it would be news to UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>.</p> <p>Just two weeks removed from the former two-division UFC champion announcing his retirement, McGregor has stayed...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ILVA6xL7WfcBZuiGUDi8FB13ae0=/153x0:1773x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66967389/GUEST_Usman.00_22_37_19.Still001__1_.0.jpg"> <p>Headlined by three title fights, the UFC has released a promo for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>.</p> <p>The event will be the first of four set for “Fight Island,” AKA Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, and takes place July 11. In the main event,...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Modafferi v Murphy" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/iypkwH4UbsrF7qJ6xFNSov1GniQ=/0x0:2615x1743/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66967681/1251029793.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>After dispatching No. 6 ranked flyweight Roxanne Modaferri, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2647/lauren-murphy">Lauren Murphy</a> wants a big step up in competition. </p> <p>Murphy, who currently stands at No. 7 in the UFC’s 125-pound rankings,...