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<img alt="Dustin Poirier" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xdeG2yozhsN3fW-5hsXixUHT3ls=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66960889/139_Dustin_Poirier.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>We’re now fully into the summer, and the UFC is in full swing, just grinding out events every weekend, creating storylines to keep up with, fights to debate and discuss, and a whole host of...

<img alt="Raquel Pennington" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gz2GFXa9oF3xOjsx8P60_SX0_vI=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66960986/139_Raquel_Pennington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/377/amanda-nunes">Amanda Nunes</a> has accomplished a lot in her career already but she still shocked the world when declaring just recently that retirement was on her mind.</p> <p>Following her five-round demolition against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3369/felicia-spencer">Felicia Spencer</a> at...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/0bikAl-Lz7D7LU0DBDQl8yOjlq4=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66959162/200_Amanda_Nunes.0.jpg"> <small>Amanda Nunes | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>As the champion goes, so goes the division. For the women’s featherweight class in the UFC, that could mean the end is near.</p> <p>Following the first title defense of her 145-pound championship against <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/B362r2-95Njh9hqrRdOOPqUP9ZQ=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66959432/107_Jordan_Griffin.0.jpg"> <small>Featherweight Jordan Griffin (pictured) meets Youssef Zalal in a battle of LFA veterans in the UFC | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5014/jordan-griffin">Jordan Griffin</a> has another fight booked in the UFC.</p> <p>“Native Psycho” planned on facing <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4532/darrick-minner">Darrick Minner</a> on June...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gniJPSkgdhXN272rxS_WBcm9u70=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66959748/111_Jon_Jones_x_Dominick_Reyes.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>On June 19, 1865, Gen. Gordon Granger gave federal orders announcing the freedom all slaves in Texas. Now, 155 years later, the day is known as Juneteenth and is officially recognized as a state holiday in...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Blaydes v Volkov: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gQ-_R8GmWJDMBtZTLkoaj8d9VTc=/0x0:4387x2925/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66959814/1221105315.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>With UFC on ESPN 11 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck is joined by UFC light heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1091/anthony-smith">Anthony Smith</a> to break down the top...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/m4hEwSNiSoQ2P9eQXAGo4OXHN88=/57x0:3285x2152/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66959854/03___Nam_v_Adashev_2020_06_13_CU_0038_2020061363451331.0.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC</small> <p>With his back seemingly against the wall, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1862/tyson-nam">Tyson Nam</a> had a banner night in the octagon this past weekend.</p> <p>Nam picked up his first UFC victory with a ferocious, 32-second KO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4614/zarrukh-adashev">Zarrukh Adashev</a> at UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GC_jsMkmXK9a-lX-GxFMZKDDhzE=/0x0:1600x1067/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66959928/021_Aspen_Ladd.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC bantamweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3173/aspen-ladd">Aspen Ladd</a> recently sustained a training injury and may be sidelined between three and nine months. </p> <p>As a result, Ladd has been scratched from a scheduled fight at UFC on ESPN 12 with...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pmHUNMMDoNmZ8nvuVnSwxnrKgXA=/241x0:1680x959/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66959940/blaydesjds.0.jpg"> <small>UFC, YouTube</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/9858/curtis-blaydes-vs-junior-dos-santos">Curtis Blaydes vs. Junior dos Santos</a> full fight video to see <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3622/curtis-blaydes">Curtis Blaydes</a> score an emphatic win over the former heavyweight champion in the main event of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1087/ufc-fight-night-blaydes-vs-dos-santos">UFC Raleigh</a> on Jan. 25.</p> <p>Blaydes was hunting...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8jPWd3U8PyjtUYZF8hjXl3U-yV8=/0x0:2400x1600/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66956942/203_Alexander_Volkanovski.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a> won the UFC featherweight championship with an immaculate performance against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1541/max-holloway">Max Holloway</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1056/ufc-245">UFC 245</a>. “The Great” will have to do it again on July 11 when he defends his belt...