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<img alt="Dana White’s Contender Series - Alacabek v Knight" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xRlNaf0Ef8yuDY_0oZn6yRLS6oA=/0x0:3895x2597/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66979022/1167879079.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>After earning a developmental deal this past season on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>’s Contender Series, William Knight will look to officially punch his ticket to the UFC.</p> <p>Multiple people...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/SfiItQ0XTc0ew4X9eRgj2C9TakM=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66974504/052_Sean_O_Malley_x_Jose_Quinones.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>One of the biggest MMA stories in recent weeks has been the topic of fighter pay in the UFC. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> was passed over for a title shot due to an impasse in fight negotiations,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/l8jCkkGCvIS1Wc9GTOsodYU7LOk=/0x61:1920x1341/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66974709/036_Gilbert_Burns_vs_Dan_Moret.0.jpg"> <small>Gilbert Burns will challenge Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title in the main event of UFC 251 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> says “it’s time to get this belt” as he prepares to fly to Abu Dhabi...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XdtU50uwnyQ-F3fOy0ZuZmM3X1o=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66974987/085_Curtis_Blaydes_x_Shamil_Abdurakhimov.0.jpg"> <small>Curtis Blaydes | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1121/ufc-on-espn-11">UFC on ESPN 11</a> was once again a top-five rated program on cable this past Saturday night with the card headlined by <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3622/curtis-blaydes">Curtis Blaydes</a>’ five-round decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/850/alexander-volkov">Alexander Volkov</a>.</p> <p>The...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/g3NucIpMzbeh42EfNbzAw9AXjOE=/0x0:2400x1600/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66975425/049_Mike_Trizano_x_Luis_Pena.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4489/luis-pena">Luis Pena</a> looks at his upcoming fight with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5048/khama-worthy">Khama Worthy</a> in a similar light as the rest of the MMA community.</p> <p>The lightweight bout takes place this Saturday at UFC on ESPN 12, which emanates...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Emmett v Burgos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/JbhGGBZW_csCmA0qP7xqdaI7EfE=/0x0:4064x2709/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66971583/1251054042.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Josh Emmett and Shane Burgos | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Following a “Fight of the Night” performance at UFC on ESPN 11, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3686/josh-emmett">Josh Emmett</a> will be headed for surgery to repair a severely...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Emmett v Burgos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2_VywAlH6_9KizLBQ8ncpqcOIRY=/0x0:4333x2889/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66971958/1251055511.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3686/josh-emmett">Josh Emmett</a> planned to put on the best performance of his career in the UFC on ESPN 11 co-main event, but 15 seconds into the first round, disaster struck.</p> <p>While...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1Ne8vaRWymXdwIaAGbXAW-PG6jw=/0x0:1400x933/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66972739/house3.5.jpeg"> <p>Veteran UFC cutman Don House intended to promote a message of unity when he wore a QAnon patch during UFC on ESPN 11. But he regrets his choice after an uproar that’s led to blowback from the promoter. </p> <p>“All the conspiracy,...

<img alt="UFC 196 Weigh-ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ALPMgZyqpIjS73ofy8GitX9Tb-U=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66972896/002_Julian_Erosa.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A late change has been made to the UFC on ESPN 12 card this weekend with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3492/julian-erosa">Julian Erosa</a> returning to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5153/sean-woodson">Sean Woodson</a> after <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4704/kyle-nelson">Kyle Nelson</a> was forced out of the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UiZVoDVDol0ZiQMZRLBZ4jBFtGs=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66972974/007_Sean_Brady.0.jpg"> <small>Thomas Lakes, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Undefeated UFC welterweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4850/sean-brady">Sean Brady</a> trains alongside <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/54/eddie-alvarez">Eddie Alvarez</a> in Philadelphia, so when the ex-lightweight champ’s name pops up in the news, he pays attention. </p> <p>Alvarez, who in 2018 decamped to ONE Championship, recently...