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<img alt="Derek Brunson" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_v1ZpKHZN7GvD1wR7XZd6sIIBVU=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67137661/005_Derek_Brunson.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1127/august-1-ufc-event">UFC Vegas 5</a> weigh-ins, all 22 fighters taking part in UFC Vegas 5 on Saturday night will step on the scale Friday morning.</p> <p>In the main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/925/derek-brunson">Derek Brunson</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4666/edmen-shahbazyan">Edmen...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rWJ-zP4GHdg-Fa_pzGtF2yV4pR4=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67138292/002_Manel_Kape.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5367/manel-kape">Manel Kape</a> isn’t lacking in confidence.</p> <p>The RIZIN star, who awaits his UFC debut after joining the promotion in March, made a major splash in Japan with finishes of the highly-touted Kai Asakura and veterans <a...

<img alt="Edmen Shahbazyan" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/dvupoXo70L0nhM_yrBmv05KUbr8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67133792/146_Edmen_Shahbazyan.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>MMA Fighting has a live stream of the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1127/august-1-ufc-event">UFC Vegas 5: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan</a> virtual media day, and you can check out the video above.</p> <p>Headlining the event is a middleweight fight between champion <a...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Whittaker v Till" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/7_KZDbpkNdGuUmE1MyrPnUdF9eQ=/0x0:4782x3188/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67134139/1258438987.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>UFC middleweight standout <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3278/darren-till">Darren Till</a>’s report of a knee injury during his fight with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a> was verified by a recent trip to the doctor,...

<img alt="Rico Verhoeven (Glory)" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/btQ1HYSf42eUli0PXjN8ENXcZ3s=/1x0:1000x666/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67134482/rico5.0.0.jpg"> <small>GLORY</small> <p>GLORY is back in action.</p> <p>The kickboxing organization announced via <a href="http://www.glorykickboxing.com/news/glory-is-back:7ecf12d8-6666-4246-9f04-31bd65519b9a">press release</a> Thursday that it will hold its first shows since the outbreak of the coronavirus, scheduling back to back events on Oct. 2 and Oct. 3...

<img alt="Buchecha JJWL" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/cfCft93eEK3lqm4T0swNtbByh-o=/0x0:4368x2912/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67134802/001.0.0.jpg"> <small>Jiu-Jitsu World League</small> <p>Multi-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu grappling champion Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida will make a full-time move into MMA in 2020, and he’s already inked his first contract.</p> <p>According to his manager, Ali Abdelaziz, the 30-year-old Brazilian has signed a multi-year...

<img alt="UFC 244 Tavares v Shahbazyan" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/DQGjJ-Ra1XrR7TN5Og_5YduO7nk=/51x0:3587x2357/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67135208/1185126964.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/925/derek-brunson">Derek Brunson</a> described a three-round fight as a gentlemen’s agreement with his UFC Vegas 5 opponent <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4666/edmen-shahbazyan">Edmen Shahbazyan</a> – but Shahbazyan said it wasn’t his idea. </p> <p>Although they had...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ggoE5gLRezL6nG-UEA8o9Okbjag=/0x0:1500x1000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67135606/23_Morandin_Ruiz.0.jpg"> <p>MMA Fighting has Invicta 41 results for the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/10448/janaisa-morandin-vs-montserrat-ruiz">Janaisa Morandin vs. Montserrat Ruiz</a> fight card in Kansas City, Kan., and live Invicta 41 Twitter updates.</p> <p>The scheduled main event features a non-title strawweight showdown between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4166/janaisa-morandin">Janaisa Morandin</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5370/montserrat-ruiz">Montserrat...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_xTWgKO3WjUkkU6bc6_ocSZeCHM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67135827/159_Joanne_Calderwood.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1848/joanne-calderwood">Joanne Calderwood</a> understands nothing in the UFC is guaranteed.</p> <p>Just a few short months ago, the Scottish flyweight was preparing for a title shot against reigning 125-pound champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3494/valentina-shevchenko">Valentina Shevchenko,</a> but an injury forced the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/p-eQRuZn7HtXOLLMZheMm8e2w24=/0x0:1500x1000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67136427/21_Montserrat_Ruiz.0.jpg"> <p>A heavier opponent didn’t stop <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5370/montserrat-ruiz">Montserrat Ruiz</a> from overcoming at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1134/invicta-fc-41">Invicta FC 41</a>. </p> <p>Ruiz’s aggression paid big dividends as she secured a first-round tapout of Morandin, who missed weight for the non-title strawweight headliner on Thursday at Memorial Hall...