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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/uICsOkHuiGFOmcFxlnIBWAi0mdU=/0x0:4162x2775/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66930002/FN_Vegas_WeighIn_2020_06_12_CU_0077_20200612125710488.0.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC</small> <p>With UFC on ESPN 10 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines heading into Saturday night’s event at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, including the main event between <a...

<img alt="Khabib Nurmagomedov" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/MyD4AF_NzCUfA6CfUmTUEHyDfFQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66930021/022_Khabib_Nurmagomedov.0.0.jpg"> <small>Khabib Nurmagomedov | Esther Lin/MMAFIGHTING</small> <p>After an initial run of “Fight Island” events in Abu Dhabi, UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> expects a title unifier between champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> and interim champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> to headline the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/uWQFt4-M9xPOwRRJb93NzmYSyMg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66930096/108_Nathaniel_Wood.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>An exciting bantamweight fight is heading to “Fight Island” next month.</p> <p>A person with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3738/nathaniel-wood">Nathaniel Wood</a> will take on promotional debutante <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5039/umar-nurmagomedov">Umar Nurmagomedov</a> at the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Ts4xZ2t3QJ7-4MsGe6Px92B0jh8=/90x0:1128x692/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66930148/Screen_Shot_2020_06_12_at_1.40.07_PM.0.png"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1287/jessica-eye">Jessica Eye</a> is “mind-blown” she missed weight by such a small amount for UFC on ESPN 10. </p> <p>The one-time UFC flyweight title challenger issued a statement via Instagram after her second consecutive weight miss, attributing the 0.25 pound overage to...

<img alt="Jorge Masvidal and Joe Rogan" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/oeMRHY-ANVKkqy7HvrNCMyXjQBw=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66926488/145_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>These past few weeks, the MMA headlines have been dominated but issues of fighter pay in the UFC and chief among those stories has been <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a>. Since stopping <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/365/nate-diaz">Nate...

<img alt="UFN Fight Night 96 Weigh-in Photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gd44xmxDlnuV79gtj-yL4yM7CEI=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66926620/307_Ion_Cutelaba.0.0.jpg"> <small>"The Hulk" Cutelaba (pictured) will get another shot at Magomed Ankalaev in August. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC has a new date for the rematch between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4326/magomed-ankalaev">Magomed Ankalaev</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3637/ion-cutelaba">Ion Cutelaba</a>,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-13MRl3pq7n5v9WOqZrnXJdeTMw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66926702/124_Felice_Herrig.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Felice Herris is expected to make her long awaited return to action against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4073/virna-jandiroba">Virna Jandiroba</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a> on Aug. 15.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed the matchup to MMA Fighting on Thursday following an initial report...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/W2nR21eB-InGOm7lMcRN2wPWUds=/92x0:1349x838/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66927026/Screen_Shot_2020_06_12_at_8.23.55_AM.0.png"> <small>Yenifel Vicente lands a low blow against Jessie Magdaleno at a Top Rank boxing event on Thursday in Las Vegas | @ESPNRingside, Twitter</small> <p><em>Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across...

<img alt="Cynthia Calvillo" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vUdbln5qjNgm3e3-6BVYfV9uWAk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66926296/135_Cynthia_Calvillo.0.jpg"> <small>Cynthia Calvillo will step on the scale at the UFC on ESPN 10 weigh-ins Friday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the UFC on ESPN 10 weigh-ins, all 22 fighters taking part in UFC on ESPN 10 on Saturday...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gS7sxIOBBuapgoY5VHHJQ2bSXUw=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66927369/074_Leslie_Smith.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Leslie Smith | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>In the battle between MMA fighters and their promoters over compensation, it can only help the athletes when the big guns get involved.</p> <p>That’s how <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1837/leslie-smith">Leslie Smith</a> views the situation. The 11-year veteran...