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<figure> <img alt="Julianna Pena will try to make weight at the UFC on FOX 23 weigh-ins Friday afternoon." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/bpfiALIQCSR9-R66i3DT0necyP0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68583179/023_Julianna_Pena.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Julianna Pena will try to make weight at the UFC on FOX 23 weigh-ins...

<figure> <img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/A4CuWOF0JZDuCcsImmQ1kSxa6z8=/0x0:5138x3425/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68581754/1282038113.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p><em>The Great Divide is a recurring...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/49QTpoWsfR0q_u-kGw2asKN5EAY=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68581940/002_Manel_Kape.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Manel Kape | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5367/manel-kape">Manel Kape</a>’s UFC debut didn’t happen this year, but he’s set to make the walk to...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/fhVEiUM_IzkWfQQXAIw3u2ysqUc=/359x0:1789x953/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68580143/russianbrawl.0.jpg"> <figcaption>FIGHT NIGHTS GLOBAL TV, YouTube</figcaption> </figure> <p><em>Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists, where we shine a light on fights from across the globe...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/qqMHmdaAbRlbn_lXVaWtDq8scSQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68580379/050_Dustin_Poirier.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p>Former interim UFC lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> has his next charitable mission in mind as he prepares for a...

<figure> <img alt="UFC 255: Buckley v Wright" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/V4Y1EdRQcbYJNoYfEaAhjsMjdXw=/0x0:5450x3633/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68580419/1286952507.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</figcaption> </figure> <p>UFC middleweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3749/joaquin-buckley">Joaquin Buckley</a> will make his first return to Fight Island after a...

<figure> <img alt="Claressa Shields" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pxQs9HZ799fVMzEWihVyZDot3Lc=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68580557/236_Claressa_Shields.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Claressa Shields | ESTHER LIN/MMAFIGHTING.COM</figcaption> </figure> <p>For all the accomplishments Claressa Shields has earned during her athletic career, the two-time Olympic gold medalist and...

<figure> <img alt="Triller Presents Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WFi67QBSQsr5EinLdwJomTjGiEg=/0x0:3384x2256/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68580778/1288355368.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller</figcaption> </figure> <p>Jake Paul has only two boxing fights to his name....

<figure> <img alt="UFC 251: Ribas v VanZant" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aWc6O6KRBOlTbcqGNXonsudaiXM=/0x0:3249x2166/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68580830/1226310914.jpg.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> needed a win to get a better contract and...

<figure> <img alt="UFC 254: Malkoun v Hawes" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/VlfI4kheBJqrRgAb6fcPt1YRMtY=/0x0:4750x3167/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68580913/1282024020.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p>A middleweight clash is set for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1182/ufc-fight-island-7">UFC Fight Island 7</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5457/nassourdine-imavov">Nassourdine...