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<img alt="Cody Garbrandt" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RdR3lIRPSMQtcd7xzxy3AG8uK9Q=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67131487/050_Cody_Garbrandt_vs_Marcus_Brimage.0.0.jpg"> <small>Cody Garbrandt | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Earlier this summer, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3121/cody-garbrandt">Cody Garbrandt</a> stole the show at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1124/ufc-250">UFC 250</a>, turning in a Knockout of the Year contender against longtime bantamweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/230/raphael-assuncao">Raphael Assuncao</a>. Now, “No Love” is...

<img alt="Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Y-UdUDvAyJ5AE6tTmSXybFAJ6pI=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67131723/007_Stipe_Miocic_and_Daniel_Cormier_2.0.jpg"> <small>Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> battles <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic</a> for the third time at the upcoming <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a> card in August, there’s more on the line...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/J8wJky2Le70Gfh9KG0AGKDgIA_0=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67131897/120_Yorgan_de_Castro.0.jpg"> <small>Yorgan De Castro (pictured) fights Carlos Felipe in a heavyweight bout on Oct. 3 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A heavyweight matchup between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5114/yorgan-de-castro">Yorgan De Castro</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4156/carlos-felipe">Carlos Felipe</a> is set for the fall.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/H21c3WcrmftphrhjtefZYC11aCs=/153x0:1773x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67132031/wth_ep18_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of <em>What the Heck</em>, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck chats with UFC strawweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/818/carla-esparza">Carla Esparza</a> (5:37) recaps her win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4591/marina-rodriguez">Marina Rodriguez</a> at UFC on ESPN 14, talks being willing to fight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5015/amanda-ribas">Amanda Ribas</a>, feels...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ehnDMosU09lDwGfWKRZKPIIFAfQ=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67132430/063_Derek_Brunson_x_Ian_Heinisch.0.jpg"> <small>Derek Brunson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/925/derek-brunson">Derek Brunson</a> has heard a lot about his upcoming opponent <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4666/edmen-shahbazyan">Edmen Shahbazyan</a>.</p> <p>Despite Brunson being a UFC veteran with four times as many fights in the octagon, it’s Shahbazyan who has received...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2mmTgx9rD7R0rRJ3cMzHvcICOs8=/11x0:5500x3659/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67128819/VP_of_Corporate_Communications_Loren_Mack_and_PFL_President_Ray_Sefo.0.jpg"> <small>Professional Fighters League executives Ray Sefo and Loren Mack | PFL</small> <p>The Professional Fighters League is on hold for now, but that doesn’t mean it’s not making moves.</p> <p>Last month, the league announced the launch of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/6/8/21283337/pfl-studios-launches-with-four-original-series-including-own-last-dance-focused-on-randy-couture">PFL Studios</a>, and on...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2Qh568gGpctic9ZLxvEV3y6uFx0=/0x0:1500x1000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67129154/23_Morandin_Ruiz.0.jpg"> <p>Invicta FC 41 is official after the fighters on the card weighed in on Wednesday, but one of the main event competitors failed to hit the mark.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4166/janaisa-morandin">Janaisa Morandin</a> tipped the scales at 116.9 pounds — .9 pounds over the limit...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4vPuB6A3khHjxZuA23T5b11MjRA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67129519/123_Tony_Ferguson.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> was down but he’s far from out.</p> <p>The former interim lightweight champion hadn’t tasted defeat in eight years until he set foot in the octagon to do battle with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> in the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/f995k_gWGm4YIqBUdhwCREWThOY=/158x0:1778x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67129555/POST__Wood_scrum.00_05_50_00.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/bantamweight">Bantamweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3738/nathaniel-wood">Nathaniel Wood</a> spoke with reporters backstage on Yas Island following his unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5364/john-castaneda">John Castaneda</a> at UFC on ESPN 14. “The Prospect” discusses wanting a rematch with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/830/john-dodson">John Dodson</a> in Abu...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TeHvqNeFX6BfA0MuX88mFGpId1I=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67130021/Post__Emeev_scrum.00_01_48_14.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/welterweight">Welterweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4200/ramazan-emeev">Ramazan Emeev</a> spoke with the media backstage on Yas Island following his decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5363/niklas-stolze">Niklas Stolze</a> at UFC on ESPN 14. Emeev discussed why he wasn’t happy with the performance despite the victory,...