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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Niot2jlJsGlEDZZ5PC5i1cAYj3Q=/0x0:2400x1600/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66914420/049_Mike_Trizano_x_Luis_Pena.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>An exciting lightweight scrap is headed to Las Vegas later this month. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4489/luis-pena">Luis Pena</a> will face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5048/khama-worthy">Khama Worthy</a> at the UFC’s...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/uVvg55ZMuoyVfOZTSPNP39Pth3g=/10x0:1090x720/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66914616/POST_Heinisch.00_00_10_27.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>LAS VEGAS – <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/middleweight">Middleweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3616/ian-heinisch">Ian Heinisch</a> explained what happened behind the scenes when a COVID-19 scare nearly scratched him from a fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1970/gerald-meerschaert">Gerald Meerschaert</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1124/ufc-250">UFC 250</a>. </p>...

<img alt="Sean O’ Malley" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CXha3LkyNhW13UHB1QM9ywhhNFM=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66911109/045_Sean_O_Malley_x_Jose_Quinones.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>On Saturday night at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1124/ufc-250">UFC 250</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4140/sean-o-malley">Sean O’Malley</a> put on the best performance of his career to date, knocking out former WEC champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/228/eddie-wineland">Eddie Wineland</a> in the first round. It was...

<img alt="Belal Muhammad Twitter" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zOnwwu3dTOtGqPTmapeFjqk0glE=/0x0:818x545/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66911272/Screen_Shot_2020_06_09_at_8.09.55_AM.0.png"> <p>When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2063/belal-muhammad">Belal Muhammad</a> found out that his father’s store in Chicago had been damaged and looted during the protests happening in Chicago, his immediate reaction was anger.</p> <p>As he initially posted on social media, his father’s cell phone store...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/fDT1w9bfIcY-qLZjLiaVtgrStK4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66911558/20200118_0230_Conor_McGregor.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>On the second episode of <em>Between the Links</em>, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck is joined by panelists Jose Youngs and Damon Martin to discuss the meaning behind <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a>’s latest retirement announcement. </p> <p>In addition, the panel...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lttGbbuKZGR-qXCODg0keCvjHb4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66908411/909_Henry_Cejudo.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a> is content in retirement, but there’s one fight that would convince the former two-division UFC champion to make his return.</p> <p>Prior to his win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/328/dominick-cruz">Dominick Cruz</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>, Cejudo had...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rtJv9zInfWCsN90_thjHtrugrDA=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66908922/140_ceremonial_Jon_Jones.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> is unhappy with the UFC right now, but it turns out his gripes with the promotion should probably stretch back almost a decade.</p> <p>Most recently, the UFC’s longest reigning light heavyweight champion got into...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AFKvsYm5j1WaEgX0pl0kl154xRM=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66909438/080_Holly_Holm_x_Raquel_Pennington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC’s summer schedule continues for an Aug. 1 event in Las Vegas, and the promotion has added a pair of important matchups to the fight card. </p> <p>Former bantamweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2173/holly-holm">Holly Holm</a> hopes to stop...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UpXnk8T6nWBBCR2bFnTDq-_SGZ4=/150x0:1770x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66909565/unnamed.0.jpg"> <p>The PFL may not be staging live fights in 2020, but the promotion is still plotting a new line up of original programming with the launch of PFL Studios.</p> <p>The new venture will be led by 16-time Emmy Award winning producer George...

<img alt="UFC 250: Nunes v Spencer" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Zw2ZxsQ416uGk_pQLELHV2kicyI=/0x0:3000x2000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66909837/1247633718.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Final salaries are in for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1124/ufc-250">UFC 250</a>, and top-earner <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/377/amanda-nunes">Amanda Nunes</a> took home the biggest paycheck possible at this past Saturday’s event. </p> <p>Although Nunes already was the top earner...