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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/X-2JKNIMUJ34sEpnFhHeBjMZvN0=/0x0:1170x780/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67738962/Screen_Shot_2020_11_04_at_12.03.43_PM.0.png"> <p>One-time interim lightweight title challenger <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2665/kevin-lee">Kevin Lee</a> just finished some serious ink on his head.</p> <p>Lee, who’s currently recovering from <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/8/5/21356564/kevin-lee-tears-other-acl-while-recovering-from-acl-surgery">a second torn ACL</a>, posted a video of the finished piece two weeks after he teased the bold design on...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pvG1zTFpG2Z1ZLkCTtHFmVmKwbI=/909x494:5568x3600/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67739297/UFC253_JH_20200927_4399_2020092693923761.0.jpg"> <small>Paulo Costa lost to Israel Adesanya via second-round stoppage in Abu Dhabi. | Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo Costa</a> finally had his shot at the middleweight crown in September, but came up short against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> in Abu Dhabi, suffering...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Weigh-ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/KKNX33L5zz_qfvVUzTqsJOvc0xQ=/1x0:2967x1977/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67739826/1084824660.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a>’s highly anticipated bare-knuckle fighting debut is set.</p> <p>On Wednesday, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships President David Feldman confirmed plans for the former UFC star to make her...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UpPgVwWWG8JWfL7bURDNhD7SScQ=/0x0:4920x3280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67739919/DWCS_CU_20190618_2475.0.jpg"> <small>DWCS LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>MMA Fighting has DWCS results for the eighth week of the competition’s fourth season Wednesday night at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nev.</p> <p>In the main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5494/carlos-uhlberg">Carlos Ulberg</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5495/bruno-oliveira">Bruno Oliveira</a> will...

<img alt="Dana White’s Contender Series - Saldana v Murdock" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pcWwG1Netn-bWb-Z-WCHZZc2_4E=/0x0:3832x2555/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67740222/1283965242.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5505/luis-saldana">Luis Saldana</a> got a win and a highlight-reel finish on the Contender Series – normally a pretty good recipe to earn a UFC contract.</p> <p>Saldana, who competed...

<img alt="Dana White’s Contender Series - Gomez v Bahamondes" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gGlqVQYFoJcJn0DCtUETCw1-P4w=/0x0:3692x2461/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67740280/1283967088.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5507/ignacio-bahamondes">Ignacio Bahamondes</a> didn’t just have one of the best knockouts of the Contender Series in 2020 – he may have a nominee for “Knockout of the...

<img alt="Dana White’s Contender Series - Ulberg v Oliveira" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/KyBdpVi9wYT1dGNbPtgTS1YTCKA=/0x0:3436x2291/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67740342/1283969723.5.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>If performance bonuses were given out at Dana White’s Contender Series, competition would be stiff for $50,000 checks on Week 8 of Season 4. But UFC contracts...

<img alt="Stephen Thompson" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/am4q59GkaMnFk4NG8KpUgO8lles=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67740469/223_Stephen_Thompson.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A welterweight showdown between former title contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4338/geoff-neal">Geoff Neal</a> is currently in the works for the upcoming UFC card on Dec. 19 in Las Vegas.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed the matchup to...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/M34Z-zoK-WFQMK6AAXL_z09SuYU=/175x0:1795x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67735848/Michael_Chandler_YT.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p>At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> successfully defended his lightweight title against interim champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a>. Afterwards, Khabib announced his retirement from the sport, opening up the lightweight division to a number of interesting possibilities. Public...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/D5P2mvDkmYvRxW0b6H68lmtD_b4=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67736055/GreatDivide_Veterans.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p><em>The Great Divide is a recurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which two of our staff debate a topic in the world of MMA — whether it’s news, a fight, a crazy thing somebody did, a crazy...