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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jLL3xBnoQg_u9otm19SAhT2mOFU=/0x0:1600x1067/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67687875/278_.0.jpg"> <small>Mikuru Asakura will face Yutaka Saito for the inaugural featherweight championship. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>RIZIN Fighting Federation announced the first six matchups that will take place at RIZIN 25 in Osaka, Japan, on Nov. 21, including the company’s...

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3UtGtPaIsvnmaPuIq0G9V73xrG8=/0x0:4658x3105/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67685415/1282038114.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> was disappointed by his second-round submission loss to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a>, but he also kept an optimistic outlook about his future....

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rhpa9IbNF2O2GEld7VED9POEzIk=/0x0:4704x3136/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67685587/1282037355.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> capped off his career with a stunning performance against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> in the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> main event but his win was even greater...

<img alt="UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/iR8KhdEoYWME4dUxTqgR_VHcSxw=/0x0:2485x1657/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67685796/1052227532.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>After 29 fights and 29 victories, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> called it a career following a submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> in the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> main...

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/L98pZffrF2qxk2jPNPVSHhiJN7A=/0x0:5077x3385/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67683885/1282037202.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> left no doubt of his status as the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter with a second-round submission of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a>. </p> <p>Nurmagomedov...

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/F0diuxcnlBQ5154YdDrgQ7uFJvQ=/0x0:4326x2884/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67683916/1282037206.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Khabib Nurmagomedov (red gloves) wrestles with Justin Gaethje (blue gloves) at UFC 254 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>In what could be <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a>’s last performance,...

<img alt="Khabib Nurmagomedov" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/B25QfBnLFJNVqZ898rh4w4ZiqiI=/0x0:4286x2857/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67683992/1282038981.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Khabib Nurmagomedov retired after his UFC 254 win Saturday night. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> turned in a career-high performance on Saturday with a second-round submission of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> that unified...

<img alt="Bellator 138 Workout Photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-wp4ozs6Pr-FPphfTdyoupo2C-o=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67684147/005_Ken_Shamrock.0.0.jpg"> <p>Age might be the single greatest enemy to an athlete but don’t tell that to UFC Hall of Famer <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/729/ken-shamrock">Ken Shamrock</a>.</p> <p>At 56, the retired fighter is still shredded, looking as good as he ever did during his...

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WcZi2E5tkJcIaiQIYqo4UO15JZU=/0x0:5337x3558/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67684258/1282038965.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>With <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday’s event in Abu...

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-_xtJnukjj5UlhPwd55el57nseU=/0x0:4343x2895/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67684288/1229263270.jpg.5.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> has seen a lot of fighters come and go over 25 years running the promotion, but there’s only one <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a>.</p> <p>On Saturday...