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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Z3NK30wMINwW3aBagNHIlXEih3Q=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67679982/115_ceremonial_Lauren_Murphy.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2647/lauren-murphy">Lauren Murphy</a> realizes the risk she’s taking at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> and the reward should lead her to an opportunity to fight for the women’s flyweight title. </p> <p>Murphy, who was originally scheduled to face <a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/A-m0gPJURrxbv43AKlk2vP_vOuE=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67680403/005_Dana_White.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>It appears as if <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5368/khamzat-chimaev">Khamzat Chimaev</a> will get his wish to swim with one of the top dogs in the welterweight division. </p> <p>On Friday, UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> appeared on <a href="https://www.jimrome.com/media/audio-channel/10232020-dana-white">The Jim Rowe...

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje Weigh-in" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xg7qyOTuezFzT7ZY9eM2sA8Fkuo=/0x0:3869x2579/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67680569/1281750777.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>At the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> official weigh-ins, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> looked nervous.</p> <p>He was the first man up Friday morning, but the UFC’s lightweight king took his time stepping to the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/S44NmlipGftl_ZdF4HHwGYuZMuM=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67680688/116_alex_oliveira.0.jpg"> <small>Alex Oliveira fought twice already this year, defeating Max Griffin and Peter Sobotta | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3206/alex-oliveira">Alex Oliveira</a> stepped in as a short-notice replacement to take on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5322/shavkat-rakhmonov">Shavkat Rakhmonov</a> at Saturday’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> on Fight...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rRlO-ZgS-JRCy4oWfYSwwQSv6TY=/186x0:1806x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67680954/khabib_justin_clean.0.jpg"> <p>With <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday’s event on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, including the main event for the undisputed...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mdP-jL3hArraYGjEo8Qcu99OYwY=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67681224/112_Casey_Kenney.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4881/casey-kenney">Casey Kenney</a> found out <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3738/nathaniel-wood">Nathaniel Wood</a> predicted he would shoot for takedowns “after two minutes” of their <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> kicking off, all he could do was laugh. </p> <p>Kenney and Wood will meet...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/IxULq3Ywiy3KAL-WeQeJqv63LN4=/0x0:1280x853/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67681526/Johnny_Campbell2.0.jpeg"> <small>Johnny Campbell lost to Ary Farias in the co-main event of Taura MMA 10 in Rio de Janeiro. | Gaspar Gaucho, Taura MMA</small> <p>Ary Farias became the Taura MMA interim bantamweight champion with a quick stoppage over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3249/johnny-campbell">Johnny Campbell</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-WFvFoXi4pzUecpu2ouHkXY3IMU=/0x12:1902x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67676265/Screen_Shot_2020_10_22_at_9.35.37_PM.0.png"> <p>After three rounds, Bella Mir sported a swollen and bloody nose, a slight smile, and her first professional MMA win.</p> <p>Her dad, former UFC heavyweight champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/28/frank-mir">Frank Mir</a>, wore the expression you’d expect from a proud papa as the Mir family...

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje Weigh-in" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/IbBdQnfOIEkcp9YEA9vCc-0gQl0=/0x0:4003x2669/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67676319/1281750805.jpg.5.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>The long wait to see <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> battle <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> is almost over.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a> main event is now official after both fighters made the lightweight limit...

<img alt="UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje Weigh-in" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/da7S4fCfL9k61BR84Px8Fkcv96c=/0x0:3384x2256/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67676481/1281762834.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>ABU DHABI – Watch UFC lightweight champs <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> face off before their title unifier on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. </p> <aside><div data-anthem-component="actionbox" data-anthem-component-data='{"title":"<a class="ql-link" href="http://go.web.plus.espn.com/c/482924/595608/9070?sharedid=MMAFighting"...