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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HB-4rFYtp97YOqcNZha3lmjEjYQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67604651/009_Rafael_Dos_Anjos.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former UFC lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/796/rafael-dos-anjos">Rafael dos Anjos</a> on Thursday announced he’s tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t be able to fight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3279/islam-makhachev">Islam Makhachev</a> at UFC 254. </p> <p>In a statement posted to Instagram, the ex-champ...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OboISLJgtCW63fjb4qaX6gBAn5U=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67604762/135_Cory_Sandhagen.0.jpg"> <small>Cory Sandhagen | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4356/cory-sandhagen">Cory Sandhagen</a> made his most recent UFC appearance in June, he was sitting on the precipice of a title shot with a showdown against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1528/aljamain-sterling">Aljamain Sterling</a> likely determining the next...

<img alt="UFC 249 Ferguson v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-Qu2r9Alruw_PmFUHOJ6DBb5O_4=/0x0:3460x2307/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67604802/1223923900.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a> lashed out at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> over a proposed fight with an extra charity purse, calling Poirier a “sellout” and McGregor “an international...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Ll_aHWx1H87zPA8xZL8erRXoOAk=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67600338/139_Dustin_Poirier.0.jpg"> <small>Dustin Poirier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Last week, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a> made headlines when he publicly reached out to No. 2-ranked lightweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/9/28/21492855/conor-mcgregor-dustin-poirier-negotiate-charity-mma-match-in-ireland-zero-to-do-with-the-ufc">about a charity MMA match</a>. The match, which was intended to be...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/fQS8N-1RNqQApyBbo_jN6N7iYZ8=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67600548/327_Michael_Bisping_vs_Georges_St_Pierre.0.jpg"> <small>Georges St-Pierre | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/123/georges-st-pierre">Georges St-Pierre</a> may be retired, but that doesn’t mean he’s given up on fighting again.</p> <p>The former welterweight and middleweight UFC champion hasn’t competed for nearly three years after calling it a career...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gDEJcvBHqriyUyv5D47d1zS1fcY=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67600720/081_Jimmie_Rivera_vs_Thomas_Almeida.0.jpg"> <small>Thomas Almeida looks to get back to the winning column almost four after his last UFC victory | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2935/thomas-almeida">Thomas Almeida</a> will fight in October after all, but not this Saturday night.</p> <p>The UFC searched for a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/dQJ0uIbOTCaSKalcRD1Ig3THvpk=/131x0:1751x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67600927/WTH_28_NoText.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of <em>What the Heck</em>, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck chats with No. 1-ranked UFC bantamweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/935/germaine-de-randamie">Germaine de Randamie</a> (6:12) to recap her third-round submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2296/julianna-pena">Julianna Pena</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1162/ufc-fight-island-4-holm-vs-aldana">UFC Fight Island 4</a>—the first...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Ic7FiCO76SZeiA_sVBLXRSE78lE=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67601071/112_Casey_Kenney.0.jpg"> <small>Casey Kenney | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4881/casey-kenney">Casey Kenney</a> is getting his wish.</p> <p>Following a one-sided beatdown of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5070/heili-alateng">Alatengheili</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1162/ufc-fight-island-4-holm-vs-aldana">UFC Fight Island 4</a> this past weekend, Kenney (15-2-1) made it clear that he wanted to stay in...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vnQ26aeb4bsPoax2ipLs_4vHwes=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67601402/114_Michael_Venom_Page.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>It doesn’t matter whether Bellator welterweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/298/douglas-lima">Douglas Lima</a> wins or loses in a bid to capture the middleweight title. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2221/michael-page">Michael Page</a> will chase him anywhere to exact his revenge.</p> <p>“That fight is the fight...

<img alt="UFC 208 photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1Uf33wvNRRx4aC05vN7WqRBXkyg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67597248/076_Anderson_Silva_vs_Derek_Brunson.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Following another stint on Fight Island, the UFC will return to Las Vegas for a total of eight cards between Halloween and Nov. 28 including the return of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>’s Contender Series.</p> <p>The Nevada...