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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Xw0p6t0P-owZ5Pb-FUKaCniODRQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67130182/056_Fedor_x_Ryan_Bader.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Two-division champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/39/ryan-bader">Ryan Bader</a> will return to 205 pounds to defend his light heavyweight title against top contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3467/vadim-nemkov">Vadim Nemkov</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1137/bellator-244">Bellator 244</a> on Aug. 21.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed the fight to MMA Fighting...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lb8707n_SUF976oj7Fvsnqh78Ms=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67130259/023_Valerie_Loureda.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4801/valerie-loureda">Valerie Loureda</a> returns to the Bellator cage next weekend. </p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/BellatorMMA/status/1288574071240708097?s=20">Bellator officials announced</a> that Loureda will face Tara Graff on Aug. 7 at Bellator 243. The event takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CY3TtkLDSnmweRMjI266DqPlrQE=/87x0:1707x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67130427/POST___Kianzad_scrum.00_01_31_16.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/bantamweight">Bantamweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3321/pannie-kianzad">Pannie Kianzad</a> spoke with reporters backstage on Yas Island following her unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2392/bethe-correia">Bethe Correia</a> at UFC on ESPN 14. Kianzad responded to her opponent’s reaction to the 10-second clapper at round’s...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Whittaker v Till" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/eBb9-aiVbkDxqqIseXhFxMdahwY=/0x0:4373x2915/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67125660/1258440160.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>For this episode, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/126/sarah-kaufman">Sarah Kaufman</a> joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to discuss some of the hot topics in MMA.</p> <p>Some possible topics include: The fallout...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/G-TGEgX1IeHpGzXq2ubxguef02U=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67125993/115_Max_Holloway_x_Alexander_Volkanovski.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a> successfully defended his featherweight title for the first time, winning a split decision over former champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1541/max-holloway">Max Holloway</a>. It was the second time in a row the two...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Vlua_c5BN01Wro7HlgdAWYJXUvE=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67126200/041_Brad_Tavares_x_Edmen_Shabazyan.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>No one has higher expectations for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4666/edmen-shahbazyan">Edmen Shahbazyan</a> than the goals he’s set for himself.</p> <p>Despite being just 22 years old, the former <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> Contender Series veteran has already gone 4-0 in the UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/k2r-TzKJypGM_KrqkQcbx7nploI=/300x0:1920x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67126996/099_Dana_White.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> is he’s taking things “day by day” when it comes to putting fights together, but has an idea of where the middleweight division may be headed over the next several months. </p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pqjg2vCF2_iyQQRE8tZGojT1_Ak=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67122609/055_Derrick_Lewis_x_Ilir_Latifi.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC has released their new event poster for their Aug. 8 event which will be headlined by a pair of heavyweight finishers. </p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/939/derrick-lewis">Derrick Lewis</a> will take on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3685/alexey-oleinik">Alexey Oleinik</a> in the main event...

<img alt="Dana White Contender Series" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/B9X7jOYeIz8oH7I2ESv8NeW3j9E=/8x0:4928x3280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67123055/GettyImages_820798174.0.jpg"> <small>Getty Images</small> <p>A pair of middleweight prospects will headline <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>’s Contender Series in the second card during season 4 on Aug. 11 from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.</p> <p>UFC officials announced the full five-fight card...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6Zrs8RdxLncdD5KvvpkzZ7ADwzY=/153x0:1773x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67123241/khabib_justin_clean.0.jpg"> <p>Moments after UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> made the announcement, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs react to the lightweight title fight booking between <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> on Oct. 24. </p>...