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<img alt="UFC" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/US7DliRQAqSDt9LMupwt8eR8Mkk=/0x0:652x435/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67444806/ufc_rio_arena.0.jpg"> <small>Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Brazilian athlete Lara Procopio has been sanctioned by the United States Anti-Doping Agency after a failed drug test, but she has already served her suspension.</p> <p>On Monday, USADA officials announced that Procopio was issued a six-month suspension...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ehNuE4qq0SdKEW80gTNGQDugRdk=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67445553/134_Holly_Holm.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A women’s bantamweight bout headlines the second of five events on the UFC’s return to Fight Island. </p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1162/ufc-fight-island-4-holm-vs-aldana">UFC Fight Island 4</a> takes place Oct. 3 in Abu Dhabi and features former women’s bantamweight champion <a...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-Stockholm- Malecki vs Santana" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xBqYdkcEHTP22aAbSjWiTcmVciE=/0x0:4463x2975/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67445826/usa_today_12809666.0.jpg"> <small>Duda Santana (left) lost to Bea Malecki in her only UFC appearance in 2019. | Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4876/duda-santana">Duda Santana</a>’s UFC career has come to an end after the Brazilian bantamweight tested...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kkxxfkI-sorQ4uoJG8pU9DH-2j0=/0x0:1080x720/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67446608/Screen_Shot_2020_09_21_at_6.32.26_PM.0.png"> <p>Episode 1 of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a> Embedded has been released. The behind-the-scenes series follows UFC middleweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> as he travels to Abu Dhabi for his title fight with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo Costa</a>. Cameras also check in with light heavyweight...

<img alt="Michael Chandler" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/DhJ4TKFltgDeXcchSDzwE-2CCoU=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67441796/134_Michael_Chandler.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Earlier this month, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/455/michael-chandler">Michael Chandler</a> officially signed with the UFC and his UFC tenure is going to start out with a bang as the former three-time Bellator lightweight champion will serve as the backup...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Covington v Woodley" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/x0dscFqyyeosQl0c00_UbeUOcPM=/0x0:3519x2346/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67442095/1273569169.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>In the 10th episode of On to the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday night’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1149/ufc-vegas-11-covington-vs-woodley">UFC Vegas 11</a>...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Covington v Woodley" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/177QfNNFcCqdngmISMDrK_BbSkA=/0x0:3674x2449/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67442358/1273568508.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>This was supposed to be the one that brought the old <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> back.</p> <p>It sounds strange now, but it was only a little over a year and a half...

<img alt="Stevie Ray" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/SiTvyCLxm1BQOf0xGsXxzA0KC3s=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67442726/132_Stevie_Ray.0.jpg"> <small>Stevie Ray | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/lightweight">Lightweight</a> veteran <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3253/steven-ray">Stevie Ray</a> has called an end to his 10-year fighting career.</p> <p>Ray, 30, announced on Facebook Live that he is officially retiring from competition after 32 pro bouts, including...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Covington v Woodley" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ba2X_pRSd2zuZvc5Ijd9OBSryL8=/0x0:4401x2934/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67438847/1273570219.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> isn’t making any excuses for his performance against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1149/ufc-vegas-11-covington-vs-woodley">UFC Vegas 11</a>, but the loss definitely stings.</p> <p>For the better part of four-plus rounds,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NUP86a0Grkl7PJsU9WWfQvDwck4=/0x0:4092x2728/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67439278/13___Cerrone_v_Price_2020_09_19_CU_0380_2020092061922475a.0.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC</small> <p>On Saturday, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/58/donald-cerrone">Donald Cerrone</a> did something for the first time that he’d never done in his 53-fight career. He fought to a draw.</p> <p>It’s not an outcome he’d ever planned to have on his resume and in his...