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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XUQGwzavi7J3FB-W7oVE_KDYIqQ=/0x0:1087x725/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67237189/Captura_de_Tela_2018_10_22__s_14.58.06.0.png"> <small>Raulian Paiva is coming off a decision victory over Zhalgas Zhumagulov on UFC's Fight Island. | Photo by Raulian Paiva</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4760/raulian-paiva">Raulian Paiva</a> will go for his third straight UFC victory as he takes on <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5373/amir-albazi">Amir Albazi</a> at UFC’s...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TGym7YW-b2lSDze3c7Ji5aNeNhs=/0x0:4749x3166/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67237494/UFC_252_019.0.jpg"> <small>Sean O’Malley and Marlon “Chito” Vera in action at UFC 252 in Las Vegas on Aug. 15, 2020 | Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4140/sean-o-malley">Sean O’Malley</a> hated losing for the first time in his pro fighting career and he especially hated falling...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Qi394Dwp_Qm3BXz9lZ8R_KHt3Ok=/0x0:3850x2567/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67237841/A44I6955.0.jpg"> <small>Bellator MMA</small> <p>At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1137/bellator-244">Bellator 244</a> media day, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3467/vadim-nemkov">Vadim Nemkov</a> spoke about how light heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/39/ryan-bader">Ryan Bader</a> compares to previous champions he’s beaten, whether he’s extra motivated to avenge mentor <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/23/fedor-emelianenko">Fedor Emelianenko</a>’s loss to Bader, where...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UG6vayTnU91233Wk7p5hhxMizV4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67238133/088_Frankie_Edgar_vs_Chad_Mendes.0.0.1449902253.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/5303/frankie-edgar-vs-chad-mendes">Frankie Edgar vs. Chad Mendes</a> full fight video to see <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/60/frankie-edgar">Edgar</a> earn his second shot at featherweight gold with a first-round finish of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/226/chad-mendes">Mendes</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/751/the-ultimate-fighter-22-finale">The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale</a> in...

<img alt="UFC 252: Miocic v Cormier 3" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-bFLuOBaO83SWO5cPuWkUssCPt0=/0x0:4291x2861/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67255716/1266541410.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>The trilogy between heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/775/stipe-miocic">Stipe Miocic</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/373/daniel-cormier">Daniel Cormier</a> will go down as one of the most important fights in the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8HQA0E2VBj7fLcFiaJnjQ6D-6nY=/0x39:3762x2547/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67265784/Sheetara2.0.jpg"> <small>DWCS' Mayra Bueno Silva returns to the octagon to battle Mara Romero Borella in September. | Photo courtesy of UFC</small> <p>A flyweight bout between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4590/mayra-bueno-silva">Mayra Bueno Silva</a> vs. <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4113/mara-romero-borella">Mara Romero Borella</a> is a done deal for a UFC...

<img alt="Dominick Reyes and Jon Jones" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jn_cHPO9en-oGk-jMKBsz5IPgn0=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67231697/100_Jon_Jones_x_Dominick_Reyes.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>On Monday, former UFC light heavyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/8/17/21372733/jon-jones-vacates-the-ufc-light-heavyweight-title-uncertain-about-his-future">vacated his title and teased a potential move up to the heavyweight division</a>. The announcement did not seem to catch ...

<img alt="TUF 22 Finale Photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mU4rjE1o7R_Ycd6ZQr2NcPKiEdg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67231965/082_Frankie_Edgar_vs_Chad_Mendes.0.0.jpg"> <small>Frankie Edgar | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Just over a year ago, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/60/frankie-edgar">Frankie Edgar</a> was competing for the UFC featherweight title for the third time. Now just days away from his 135-pound debut, the New Jersey...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HO8PgKveAPf97SFMtBcYiQvQpA8=/175x0:1795x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67232291/wth_ep21_clean.0.jpg"> <p>On this week’s episode of MMA Fighting’s <em>What the Heck</em>, Mike Heck speaks with UFC bantamweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3088/marlon-vera">Marlon Vera</a> (5:25) to recap his first-round TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4140/sean-o-malley">Sean O’Malley</a> in the co-main event of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1128/ufc-252">UFC 252</a>. “Chito” also discusses...

<img alt="Ryan Bader" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/adHiYzyNQUTdibP1RnNZJ1-oiIs=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67232519/121_Ryan_Bader.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>MMA Fighting has <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1137/bellator-244">Bellator 244</a> weigh-in video for Friday’s event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.</p> <p>In the main event, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/39/ryan-bader">Ryan Bader</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3467/vadim-nemkov">Vadim Nemkov</a> successfully hit the light heavyweight title...