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<img alt="Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-16pGG3OfVpq0hs4Z9kShYFlywk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67151242/114_Khabib_Nurmagomedov_vs_Conor_McGregor.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> has a lot of respect for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje,</a> but that won’t stop him from attempting to smash the human highlight-reel when they meet in October.</p> <p>On...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Smith v Teixeira" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Y_c3k52p4NxydJPuU7_6l1jnf4g=/0x0:3504x2336/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67151554/1225126383.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p>A heavyweight matchup between veterans <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/492/ben-rothwell">Ben Rothwell</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3542/marcin-tybura">Marcin Tybura</a> is expected to take place at an Oct. 10 UFC event. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WoW3Opb4mUv04RsIAsfN3_r22CM=/148x0:1570x948/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67151694/Screen_Shot_2020_08_03_at_9.42.34_PM.0.png"> <p>The first <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>’s Contender Series event of 2020 has lost a matchup 24 hours before it was set to begin.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that the lightweight bout between Kenny Cross and...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Vannata v Green" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/emIPKzZy4MnWnafhUHxq4TZBd_o=/0x0:4060x2707/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67146180/1227875935.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>LAS VEGAS — UFC veteran <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1095/bobby-green">Bobby Green</a> spoke to reporters about his win at UFC Vegas 5, what the victory means for him, and much more...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AlLIBvxgtLCM80zZ9AdiRsYIbjA=/97x0:2287x1460/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67146502/Screen_Shot_2020_08_01_at_6.47.25_PM.0.png"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <p>LAS VEGAS — After his UFC Vegas 5 bout with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4124/trevin-giles">Trevin Giles</a> was canceled at the last second, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4384/kevin-holland">Kevin Holland</a> spoke to reporters backstage at UFC APEX.</p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/yji43ACR4JyrTusiTtGJueagEdQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67147689/023_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> may have come up short in his bid for the UFC welterweight title, but there are no shortage of champions looking for a piece of the “BMF” belt holder. Masvidal is now set...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Brunson v Shahbazyan" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/d3uWrK5rXYRF-TkFZoZajE5EtQI=/0x0:3328x2219/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67147945/1263270799.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>In the third episode of <em>On to the Next One</em>, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday night’s UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/PMHu4VaMuA8hz6Q0b2rY_8PV0NE=/0x0:1600x1067/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67148241/006_Tyron_Woodley.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A long-awaited fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> might finally come together.</p> <p>According to the former UFC welterweight champion, he’s in talks with the UFC currently to finalize a date and location to face...

<img alt="Renan Barao (Divulgacao UFC)" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/qge785gIFKvvCBoqZL1v66egVmA=/0x0:2037x1358/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67148611/renan_barao.0.jpg"> <small>Former WEC and UFC star Renan Barao will make his return to the cages later this year. | UFC</small> <p>Former UFC bantamweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/506/renan-barao">Renan Barao</a> has a new place to call home.</p> <p>The man who once reigned...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UnuThQemY2Vm6JoL4Ao2bILtZvs=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67145318/139_Sean_O_Malley.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/bantamweight">Bantamweight</a> standout <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4140/sean-o-malley">Sean O’Malley</a> wasn’t cheering <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3121/cody-garbrandt">Cody Garbrandt</a>’s push for a flyweight title shot against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4188/deiveson-figueiredo">Deiveson Figueiredo</a>. </p> <p>Since his fourth octagon win, a highlight-reel knockout over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/228/eddie-wineland">Eddie Wineland</a>, O’Malley had turned...