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<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Qe3i_8_HudkcRrl4R9rXaYVDAwE=/0x0:1650x1100/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68493821/80672864_10158648820619879_4164974492969336832_o.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Juliana Velasquez challenges Ilima-Lei Macfarlane for the Bellator flyweight championship on Thursday. | Bellator MMA</figcaption> </figure> <p>A teenager <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4308/juliana-velasquez">Juliana Velasquez</a> started her athletic career...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/h_8qPJo2QIBhLF4v73w1zf_NgcQ=/0x0:3030x2020/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68494089/12___Chimaev_v_Meerschaert_2020_09_19_CU_0320_2020092053904291.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Khamzat Chimaev | Zuffa LLC</figcaption> </figure> <p>After COVID-19 cancelled their first scheduled meeting at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1178/ufc-vegas-17">UFC Vegas 17</a>, UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> plans to...

<figure> <img alt="UFC" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mQMt-dlrEBU_p6TG3JA3MJue6sM=/0x0:652x435/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68494227/ufc_rio_arena.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p>After <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/9/17/21444045/judge-hedges-but-likely-to-certify-ufc-anti-trust-case-as-class-action-lawsuit">tipping his hand earlier this year</a>, a federal judge on Thursday certified a group of UFC fighters as...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ZGbPYZhaYdBMX2pjM228dJboO4g=/0x0:2339x1559/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68494392/10___Dern_v_Markos_2020_09_19_CU_0248_2020092045314109.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Zuffa LLC</figcaption> </figure> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3624/mackenzie-dern">Mackenzie Dern</a> is putting the drama behind her.</p> <p>In the midst of a successful 2020 campaign inside the cage so far, Dern...

<figure> <img alt="Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and Juliana Velasquez&nbsp;" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/sVOV41GSnK6o5qpT5EXq90g5SeU=/0x0:3850x2567/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68488852/C07_1283.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and Juliana Velasquez will square off in the Bellator 254 main event.  | Bellator</figcaption> </figure> <p>MMA Fighting has <a...

<figure> <img alt="Justin Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hvcl1bRc5w86UqxRyEyYfTpJUks=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68489577/430_Justin_Gaethje.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Justin Gaethje | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p>At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1140/ufc-254">UFC 254</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje</a> challenged <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> for the UFC lightweight title....

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_GwLi1rbcsFI7dtNokDM2lwspyo=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68489906/GreatDivide3.0.jpg"> <figcaption>MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p><em>The Great Divide is a recurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which two of our staff debate a topic in the...

<figure> <img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-Sao Paolo Oliveria vs Gordon" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YPROm3t75n0j_yFFfExq6ZWJUgM=/0x0:2400x1600/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68490096/usa_today_13678777.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Diego Lima (left) did not travel to Las Vegas to corner Charles Oliveira at UFC 256 | Jason Da Silva-USA TODAY Sports</figcaption> ...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/s8FRKC2SCP3ZHmJCddjeT7dq1jo=/153x0:1773x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68490299/WTH_EP37_CLEAN.0.jpg"> </figure> <p>On this week’s episode of <em>What the Heck</em>, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck chats with UFC lightweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5382/jordan-leavitt">Jordan Leavitt</a> (6:40) about his 22-second KO slam win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/393/matt-wiman">Matt Wiman</a> at...

<figure> <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Gc4fVDLBY2FWYYfKeMJXEX7GR88=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/68487229/031_Emanuel_Newton_vs_Linton_Vassell.0.0.1476208741.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Linton Vassell | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</figcaption> </figure> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2423/linton-vassell">Linton Vassell</a> is gunning for a win this Thursday at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1176/bellator-254-macfarlane-vs-velasquez">Bellator 254</a> as he targets...