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<img alt="UFC 251: Usman v Masvidal" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8U7ccFpKJtH1sZY8_Y563_EBa20=/0x0:2904x1936/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67059531/1255680067.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>This is The A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4484/jose-torres">Jose Torres</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2318/din-thomas">Din Thomas</a> join José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon break down some of the top stories in MMA.</p> <p>Some...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3E3g0MWiXngKlCxj4ZupPz7NJ0g=/0x0:2400x1600/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67059825/203_Alexander_Volkanovski.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This past Saturday, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4234/alexander-volkanovski">Alexander Volkanovski</a> successfully defended his featherweight title with a split-decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1541/max-holloway">Max Holloway</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>. It was a controversial outcome, with many, including UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>,...

<img alt="Michael Bisping" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/RBtZtINPBHFdfOj3ixY1tZEgu1s=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67059967/336_Michael_Bisping.0.0.jpg"> <small>Michael Bisping riles up the crowd | Esther Lin</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/84/michael-bisping">Michael Bisping</a> thought his rivalry with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/88/dan-henderson">Dan Henderson</a> was dead and buried.</p> <p>After splitting a pair of fights during their respective careers and both now retired, the former UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/PdVy_M3pJ_x4QkK4k0VKgLH46Mw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67060090/046_Ricardo_Lamas_x_Calvin_Kattar.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Just four days removed from the UFC’s first Fight Island pay-per-view, the promotion keeps rolling with its first Fight Night event in Abu Dhabi.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1129/ufc-event-abu-dhabi">UFC on ESPN 13</a> lineup may pale in comparison to the...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Kattar v Ige Weigh-in" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kC6_Kw7g9b5EP6Qft-5cq9vre20=/0x0:4461x2974/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67059146/1227110559.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>MMA Fighting has UFC on ESPN 13 results for the Kattar vs. Ige fight card in Abu Dhabi, live blog of the main event, and live...

<img alt="UFC 251: Usman v Masvidal" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jxhvWRl5g-fQrT-dokHGCxd8Ah4=/0x0:3683x2455/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67060388/1226311374.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>Instead of coaching <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> on Fight Island, his head coach <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/202/mike-brown">Mike Brown</a> had to watch from home after he was diagnosed...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OHr_cxOOlbPxRBXpaOFdHsNZUFM=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67060634/103_Yana_Kunitskaya.0.jpg"> <small>Ketlen Vieira vs. Yana Kunitskaya will take place in Las Vegas. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3796/ketlen-vieira">Ketlen Vieira</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3861/yana-kunitskaya">Yana Kunitskaya</a> will have an extra week to prepare for their showdown as the UFC moved their bantamweight bout...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/x7XcYTrwtIj0IyelWU_S1i2jOw4=/0x0:800x533/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67057469/Image_from_iOS__3_.0.jpg"> <p>UFC fighter <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4634/devonte-smith">Devonte Smith</a> is mourning the loss of his sister after she was shot and killed outside a nightclub in Columbus, Ohio, this past weekend.</p> <p>According to a report from the Columbus Police obtained by MMA Fighting, Dariene Smith was...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Kattar v Ige Weigh-in" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/woCa2L6taS-4lBM-DdQH28wGgvA=/0x0:3467x2311/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67057693/1256133978.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and Guilherme Cruz break down all the top storylines heading into Wednesday’s UFC on ESPN 13, which is headlined...

<img alt="UFC 251: Oezdemir v Prochazka" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/HaCCeAKxY5EbdIIJEAqYQGkftIw=/0x0:4145x2763/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67057872/1255660506.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> was a huge success on pay-per-view and the prelim broadcast ended No. 1 for all cable programming this past Saturday night.</p> <p>According to the Nielsen Ratings System, the UFC...