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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/SFFA2rhvxR7z20LTJt0KsYtiQwk=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67058189/113_Cody_Stamann.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2143/cody-stamann">Cody Stamann</a> had already agreed to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/647/jimmie-rivera">Jimmie Rivera</a> at the UFC’s event on Aug. 8. By moving things up a few weeks, now he doesn’t have to cut that dreaded extra 10 pounds.</p> <p>The...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/D6EhFII4WET_XAHddjaX1cM5UcE=/150x0:1770x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67058485/deiveson_still.0.jpg"> <small>Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>ABU DHABI — It took longer than he wanted, but <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4188/deiveson-figueiredo">Deiveson Figueiredo</a> has finally arrived on “Fight Island” for his flyweight title rematch with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/285/joseph-benavidez">Joseph Benavidez</a>.</p> <p>Figueiredo was originally scheduled to land in the United...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ZItc6QkbCL_B8We3wze5se3tS2Q=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67058566/santos.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI – <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1068/leonardo-santos">Leonardo Santos</a> broke down his foul-heavy fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5349/roman-bogatov">Roman Bogatov</a>, his history with groin shots, and what comes next for his career. </p> <p>You can check out the full video above. </p>...

<img alt="UFC 251: Usman v Masvidal" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Q_5hq7ZGKubY93xLLiRhDOvwTEM=/0x172:3683x2627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67058620/1255677780.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> isn’t going to fight for free, but avenging a loss and becoming UFC champion is more important to him than making a bigger paycheck right now.</p> <p>After losing a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hsM9hS9c2YGTGDKVr4zuabe2JOQ=/158x0:1778x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67058809/UFC_251__Amirkhani_scrum.00_05_49_13.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>ABU DHABI - <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/featherweight">Featherweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3132/makwan-amirkhani">Makwan Amirkhani</a> spoke to reporters after his big win at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>, speaking about his philosophy on submissions and his readiness to face any challenge, including submission ace <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3446/kron-gracie">Kron Gracie</a>, in his next...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/yGRNyS-y4kTcA1tR7jIOlAlVWCM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67054347/900_Nerd_Tears_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>On Saturday, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> challenged <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> for the welterweight title at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Masvidal, who accepted the fight on six days’ notice, fell short in...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/KbdRp_eDdlAQ-8LyTCgLGiKQcRE=/263x0:1883x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67054875/btl_ep7_clean.0.jpg"> <p>Check out episode 7 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between champion James Lynch and MMA Fighting’s Alex K. Lee as they discuss the aftermath of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a>’s unanimous decision win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> in...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/radpaDcIkFPOydabL2gcKWo7Qy4=/0x0:4798x3199/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67055242/UFC_Weigh_in_08.0.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>Headliners <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4139/calvin-kattar">Calvin Kattar</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4339/dan-ige">Dan Ige</a> were on weight for Wednesday’s UFC card in Abu Dhabi, but there were a few hiccups at the scale.</p> <p>Two fighters missed weight at Tuesday’s weigh-ins and one...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/cZ0aKTmnGX3XXxgEd9X9vbkr5Kk=/0x0:4733x3155/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67054475/20190607_0040_Calvin_Kattar.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>At the UFC on ESPN 13 weigh-ins, all 22 fighters on Wednesday’s fight card in Abu Dhabi will step on the scale Tuesday morning local time. </p> <p>In the main event, headliners <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4139/calvin-kattar">Calvin Kattar</a> and <a...

<img alt="Abdul Razak Alhassan" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/h1V7PKJOZpgcNOUHADoHW0FLpd4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67051803/407_Abdul_Razak_Alhassan.0.jpg"> <small>Abdul Razak Alhassan | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2784/abdul-razak-alhassan">Abdul Razak Alhassan</a> still struggles with the fallout of sexual assault allegations that dominated his life for the past two years.</p> <p>The promising welterweight prospect was accused of raping two...