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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1bIeYYL37yqcsyVslGp5O1Zk7sg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66840841/DC_5815.0.jpg"> <small>Sage Northcutt | ONE Championship</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3363/sage-northcutt">Sage Northcutt</a> knows his previous fight was a mistake.</p> <p>It wasn’t the first loss of his career. But in terms of results and injuries, it was by far the most devastating. After moving up to...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/oHaropo2b9kGQ17IKPeFBf9Z-Ro=/4x0:4924x3280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66840960/DWCS_CU_20190618_2475.0.jpg"> <small>DWCS LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>The UFC will be instituting even stricter protocols for COVID-19 ahead of the upcoming UFC on ESPN 9 card that’s expected to take place in Las Vegas.</p> <p>The promotion had already issued a set of rules...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/dfXh7ZsXpbly1OZOD5U4_H7C6h8=/0x0:3970x2647/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66841078/IMG_4035.0.jpg"> <small>Checkmat's Marcus Almeida captured a record 13 world jiu-jitsu championships as a black belt. | Eduardo Ferreira</small> <p>No one has more jiu-jitsu world titles than Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, and all this probably wouldn’t have happened if the grappling legend had...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/xQi98u27PxnNxxuetR-csXKLuyA=/0x0:1029x686/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66841348/Alain_Ngalani_ADUX8165_2.0.jpg"> <small>Alain Ngalani is expected to welcome former UFC champion Vitor Belfort to ONE later this year. | ONE Championship</small> <p>Cameroonian heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2658/alain-ngalani">Alain Ngalani</a> will enter the biggest fight of his MMA career when he faces <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/83/vitor-belfort">Vitor Belfort</a> in...

<img alt="MMA: UFC 199-Bisping vs Rockhold" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/axDMBJvV5r-HintUDsRNssdbB9c=/0x0:3953x2635/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66841458/usa_today_9325395.0.jpg"> <small>Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/84/michael-bisping">Michael Bisping</a> could finally call himself a UFC champion at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/793/ufc-199-rockhold-vs-weidman">UFC 199</a>.</p> <p>The popular British fighter stepped up on short notice at the event and knocked out UFC middleweight champion <a...

<img alt="Jon Jones will try to defend his title against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BnkD2OhmVTkTf3Hyf_UGIi2M1ng=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66839778/104_jon_jones_and_chael_sonnen.0.1507001757.0.jpg"> <small>Jon Jones will try to defend his title against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a>’ latest clash with the UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Le5mhCqLcUZGJff8mAyY7YoPiE0=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66839837/cejudo_great_divide.0.jpg"> <p><em>The Great Divide is a recurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which two of our staff debate a topic in the world of MMA — whether it’s news, a fight, a crazy thing somebody did, a crazy thing somebody didn’t...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/5XXx284MDtsuu2GCCga_uXNCV78=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66840028/259_Rafael_Dos_Anjos_vs_Colby_Covington.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2975/colby-covington">Colby Covington</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a> have been on a collision course for what feels like forever. But an actual fight between them has yet to take place.</p> <p>During Woodley’s reign atop the welterweight division from...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TOAy-qY_EQ1uvAvBavHgdmjxsC8=/0x0:5184x3456/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66840125/IMG_0490.0.jpeg"> <small>MMA coach Andre Pederneiras is isolated in a room in his house in Rio de Janeiro. | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Nova Uniao founder and leader Andre Pederneiras tested positive for COVID-19, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CZEetodNi809-joR9ZoBqr7zD9w=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66840203/164_Henry_Cejudo.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC bantamweight division officially needs a new champion.</p> <p>In the wake of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2186/henry-cejudo">Henry Cejudo</a> announcing his retirement following a win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/328/dominick-cruz">Dominick Cruz</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1086/ufc-246">UFC 246</a>, the 135-pound title has been vacated. </p> <p>That’s...