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<img alt="UFC 251: Ribas v VanZant" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UeQs_EjzxtYDh_NWnYDOmTdKIio=/0x0:3249x2166/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67048190/1226310914.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>ABU DHABI – When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5015/amanda-ribas">Amanda Ribas</a> envisioned how she’d beat <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>, and armbar wasn’t on her mind. But when the opportunity...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aCvJNUlmmqx4x2yXBC7SFHTixzY=/0x10:4195x2807/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67046728/UFC_251_023.0.jpg"> <small>Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade | Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Though their second fight ended differently than their first, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2024/rose-namajunas">Rose Namajunas</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2360/jessica-andrade">Jessica Andrade</a> put on a show once again.</p> <p>The two former strawweight champions earned the Fight of the Night...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NrJquIzaKg7bhhQUXdI9gw4hyHs=/0x0:4036x2691/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67046748/UFC_251_034.0.jpg"> <small>Zuffa LLC</small> <p>MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines following Saturday night’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> event on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, including <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 the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/8N9MB_aLdwKWsJ7Y8KcGMF_qDcQ=/0x138:3641x2565/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67046934/UFC_251_028.0.jpg"> <small>Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway | Zuffa LLC</small> <p>There was some shaky judging at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> and one set of scores may have cost <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1541/max-holloway">Max Holloway</a> a world title.</p> <p>In Saturday’s co-main event, “Blessed” attempted to regain the featherweight...

<img alt="UFC 251: Ribas v VanZant" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zrU3vLwDUO1zzgAdZsUPeV86yQ4=/0x0:4589x3059/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67047033/1255662990.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Personal feelings aside, UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> doesn’t seem interested in keeping <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> around. </p> <p>After the flyweight star was quickly submitted at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>, White compared her...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/0YvVrlfVLTQImOitfcRuhKhhw9o=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67047083/111_Mike_Perry.0.jpg"> <small>Mike Perry | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3801/mike-perry">Mike Perry</a> took to Twitter late Saturday night to respond to assault allegations after a video surfaced earlier this week showing the UFC welterweight in a fight in a restaurant in Lubbock,...

<img alt="UFC 251: Usman v Masvidal" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/kkSiv5Vi8bBIODPIHUDQxUHzcPE=/0x0:3416x2277/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67047138/1255678623.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> can give credit where credit is due.</p> <p>Despite accepting a <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> main event bout against welterweight king <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> on just six days’ notice, Masvidal had...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/M-BV7eVVHl0r5DWJH9vv1YRkxLc=/0x0:4339x2893/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67047239/UFC_251_032.0.jpg"> <small>Kamaru Usman (right) goes for a takedown against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi | Zuffa LLC</small> <p>However fanciful your story is, it means nothing to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> once that cage door closes.</p> <p>Call him “methodical.”...

<img alt="UFC 251: Amirkhani v Henry" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/j6o22mWx7HoUdI00vXb7wdACNV8=/0x0:4733x3155/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67046385/1255655069.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3132/makwan-amirkhani">Makwan Amirkhani</a> pulled off the second finish of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>’s preliminary card with some slick grappling skills against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4137/danny-henry">Danny Henry</a>. </p> <p>Amirkhani choked out Henry with an anaconda choke...

<img alt="UFC 251: Oezdemir v Prochazka" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FltekfQvWMiSS60ux_URQyTVQTs=/0x0:3117x2078/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67046456/1255659884.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Former RIZIN champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3464/jiri-prochazka">Jiri Prochazka</a> announced himself to the UFC light heavyweight division in emphatic fashion on Saturday night.</p> <p>The 27-year-old native of the Czech Republic earned a jaw-dropping knockout in...