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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lh1-N42OdyWMvE0HuOw3BB75Frc=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67017750/338_Robert_Whittaker.0.jpg"> <small>Robert Whittaker (pictured) fights Darren Till in the July 25 UFC “Fight Island” main event | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The final July trip to “Fight Island” sees a trio of former world champions in action.</p> <p>Featured on the poster for...

<img alt="MMA: UFC 245-Yan vs Faber" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/E6ZR4cUnhA41WTB1DkFiZ7dEg1k=/0x0:5011x3341/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67017823/usa_today_13796349.0.jpg"> <small>Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p>In the biggest fight of his career, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4437/petr-yan">Petr Yan</a> put on one of his top performances.</p> <p>Yan knocked out <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2/urijah-faber">Urijah Faber</a> with a head kick in the third round at...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/7iBI7_jMk9kiVW3JN50TAcUqbyo=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67018021/104_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Negotiations are underway for a potential welterweight title fight between reigning champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a>.</p> <p>According to sources speaking to MMA Fighting on Saturday, talks are underway to potentially book the matchup for...

<img alt="Jorge Masvidal" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/eZ30aKVAReXyJkYHADPRsRdvm3k=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67016259/157_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>If UFC champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> is still looking for a fight, a pair of top-ranked welterweights just volunteered their services.</p> <p>Just minutes after <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> was removed from the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> main event...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/09UqUjl3jCt-deFCHWfnwvogTic=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67016297/003_Dan_Hooker_vs_Gilbert_Burns_copy.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Moments after it was confirmed that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> was forced to withdraw from his welterweight title headliner with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> following a positive COVID-19 test, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/p4buwhjP6slqzCxKe0s3oKiQSmM=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67016215/004_Dan_Hooker_vs_Gilbert_Burns.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> has been knocked out of the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> main event against welterweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2033/kamaru-usman">Kamaru Usman</a> after testing positive for COVID-19.</p> <p>According to multiple sources speaking to MMA Fighting on Friday, the Brazilian...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/seg0VcFIuHKPCkdiut5mitV8SU8=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67016682/great_divide_best_fight.0.jpg"> <small>MMA Fighting</small> <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...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/C5uveI6OS3HccSJDrVU9O3UTCYU=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67016814/114_sean_o_malley.0.jpg"> <small>Sean O’Malley | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4140/sean-o-malley">Sean O’Malley</a> confesses that when his career is over he’d probably be just as happy teaching jiu-jitsu and living in a trailer somewhere as he would with millions in the bank.</p> <p>That said,...

<img alt="UFC 137: Penn v Diaz" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ox_f_FduZG71MWKcXWGUJUQAOiM=/0x0:3000x2000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67016932/130772797.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Scott Jorgensen and Jeff Curran | Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>When <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/993/jeff-curran">Jeff Curran</a> finished construction on his new facility in 2018, he believed this was going to be the final...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-Mexico City-Moreira vs Craig" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2XWgvYpDAaTX1rhTqTiqd3Otai8=/0x54:4210x2861/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67014674/usa_today_13393255.0.jpg"> <small>Vinicius Moreira will no longer travel to Abu Dhabi to fight Modestas Bukauskas. | Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p>Brazilian light heavyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4917/vinicius-moreira">Vinicius Moreira</a> tested positive for coronavirus and was forced out of his...