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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UNEL68Q_qp46sw8649kEjooWp1U=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67123455/108_Alex_Perez.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/841/alex-perez">Alex Perez</a> believes he should be the first to challenge new flyweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4188/deiveson-figueiredo">Deiveson Figueiredo</a>.</p> <p>Following Figueiredo’s incredible first-round finish of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/285/joseph-benavidez">Joseph Benavidez</a> in the UFC Fight Island 2 headliner, the conversations began throughout...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ihD8am9TC75xy8RR2LC4mP3U8KQ=/0x0:2040x1360/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67123883/Antonio_Silva.0.1504809058.0.jpg"> <small>Wagner Carmo, Inovafoto</small> <p>One-time UFC heavyweight title challenger <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/35/antonio-silva">Antonio Silva</a> will return to the cage this fall after a three-year absence from MMA. </p> <p>“Bigfoot” Silva, 40, signed a contract with Taura MMA to face former LFA heavyweight tournament champ...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/il8fy9cTY0GjfgKrhzXWj8nmLms=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67124205/203_Khabib_Nurmagomedov_x_Dustin_Poirier.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>It’s rare that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/123/georges-st-pierre">Georges St-Pierre</a> has been an underdog during his career. But if he decides to come back, that’s exactly the role he’ll play for a fight against reigning UFC lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib...

<img alt="Gallery Photo: UFC on FOX 11 weigh-in photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TMsqACm56cHdx_mqyMV4GFtNa4M=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67124339/025_Thiago_Alves.0.jpg"> <p>Former UFC title contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/104/thiago-alves">Thiago Alves</a> has booked his first fight in bare-knuckle boxing competition.</p> <p>He’s scheduled to face fellow UFC veteran <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/347/phil-baroni">Phil Baroni</a> at the upcoming Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships card on...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Trinaldo v Herbert" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NnRgStZGSQwF1axGqyXgvbvr3hI=/0x0:3925x2617/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67124614/1258248639.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>UFC commentator <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/111/dan-hardy">Dan Hardy</a> called for greater accountability among referees and a new system for preventing late stoppages in a video response to veteran official Herb...

<img alt="Khabib Nurmagomedov" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rvlmtU0nboJ7XUB1fGryW6dpT-M=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67119892/057_Khabib_Nurmagomedov.0.0.jpg"> <small>Khabib Nurmagomedov | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> may get his wish after all.</p> <p>The UFC lightweight champion has not said much since his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, passed away recently. Speculation has ranged widely, from him never fighting...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QwoQ9PiESNaiGgeJLs8RVrKID0M=/224x0:1844x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67120231/Roy_Jones.0.jpg"> <p>If you asked <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1133/roy-jones">Roy Jones</a> Jr. five years ago if he would fight Mike Tyson in 2020, he’d compare it to asking him if he would become heavyweight champion in 1988 – he would never have believed it to be...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-7s96Y9NDyAoL00sa5wPUOcVlLA=/300x0:1920x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67120605/btl_ep9_CLEAN.0.jpg"> <p>Check out episode 9 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Alex K. Lee and Jed Meshew discussing <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a>’s win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3278/darren-till">Darren Till</a> in the UFC on ESPN 14 main event. </p> <p>In...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NXJLqu2W6zVUePww8Hi9JOosmJc=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67120846/141_Khabib_Nurmagomedov.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The highly anticipated UFC lightweight title unification bout is set to go down in the fall, according to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a>. </p> <p>The UFC president <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/sport/khabib-nurmagomedov-gaethje-ufc-white-spt-intl/index.html">told CNN’s Don Riddell</a> that lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> will...

<img alt="Gallery Photo: UFC 166 photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-My9gcnEM9S92Yqv-3l52IZN0rI=/0x0:1100x733/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67115160/120_Diego_Sanchez_vs_Gilbert_Melendez.0.jpg"> <p>Former title contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/71/gilbert-melendez">Gilbert Melendez</a> was released from the UFC last year, but he will still face a two-year suspension as a result of a drug test taken prior to his exit from the promotion.</p> <p>On Monday,...