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<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Blaydes v Dos Santos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/K2a2_1PoZE5R-j_VC3Ma1MLSy94=/0x0:2693x1795/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66822587/1201946547.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Jordan Espinosa (pictured) fights Mark De La Rosa in a bantamweight bout at a UFC event on June 20 | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>A pair of top-15 flyweights will...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/D54HGLFD82UZBMnYk9uyNwsN4k4=/0x0:5184x3456/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66822746/IMG_9791.0.jpg"> <small>Jessica Andrade was scheduled to face Rose Namajunas in April before the event was cancelled. | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2360/jessica-andrade">Jessica Andrade</a> and her team quickly left Brazil for Las Vegas to save an April 18 fight against <a...

<img alt="Rory MacDonald and Neiman Gracie" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Y1BD0-5_196o0ggVXqosINSqJFM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66823278/154_Rory_Macdonald_x_Neiman_Gracie.0.jpg"> <small>Rory MacDonald (left) won a decision against Neiman Gracie to defend his welterweight title. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2442/neiman-gracie">Neiman Gracie</a> wants to be part of the first event Bellator puts on after the long...

<img alt="Dana White" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/08fCa6ZazomK7WYEP-Sxi-Iefj4=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66823766/203_Dana_White.0.0.jpg"> <small>Dana White post presser | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC really wants to return home.</p> <p>The promotion expects its next card to take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas on May 30, with a welterweight fight between...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night Smith v Teixeira: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/q2UuuKYRcUuSM_lRhMahUyWJjcE=/0x0:6000x4000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66824076/1224397435.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>A middleweight matchup between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3761/marvin-vettori">Marvin Vettori</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4183/karl-roberson">Karl Roberson</a> has been rebooked one month after it was originally scheduled to take place. </p> <p>Multiple people...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/jQdeYl2nkFakAoqv5aAHaPDxr_M=/0x0:800x533/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66824080/baroni_leben.0.jpeg"> <p>Tomasz Stankiewicz, the promoter of a notorious one-off bare-knuckle fight promotion, was released from federal prison on Wednesday in Philipsburgh, Pa., 18 months after he left fighters, vendors, and industry vets holding the bag.</p> <p>Stankiewicz, 41, served a one-year sentence for a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/TN_6IXgeficWADLGRKuf-ILDpMQ=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66824376/085_Carlos_Condit_x_Michael_Chiesa.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1643/michael-chiesa">Michael Chiesa</a> feels he has found his perfect competitive matchup. </p> <p>While most fighters find their greatest professional rivalries out of trash talk and personal differences, Chiesa has found his in the surging <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a>,...

<img alt="UFC 196 photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/abml7H_GkQKNwH27xoLwqrQn2Kw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66824759/161_Conor_McGregor_vs_Nate_Diaz.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/5816/nate-diaz-vs-conor-mcgregor">Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor</a> 1 full fight video to relive <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/365/nate-diaz">Diaz</a>’s dramatic win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">McGregor</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/759/ufc-196-conor-mcgregor-nate-diaz">UFC 196</a> on March 5, 2016, in Las Vegas.</p> <p>McGregor had risen to...

<img alt="President Putin at Russia  A Sports Power international forum in Ulyanovsk" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/KG0EgnRETNirqfyE0S_Elrbox1w=/0x0:3486x2324/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66819560/1048878736.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Mikhail KlimentyevTASS via Getty Images</small> <p>UFC lightweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> received multiple calls from Russian president Vladimir Putin this week as his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, continues...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Gadelha v Hill" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rtgzISR7MAhRtFis2MifFg1InV0=/0x0:5528x3685/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66819863/1225305308.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>This is The A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, UFC strawweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2943/angela-hill">Angela Hill</a> joins José Youngs and Peter Carroll to react to some of the top stories...