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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ytbTWD5kj4WGCqu_z4opHcc9V_k=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66819019/102_Julia_Avila.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The fourth time might be the charm after all for UFC women’s bantamweight contenders <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4413/julia-avila">Julia Avila</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5324/karol-rosa">Karol Rosa</a>.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that the UFC...

<img alt="Jon Jones" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GPMa5Z6Wzd-5QwQZJwOSzIAKpTk=/0x0:2001x1334/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66815101/001_Jon_Jones.0.0.jpg"> <small>Jon Jones is excited after weighing in for the big outdoor crowd in Toronto | Esther Lin/MMAFiGHTING.COM</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> seems to be serious about moving up to heavyweight. </p> <p>At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a> knocked out <a...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Ige v Barboza" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UUxX3NrHWHcuXIl5vQnOISErFH4=/0x0:4863x3242/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66815328/1225305010.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Edson Barboza and Dan Ige at UFC on ESPN 8 in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday | Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p><em>Few things infuriate MMA fans more than a fight being scored incorrectly, though...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/b2Jgxmooy1GL3-ynMvbxTFSkka4=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66815585/Eurobash_TillOConnor.0.jpg"> <p>On the latest episode of Eurobash, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3278/darren-till">Darren Till</a> (13:00) joins the show to discuss his next bout and the initiative he launched with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/389/jimi-manuwa">Jimi Manuwa</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3026/leon-edwards">Leon Edwards</a> to combat knife crime in the U.K. The Liverpudlian striking...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/oVoESH3u6P6zPfsXbN9LpRYreFQ=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66815977/403_Darren_Till.0.jpg"> <small>Darren Till | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3278/darren-till">Darren Till</a> still has his eyes firmly fixed on an August date with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a>, and despite middleweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> shooting down his suggestion of them coaching the next...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Overeem v Harris" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OVxCwrNmsV8wOI9iA3QUAEi5LY0=/0x0:3877x2585/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66811355/1225310422.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/32/alistair-overeem">Alistair Overeem</a> was by far the highest-paid athlete competing at UFC on ESPN 8 this past Saturday night after “The Demolition Man” earned nearly four-times as much as...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Y1BLhKGIci1365IJ9EJT03fU8ww=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66811942/john_oliver.0.jpg"> <p>Multi-time Emmy winner John Oliver may not be a massive UFC fan, but he might get a call from their marketing department following the latest episode of “Last Week Tonight.”</p> <p>The HBO series addressed the return of sports in their main segment...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Smith v Teixeira" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rk4Yu5uOiUi33ZUftue_M5mgRqY=/0x0:5685x3790/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66812375/1224738370.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1091/anthony-smith">Anthony Smith</a> didn’t have a problem with the stoppage in his fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/388/glover-teixeira">Glover Teixeira</a> at UFC Jacksonville. But he definitely didn’t enjoy hearing that...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Ige v Barboza" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/YBosAa6d5UeARCmVa6RWuLobEOA=/0x0:3551x2367/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66812734/1225304918.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p>JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — After his UFC on ESPN 8 win, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4339/dan-ige">Dan Ige</a> breaks down his big win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/56/edson-barboza">Edson Barboza</a>, what’s next, and more Saturday night.</p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Ekr25soBVrSCZSVX3a4Pi6jEzio=/150x0:1770x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66813434/Jose__Youngs___holland_raw.00_04_13_04.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>JACKSONVILLE — <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/middleweight">Middleweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4384/kevin-holland">Kevin Holland</a> spoke with the media following his first-round TKO win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4706/anthony-hernandez">Anthony Hernandez</a> at UFC on ESPN 8. “Trail Blazer” recaps the victory, explains his callout of <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3519/mickey-gall">Mickey Gall</a> for a welterweight fight,...