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<img alt="UFC 197 Photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/v9gVzaaV7dURk3u3xSqAnUsKprM=/0x0:1600x1067/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66728693/093_Edson_Barboza_vs_Anthony_Pettis.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Former lightweight contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/56/edson-barboza">Edson Barboza</a> is expected move down to 145 pounds for a fight against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4339/dan-ige">Dan Ige</a> at the UFC’s May 16 event in Jacksonville, Fla.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed verbal agreements are...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NaXXw1tb1_w3bNg3ok4tKYBLA4s=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66728887/119_Gilbert_Burns.0.jpg"> <small>Gilbert Burns | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> is done chasing <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/221/tyron-woodley">Tyron Woodley</a>.</p> <p>His pursuit of the former welterweight champion began a month ago when he offered to replace <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3026/leon-edwards">Leon Edwards</a> opposite Woodley in the main event...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zAGWukiK9LZgKGW2kiF-37VYcIg=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66729419/107_Jack_Hermansson.0.jpg"> <small>Jack Hermansson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC is currently looking for opponents for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/352/chris-weidman">Chris Weidman</a>, but his original dance partner <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1583/jack-hermansson">Jack Hermansson</a> believes the promotion is continuing to try to secure him a visa so he...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Ccmo7TdTwhgE4F-SwkZ87F4BaIA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66729857/047_Alexander_Hernandez_vs_Beneil_Dariush.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A new lightweight matchup is coming together for the UFC Fight Night card on May 13 as <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4390/alexander-hernandez">Alexander Hernandez</a> is expected to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1631/drew-dober">Drew Dober</a> in Jacksonville, Fla.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed the bout to MMA...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Cymd_zPfBdpR4P1-w4XT7lKKzlw=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66730037/038_Ray_Borg.0.jpg"> <small>Ray Borg (pictured) fights Ricky Simon in a bantamweight bout on May 13 in Jacksonville, Fla. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2839/ray-borg">Ray Borg</a> is back at bantamweight.</p> <p>The one-time flyweight title challenger seeks his third straight win when he meets...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/R6Bp9m_bwsV0oPQBNgpcWDoaQFM=/0x56:3131x2143/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66730203/UFC_CU_20180807_9017.0.jpeg"> <small>DWTNCS LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>Upcoming UFC broadcasts are going to be different in many ways due to coronavirus crisis precautions and that includes how interviewers interact with fighters backstage.</p> <p>Veteran broadcast team member <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2114/laura-sanko">Laura Sanko</a> was prepared to deal...

<img alt="MMA: UFC Fight Night-Philadelphia-Barboza v Gaethje" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/t7TVQSTYY6BAErkyNXfHo8i6JW0=/0x0:4401x2934/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66730872/usa_today_12447952.0.jpg"> <small>Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports</small> <p>Watch <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/8877/edson-barboza-vs-justin-gaethje">Justin Gaethje vs. Edson Barboza</a> full fight video to see <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1526/justin-gaethje">Gaethje</a> pick up a thrilling first-round knockout against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/56/edson-barboza">Barboza</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1022/ufc-fight-night-on-espn-2">UFC on ESPN 2</a> on March...

<img alt="Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UO-ixzl4CuWApk3I26V_FSCUJ-c=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66731081/007_Khabib_Nurmagomedov_x_Tony_Ferguson.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>You know it’s a bad sign when UFC President <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> refers to <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/9903/khabib-nurmagomedov-vs-tony-ferguson">Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson</a> as “the fight that got away.”</p> <p>For those who hoped to see the the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/PYr9A9zOvY5KRRCfGJLls-4Mzlk=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66724811/119_Roxanne_Modafferi.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>This is the A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, UFC flyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/581/roxanne-modafferi">Roxanne Modafferi</a> joins José Youngs and Petesy Carroll to discuss some of the top story lines in the world of MMA.</p> <p>Some topics may include her...

<img alt="Luke Rockhold puts his belt on the line at UFC 199 on Saturday night." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/6UGwyBV65Dogo8EMK3OxPLYSmtM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66725153/042_Luke_Rockhold.0.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Luke Rockhold puts his belt on the line at UFC 199 on Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Earlier this week, former UFC middleweight champion <a...