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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WsfZvLzUrMs_REqVhsOyfGwpXLs=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66709965/424_Mackenzie_Dern_x_Amanda_Cooper.0.jpg"> <small>Mackenzie Dern (pictured) has a new date for a strawweight clash with Hannah Cifers. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>UFC has <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/4/24/21235260/smith-vs-teixeira-overeem-vs-harris-expected-to-headline-ufc-cards-on-may-13-and-may-16">three cards scheduled</a> for May 9, 13 and 16 in Florida, but is already working on other events...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pE7sZsd6m0mIR6wYBthPRIj_4zg=/0x119:1603x1188/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66707375/GettyImages_108126785.0.jpg"> <small>Murilo Bustamante was the first Brazilian fighter to capture a UFC belt in the modern era. | Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2732/murilo-bustamante">Murilo Bustamante</a> was one of the best middleweights of his era, but his run as a UFC...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/K4H9BqjVJV4UCZXeUgWukcZIlig=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66707597/002_Edmen_Shahbazyan.0.jpg"> <small>ESTHER LIN</small> <p>MMA Fighting’s E. Casey Leydon and Esther Lin travel to Glendale Fight Club for an in-depth profile on UFC middleweight prospect <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4666/edmen-shahbazyan">Edmen Shahbazyan</a> and his journey to the octagon. </p>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/9SO7HApU1Lmcs5RQTSWlOJvYwsg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66707785/136_Chael_Sonnen.0.jpg"> <small>Chael Sonnen | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/103/chael-sonnen">Chael Sonnen</a> is wary of the UFC’s potential plans when it comes to lightweight stars <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a>, and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor">Conor McGregor</a>.</p> <p>No stranger to promotional politics himself, Sonnen wondered...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4o4a9sf79oS_SE9f2ANC-PbcyUI=/0x0:5472x3648/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66704009/20181006_0413_Tony_Ferguson_x_Anthony_Pettis.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The UFC will return in full force on May 9 with an official card now confirmed.</p> <p>On Friday, UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> announced plans for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>, which will be held at the VyStar Arena...

<img alt="Dana White" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/wmalpShDC5Cl_lAz8Dv7HgAgEnw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66704205/301_Dana_White.0.0.jpg"> <small>Dana White | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> wants to head back overseas this summer.</p> <p>The UFC President says the idea to hold events on a private island — dubbed “Fight Island” by both the public and the...

<img alt="UFC on FOX 18 photos" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-7yPwfwEZEub60stIrh_joirAoM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66704816/096_Ben_Rothwell_vs_Josh_Barnett.0.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A heavyweight fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/492/ben-rothwell">Ben Rothwell</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/313/ovince-st-preux">Ovince Saint Preux</a> is currently in the works for the upcoming UFC card in Jacksonville, Fla. on May 13.</p> <p>Sources confirmed the expected matchup...

<img alt="Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/29ozPrEqyZDNrXM45viw_Gcsl1w=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66705166/007_Khabib_Nurmagomedov_x_Tony_Ferguson.0.jpg"> <small>Will Khabib and Ferguson ever collide in the UFC? Charles Oliveira doesn't think so. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The fifth time wasn’t the charm for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/538/anthony-ferguson">Tony Ferguson</a>, and fellow UFC lightweight...

<img alt="UFC on FOX 24 Weigh-ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/KU8IxU0xmOA4shMj5G5oZKpgXek=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66705310/108_Anthony_Smith.0.0.jpg"> <p>Two previously scheduled main events are now expected to move to the headline slots on the UFC’s upcoming shows on May 13 and May 16 from Jacksonville, Fla.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1091/anthony-smith">Anthony Smith</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/388/glover-teixeira">Glover Teixeira</a>, who were originally...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1r_s-NbWU6m_XqM6sNZMvXw7mfQ=/142x0:1762x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66705542/2020_04_24_newsupdate_clean.0.jpg"> <p>Moments after UFC president <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white">Dana White</a> revealed that the promotion would put on three events between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a> on May 9 through May 16, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs reacted to the news. </p>...