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Pedro Munhoz tests positive for COVID-19, pulled from UFC ‘Fight Island’ bout with Frankie Edgar

Pedro Munhoz saw Frankie Edgar as the biggest fight of his MMA career. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Pedro Munhoz is the latest withdrawal from UFC’s “Fight Island” series …read more

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Claudia Gadelha returns vs. Yan Xiaonan at Sept. 26 UFC event

Claudia Gadelha is looking for her third win in a row inside the octagon. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Two top-ranked strawweights will collide in the octagon on Sept. …read more

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Paulo Costa’s manager says Eugene Bareman ‘lied,’ Israel Adesanya turned down UFC 251 fight

Paulo Costa is expected to challenge Israel Adesanya for the UFC middleweight gold next. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Israel Adesanya’s coach Eugene Bareman recently said that “nothing has …read more

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Herbert Burns recalls waking up to news of brother Gilbert’s positive COVID-19 test

Gilbert Burns was pulled from the UFC 251 main event after testing positive for COVID-19. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Back in his house in Florida after the devastating …read more

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Retro Robbery Review: Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos at UFC 239

Thiago Santos and Jon Jones at UFC 239 in Las Vegas on July 6 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Few things infuriate MMA fans more than a fight being …read more

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Carla Esparza vs. Marina Rodriguez re-booked for July 25 UFC event in Abu Dhabi

Marina Rodriguez (pictured) and Carla Esparza will face off in Abu Dhabi after all. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Carla Esparza vs. Marina Rodriguez is back on for “Fight …read more

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UFC ‘Fight Island’ poster released for Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till

Robert Whittaker (pictured) fights Darren Till in the July 25 UFC “Fight Island” main event | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The final July trip to “Fight Island” sees a …read more

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Marina Rodriguez vs. Carla Esparza off of July 15 UFC event due to positive COVID-19 test

A member of Marina Rodriguez’s team tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Sao Paulo. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC’s July 15 show has taken another hit courtesy …read more

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Alexandre Pantoja says he’s a backup fighter for Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez on ‘Fight Island’

Alexandre Pantoja lost a ‘Fight of the Night’ war with Deiveson Figueiredo a year ago. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Alexandre Pantoja is ready to step in and compete …read more

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Paul Craig vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov announced for July 25 UFC ‘Fight Island’ event

Paul Craig (pictured) fights Gadzhimurad Antigulov in a light heavyweight bout on July 25 at a UFC “Fight Island” event | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

With the coronavirus pandemic …read more

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Raulian Paiva’s coach tests positive for COVID-19, won’t be in his corner at UFC 251

Raulian Paiva won’t have his main coach by his side when he fights Zhalgas Zhumagulov. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Raulian Paiva loves fighting, and still had mixed feelings …read more

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UFC 251 poster released

Kamaru Usman (pictured) defends his welterweight championship against Gilbert Burns in the main event of UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi on July 12 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The …read more

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Andrew Sanchez vs. Wellington Turman added to Aug. 8 UFC show

Andrew Sanchez (right) will return to action against Wellington Turman in August. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Andrew Sanchez has another fight booked in the UFC.
“El Dirte,” who saw …read more

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Travel restrictions move Jennifer Maia vs. Viviane Araujo to Aug. 1 UFC event

Jennifer Maia (pictured) will fight fellow Brazilian flyweight Viviane Araujo in August. | Esther Lin, Invicta FC

Jennifer Maia and Viviane Araujo will not fight on June 27 after …read more

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UFC adds Ricardo Ramos vs. Lerone Murphy to second ‘Fight Island’ card in July

Lerone Murphy fought to a draw with Zubaira Tukhugov in his UFC debut in Abu Dhabi. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC featherweights Ricardo Ramos and Lerone Murphy will …read more

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Elizeu Zaleski signs new four-fight deal, meets Muslim Salikhov at UFC 251

Brazilian welterweight Elizeu ‘Capoeira’ signed a new deal with the UFC. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Elizeu Zaleski is not going anywhere.
“Capoeira” beat Alexey Kunchenko in the final …read more

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Pedro Munhoz vs. Frankie Edgar moved to co-main event of July 15 UFC event

Pedro Munhoz vs. Frankie Edgar will now be featured in the co-main event of a UFC event. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Pedro Munhoz and Frankie Edgar will have …read more

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Amanda Nunes contemplating retirement after UFC 250 win: ‘I’ve achieved everything I wanted’

Amanda Nunes won 11 in a row in the UFC, winning and defending two belts in the process. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Add champ Amanda Nunes to the …read more

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Posted on June 14, 2020, 11:16 pm By
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Leo Santos returns against Roman Bogatov at UFC 251

Leo Santos holds UFC wins over the likes of Kevin Lee and Anthony Rocco Martin. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Leo Santos is the latest Brazilian addition to Fight …read more

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Junior dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik agreed for UFC 252

Former UFC heavyweight king Junior “Cigano” dos Santos returns against Jairzinho Rozenstruik. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will not be the only heavyweights competing …read more

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Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba rematch targeted for UFC 252

“The Hulk” Cutelaba (pictured) will get another shot at Magomed Ankalaev in August. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC has a new date for the rematch between Magomed …read more

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UFC on ESPN 10 weigh-in video

Cynthia Calvillo will step on the scale at the UFC on ESPN 10 weigh-ins Friday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At the UFC on ESPN 10 weigh-ins, all 22 …read more

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Posted on June 12, 2020, 11:16 am By
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Clay Guida vs. Bobby Green set for June 20 event

Clay Guida (pictured) fights Bobby Green in a lightweight bout at a UFC APEX show in Las Vegas on June 20 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Lightweight veterans Clay …read more

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Raulian Paiva vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov added to UFC 251

Raulian Paiva (left) knocked out Mark De La Rosa in his last appearance inside the octagon. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former Fight Nights Global flyweight champion Zhalgas Zhumagulov …read more

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Retro Robbery Review: Diego Sanchez vs. Ross Pearson at UFC Albuquerque

Ross Pearson and Diego Sanchez at a UFC Fight Night event in Albuquerque, N.M., on June 7, 2014 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Few things infuriate MMA fans more …read more

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Hannah Cifers gets quick turnaround, fights UFC newcomer Mariya Agapova on June 13

Hannah Cifers (on top) returns to action only two weeks after her last fight in the UFC cage. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Hannah Cifers is wasting no time …read more

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Evan Dunham plans to just keep fighting: ‘I don’t think I’ll ever announce retirement again’

Evan Dunham looks for his second straight UFC win at UFC on FX 8. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Evan Dunham definitely needed a break.
After 11 years as a …read more

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Posted on June 6, 2020, 5:46 pm By
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UFC 250 start time, TV schedule for Amanda Nunes vs. Felicia Spencer

Felicia Spencer will fight in the UFC 250 main event Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC 250 start time and TV schedule for the Amanda Nunes …read more

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Amanda Nunes reveals she had COVID-19 symptoms, took Nina Ansaroff to ER

Nunes and Ansaroff are in Las Vegas for UFC 250, where “The Lioness” fights Felicia Spencer. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Amanda Nunes and her fiancee Nina Ansaroff had …read more

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Bellator 197 live stream online

Michael Chandler will try to make weight at the Bellator 165 weigh-ins Friday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator continues to make full event replays available on its official …read more

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Posted on June 4, 2020, 8:16 pm By
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Wanderlei Silva hit by car on his bike, fractures foot

Wanderlei Silva fought 51 times under MMA rules between 1996 and 2018. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Wanderlei Silva was hit by a car while riding his bicycle in …read more

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Dana White confident he’ll eventually ‘figure it out’ with Jon Jones despite current tension

Dana White discusses Jon Jones’ removal from UFC 200 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC president Dana White has been here before. Over his tenure at the promotion, he’s …read more

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Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov back on for UFC headliner on June 20

Curtis Blaydes (pictured) holds wins over Alistair Overeem, Mark Hunt and Aleksei Oleinik. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov will meet each other on June …read more

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On last fight of UFC deal, RDA welcomes fight with Pettis, ‘Wonderboy,’ or even Ponzinibbio

Rafael dos Anjos (right) won the lightweight belt with a win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 185. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos …read more

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Augusto Sakai feared for UFC fight cancelation due to visa and travel restrictions

Augusto Sakai is undefeated in the UFC with wins over Chase Sherman, Andrei Arlovski and Marcin Tybura. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Augusto Sakai went through a rollercoaster of …read more

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Markus Perez vs. Eric Spicely targeted for UFC event on Aug. 1

Eric Spicely (pictured) will face Brazilian middleweight Markus Perez in August. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC is starting to build cards for August, and the first bout …read more

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Bronchitis, ice cream and a life-changing deal: How Gilbert Burns became ‘Durinho’

Gilbert Burns headlines UFC on ESPN 9 against Tyron Woodley. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Gilbert Burns is one of the best welterweights in the MMA world today, and …read more

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Posted on May 29, 2020, 9:16 pm By
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Evan Dunham, Herbert Burns agree to 150-pound catchweight at UFC 250

Evan Dunham will cut extra five pounds to fight Herbert Burns at UFC 250 in Las Vegas. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Evan Dunham will make his return to …read more

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Mackenzie Dern explains how not ‘getting hit in the face’ in camp played factor in first UFC loss

Mackenzie Dern will attempt to get back on track in the UFC when she faces Hanna Cifers on May 30. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Mackenzie Dern wanted to …read more

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UFC looking to re-book title eliminator fight between Brian Ortega and The Korean Zombie

Brian Ortega hasn’t fought since a TKO loss to then-UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Brian Ortega and The Korean Zombie are one win away …read more

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Posted on May 28, 2020, 11:16 pm By
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Wanderlei Silva: ‘Memorable’ bare-knuckle match with Mike Tyson could generate more money than Floyd Mayweather fight

Wanderlei Silva is open to a bare knuckle boxing fight with Mike Tyson for $10 million. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is willing to pay …read more

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Chael Sonnen mocks Jon Jones’ UFC ultimatum: ‘Just promise not do drive away, OK?’

Jon Jones will try to defend his title against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jon Jones’ latest clash with the UFC has provided Chael …read more

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Posted on May 25, 2020, 12:46 pm By
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The A-Side Live Chat live 1p.m. ET / 10a.m. PT

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This is The A-Side Live Chat.
For this episode, legendary mixed martial arts photographer Esther Lin joins José Youngs and Alexander K. Lee to react to …read more

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Posted on May 25, 2020, 10:16 am By
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How Kazushi Sakuraba drove an 11-year-old Neiman Gracie to MMA

Jiu-jitsu expert Neiman Gracie holds a 9-1 record as a mixed martial artist. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Neiman Gracie was only 11 years old when his uncle Royce …read more

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Posted on May 24, 2020, 3:16 pm By
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Pedro Munhoz vs. Frankie Edgar targeted for UFC event on July 11

Frankie Edgar (pictured) will finally make his bantamweight debut in July. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Frankie Edgar has a date and opponent targeted for his bantamweight debut.
“The Answer” …read more

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Alexandre Pantoja vs. Askar Askarov targeted for July 18 UFC event

Alexandre Pantoja will return to the octagon against undefeated flyweight Askar Askarov in July. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Top-ranked flyweights Alexandre Pantoja and Askar Askarov will collide in …read more

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Joseph Benavidez vs. Deiveson Figueiredo rematch in works for July 18 card

Joseph Benavidez (pictured) is expected to fight Deiveson Figueiredo in a rematch for a vacant flyweight title on July 18 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson …read more

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Jennifer Maia vs. Viviane Araujo back on for UFC card on June 27

Viviane Araujo (right) will attempt to get back on track when she meets Jennifer Maia in July. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC flyweights Jennifer Maia and Viviane Araujo …read more

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Dana White: UFC APEX will host May 30 card headlined by Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns

Dana White post presser | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC really wants to return home.
The promotion expects its next card to take place at the UFC APEX in …read more

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Gracie ‘bummed’ by MacDonald’s departure, wants No. 1 contender fight with Page, Amosov

Rory MacDonald (left) won a decision against Neiman Gracie to defend his welterweight title. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Neiman Gracie wants to be part of the first event …read more

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Claudia Gadelha not sold yet on UFC champ Weili Zhang’s dominance: ‘We have to see a bit more’

Claudia Gadelha, who once challenged for the UFC strawweight title, meets Angela Hill in Florida. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A series of unfortunate events kept Claudia Gadelha away …read more

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UFC on ESPN 8 weigh-in video

Alistair Overeem will step on the scales at UFC on ESPN 8 weigh-ins Friday morning. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At the UFC on ESPN 8 weigh-ins, all 22 …read more

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Posted on May 15, 2020, 11:16 am By
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Edson Barboza cutting down to featherweight because ‘it was getting boring’ at lightweight

Edson Barboza is cutting down to 145 pounds for the first time in his MMA career at UFC on ESPN 8. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Edson Barboza’s move …read more

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Thiago Moises ignores pressure of last fight of UFC deal, vows to squeeze Michael Johnson’s neck

Thiago Moises battles Michael Johnson in a lightweight bout at UFC Jacksonville. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Florida-based lightweight Thiago Moises knew there was a good chance the UFC …read more

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Karl Roberson pulled from UFC Jacksonville due to ‘medical issues unrelated to COVID-19’

Karl Roberson was removed from Wednesday night’s middleweight bout with Marvin Vettori. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC Jacksonville will proceed with 10 bouts after middleweight Karl Roberson was …read more

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Glover Teixeira vows to ‘upset a lot of people’ with UFC Jacksonville win over Anthony Smith

Former title contenders Glover Teixeira (pictured) and Anthony Smith headline UFC Jacksonville. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Glover Teixeira had a perfect year in 2019, defeating Nikita Krylov by …read more

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UFC Jacksonville predictions

Anthony Smith fights Glover Teixeira in the light heavyweight main event of Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night in Jacksonville, Fla. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC is making up …read more

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