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Several fights announced for RIZIN 21

RIZIN FF returns for its first show of 2020 in February. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

RIZIN Fighting Federation announced the date, location and several match-ups for its first …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2020, 3:16 pm By
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Neck injury forces Dhiego Lima out of UFC 247 fight with Alex Morono

Dhiego Lima, brother of Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima, is out of UFC 247. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Dhiego Lima won’t be facing Alex Morono at UFC 247 …read more

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Thomas Almeida cleared to return two years after eye surgery, still aims for UFC belt

Thomas Almeida (pictured, blue gloves) emerged as one of the most exciting bantamweights when he joined the UFC in 2014. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Almost two years after …read more

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Dana White: Paulo Costa ‘needs to pump the breaks and slow down,’ wait for Adesanya vs. Romero

Paulo Costa is undefeated as a mixed martial artist with four knockouts in five UFC appearances. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Israel Adesanya’s first title defense was made official …read more

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Posted on January 20, 2020, 9:16 pm By
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Coffee Talk: UFC 246 edition

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

With UFC 246 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs, Peter Carroll, Esther Lin, and Casey Leydon take a look back at a memorable night …read more

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Emotional Holly Holm reveals father suffered a stroke weeks before UFC 246

Holly Holm (left) bounced back from a quick loss to UFC champion Amanda Nunes in July 2019. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Holly Holm scored another decision victory over …read more

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The Conor McGregor bandwagon is filling up again, but the uphill climb starts now

Conor McGregor stands in front of a crowd at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas at UFC 246. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

As welcome back parties go, it was …read more

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Posted on January 19, 2020, 5:16 pm By
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Conor McGregor: Contrary to ‘disrespectful experts,’ I’ve got more than a left hand

Conor McGregor made short work of Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246 in Las Vegas. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Four elbow strikes, one left head …read more

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UFC 246 live blog: Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington 2

Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington face off ahead of their bantamweight co-main event bout at UFC 246 on Saturday in Las Vegas. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is …read more

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UFC 246 live blog: Aleksei Oleinik vs. Maurice Greene

Aleksei Oleinik and Maurice Greene face off ahead of their heavyweight bout at UFC 246 on Saturday in Las Vegas. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC …read more

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UFC 246 live blog: Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne

Brian Kelleher and Ode Osbourne face off ahead of their bantamweight bout at UFC 246 on Saturday in Las Vegas. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC …read more

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Ode Osbourne motivated by memory of first coach

Ode Osbourne (pictured) fights Brian Kelleher on the main card of UFC 246 on Saturday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Ode Osbourne has always had a solid team behind …read more

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UFC 246 start time, TV schedule for Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone

Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone will clash in the UFC 246 main event Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC 246 start time and TV schedule for …read more

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UFC 246 predictions

Conor McGregor will fight in the UFC 246 main event Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The hype surrounding Conor McGregor’s next fight isn’t quite as ubiquitous as …read more

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UFC 246 Results: McGregor vs. Cowboy

Conor McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will square off in the UFC 246 main event. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting has UFC 246 results for the McGregor …read more

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Renato Moicano moves up to lightweight, gets hometown fight with Damir Hadzovic at UFC Brasilia

Renato Moicano tapped Cub Swanson in the first round in August 2018, his last win in the Octagon. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Renato Moicano will face Damir Hadzovic …read more

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Bruno Silva vs. Su Mudaerji booked for UFC Brasilia

Bruno Silva looks to score his first win under the UFC banner when he meets Su Mudaerji in Brazil. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A flyweight bout between Bruno …read more

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The A-Side Live Chat: Live 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

Conor McGregor will try to continue his torrid UFC run in the main event of UFC 196 on Saturday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is The A-Side Live …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2020, 9:16 am By
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Neil Magny vs. Li Jingliang added to UFC 248 in Las Vegas

Neil Magny (pictured, blue gloves) returns from long layoff against dangerous Chinese powerhouse Li Jingliang. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Neil Magny has a date and opponent for his …read more

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Gian Villante moves up to heavyweight to face Ben Rothwell at UFC 249

Gian Villante (pictured) makes his UFC heavyweight debut when he takes on Ben Rothwell on April 18 in Brooklyn. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting file photo

In his 16th …read more

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Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira set to headline UFC Brasilia in March

Kevin Lee (pictured) will face jiu-jitsu ace Charles Oliveira in a five-round bout in Brazil. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Kevin Lee will travel to Brazil to face rising …read more

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Antonio Carlos Junior to undergo knee surgery, out of UFC Brasilia fight with Makhmud Muradov

“Cara de Sapato” will no longer compete in front of his fellow Brazilians on March 14. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A middleweight bout between Antonio Carlos Junior and …read more

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Bruno Silva moves back to flyweight, vows to win UFC belt relinquished by friend Henry Cejudo

Bruno Silva wants to return to the Octagon at the upcoming UFC Brasilia card on March 14. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

NATAL, Brazil — Bruno Silva wants to …read more

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Thiago Alves tests free agency waters after UFC release, but won’t fight unless money is right

Thiago Alves became a free agent after his recent UFC fight with Tim Means in December. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Thiago Alves’ 15-year UFC career ended on Dec. …read more

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UFC Rio Rancho poster released

Corey Anderson (pictured) meets Jan Blachowicz in a light heavyweight rematch in the main event of UFC Rio Rancho on Feb. 15 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A light …read more

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Junior dos Santos: UFC return is ‘like a shot of adrenaline’ after ‘extremely serious’ leg infection

Former UFC champion Junior dos Santos headlines UFC Raleigh against Curtis Blaydes. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Junior dos Santos will share the Octagon with another heavy-hitter on Jan. …read more

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk expects to fight ‘strong animal’ Zhang Weili like Jessica Andrade

Joanna Jedrzeczyk (red gloves) punches Jessica Andrade at UFC 211 on May 13, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s next fight is against one …read more

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Juan Archuleta to fight Henry Corrales at Bellator 238

Juan Archuleta (pictured) fights Henry Corrales in a featherweight bout at Bellator 238 on Jan. 25 in Inglewood, Calif. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

After bowing out of the …read more

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Video: On This Day | UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier 1

Jon Jones will square off against Daniel Cormier in the UFC 182 main event. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Five years ago today, rivals Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier …read more

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Makhmud Muradov steps in to fight Antonio Carlos Junior at UFC Brasilia

Makhmud Muradov (pictured) will fight Antonio Carlos Junior in a middleweight bout at UFC Brasilia on March 14. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Antonio Carlos Junior is getting his …read more

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Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba among trio of bouts added to UFC Norfolk

Ion Cutelaba (pictured) fights Magomed Ankalaev in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Norfolk on March 21 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Magomed Ankalaev is bringing his win streak …read more

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RIZIN 20 Results: Asakura vs. Kape

Kai Asakura and Manel Kape will fight in the RIZIN 20 main event Tuesday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting has RIZIN 20 results for the Asakura vs. …read more

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UFC Raleigh poster released

Curtis Blaydes (pictured) fights Junior dos Santos in the heavyweight main event of UFC Raleigh on Jan. 25 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Heavyweight headliners Curtis Blaydes and Junior …read more

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Bellator 237 Results: Fedor vs. Rampage

Fedor Emelianenko will fight in the Bellator 237 main event Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting has Bellator 237 results for the Fedor vs. Rampage fight …read more

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Posted on December 28, 2019, 5:16 am By
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Tecia Torres to fight Mizuki Inoue at UFC Columbus

Tecia Torres (pictured) fights Mizuki Inoue in a strawweight bout at UFC Columbus on March 28 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Tecia Torres is looking to end her career-worst …read more

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Jussier Formiga vs. Brandon Moreno among new additions to UFC Brasilia

Brandon Moreno (pictured) goes to enemy territory to battle Jussier Formiga in Brazil. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC has finally announced many previously reported matches for its …read more

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Elizeu Zaleski vs. Alexey Kunchenko added to UFC Brasilia in March

Elizeu Zaleski (pictured) will get the home field advantage against Alexey Kunchenko in Brasilia. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Elizeu Zaleski and Alexey Kunchenko have agreed to meet in …read more

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Diego Ferreira wants UFC 246 fight with Anthony Pettis to be just like Nate Diaz vs. ’Showtime’

Diego Ferreira snapped Mairbek Taisumov’s six-fight winning streak at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Anthony Pettis and Nate Diaz put on one of the …read more

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Michel Pereira promises more somersaults and backflips against Diego Sanchez

Michel Pereira returns to the Octagon against Diego Sanchez at UFC Rio Rancho in February. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Michel Pereira’s third fight in the UFC will be …read more

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Danny Roberts vs. Nicolas Dalby added to UFC London

Danny Roberts (pictured) fights Nicolas Dalby in a welterweight bout at UFC London on March 21 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

March remains a homecoming month for Danny Roberts.
The …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo out to ‘kill’ Joseph Benavidez, win UFC flyweight belt

Deiveson Figueiredo (right) and Joseph Benavidez will meet for the vacant flyweight belt at UFC Norfolk. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

When manager Wallid Ismail called with the news …read more

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Juliana Velasquez’s ‘hands are tied,’ but still counts on shot at Bellator champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane

Brazilian judoka Juliana Velasquez is undefeated in four Bellator bouts with three finishes. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Juliana Velasquez flew to Hawaii last year hoping that a win …read more

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‘The Korean Zombie’ to undergo eye surgery after UFC Busan win over Frankie Edgar

“The Korean Zombie” went 2-0 in 2019 with knockout wins over Renato Moicano and Frankie Edgar. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Chan Sung Jung asked for a shot at …read more

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John Dodson vs. Nathaniel Wood announced for UFC Rio Rancho

John Dodson (pictured) fights Nathaniel Wood in a flyweight bout at UFC Rio Rancho on Feb. 15 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

John Dodson will have to snap Nathaniel …read more

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Paul Craig vs. Ryan Spann announced for UFC London

Paul Craig (pictured) fights Ryan Spann in a light heavyweight bout at UFC London on March 21 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Paul Craig is going from fighting a …read more

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Felicia Spencer to fight Zarah Fairn dos Santos at UFC Norfolk

Felicia Spencer (pictured) fights Zarah Fairn dos Santos in a featherweight bout at UFC Norfolk on Feb. 29, 2020 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Felicia Spencer is back in …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski to have surgery for broken hand after UFC 245 title win

Newly crowned UFC champion Alexander Volkanovski broke his hand against Max Holloway. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Alexander Volkanovski will go under the knife to fix a broken left …read more

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Megan Anderson to fight Norma Dumont at UFC Norfolk

Megan Anderson (pictured) fights Norma Dumont in a featherweight bout at UFC Norfolk on Feb. 29 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Megan Anderson will look for the first win …read more

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Jeff Hughes vs. Carlos Felipe booked for UFC Columbus

Jeff Hughes faces undefeated Brazilian heavyweight Carlos Felipe in Ohio. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A heavyweight clash between Jeff Hughes and Carlos Felipe has been added to UFC’s …read more

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Jose Aldo changes retirement plans, vows to fight until he’s 40

Jose Aldo is slated to fight Marlon Moraes in a bantamweight fight at UFC 245. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jose Aldo has made another bold statement regarding his …read more

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Marlon Moraes expects to face and beat ‘the best Jose Aldo of all time’ at UFC 245

Marlon Moraes welcomes Jose Aldo to the UFC bantamweight division in December. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Marlon Moraes is a man on a mission to ruin Jose Aldo’s …read more

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UFC 245 start time, TV schedule for Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington

Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington will square off at UFC 245 on Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC 245 start time, TV schedule for the Kamaru …read more

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Viviane Araujo wants to use UFC platform to reach victims of domestic violence: ‘I lived that reality since I was a kid’

Viviane Araujo is 2-0 in the UFC ahead of a fight with former title contender Jessica Eye in Las Vegas. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

One of the first …read more

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UFC 245 Results: Usman vs. Covington

Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington will meet in the UFC 245 main event Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting has UFC 245 results for the Usman …read more

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UFC 247 press conference video

Jon Jones cups his hand to his ear | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At the UFC 247 press conference, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, UFC flyweight champion Valentina …read more

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UFC 245 weigh-in video

Kamaru Usman weighs in with war paint. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At the UFC 245 weigh-ins, all 26 fighters taking part in Saturday night’s UFC 245 fights will …read more

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Despite draw, Cody Stamann feels he ‘set Song Yadong’s career back five years’

Cody Stamann goes for a takedown on Song Yadong at UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 7 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The draw column in …read more

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UFC Busan poster released

Frankie Edgar (pictured) fights Chan Sung Jung in the featherweight main event of UFC Busan on Dec. 21 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

New main event, new poster.
Officials released …read more

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Glover Teixeira, Anthony Smith down to fight, but disagree on location

Glover Teixeira (left) wants to headline UFC Brasilia after going 3-0 in the Octagon in 2019. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Glover Teixeira has a date, location and opponent …read more

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Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Yan Xiaonan announced for UFC Auckland

Karolina Kowalkiewicz (pictured) fights Yan Xiaonan in a strawweight bout at UFC Auckland on Feb. 22 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Two strawweight contenders headed in opposite directions will …read more

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The best photos from UFC on ESPN 7, including Overeem, Rothwell, and Muradov

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting’s own Esther Lin was cageside for UFC on ESPN 7 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., and here are some of the …read more

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UFC on ESPN 7 photos

Rob Font kicks Ricky Simon in the face | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Check out UFC on ESPN 7 photos from the UFC event at Capital One Arena on …read more

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UFC on ESPN 7 Results: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik

Alistair Overeem and Jairzinho Rozenstruik will clash in the UFC on ESPN 7 main event Saturday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting has UFC on ESPN 7 results …read more

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Pedro Munhoz offers to replace Frankie Edgar against Cory Sandhagen at UFC Raleigh

Pedro Munhoz volunteers to fighting Cody Sandhagen in seven weeks at UFC Raleigh. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Frankie Edgar has agreed to replace Brian Ortega against Chan Sung …read more

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UFC on ESPN 7 weigh-in video

Alistair Overeem will look to make weight at the UFC Fight Night 87 weigh-ins Saturday morning. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At the UFC on ESPN 7 weigh-ins, all …read more

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Diego Sanchez returns against Michel Pereira at UFC Rio Rancho

Diego Sanchez will face Michel Pereira in a welterweight bout in New Mexico. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Diego Sanchez is not going anywhere.
A free agent since his loss …read more

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Renato Moicano moving up to lightweight, calls for UFC Brasilia fight with Clay Guida

Renato Moicano will compete in a 155-pound bout for the first time in his MMA career in 2020. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Renato Moicano is changing things up …read more

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Ketlen Vieira open to fighting Amanda Nunes at bantamweight or featherweight after UFC 245

Undefeated bantamweight Ketlen Vieira faces Irene Aldana in her return to the Octagon at UFC 245. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

RIO DE JANEIRO — Ketlen Vieira returns from …read more

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Macy Chiasson to fight Nicco Montano at UFC Rio Rancho

Macy Chiasson (pictured) fights Nicco Montano in a bantamweight bout at UFC Rio Rancho on Feb. 15 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Macy Chiasson will look to get back …read more

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Corey Anderson vs. Jan Blachowicz 2 in the works for UFC Rio Rancho main event

Corey Anderson (pictured) will fight Jan Blachowicz in a light heavyweight rematch at UFC Rio Rancho on Feb. 15 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Two UFC light heavyweight veterans …read more

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New bouts announced for UFC Raleigh, including Brianna Van Buren vs. Hannah Cifers

Hannah Cifers (pictured) fights Brianna Van Buren in a strawweight bout at UFC Raleigh on Jan. 25 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

On Monday, new bouts were confirmed via …read more

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Brad Tavares vs. Antonio Carlos Junior targeted for UFC Brasilia

Brad Tavares (on top) returns against jiu-jitsu specialist Antonio Carlos Junior in Brazil. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Middleweights Brad Tavares and Antonio Carlos Junior have verbally agreed to …read more

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Ed Ruth vs. Yaroslav Amosov to headline Bellator 239

Ed Ruth (pictured) fights Yaroslav Amosov in the welterweight main event of Bellator 239 in Thackerville, Okla., on Feb. 21 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Top welterweight prospect Ed …read more

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Tim Elliott vs. Askar Askarov set for UFC 246

Tim Elliott (pictured) fights Askar Askarov in a flyweight bout at UFC 246 in Las Vegas on Jan. 18 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Flyweight action is coming to …read more

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