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Retro Robbery Review: Paulo Costa vs. Yoel Romero at UFC 241

Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa at UFC 241 in Anaheim, Calif., on Aug. 17, 2019 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

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

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Robbie Lawler vs. Mike Perry in the works for UFC 255

Robbie Lawler (pictured) fights Mike Perry in a welterweight bout at UFC 255 on Nov. 21 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former UFC champion Robbie Lawler could soon face …read more

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Andre Pederneiras tests positive for COVID-19 in Abu Dhabi, won’t corner Ketlen Vieira at UFC 253

Andre Pederneiras tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t be by Ketlen Vieira’s side in Abu Dhabi. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Nova Uniao leader Andre Pederneiras won’t be in …read more

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Renato Moicano explains why he’s no longer fighting on Fight Island

Renato Moicano made short work of Damir Hadzovic in his lightweight debut in March. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Family is the reason why Renato Moicano decided to withdraw …read more

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Rib injury knocks Rodolfo Vieira out of Fight Island bout with Markus Perez

Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend Rodolfo Vieira won’t fight Markus Perez in October after all. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Markus Perez is once again in need of an opponent after …read more

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Patricio Pitbull vs. Pedro Carvalho title fight set for Nov. 12 Bellator event

Patricio Pitbull and Pedro Carvalho are set to battle for the featherweight gold in November. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and Pedro Carvalho will finally meet …read more

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Charles Oliveira questions UFC’s decision to have Michael Chandler as backup fighter for Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje

Charles Oliveira wants a top-5 opponent after winning seven in a row in the UFC. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler was selected as …read more

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Colby Covington’s new head coach predicts his ‘soldier’ finishes Tyron Woodley at UFC Vegas 11

Colby Covington headlines UFC Vegas 11 against longtime rival Tyron Woodley. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Colby Covington proudly represented the American Top Team flag all the way up …read more

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Melvin Manhoef, Oliver Enkamp among additions to Bellator Paris

Melvin Manhoef won two in a row since moving up to the light heavyweight division in Bellator. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Longtime MMA veteran Melvin Manhoef is one …read more

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Daron Cruickshank to face Brazilian prospect Deivison Ribeiro in October

Daron Cruickshank is coming off a three straight losses under the RIZIN and Bellator banners. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Daron Cruickshank’s next fight is now booked.
“Detroit Superstar” inked …read more

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Johnny Walker had to postpone return to UFC Vegas 11 after COVID-19 positive test

Johnny Walker faces Ryan Spann in the main card portion of UFC Vegas 11 on Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Johnny Walker will fight Ryan Spann at …read more

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The A-Side Live Chat with Angela Hill live 1 pm E.T. / 10 a.m. PT

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For this episode, UFC strawweight Angela Hill joins Esther Lin and Alex Savas to break down some of the …read more

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Liana Jojua meets Invicta FC grand prix winner Miranda Maverick at UFC 254

Both of Liana Jojua’s previous UFC bouts took place in Abu Dhabi. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Liana Jojua will return to Fight Island to welcome Invicta FC’s Miranda …read more

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Charles Oliveira out of UFC fight with Beneil Dariush

Charles Oliveira will no longer face Beneil Dariush in October. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Beneil Dariush needs a new opponent for UFC’s upcoming card on Oct. 3 after …read more

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Bethe Correia announces retirement bout with Yanan Wu for Dec. 5 UFC event

Bethe Correia announced she will enter the octagon one last time in December. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It appears Bethe Correia is not done with the UFC just …read more

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Viviane Araujo plans to dedicate UFC Vegas 9 victory to grandmother

Viviane Araujo looks to get back on track after her first UFC loss to Jessica Eye in December. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Viviane Araujo only experienced light symptoms …read more

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UFC 253 kicks off Fight Island return in Abu Dhabi

Israel Adesanya’s middleweight belt will be on the line in the main event of UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC 253 will be the …read more

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Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Hill promoted to UFC Vegas 10 main event

Michelle Waterson (pictured) fights Angela Hill in the strawweight main event of UFC Vegas 10 on Sept. 12 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Michelle Waterson and Angela Hill will …read more

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Phil Baroni out of BKFC 12 main event, Julian Lane steps in to fight Thiago Alves

Julian Lane (pictured) fights Thiago Alves at BKFC 12 on Sept. 11 in Daytona Beach, Fla. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Thiago Alves has a new opponent for his …read more

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Claudia Gadelha vs. Yan Xiaonan now targeted for Nov. 7 UFC event

Chinese strawweight contender Yan Xiaonan is unbeaten in five UFC appearances. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC plans on keeping Claudia Gadelha vs. Yan Xiaonan on despite Gadelha’s …read more

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Ed Herman to fight Mike Rodriguez at Sept. 12 UFC event

Ed Herman (pictured) fights Mike Rodriguez in a light heavyweight bout at a UFC show on Sept. 12 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Ed Herman is getting another chance …read more

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Ashley Yoder vs. Miranda Granger targeted for Nov. 14 UFC show

Ashley Yoder (pictured) fights Miranda Granger in a strawweight bout at a UFC event on Nov. 14 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Two strawweights in need of a win …read more

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On last fight of UFC deal, Michel Pereira believes flashy style will guarantee new contract

Michel Pereira returns to the octagon to battle Zelim Imadaev at UFC Vegas 9 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Michel Pereira became a must-watch attraction in the UFC following …read more

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Vitor Belfort calls out ‘fraud’ Brock Lesnar: ‘He doesn’t like to get hit’

Vitor Belfort signed with ONE Championship after parting ways with the UFC in 2018. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Add Vitor Belfort to the list of fighters interested in …read more

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Serghei Spivac vs. Tom Aspinall added to Oct. 10 UFC show

Serghei Spivac (pictured) fights Tom Aspinall in a heavyweight bout at a UFC event on Oct. 10 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Two of the UFC heavyweight division’s youngest …read more

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Katlyn Chookagian welcomes Jessica Andrade to flyweight at Oct. 17 UFC event

Jessica Andrade will test her hands at flyweight against Katlyn Chookagian (pictured) in October. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jessica Andrade’s first bout in the UFC flyweight division will …read more

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Knee injury forces Claudia Gadelha out of UFC 253 fight with Yan Xiaonan

Claudia Gadelha won her last two in the UFC, a pair of decisions over Angela Hill and Randa Markos. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Claudia Gadelha won’t be facing …read more

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Vitor Belfort urges Wanderlei Silva to ‘stop posting fake news posters’ and start negotiating

Vitor Belfort seems to be open to a rematch with Wanderlei Silva in 2020. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Wanderlei Silva went on social media Sunday night to tease …read more

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Ion Cutelaba vs. Magomed Ankalaev pulled from UFC Vegas 8 due to positive COVID-19 test

Ion Cutelaba vs. Magomed Ankalaev is off. Again. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Ion Cutelaba and Magomed Ankalaev won’t be fighting at Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 8 after all, …read more

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Renan Barao battles fellow UFC vet Bobby Moffett in Taura MMA 12 headliner

Renan Barao will face former UFC featherweight Bobby Moffett in his return to MMA in November. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Renan Barao’s first post-UFC fight will be against …read more

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Tom Breese vs. Roman Kopylov announced for Oct. 3 UFC event

Tom Breese (pictured) fights Roman Kopylov in a middleweight bout on Oct. 3 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Veteran Tom Breese will try to keep Roman Kopylov winless inside …read more

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Paige VanZant’s boxing coach expects ‘smooth transition’ to bare-knuckle boxing

Paige VanZant signed with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships after a 5-4 run in the UFC. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

American Top Team boxing coach Gabriel de Oliveira is …read more

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Diego Sanchez: Jake Matthews fight ‘could be my last’

Diego Sanchez (pictured) fights Jake Matthews in a welterweight bout at UFC 253 on Sept. 26 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

With over 30 UFC fights under his belt …read more

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Patricio Pitbull explains what it would take for him to vacate the Bellator lightweight title

Brazil’s Patricio Pitbull is the Bellator featherweight and lightweight titleholder. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Patricio “Pitbull” Freire is proud to be one of Bellator’s two-division champions, but he …read more

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How an unexpected call from the UFC un-retired Amanda Lemos

Amanda Lemos welcomes Mizuki Inoue back to the strawweight division at UFC on ESPN 15. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Amanda Lemos flew to Las Vegas for the first …read more

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Hot Tweets: Daniel Cormier’s retirement, Jon Jones at heavyweight, and CamSoda’s Fight Circus

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

This past weekend, Stipe Miocic sent Daniel Cormier off to pasture, winning their trilogy fight at …read more

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Cortney Casey vs. Priscila Cachoeira added to UFC event on Oct. 31

Cortney Casey is 1-1 this year with a win over Borella followed by a loss to Robertson. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC flyweights Cortney Casey and Priscila Cachoeira …read more

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Johnny Walker vs. Ryan Spann remains on Sept. 19 event despite UFC 253 moving one week later

Johnny Walker is looking to bounce back from a pair of losses in the octagon. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Johnny Walker vs. Ryan Spann was originally booked for …read more

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UFC 252 start time, TV schedule for Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier 3

Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic will clash for the final time at UFC 252 on Saturday night. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC 252 start time and TV …read more

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Donald Cerrone vs. Niko Price set for Sept. 19 UFC show

Donald Cerrone (pictured) fights Niko Price in a welterweight bout at a UFC event on Sept. 19 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Donald Cerrone’s next bout promises to be …read more

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Livinha Souza: I will ‘haunt’ Mackenzie Dern’s dreams if she doesn’t stop running marathons to avoid me

Livinha Souza still wants to fight jiu-jitsu specialist Mackenzie Dern inside the octagon | Esther Lin, Invicta FC

Livinha Souza is still aiming for a fight with fellow UFC …read more

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Maryna Moroz out with visa issues, Montana De La Rosa now faces Viviane Araujo at Sept. 5 UFC card

Flyweight talent Montana De La Rosa scored three of her UFC wins via submission. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Montana De La Rosa has a new opponent for her …read more

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Ben Askren reveals the one thing he would do differently when looking back at his career

Ben Askren (blue gloves) grapples with Robbie Lawler (red gloves) at UFC 235 on March 2, 2019 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Ben Askren accomplished a lot in a …read more

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Undefeated Weber Almeida returns against Salim Mukhidinov at Bellator 244

Brazilian featherweight Weber Almeida (red gloves) is 3-0 with a trio of knockouts in the sport | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator has scheduled unbeaten Brazilian karate specialist Weber …read more

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RIZIN 23 results: Kai Asakura wins title with first-round soccer-kick KO

Kai Asakura is the new RIZIN bantamweight champion. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Much like the first show on Sunday, the second leg of the RIZIN post-pandemic doubleheader featured …read more

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Bellator 244 adds Julia Budd vs. Jessy Miele, Roy Nelson vs. Valentin Moldavsky

Julia Budd (pictured) fights Jessy Miele in the featherweight co-main event of Bellator 244 on Aug. 21 in Uncasville, Conn. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Julia Budd has her …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt, Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia set for UFC 255

Deiveson Figueiredo defends his flyweight title against Cody Garbrandt at UFC 255 on Nov. 21 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC’s flyweight champions will be front and center …read more

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Mirsad Bektic vs. Eduardo Garagorri added to Sept. 26 UFC show

Mirsad Bektic is looking to get back on track following losses to Dan Ige and Josh Emmett. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Featherweights Mirsad Bektic and Eduardo Garagorri have …read more

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Thiago Moises vs. Jalin Turner targeted for Sept. 5 UFC event in Las Vegas

Thiago Moises (pictured) and Jalin Turner both went 2-2 in the UFC after the Contender Series. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Thiago Moises and Jalin Turner will collide in …read more

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