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UFC London preview show: Will the sequel live up to the original for Tom Aspinall, Paddy Pimblett?

Four months after one of the wildest events of the year, the UFC is back in London for another showcase of U.K. MMA. But can the sequel live up the original for Tom Aspinall, Paddy Pimblett, and the rest of England’s finest?

Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Lemos latest addition targeted for UFC 280

Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamrot set for UFC 280

A potential No. 1 contender match between Beneil Dariush and Mateusz Gamrot is the latest to join UFC 280.

Dustin Jacoby: Alex Pereira is ‘hands down’ hardest puncher I’ve ever fought, ‘just hits different’

Whenever Dustin Jacoby sees people waxing poetic about the punching power of Alex Pereira, he can relate. They’re right. And unfortunately, he knows that from experience.

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Alexander Volkanovski overtakes the king, claims No. 1 spot

MMA pound-for-pound rankings and women’s MMA pound-for-pound rankings for July 2022.

Rankings Show: Is Alexander Volkanovski MMA’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter?

Who is the best fighter in MMA? For the first time in a long time, that’s officially a debate.

MMA Rankings: Rafael Fiziev, Alex Pereira, Shavkat Rakhmonov lead invasion of new blood

MMA rankings for July 2022 from the award-winning team at MMA Fighting, featuring Rafael Fiziev and Mateusz Gamrot leading the new blood at lightweight, plus Johnny Eblen sends Gegard Mousasi tumbling down.

PFL salaries: Anthony Pettis ($750k), Kayla Harrison ($500k) lead disclosed purses; 9 fighters earn six-figure payouts

Anthony Pettis and Kayla Harrison were among eight PFL fighters who cashed six-figure purses during the promotion’s recent three-week stop in Atlanta.

UFC 276 takeaways: Israel Adesanya’s title reign is in dire need of the fire Alex Pereira brings

Something is missing in Israel Adesanya’s title reign after yet another snoozer at UFC 276, but Alex Pereira could be the one to drag the champ out of his malaise.

UFC 276 post-fight show: Israel Adesanya cruises in snoozer, Alexander Volkanovski shines

Did UFC 276 live up to expectations? The MMA Fighting crew react to Israel Adesanya’s snoozer title defense over Jared Cannonier and much more from Saturday night.