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Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

In the main event of UFC on Fox 20, bantamweights Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko will go toe to toe in pursuit of redemption. After capturing the division's title from Ronda Rousey in 2015, Holm relinquished the belt to Miesha Tate in her first attempted defense. Show More Summary

Chad Mendes Receives 2-Year Suspension from UFC for Doping Violation

On Wednesday, the United States Anti-Doping Agency handed UFC featherweight star Chad Mendes a two-year suspension for using a prohibited substance. Per an official USADA statement (via MMA Fighting's Luke Thomas), Mendes tested positive for GHRP-6 in an out-of-competition drug test on May 17. Show More Summary

Cyborg Santos Injury: Updates on MMA Fighter's Head and Recovery

Mixed martial arts fighter Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos revealed Sunday in an interview with MMA Fighting's Guilherme Cruz he suffered a "serious fracture in his forehead" in his Bellator 158 loss to Michael Page in London on Saturday. Continue...Show More Summary

Brock Lesnar, Jon Jones Reportedly Won't Be Fined by UFC for Failed Drug Tests

Brock Lesnar and Jon "Bones" Jones each failed drug tests in relation to UFC 200, but neither fighter will be fined by the UFC. According to Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting, UFC s enior vice president of public relations Dave Sholler said...Show More Summary

UFC Releases Statement on Brock Lesnar's Positive Doping Test Ahead of UFC 200

The UFC released a statement Tuesday on its official website with an update on superstar Brock Lesnar after he tested positive in an out-of-competition drug test prior to his unanimous-decision victory against Mark Hunt at UFC 200: The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Show More Summary

Who Gets Hurt by Brock Lesnar's Possible Anti-Doping Violation?

Brock Lesnar’s return was exactly what UFC 200 needed. Even more so than the UFC could have ever imagined thanks to the fight week drama surrounding Jon Jones. His return was everything fans could have wanted. Lesnar fought a top-tier opponent in Mark Hunt, showed he could take a punch, looked like the Lesnar of old and won the fight. Show More Summary

Jon Jones Reportedly Won't Be Fined by UFC for Failed Drug Test

Jon "Bones" Jones is in the midst of an indefinite suspension after failing a drug test prior to UFC 200, but the former light heavyweight champion will not be fined by the UFC. According to Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting, UFC s enior...Show More Summary

UFC on Fox 20: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

The UFC returns to Chicago for UFC on Fox 20 on Saturday evening. Former UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm headlines the card against Valentina Shevchenko. The 135-pound bout has big implications for the division coming off UFC 200's crowning of Amanda Nunes as its new champion. Show More Summary

UFC on Fox 20 and the Continuing Trend of Bad Fox Shows

UFC on Fox 20 is bad. Go ahead and talk about obscure prospects and unranked women and heavyweights who’ve combined for two total UFC fights; if you love those things, Saturday night is going to be the best night of your life. But most people aren’t interested in those things the way you are, which means UFC on Fox 20 is bad. Show More Summary

One Top MMA Prospect Wins Debut, One Suffers Massive Upset Loss in Friday Action

Mackenzie Dern 's fight on Friday could not have gone much better. Darrion Caldwell's could not have gone much worse. Even when the prospects are elite, as Dern and Caldwell both are, the issue is never certain in MMA. The divergingShow More Summary

Cris 'Cyborg' Justino Says She Wants to Fight Ronda Rousey at UFC 205

If Ronda Rousey makes her return at UFC 205 on Nov. 12, Cris "Cyborg" Justino looms as a formidable and willing opponent. ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto reported what Justino had to say regarding a prospective bout with Rousey on Friday: I'm not trying to inspire you to suddenly become a better person, or become anything you're not. Show More Summary

How Greg Jackson and Brandon Gibson Prepared Landon Vannata for the UFC

"This man got mad squabbles," said Rashad Evans during the post-fight show following the UFC's Fight Night card in Sioux Falls on July 13. The former light heavyweight champion was referring to UFC debutant and total unknown Landon Vannata,...Show More Summary

Jose Aldo Says Frankie Edgar Spy Comment Was 'Jab' at Conor McGregor

UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo has clarified that his comments about having spies in Frankie Edgar's camp following their bout at UFC 200 were not to be taken seriously and were in fact a "jab" at Conor McGregor. The Brazilian...Show More Summary

Strawweight Felice Herrig Posts Weight-Cutting Selfie Before UFC on Fox 20

Weight-cutting is not a new concept in combat sports. But fight fans don't often get a behind-the-scenes look at the process—or the effects it can have on the body. Perhaps that's why a selfie from UFC strawweight Felice Herrig, posted to her Instagram account Thursday, drew a fair amount of attention on social media. Show More Summary

Felice Herrig vs. Kailin Curran: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

UFC on Fox 20 kicks off the main card with a strawweight contest pitting a veteran against an up-and-coming prospect. Felice Herrig (10-6) has been around the game for a long time with mixed results, and after more than a year away from the cage, she is set to return on Saturday. Show More Summary

Holm Alone: As UFC on Fox 20's Biggest Star, Holly Holm Carries a Heavy Load

Considering all she’s accomplished in boxing and MMA, it’s strange to think that Holly Holm might take up the biggest challenge of her career Saturday against Valentina Shevchenko. It's strange because, for starters, when the name of...Show More Summary

Jose Aldo Says He Had Spies in Frankie Edgar's Locker Room for UFC 200

Jose Aldo became the UFC interim featherweight champion by defeating Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision at UFC 200, a victory he may have earned with the help of some well-placed informants. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, AldoShow More Summary

The Complete Guide to UFC on Fox 20: Holm vs. Shevchenko

The UFC returns to Fox on Saturday, July 23 in Chicago with a decent slate of fights. In the main event, former bantamweight champion Holly Holm takes on Kyrgyzstan-born Valentina Shevchenko in a matchup of decorated strikers with serious implications for the title in a wide-open division. Show More Summary

Chad Mendes Receives 2-Year Suspension from UFC for Doping Violation

Another UFC star has been punished for using prohibited substances, as the United States Anti-Doping Agency handed featherweight star Chad Mendes a two-year suspension. Per an official USADA statement (via MMA Fighting's Luke Thomas),...Show More Summary

Dana White Speaks in Support of Donald Trump at Republican National Convention

In a speech that might be best remembered for its sheer volume, UFC President Dana White gave a full-throated endorsement of freshly minted GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump Tuesday at the Republican National Convention. During his...Show More Summary

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