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Recent articles by Matt:

UFC Fight Night 206: Make your predictions for Holly Holm vs. Ketlen Vieira

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 206 event in Las Vegas, featuring former champion Holly Holm vs. Ketlen Vieira. → Read More

UFC on ESPN 36 bonuses: Ryan Spann got out of his own way to the tune of $50,000 extra

The UFC handed out four post-fight bonuses after Saturday’s card, including a killer submission in the co-main event. → Read More

UFC on ESPN 36 results: Jan Blachowicz gets TKO win over Aleksandar Rakic when Rakic's knee buckles

Former light heavyweight champ Jan Blachowicz is back on track and hoping to be next in line – though it wasn’t how he wanted it to happen. → Read More

Video: Davey Grant takes out Louis Smolka, makes case for fifth straight UFC bonus

Davey Grant has made a habit of putting on exciting performances of late, and he didn’t disappoint Saturday. → Read More

That time Ion Cutelaba took off his shirt to flex during his media day interview

If there is doubt that Ion Cutelaba is ready to get back in the cage, he can do something to prove he is. → Read More

After injury delayed his UFC debut, Jake Hadley ready to back up hype

Jake Hadley’s road to the UFC has had some bumps along the way, but at long last he’s ready for his promotional debut. → Read More

Allan Nascimento not worried about Jake Hadley's pre-fight hype at UFC on ESPN 36

If there’s a certain amount of hype around the UFC debut of his opponent, Allan Nascimento doesn’t seem particularly worried about it. → Read More

Ryan Spann says the same mistake has led to all seven of his losses

If Ryan Spann’s theory is accurate, if he’s gotten out of his own way come Saturday, Ion Cutelaba could be in some trouble. → Read More

UFC on ESPN 36 discussion thread

UFC on ESPN 36 takes place Saturday in Las Vegas, and you can discuss the event here. → Read More

Manuel Torres counting on a war with Frank Camacho – but also a knockout

If there are any jitters before his first UFC fight, Manuel Torres isn’t really showing them. → Read More

Frank Camacho motivated to return from two-year layoff at UFC on ESPN 36

After nearly two years away from the game, Frank Camacho returns Saturday. → Read More

Louis Smolka forgot Joe Rogan's advice before first knockout loss, but: 'You can't be sad forever'

Louis Smolka was doing plenty of things right against Vince Morales this past December. → Read More

UFC on ESPN 36 predictions: Can ex-champ Jan Blachowicz get back on track vs. Aleksandar Rakic?

Check out our staff members’ picks for the UFC on ESPN 36 main card in Las Vegas, featuring ex-champ Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic. → Read More

Davey Grant doesn't count on post-fight bonuses, but sure is making a habit of getting them

With $50,000 post-fight bonus awards in four straight fights, Davey Grant has had a nice run of things even without his regular checks. → Read More

UFC on ESPN 36 weigh-in results and live video stream (noon ET)

Check out the results from the official UFC on ESPN 36 fighter weigh-ins. → Read More

Bellator 281 live and official results (12:30 p.m. ET)

MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Bellator 281 ini London. Join us for a live video stream and results at 12:30 p.m. ET. → Read More

Bellator 281 discussion thread

Bellator 281 takes place Friday in London, and you can discuss the event here. → Read More

Bellator 281 predictions: Who's picking Michael Page to upset favorite Logan Storley?

Check out our staff members’ picks for the Bellator 281 main card in London, which features an interim welterweight title fight. → Read More

Bellator 281 weigh-in results: Page-Storley interim title fight official, but one prelim fighter heavy

Check out the results from the official Bellator 281 fighter weigh-ins. → Read More

Video: Watch Thursday's Bellator 281 ceremonial weigh-ins live on MMA Junkie at 8 a.m. ET

Check out a live video stream of the Bellator 281 ceremonial weigh-ins. → Read More