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Video: UFC's Jose Aldo tribute highlights a Hall of Fame-worthy career

Check out the UFC’s video tribute to its newest Hall of Famer, former featherweight champion Jose Aldo. → Read More

Kyler Phillips vs. Raphael Assuncao headed to UFC Fight Night 221 in March

The lineup for the UFC’s return to a venue it hasn’t played in more than a decade continues to grow with a new bantamweight bout. → Read More

Modestas Bukauskas books return at UFC 284 in Perth vs. Tyson Pedro

Modestas Bukauskas is back in the UFC thanks to a short-notice opportunity in Australia. → Read More

Conor McGregor says he was offered an 'Ultimate Fighter' coaching spot: 'I like it'

The MMA world has been promised a Conor McGregor return in 2023, and he may have dropped a spoiler for where he’ll turn up next. → Read More

Video: Who made the biggest non-title impact at UFC 283?

With 10 finishes in 15 fights and a pair of title bouts atop the card, there were plenty of newsworthy moments at UFC 283. → Read More

Conor McGregor accused of attacking woman on yacht in Ibiza: 'It was as if he was possessed'

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor is back in the news, and once again it’s for something outside the MMA world. → Read More

Daniel Marcos surprised by the amount of Peruvian fans at his UFC 283 win in Brazil

Daniel Marcos opened UFC 283 with a knockout of Saimon Oliveira and was surprised how many fans were there to support him from Peru. → Read More

Makwan Amirkhani vs. Jack Shore official for UFC 286 in London

The UFC’s March return to the United Kingdom has added a featherweight bout between a pair of fan favorites. → Read More

Josiane Nunes thinks harder punches against taller Fairn led to UFC 283 win

Josiane Nunes struggled in the first round against Zarah Fairn, but rallied in front of her home fans for her ninth straight win. → Read More

Ihor Potieria said at 16 he'd fight 'Shogun' Rua one day, then sent him into retirement at UFC 283

Ihor Potieria sent former champion and all-time legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua into retirement with a loss at UFC 283 in Brazil. → Read More

Jailton Almeida says his training camp was harder than UFC 283 win over Abdurakhimov

Jailton Almeida said his UFC 283 win over Shamil Abdurakhimov in Rio de Janeiro was easier than his training camp. → Read More

Ismael Bonfim happy to fight on same UFC shows as brother if the wins keep coming

Ismael Bonfim had an early candidate for Knockout of the Year and got a $50,000 bonus before his brother tried to top his feat at UFC 283. → Read More

Nicolas Dalby was confident he'd get split nod at UFC 283, wants on London card next

After a split decision in hostile territory over Warlley Alves at UFC 283, Nicolas Dalby would love to get on the UFC’s return to London. → Read More

Sage Northcutt books ONE Championship return after nearly four years

For the first time in what will be nearly four years, Sage Northcutt will step into the cage for a fight. → Read More

Gabriel Bonfim's quick submission win inspired by brother's earlier finish at UFC 283

Gabriel Bonfim took care of Mounir Lazzez in a hurry at UFC 283, in part because he was inspired by his brother’s win two fights earlier. → Read More

Cody Stamann wants rematch with Merab Dvalishvili after UFC 283 'war of attrition'

Cody Stamann wanted to get Luan Lacerda out quickly at UFC 283, but had a war instead. Now he wants a rematch with Merab Dvalishvili. → Read More

Jose Aldo says he still has what it takes for a UFC run at 135, despite retirement

Former longtime featherweight champion Jose Aldo said he didn’t know he was going to be the UFC’s next Hall of Famer. → Read More

Lauren Murphy lauds corner for not stopping fight in loss to Andrade at UFC 283

After a one-sided decision loss to former champion Jessica Andrade at UFC 283, Lauren Murphy said she’s ready to take some time off. → Read More

UFC 283 bonuses: A retiring former champion hangs up gloves with an extra $50,000

The UFC handed out four post-fight bonuses after Saturday’s card, including one to a Brazilian former champion who called it a career. → Read More

Thiago Moises def. Melquizael Costa at UFC 283: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Thiago Moises’ second-round submission win over Melquizael Costa at UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro. → Read More