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Recent articles by Matt:

PFL Championship predictions: Is anyone picking against Kayla Harrison?

Check out our staff members’ picks for the 2021 PFL Championship fights in South Florida, where six $1 million winners will be crowned. → Read More

After lackluster March loss, Jonathan Martinez glad to get confidence back

Take a look inside Jonathan Martinez's win over Zviad Lazishvili at UFC Fight Night 196 in Las Vegas. → Read More

Video: UFC 267 'Countdown' for Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira

Did you miss the debut of UFC 267 “Countdown” or just want to watch it again? Check out the main event preview now. → Read More

Video: UFC 267 'Countdown' for Cory Sandhagen vs. Petr Yan

Did you miss the debut of UFC 267 “Countdown” or just want to watch it again? Check out the co-main event preview now. → Read More

Jason 'Mayhem' Miller hit with more felony charges after alleged September bar fight

Just a few days before he was arrested for felony domestic violence in September, Jason Miller allegedly was involved in a bar fight. → Read More

UFC Fight Night 196 bonuses: Marvin Vettori gets extra $50,000 – but none for Paulo Costa

The UFC handed out four post-fight bonuses after Saturday’s card, including to the main event winner. → Read More

UFC Fight Night 196 discussion thread

UFC Fight Night 196 takes place Saturday in Las Vegas, and you can discuss the event here. → Read More

Bellator 269 live and official results (12:30 p.m. ET)

Bellator 269 takes place Saturday, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET (9:30 a.m. PT). → Read More

Bellator 269 discussion thread

Bellator 269 takes place Saturday in Moscow, and you can discuss the event here. → Read More

Alexander Hernandez vs. Renato Moicano added to UFC 271 in February

A pair of lightweights looking to get on their first winning streaks in years have agreed to fight in February. → Read More

UFC Fight Night 196 predictions: Marvin Vettori or Paulo Costa in 205-pound main event?

Check out our staff members' picks for the UFC Fight Night 196 main event with Marvin Vettori vs. Paulo Costa at light heavyweight. → Read More

Bellator 269 predictions: Who's taking Tim Johnson over Fedor Emelianenko?

Check out our staff members' picks for the Bellator 269 main card in Moscow, featuring Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Johnson at heavyweight. → Read More

After upset of record-setting Loopy Godinez, Luana Carolina wants a full camp

Take a look inside Luana Carolina’s win over Loopy Godinez at UFC Fight Night 195 in Las Vegas. → Read More

Bellator 269: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Johnson photo shoots in Moscow

Check out dozens of official photo shoot images of Bellator 269 headliners Fedor Emelianenko and Tim Johnson ahead of their fight in Moscow. → Read More

Even Danny Roberts was confused by that 30-27 score against Ramazan Emeev

Take a look inside Danny Roberts' win over Ramazan Emeev at UFC Fight Night 195 in Las Vegas. → Read More

Bruno Silva was focused on a finish after third low blow from Andrew Sanchez

Take a look inside’s Bruno Silva’s knockout win over Andrew Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 195 in Las Vegas. → Read More

Manon Fiorot not happy she couldn't finish Mayra Bueno Silva at UFC Fight Night 195

Take a look inside Manon Fiorot’s win over Mayra Bueno Silva at UFC Fight Night 195 in Las Vegas. → Read More

Danaa Batgerel calls out Frankie Edgar after first-round KO at UFC Fight Night 195

Take a look inside Danaa Batgerel’s knockout of Brandon Davis at UFC Fight Night 195 in Las Vegas. → Read More

Bellator 269: Make your predictions for Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Johnson

We want your predictions for Saturday's Bellator 269 event in Moscow. → Read More

UFC Fight Night 196: Make your predictions for Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 196 event in Las Vegas. → Read More