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Islam Makhachev (pictured) will try to continue his rise up the UFC lightweight ranks when he battles Thiago Moises on Saturday. (Image: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa)

UFC on ESPN 26: Can Thiago Moises Stop the Rise of Islam Makhachev?

Islam Makhachev is riding a seven-fight winning streak and has positioned himself as the heir apparent to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s line of Russian lightweight champions. But Thiago Moises will try to slow down his ascent on Saturday when the two face off in the main event of UFC on ESPN 26. […]

Rob Font (left) dominated the standup portion of his fight against Cody Garbrandt (left) on his way to a unanimous decision victory. (Image: Chris Unger/Zuffa)

MMA Notebook: Font Dominates Garbrandt, Cyborg Finishes Smith Late

Rob Font won a one-sided decision over Cody Garbrandt in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday to position himself as a leading contender for the bantamweight title. Font defeated the former bantamweight champion 48-47, 50-45, 50-45 in a controlled, dominant performance that could set him up for […]

Forbes named Conor McGregor the highest-paid athlete of the past 12 months, largely on the strength of the sale of his stake in Proper No. Twelve whiskey. (Image: Proper No. Twelve)

MMA Notebook: McGregor Highest Paid Athlete, Silva Likely to Retire

Forbes released its list of the highest-paid athletes in the world on Wednesday, and UFC star Conor McGregor topped the list with $180 million in earnings over the past 12 months. McGregor finished ahead of Lionel Messi ($130 million), Cristiano Ronaldo ($120 million), and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott ($107.5 […]