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Joanna Jedrzejczyk remains the longest reigning strawweight champion in UFC history, and she’s determined to wear that title again. Recently, it appeared that goal might end up out of reach. Ahead of her UFC Tampa bout against Michelle Waterson, reports surfaced she was suffering through a brutal weight cut and might not be able to fight. Jedrzejcyzk ultimately ended up making weight without incident, and she won a lopsided decision over Waterson after five rounds...

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Paige VanZant wants a fight and Alexa Grasso knows she is the right person for the job. The UFC contender and staple of the women’s flyweight and strawweight divisions has been on the shelf since submitting Rachael Ostovich at UFC Brooklyn back in January. VanZant, who’s been looking for a fight for quite some time, recently tagged several fighters in an Instagram post asking the UFC to book her a fight. One of the fighters...

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Flyweight contender Jennifer Maia may be competing in a title eliminator Saturday night. Maia (17-5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) takes on Katlyn Chookagian (12-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at UFC 244 in a fight that could determine who faces champion Valentina Shevchenko next. The former Invicta FC 125-pound champ has won two straight over Alexis Davis and Roxanne Modafferi. But Maia missed weight badly for her most recent outing vs. Modafferi, coming in at 129 pounds. That...

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Paige VanZant is ready to fight again, but there’s one name she has no interest in seeing on the other end of a bout agreement. The former strawweight turned flyweight hasn’t fought since January when she earned a second-round submission over Rachael Ostovich before she was forced back into surgery to deal with a broken arm that has haunted her for nearly two years. VanZant is finally healthy now and ready to book her next...

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In a perfect world, Joseph Benavidez’s next fight would be against Henry Cejudo when the reigning UFC flyweight champion returns to the division. Unfortunately, though, Cejudo hasn’t fully committed to coming back to 125 pounds. After winning the title last year in a razor-close decision against Demetrious Johnson and defending the belt with a lightning-quick knockout over T.J. Dillashaw, he moved up to 135 pounds and became a two-division champion with a win over Marlon...

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TAMPA, Fla. – J.J. Aldrich beat Lauren Mueller with a unanimous decision Saturday to open the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 19 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. Take a look inside the fight with Aldrich, who got back in the win column after a March loss to Maycee Barber. Result: J.J. Aldrich def. Lauren Mueller via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)Updated records: Aldrich (8-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC), Mueller (5-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC)Key stat:...