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From the archives: The UFC's next big thing

Adesanya has merged fighting and dancing onto a single stage.

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LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS

Moving on from Jon Jones: Can Dominick Reyes or Jan Blachowicz create a new light heavyweight era?

Reyes and Blachowicz fight for the vacant title on Saturday. Can they get out of Jones' shadow?

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Memories of Jones' light heavyweight reign

ESPN's experts reflect on their favorite memories of Jones' reign.

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How Dominick Reyes went from high school IT guy to title contender

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    UNLOCKING VICTORY

    Adesanya uses footwork to open up his offense

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    Melendez: Costa is comfortable in chaos

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    'I WANT TO PUT ON A SHOW'

    Chandler: I think I can beat Khabib or Gaethje

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    ISRAEL ADESANYA'S RISE

    Israel Adesanya's rapid rise to MMA stardom

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