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Seamus Raftery
Seamus is the Lead MMA Writer at Pundit Arena and you can reach him via [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @SeamusRaftery

Callum Smith To Face Ex-Glory Kickboxing Champ After Juergen Braehmer Withdraws From WBSS Semi

The last obstacle on Callum Smith’s road to the super-middleweight final of the World Boxing Super Series(WBSS) will now be Dutchman Nieky Holzken and not German veteran Juergen Braehmer. Former WBO and WBA light-heavyweight champion Braehmer, who outpointed American Rob Brant in his quarter-final last October, has pulled out of his scheduled semi-final clash with Smith due to a bout …

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Curtis Millender Reveals Interesting Reason Why He Wants Mickey Gall Next

Standing in the octagon immediately after his impressive UFC debut in Austin on Sunday night, rangy, dangerous welterweight Curtis Millender said that he has a “hit list and everybody’s on it” but the promotional newcomer later revealed that he does have a specific opponent in mind for his next outing. Millender came close to finishing Brazilian veteran and former UFC welterweight title …

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Highly-Touted Prospect Tom Duquesnoy Added To UFC London

In his UFC debut last April, Tom Duquesnoy delivered exactly what European MMA fans had been telling the rest of the world to expect from the 135-pounder, an exciting performance and a big finish. That’s what the young Frenchman had delivered time and time again during his run in BAMMA. From 2013 to 2016, Duquesnoy went 7-0 with 1 no contest …

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Watch: UFC Newcomer Curtis Millender Scores Spectacular KO On Promotional Debut

Welterweight Curtis Millender booked his ticket to the UFC with back-to-back head-kick knockouts and he extended his streak of spectacular finishes in his promotional debut on Sunday night in Austin. The left knee was the weapon that ‘Curtious’ Curtis used to get the job done on this occasion, finishing former UFC welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves via KO in the …

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Cowboy Cerrone Says He’s Going Back To 155 And He Wants Khabib Nurmagomedov

In December, Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone told Brendan Schaub and Bryan Callen that he planned to return to the division in which he had competed for his entire career up until 2016. “I’m going back to 155[lbs],” Cerrone told Schaub and Callen during an appearance on their podcast, The Fighter and The Kid. “I’m only 175. I’ve been waking up at 175 every …

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Watch: Prince Naseem Hamed Verbally Decimates Chris Eubank Jr. After WBSS Semi-Final

It looks as though Prince Naseem Hamed the broadcaster is going to be every bit as outspoken, outrageous, abrasive, divisive, unique and downright entertaining as Prince Naseem Hamed the boxer was in the 90’s and early 00’s. ‘Naz’ worked ITV’s broadcast of the World Boxing Super Series(WBSS) super-middleweight semi-final between countrymen George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr. at the Manchester …

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McGregor Shows Diaz Respect With Interesting Post, Says ‘No Rush’ On Trilogy Decider

Last month, Dana White suggested that he doesn’t see any sell-by date on the Conor McGregor – Nate Diaz trilogy decider. “I think people would rather see Conor come back and either fight Tony [Ferguson] or Khabib [Nurmagomedov] – whoever wins [their fight on April 7th] – and the Nate Diaz fight isn’t going anywhere,” the UFC president told TMZ …

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Watch: Danny Garcia Flattens Brandon Rios With Huge Right Hand

Danny Garcia successfully rebounded from the first loss of his professional career on Saturday night, finishing Brandon Rios in the ninth round of a welterweight bout at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Garcia, who was fighting for the first time since his split decision defeat to Keith Thurman in Brooklyn eleven months ago, didn’t have things all his own …

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