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Clean Sweep For Conor McGregor & Co.

The UFC finally made its long awaited return to our shores for UFC Fight Night Dublin: McGregor v Brandao, and it didn’t disappoint. The fight card, which included five Irish fighters, was action packed and sent the sell-out crowd into pandemonium. Before the event all eyes may have been on ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor, but the rest of the Irish …

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Time To Shine For Conor McGregor In Dublin

This Saturday night the UFC will finally make its highly anticipated return to our shores for UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao. Irish fans have been clamouring for the UFC to return to Dublin since UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson, over five years ago. There is some terrific Irish talent on the bill with the likes of Cathal Pendred, Neil …

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UFC Is Home Sweet Holm For Holly

Undefeated women’s bantamweight standout Holly Holm has finally inked a deal with the world’s premier MMA organisation, the UFC. President of the UFC, Dana White, made the announcement on his official Twitter account: Welcome to the UFC @_HOLLYHOLM pic.twitter.com/BxNVy8SYTR — Dana White (@danawhite) July 10, 2014 The announcement comes after months of speculation that negotiations between Holm and the UFC …

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Ben Forsyth Blog: When The Smoke Has Cleared

Following the crushing blow of his fight being cancelled on the night of the big event, Ben Forsyth gives us an insight into the battles that he has been fighting in and outside of the ring over the last month. It’s been over a month since I have written anything.  Partly because I wasn’t sure what I was going to …

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Great News For Irish MMA As TUF 20 Cast Is Revealed

Aisling Daly has been included in the cast for the upcoming season of the Ultimate Fighter. The 26-year-old Dublin native will battle it out with 15 other women to become the inaugural UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion. Tryouts for TUF 20 took place at the end of April with Daly one of the most impressive competitors. She will become the first …

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UFC Fight Night Dublin Just Got More Irish

In case you missed it, the UFC is coming back to Dublin on July 19th for ‘UFC Fight Night 46: McGregor vs Brandao’. Let’s be honest though, no one has missed it.  The tickets for this event have been hotly sought after, selling out in less than three minutes, with Irish fans desperate for the UFC to return for the first …

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Chael Sonnen ’s Top Ten Most Memorable Quotes

Chael Sonnen recently announced his retirement from MMA after a 17 year professional fight career. Over the years the former three-time UFC title challenger has had many memorable moments both inside and outside the famous octagon. He is regarded by many fans as one of the best trash talkers the fight game has seen. With that being said here are some …

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The Breakdown: UFC 174 Aftermath

While the sports world has been distracted by the World Cup, UFC 174 went down in Vancouver this weekend, featuring a flyweight title fight and what will most likely prove to be a welterweight title eliminator, won comfortably by Rory McDonald.  The event wasn’t hugely remarkable, but a few storylines that have been bubbling under for the last little while …

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Is this the end for Renan Barao?

Renan Barao’s nine-year unbeaten streak came to an unexpected and dramatic end at the hands of TJ Dillashaw at UFC 173. Baroa was last defeated in 2005, since then the Brazilian went on a 34-fight unbeaten streak, including a 22 fight WIN streak. The world witnessed one of the most stunning upsets in sporting history since James ‘Buster’ Douglas dethroned heavyweight champ Mike …

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The Breakdown: UFC 173 Aftermath

UFC 173 is now, as they say “in the books”. The event was not expected to provide many surprises – it was initially meant to feature a middleweight title fight that was scrapped due to injuries. Both the main event and co-main seemed set to be one-sided affairs, and below that, only a bout between Robbie Lawlor and Jake Ellenberger, …

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