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Artem Lobov Offers To Fight As Replacement At UFC 231

That’s the spirit. Many have questioned how Artem Lobov can still be a part of the UFC roster despite his 2-5 record in the promotion. With his only non-exhibition UFC wins coming against Teruto Ishihara and Chris Avila, Lobov’s latest defeat to Michael Johnson would have spelled the end of many a fighter’s UFC tenure. But while his close proximity to …

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Anderson Silva Reveals He Was In Talks To Fight Conor McGregor

It was announced this week that Anderson Silva will face Israel Adesanya at UFC 234 in February. However, ‘The Spider’ has revealed that he was in talks about facing Conor McGregor before his fight in Melbourne was confirmed. The former pound-for-pound told ESPN that he was in talks with the UFC about a fight with Conor McGregor, after the Dubliner called …

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Bellator Champ Caldwell To Face Rizin Champ Horiguchi In Super-Fight

Bellator announced on Thursday that their bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell will be facing off against Rizin’s 135lb king  Kyoji Horiguchi for the Japanese promotions’ bantamweight belt. The cross-promotion super fight is set to take place at Rizin 14 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Japan on the 31st of December 2018, the same card which is set to include …

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Ben Askren’s Epic UFC Debut In January Is Official

Ben Askren finally has a sanctioned UFC bout to look forward to, and in fairness to the unbeaten grappler, it’s a baptism of fire. With Fedor Emelianenko’s defeats in Strikeforce earlier this decade, Askren has long been touted as the best fighter available outside the UFC. But a grapple-heavy style proved anaemic to UFC president Dana White, and it looked …

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Dana White Very Unhappy With De La Hoya Bringing Liddell Back

The UFC President has had his say on the controversial main event that took place over the weekend. Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya has been in the promotion business for years, but his Golden Boy Promotions creation has been restricted to the squared circle until now. His foray into MMA started with GBP’s inaugural MMA event at the weekend, …

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Exploring Irish MMA: Part VII – Brian Moore

In this, the seventh edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we speak to SBG Ireland featherweight Brian ‘The Pikeman’ Moore as he prepares for perhaps the biggest fight of his career to date. Moore’s only setbacks since signing for Bellator two years ago have come against the former two-time Bellator title-challenger Daniel Weichel and one of the brightest 145lb up-and-comers in …

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Bellator’s Brian Moore On Inspirational Irish Amateur Medal Haul

Ireland managed to take home the second-largest medal tally during this year’s IMMAFs and the inspirational performances from those who won has left many of the country’s mixed martial artists inspired, according to SBG’s Brian Moore. Moore spoke to us here at Pundit Arena MMA about how the medal haul by the Irish amateurs has sent a real buzz throughout the country’s …

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Dana White Confirms That The UFC Have Let Sage Northcutt Go

The heavily-promoted lightweight/welterweight prospect Sage Northcutt is apparently now a free-agent after Dana White confirmed that he will not be offering the 22-year-old a new contract. Northcutt is currently riding a three-fight win-streak, with his most recent victory coming against Zak Ottow at UFC Boise but despite his young age and clear potential, it seems as though the UFC aren’t willing …

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