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Linfield V Celtic: A Match 50 Years In The Making

Someone at UEFA appeared to be having a laugh when they pulled the club set up for Catholic immigrants out of the hat to be the opponents of a historically Protestant club at Windsor Park. In Belfast. On July 12. The PSNI intervened to prevent that potential catastrophe from happening, so instead Linfield will host Celtic Friday in the Northern …

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Disbelief In UFC Belfast As Neil Seery’s Opponent Pulls Out

Neil Seery of Ireland

It looked like a fitting send off for Irish MMA legend Neil Seery. However news just arrived that it wasn’t to be. Ian McCall has pulled out with a stomach complaint. UFC Belfast will be all the poorer for the absence of Seery and it appears the UFC are scrambling for a replacement; but the chances are devastatingly slim. Ian …

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Helwani Reveals Gunnar Nelson Is Set To Headline UFC Belfast

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAY 08: Gunnar Nelson (R) of Iceland celebrates victory over Albert Tumenov of Russia after their Welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night 87 at Ahoy on May 8, 2016 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported late Wednesday night that SBG’s Gunnar Nelson is set to headline UFC Fight Night 99 on the 19th of November at the SSE Arena in Belfast. The card marks the first time since 2007 that the UFC will be returning to Northern Ireland with Nelson reportedly set to face off against Korean welterweight Dong Hyun Kim in the …

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Michael Conlan: A Fighter, Not Just A Boxer

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day 11, Riocentro Pavilion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 16/8/2016 Men's Bantamweight 56kg Quarter-Final Michael Conlan (Red) vs Vladimir Nikitin (Blue) Ireland's Michael Conlan following his defeat to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The Riocentro Exhibition resembled a wake-house as Vladimir Nikitin’s hand was raised aloft following Tuesday’s quarter-final bout with Michael Conlan. Shock mingled with both anger and sadness. Having had his say with the assembled media, he stormed back to his chambers passing a troop of Irish supporters who looked at him and then at each other, bewildered by the downfall …

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Carl Frampton: Are We Seeing A Legend In The Making?

Graced by the presence of Leo Santa Cruz for the first time since the fight was announced, Carl Frampton looked unfazed as he prepares to become Ireland’s first ever two-weight world champion. Smiling and joking with everyone is the Belfast man’s personality, but when it comes to the first stare down, his expression is as serious as ever. “The Jackal” …

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