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Weidman defeats Silva again – No room for doubt

Chris Weidman was fully deserving of both victories over Anderson Silva, writes Padraig Martin. Chris Weidman defeated Anderson Silva last weekend in the main event of UFC 168. The fight pitted arguably the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the sport’s history against the man who took his title from him in their initial meeting at UFC 162 last November. That makes …

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UFC: Tate vs Rousey

Next weekend one of the most hotly anticipated rematches in UFC history will take place when Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman square off for the second time. The co-main event, however, has also generated a lot of hype as Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate prepare to add the second instalment in one of the most heated rivalries in the sport. …

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PA’s Top 5 Irish Sporting Moments of 2013

It’s that time of year; Christmas parties, yuletide joy and all sorts of Top 10/Top 5 lists of the year. A Top 10 list may have diluted the quality somewhat, so here are James Clancy’s Top 5 Irish Sporting Moments of 2013: 5. Conor McGregor keeps unbeaten UFC record intact Dubliner McGregor had just two fights during 2013 but they …

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Rousey vs Holm: A fantasy fight?

Padraig Martin talks about the possibility of a super-fight between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm. The possibility of a fight between UFC Women’s Bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey and former three division boxing champion Holly Holm has been discussed as a fantasy fight on MMA forums for many months. Over the past week or so the possibility of a clash between …

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Anderson Silva vs Chris Weidman II: The World Awaits

Mark O’ Connor looks ahead to the fight of the year, Anderson Silva vs Chris Weidman II. On July 6th 2013, 9-0, Chris Weidman accomplished the impossible by knocking out the UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. At UFC 168 Silva gets a shot at redemption, as the world will be watching the most highly anticipated rematch in the history of …

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Top Five Pound-For-Pound UFC Fighters

Mark O’ Connor lists the Top Five Pound-For-Pound fighters currently operating in the UFC. 5. Renan Barão With Barão’s first professional fight came his first professional defeat at Heat FC 3 all the way back in April 2005. Since then he has gone on one of the longest unbeaten streaks in mixed martial arts history, with a 31-1-1 record. (No …

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Female MMA Fighters To Take Centre Stage in 2014

2014 will be a momentous year for female MMA fighters, writes Deirbhile Nic A Bhaird. In 2014 we will see many firsts for the female athletes of MMA. With the UFC’s recent announcement of a 115 pound women’s division there is a fresh excitement in fans and fighters alike as the straw weights are finally given the opportunities and recognition …

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Exclusive Interview With John Kavanagh of Straight Blast Gym

Pundit Arena caught up with John Kavanagh of Straight Blast Gym; a major player in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. SBG is home to the UFC’s Conor McGregor and Cathal Pendred among others and trainer John Kavanagh is the man behind all of the success. What a whirlwind twelve months it has been for John Kavanagh and Straight Blast …

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UCMMA 37 Review

UCMMA 37

Chamtkar Sandhu of MMAMount reviews the recent instalment of UCMMA 37. What: UCMMA 37 Where: Troxy, London – UK When: Saturday December 1st 2013 Paul Taylor vs Darren Towler (Heavyweight) Cancelled due to an injury to Darren Towler Chris Harman vs Ben Smith (Light Heavyweight) Ben Smith locked on the Kimura and tapped Chris Harman in the first round in …

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