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Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Bellator Dublin

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Bellator makes its return to Dublin this weekend for yet another action-packed event at the 3Arena. The capital city venue has become accustomed to hosting Bellator Dublin fight card’s over the past few years with the passionate and vocal Irish fan base lending itself to some of the organisation’s most talked-about shows. SBG Ireland’s James Gallagher was due to headline …

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Haskell To Make Bellator MMA Debut On Gallagher Undercard

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James Haskell will make his MMA debut at Bellator London in May at the SSE Arena, Wembley.  As reported by the Evening Standard, the former England rugby international, who announced his intention to transition into MMA under the Bellator banner in August of last year, will fight on a card headlined by Irish MMA star James Gallagher. Gallagher is set …

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Kavanagh On The Struggles MMA Faces Compared To Other Irish Sports

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Bellator returns to Dublin this weekend for yet another enthralling night of action at the 3Arena. The Leah McCourt-headlined event is the first of two Bellator fight night’s taking place in Dublin while MMA’s leading organisation, the UFC, announced last week that it would be returning to Ireland’s capital city for the first time in five years. On top of …

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UFC Set For Dublin Return After Five-Year Hiatus

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The UFC have today confirmed that they will return to Ireland for the first time since 2015. The mixed martial arts organisation announced via Twitter this afternoon that they will be returning to the Irish capital on August 15th for UFC Dublin. The last time the UFC visited Ireland’s capital city was in 2015 when Paddy Holohan headlined UFC Fight …

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Israel Adesanya Gives Damning Verdict On “Washed Up” Jon Jones

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya believes that Jon Jones’ best years are behind him after his narrow victory over Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 in Houston last weekend. Jones successfully defended his light-heavyweight crown in what was arguably the toughest bout of his career to date as he got the better of Reyes via a unanimous decision. Many felt that …

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Jon Jones Retains Title With Narrow Victory Over Dominick Reyes

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones retained his title on Saturday night, defeating Dominick Reyes in the main event of UFC 247 in Houston. Jones was pushed to his limits in what was arguably the toughest title defence of his career with Reyes looking much the stronger in the opening rounds. The challenger had been undefeated in his 12 previous professional …

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Jon Jones Makes Prediction for McGregor-Khabib Rematch

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Jon Jones has predicted that Khabib Nurmagomedov would beat Conor McGregor again, should the pair have a rematch this year. Jones, who is preparing to fight Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 on Saturday in Heuston, Texas, has claimed that Khabib would have a distinct advantage in the potential bout. “If I would put my money on it, I’m definitely going …

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Dana White Claims Usman & Masvidal Were Never Options For McGregor

UFC President Dana White has outlined that welterweight duo Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal were never options for Conor McGregor’s next fight. McGregor impressed in his comeback bout defeating Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds last month and attention has now turned to who he will fight next. Usman and Masvidal were both in attendance at UFC 246 to watch …

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Jon Jones: Conor McGregor Not In The Greatest Ever Conversation

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Jon Jones returns to the UFC Octagon this weekend when he defends his light-heavyweight title against Dominik Reyes at the Toyota Center in Houston.  Ahead of the UFC 247 main-event, Jones appeared on First Take, a daily debate show on ESPN. Responding to questions from Max Kellerman around finishing his career as the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, …

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James Gallagher Ruled Out Of Bellator Dublin Main-Event

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James Gallagher has been ruled out of his Bellator Dublin main event clash with Cal Ellenor at the end of February due to an undisclosed injury. Petesy Carroll of MMA Fighting confirmed that the “Strabanimal” had suffered an injury in the build-up to the clash on February, 22 at the 3 Arena Dublin. Bellator subsequently confirmed that Gallagher has been …

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Dana White Gives Timeframe For McGregor-Khabib Rematch

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Dana White has provided a potential timeframe for the eagerly-awaited rematch between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. According to the UFC president, the pair are likely to fight again during the autumn. First, Khabib has a fight with Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on April 18. Rematch In January, McGregor returned to the octagon after over a year out of …

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Nate Diaz Weighs In On Smith, Rogan & McGregor War Of Words

Nate Diaz has outlined that he has ESPN pundit Stephen A Smith’s back in his recent war of words with UFC colour commentator Joe Rogan and Conor McGregor. Smith was criticised by both Rogan and McGregor for suggesting that Donald Cerrone ‘gave up‘ during the UFC 246 main event, in which he was providing analysis for. Rogan took to his …

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Conor McGregor Hits Out At ESPN Pundit Following Cerrone Criticism

Conor McGregor has hit out at ESPN pundit Stephen A. Smith following his criticism of Donald Cerrone’s performance during the main event of UFC 246 last Saturday night. Smith, along with UFC colour commentator Joe Rogan, provided analysis following the fight, with the ESPN pundit, who is famed for his outspoken nature, criticising Cerrone’s performance and claiming that we learned …

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Khabib Has Mocked Conor McGregor Following KO Record Claim

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Khabib Nurmagomedov has mocked Conor McGregor following the Irishman’s claim that he made UFC history last weekend. At UFC 246, the Irishman became the first fighter in the promotion’s history to record three TKOs in three different weight divisions after he made light work of Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. McGregor defeated Cowboy in just 40 seconds. He then got on the …

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New Video Confirms What Conor McGregor Said To Cowboy After TKO

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The UFC have released a new video which shows what Conor McGregor said to Donald Cerrone immediately after referee Herb Dean called a stop to the fight at UFC 246.  In the buildup to the fight, there was nothing but respect shown between the two fighters and this continued immediately after the fight when McGregor embraced his fallen opponent on …

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“Justin Gaethje At 170, That Would Be My Personal Preference”

John Kavanagh has outlined that he feels Conor McGregor should fight Justin Gaethje at welterweight in his next bout following his successful return to the octagon at UFC 246. McGregor comfortably defeated Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone by TKO/KO in just 40 seconds in Las Vegas on Saturday to secure his first win for the promotion since November of 2016. Following the …

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