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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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Rory McDonald on GSP: “I don’t think he’s gone for good.”

Ever since that post fight interview at UFC 167, the MMA world has been wondering and speculating on when, if at all, welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre will return to the octagon. While UFC president Dana White is confident a rematch between St-Pierre and John Hendricks will happen, there has been no confirmation as of yet. Appearing on the latest episode …

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George St-Pierre vs Johny Hendricks: What happens?

LegitMMA previews this month’s UFC 167 headliner: George St-Pierre vs Johny Hendricks. Johnny Hendricks is considered by most to be the biggest threat to the welterweight champion, George St-Pierre. His train of a right hand has been putting opponents to sleep on a run to the title. His only loss comes to Rick Story in which he was beaten on …

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Bellator 106 Review: Alvarez & Chandler produce another thriller

MMA Mount review a fascinating night of action from Bellator 106. Eddie Alvarez reclaimed the Bellator lightweight championship controversially edging his rematch with Michael Chandler at Bellator 106. Emmanuel Newton and Daniel Straus also produced upsets in Bellator title fights against Muhammed Lawal and Pat Curran respectively in a memorable night in Long Beach California. Alvarez earned a split decision …

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UFC Fight Night 30: ‘The Filipino Wrecking Machine’ Mark Munoz vs Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida

  MMA Mount preview the eagerly-anticipated fight between ‘The Filipino Wrecking Machine’ Mark Munoz vs Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida. The UK crowd might not be as excited for this card as they were when Michael Bisping was headlining but the bout between Mark Munoz and Lyoto Machida still carries a lot of weight and has some significance in the middleweight division. …

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Tito Ortiz fractures neck

After months of training preparing for his November 2nd showdown with Rampage Jackson, Tito Ortiz has suffered a fractured neck injury forcing the cancellation of the main event for Bellator’s November 2nd fight card. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney and Spike President Kevin Kay have jointly decided to provide the November 2nd fight card to MMA fans on Spike TV, airing …

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An exciting Autumn-Winter lies ahead for MMA

Bradley of MMA Mount looks ahead to an exciting Autumn-Winter period in the world of MMA. 2013 has been a highly important year for MMA. Highlights including a very successful Ultimate Fighter season between team Chael Sonnen and team Jon Jones, women making their debut in the UFC with Ronda Rousey headlining a main card, and longtime middleweight championAnderson Silva losing his belt. The landscape of …

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Yushin Okami’s release by UFC makes little sense

James Lowson of MMA Mount talks about the UFC’s decision to release Yushin Okima. The UFC have released top ten middleweight Yushin Okami after his loss to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. The Japanese fighter was number six in the promotion’s official rankings and held 13-5 record in the octagon. Okami wasn’t on the losing stretch normally expected of a released fighter, especially one as successful …

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UFC 165 Review: Jon Jones & Gustafsson deliver instant classic

Jon Jones overcame Alexander Gustafsson to reclaim his light heavyweight championship in an instant classic at UFC 165. Gustafsson entered the cage as a 7-1 underdog, largely written off, considered little more than fodder for the pound for pound king in Toronto. He left to a hero’s ovation with some fans and fighters believing he should be the new light heavyweight champion. …

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UFC 164: The Review

James Lowson of MMA Mount reviews the action-packed extravaganza that was UFC 164. The former WEC champion looks primed to become a breakout UFC star after his first round submission victory over Benson Henderson. Pettis moved to 2-0 against the former lightweight strap holder with an arm bar late in the first round. Ironically “Bendo” was sporting his new gi …

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VIDEO: Conor McGregor’s Fight Preparations

Conor McGregor’s UFC star is on the rise, as the Irish fighter continues to make waves in the Octagon. The people at Fox Sports put together a superb video detailing McGregor’s life after his famous knockout on his UFC début and his preparations for the Max Holloway fight, which the Dubliner also won. It is a great video that shows …

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