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5 Of The Greatest MMA Fights That Took Place Outside the UFC

All too often fans of MMA view the sport from a UFC-centric perspective. It is understandable, of course. The Zuffa owned league is a global juggernaut. It is the stage that every fighter wants to grace. That being said it isn’t the only place to find big names, world class action and ferocious finishes. Bellator Fighting Championships is a company …

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Is This The Most Vicious KO Ever In MMA?

Bellator 139 may have been originally centered around heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Alexander Volkov but in just 34 seconds, Japan’s Hisaki Kato may have become a household name after a brutal finish over Joe Schilling. Schilling, a fan favourite was the odds on favourite to beat Kato who made his Bellator debut last night in Virginia. Having fought solely in …

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UFC Fight Night Preview: Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero

This Saturday night, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida hosts the last UFC event before UFC 189, featuring former World Champion Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero. Fight Card (Middleweight) Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero (Welterweight) Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Lorenz Larkin (MW) Antônio Carlos Júnior vs. Eddie Gordon (MW) Thiago Santos vs. Steve Bossé (Featherweight) Hacran Dias …

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Conor McGregor Impersonator To Assist Jose Aldo In Camp

Conor McGregor is one of the most creative and unorthodox strikers in mixed martial arts, but Jose Aldo and his team feel they have found someone who can emulate the Dubliner’s attacking style. Jonas “Speed” Bilharinho is the featherweight champion of Brazilian based MMA league Jungle Fight. He is 6-0-1 as a professional and as far as team Aldo are …

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Video: The Pros Make Their Picks On Jose Aldo v Conor McGregor

The consensus among their peers favours the Brazilian. Fellow UFC and MMA fighters have given their verdict on how the fight on July 11 will go between Champion Jose Aldo and challenger Conor McGregor. In particular, former heavyweight Champ Frank Mir gives a great insight into how the fight might be won and lost. Fighters such as Urijah Faber, Luke Rockhold, …

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SBG – The Big Fish in Irish MMA’s Ever-Growing Pond

UFC Welterweight Cathal Pendred extended his record to 4-0 inside the octagon at UFC 188 this past weekend, when the proud Dubliner defeated Augusto Montano on Sunday morning in Mexico City. Pendred is just one of many Irish fighters to climb the UFC ranks in recent times, and proudly represents Ireland’s most prominent MMA gym SBG, where he joins the likes …

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What’s Next for Cathal Pendred?

Irish UFC Welterweight Cathal Pendred extended his UFC record to 4-0 inside the octagon after a unanimous decision victory over Mexican challenger Augusto Montano at UFC 188. But despite the win, there are still many question marks over Pendred’s ranking within the welterweight division and if his wins will result in bigger fights for the Dubliner. After winning Fight of the Night honours …

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Ken Shamrock vs Kimbo Slice – Bellator 138 Fight Preview

We, for one, can’t wait! This fight means a lot of different things to different people. To many fans, it’s an unnecessary circus – a has-been and a never-was-been cashing in on their baffling popularity. Some will see it as a fun scrap between two very popular personalities. Most casuals will see it as a bout between that lad from the wrestling and that …

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Ken Shamrock Looks in Phenomenal Shape… No Really.

Bellator 138 takes place on June 19th and culminates with one of the more bizarre main events in modern mixed martial arts between Ken Shamrock (28-15-2) and Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson (4-2). It is certainly a brave move from Bellator President Scott Coker to announce this supposed “super fight” after the laughing stock that was Stephan Bonnar vs Tito Ortiz …

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Ben Rothwell’s Post-Fight Speech was a Bit… Strange.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to New Orleans for the first time in four years this past Saturday night with an action packed card and a strange post-fight speech from Ben Rothwell. Ben Rothwell (35-9) featured in the UFC Fight Night co-main event against fellow heavyweight Matt Mitrione (9-4). An impressive performance from Rothwell saw him claim victory via guillotine …

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