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Focus On MMA Judging

MMA judging has often come into criticism from fans, fighters and even the hierarchy of some of the world’s largest MMA promotions. This weekend saw a mixed reaction from knowledgeable fans after this weekend’s main event at UFC 181 between champion, Johny Hendricks and challenger Robbie Lawler. UFC President Dana White is forever harping on about “never leaving a fight …

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Conor McGregor vs Denis Siver UFC Fight Night 59 Poster Revealed

The official event poster for January’s ‘UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver’ in Boston was unveiled last Friday it’s top drawer.   On Friday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship unveiled the official event poster for UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver.  Oh boy, it’s hard not to be excited for this one already.     The event will take …

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CM Punk Falls Out With WWE, Signs For UFC

Former World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar CM Punk has signed a multi fight deal with mixed martial arts company the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Punk, who’s real name is Phil Brooks, walked out on the WWE back in January but was not formally fired until June. Punk claimed he walked out over health reasons. The longest reigning WWE champion of the last …

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Tuesday Takedown: UFC Fight Night 57

There may have been only one MMA event this weekend but there were plenty of talking points in Austin, Texas as fans all around the world witnessed one of the most dominant performances in a talent-rich featherweight division. Cub Swanson (21-6), a fighter on a six fight winning streak going into Saturday night’s main event with Frankie Edgar found himself …

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Fight Night Preview: UFC Fight Night 57

Just in case you couldn’t get enough hard hitting action, there is yet more MMA goodness coming up this weekend. Some of you may be glad to know that it will be slightly easier to follow than previous weeks with just the one event taking place in Austin, Texas, USA as the UFC’s featherweight division once again grabs the spotlight. With Ricardo …

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Conor McGregor, We Love You But Don’t Be An Idiot

We love Conor McGregor because he is cocky, because he inspires and because he is crushing everything the UFC puts before him. But Conor, don’t make us hate you. Trash-talking is what Conor does, he excels at it. Anyone who followed the build-up to the Dustin Poirier fight witnessed a masterclass in winning the fight before even stepping into the …

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The Most Disgusting MMA Injury You Will See This Week

UFC 180 took place over the weekend and Leslie Smith lost more than just her bout with Jessica Eye. The fighter’s cauliflower ear burst open after a punch from her opponent, which ultimately led to the fight being stopped as the injury worsened. An image of the horrendous injury was tweeted by the female fighter after the defeat. I took …

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Thursday Takedown: UFC Fight Night 55/56

Stoppages galore, a devastating knock out in Brazil and one of the worst decisions in a while. It’s all included in Pundit Arena’s staple MMA recap this week. This week’s ‘Tuesday Takedown’ resides in a temporary slot today but the aftermath of the UFC’s double header this past weekend is still highly relevant. With a recent title eliminator between Alexander …

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Is This The Best Knockout Ever?

We think this has to be one of the best knockouts of all time by Uriah Hall during an episode of The Ultimate Fighter. Fortunately, Hall’s opponent Adam Cella gets back to his feet soon after the knockout kick. At the end of the video Dana White, UFC President, describes it as, “One of the nastiest knockouts I’ve ever seen …

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UFC Fight Night 55 (Sydney) – Where Has The Atmosphere Gone?

Ricky Walsh describes the atmosphere, or lack thereof, at UFC Fight Night 55 in Sydney.   11am 8th of Nov 2014, All Phones Arena, Sydney It was quite an unusual fight experience to escape the midday sunshine and 30 degree heat and settle down cageside to enjoy the latest offering of UFC fights in Sydney, Australia.  The sport continues to …

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UFC Boston: SBG Duo Join McGregor On Card

Irish MMA fans who have already purchased their flights for Boston in January will be happy to hear that two more home grown fighters will be making the journey stateside early next year. Conor McGregor (16-2) headlines the event against German kickboxer Denis Siver (22-9) and the Dubliner will be joined by fellow SBG team mates, Cathal Pendred and Paddy …

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Fight Night Preview: UFC Fight Night 55 & 56

Another weekend of hard-hitting action is upon us once again as the UFC hosts not one, but two events. Fight Night 55 takes place this Friday from Australia while Fight Night 56 rounds off a jam packed weekend in Brazil; Pundit Arena previews the standout bouts. Michael Bisping (25-6) vs Luke Rockhold (12-2) – UFC Fight Night 55 – Friday …

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Harte Ready For Title Tilt In The Cage

On Saturday November 1st some of the biggest names in Thai boxing will descend on Cork. “Cage Kings” will be a mixed event with some of Ireland’s top amateur MMA talent taking on a French team. In the pro stakes Sean Tobin returns to the cage after a stint training in America with Ed Herman and Ryan Schultz. Darren O’Gorman …

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Fight Night Preview: Cage Warriors 73, Invicta FC 9

It’s that time of the week again folks. Fighters are stepping up to the scales, going over last minute techniques and preparing for battle. Yes, it’s Pundit Arena’s weekly preview of all the best MMA fights on offer this weekend. Cage Warriors and Invicta are on the menu this weekend with the former dishing up two main card attractions on …

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Tuesday Takedown: UFC 179, Bellator 130

The Tuesday Takedown takes a look back at some of the biggest bouts and the biggest talking points from both Bellator 130 and UFC 179.  There’s only one place to start really and that is in Brazil as Jose Aldo (25-1) successfully defended his featherweight belt against Chad Mendes (16-2) in a very entertaining scrap. The second meeting between Aldo …

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Fight Night Preview: Bellator 130, UFC 179

After what seems like two weeks – mainly because it has been two weeks – Pundit Arena’s MMA fight night preview returns with a new format and some very exciting fights from MMA’s elite promotions. It has been a very interesting week for the UFC with all the focus on UFC 180 and three withdrawals in as many days. With …

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UFC 180 Takes Another Heavy Shot

The UFC’s much anticipated debut in Mexico next month has been hit with two heavy blows in quick succession this week. News broke late on Tuesday night that current UFC heavyweight and current ‘TUF: Nations” coach, Cain Velasquez (13-1) has had to withdraw from his bout against Fabricio Werdum (18-5-1). It was unclear for a while as to the extent …

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