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Eleven Sports At Risk Of Closure In UK After Four Months

Streaming service, Eleven Sports, is reportedly at risk of closure in the UK after just four months due to ‘poor distribution and growing losses’.  The streaming service currently holds the broadcasting rights for La Liga and Serie A and were due to begin exclusively streaming UFC fights in Ireland and the UK from January 2019, however, the promotional company has …

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Peter Queally Signed To Face SBG-Turned-AKA Lightweight Myles Price

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Peter Queally has been confirmed (via MMAFighting) for a lightweight clash with Myles Price, a former SBG fighter who joined AKA and helped Khabib Nurmagomedov in his preparations to fight his old teammate Conor McGregor. Myles Price is a former training-partner of Conor McGregor’s in SBG Ireland, one who seemingly has some less-than-positive memories of working with the UFC superstar. …

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Tony Ferguson & Dustin Poirier Engage In Bizarre Back-And-Forth

Dustin Poirier’s recent call-out of top lightweight contender Tony Ferguson did not go unnoticed and his response was just as amazing as you would expect. Both men are in a strange state of limbo with the current situation surrounding UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov but with Tony Ferguson’s spot as the divisional top-contender sealed beyond any doubt – questions have …

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De La Hoya Slams Dana White, Promises More MMA Shows

Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya has confirmed that he is interested in hosting more MMA shows under his banner after his first entry into the sport last month. Liddell vs. Ortiz III was one of those rare occasions where the entire MMA community were in agreement on something. The fight was competitive in the most minimal sense of …

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ONE Championship Reportedly Signed Three-Year US Broadcasting Deal

ONE Championship have reportedly put pen to paper on a three-year broadcast deal with Turner Sports according to word coming from ESPN. ESPN reported today that the ever-growing Asian MMA promotion will be making their move into the US market as early as next January. It’s the logical next step after Chatri Sityodtong’s recent spree of signings – a spree that saw …

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Daniel Cormier Named As ESPN’s Third Most-Dominant Athlete Of 2018

UFC light-heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has been honoured by ESPN as their third most dominant athlete of the year 2018. Three fights, three finishes and LeBron James, Luka Modric, Lewis Hamilton, and Novak Djokovic all eating his dust. What a year for DC it has been. The dual-weight world champion started his year with a dominant second-round stoppage …

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John Kavanagh Predicts 2019 Title-Shot For Gunnar Nelson

SBG Ireland coach John Kavanagh has promised the world that welterweight contender Gunnar Nelson will be fighting for the title in 2019. Nelson managed to return to the octagon with a stunning finish of dangerous welterweight Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira on the UFC 231 main-card. The fight stood as Gunnar’s first fight in over a year since his controversial first-round TKO …

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Dustin Poirier Sick Of Waiting, Calls Out Tony Ferguson

Top UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier isn’t willing to wait around as the title-picture at the top of his division gets settled. As of right now, it seems quite unlikely that we’ll see either Khabib Nurmagomedov or Conor McGregor in action in the early stages of 2019. Both of their futures are currently in the hands of the Nevada State …

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James Gallagher To Headline Dublin Bellator Card In Early 2019

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Bellator will make its return to Dublin and the 3 Arena with the promotion confirming today that they will host an event on February 23 with James Gallagher headlining.  Gallagher (7-1-0) is currently preparing for his comeback after suffering the first loss of his professional career against former CFFC champion, Ricky Bandejas, at Bellator 204 in August. “The Strabanimal” suffered …

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Cage Warriors 100 Saw Two New Champions Crowned

After 16 years and 99 numbered events, the Cage Warriors promotion reached the big century last night in Cardiff. Three UFC champions have competed under the CW banner (McGregor, Jedrzejczyk and Bisping), and it remains Europe’s premier MMA competition. The Viola Arena played host to Cage Warriors 100 on Saturday night, and it wasn’t short of action. In the main …

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Shevchenko Wins Vacant Flyweight Title With Victory Over Jedrzeczyk

On Saturday night, Valentina Shevchenko finally became a UFC champion after she defeated former strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzeczyk to capture the vacant flyweight title at UFC 231 in Toronto. The 30-year old was dominant up against the undersized Jedrzecyk as she utilized her power advantage to get the better of the former 115-pound champion with the judges unanimously scoring the bout …

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