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Exploring Irish MMA: Part VIII – Sam Slater

In this, the eighth entry to the series Exploring Irish MMA, I had the opportunity to speak to one of this country’s most promising prospects, Sam Slater. Those who have been close to the Irish mixed martial arts scene and its growth were no doubt delighted by February’s Bellator Dublin and the manner in which it played out. A card …

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Blaine O’Driscoll On Nathan Greyson: “I’ll Put The Last Nail In His Coffin”

The newly-crowned WWFC flyweight champion Blaine O’Driscoll is looking to settle the score with the man who should have shared the cage with him for his first world-title shot late last year. O’Driscoll was set to compete against then-Cage Warriors flyweight champion Nathan Greyson at CW99 last November before his opponent pulled out, claiming that he was unable to make weight for …

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Bellator Dublin Preview: A Brief Look At Richard Kiely

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Our third featured fighter ahead of Bellator Dublin is a man who well and truly exemplifies Ireland’s growing reputation for producing precise and technically fluid strikers, the Face Of Bellator himself, Richard Kiely. The idea here is to shine a spotlight on some of the Irish athletes competing in the 3Arena on February 23 – giving you a quick glimpse …

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Blaine O’Driscoll Signed For Cage Warriors Flyweight Title Bout Next Month

SBG Ireland’s Blaine O’Driscoll has been officially signed and sealed for a 125lb championship showdown with Nathan Greyson at Cage Warriors 99. Blaine O’Driscoll’s long-awaited shot at a world-title has finally arrived, with him now scheduled to face off against Cage Warriors flyweight champion Nathan Greyson over five-rounds at CW99. The fight will take place in Colchester on November 17. …

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Exploring Irish MMA: Part IV – Richard Kiely

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In this edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we speak to one of the finest strikers in this country, Bellator’s newest welterweight signing, Richard Kiely. The dreams and goals of a professional fighter often revolve around the glory that comes with hoisting a championship belt over your shoulder or the immortality that a picture-perfect finishing sequence can bring about. But even though these thrills are …

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Irish Welterweight Richard Kiely Signs With Bellator MMA

Former BAMMA title-challenger Richard Kiely has officially signed with Bellator MMA. ‘The Face of BAMMA’ will now attempt to become ‘The Face of Bellator’ after being picked up by the organisation just three fights into his pro-MMA career. As a decorated kickboxer – Kiely has never been one to shy away from speaking his thoughts, but after his unsuccessful title-challenge …

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BAMMA Sign Ten Irish Fighters Ahead Of Busy 2019 Schedule

BAMMA have announced that they have signed ten Irish up-and-comers after announcing four dates in Dublin for 2019. European mixed martial arts promotion BAMMA are setting up for a great 2019 as far as the growth of the Irish MMA scene in concerned. This week they announced that they will be stopping off in Dublin’s 3Arena for four dates next …

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Exploring Irish MMA – Part II: Richie Smullen

Last week we had the opportunity to chat with Blaine O’Driscoll as he edges towards a BAMMA flyweight title-shot and in this, the second edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we spoke to unbeaten lightweight Richie Smullen ahead of his UFC debut in Las Vegas on July 6.  This series is intended as a means of shining a spotlight on the current …

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Exploring Irish MMA – Part I: Blaine O’Driscoll

In this, the very first edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we spoke to SBG’s flyweight prospect Blaine O’Driscoll as he edges closer to his first BAMMA title-shot. The Irish mixed martial arts scene just doesn’t seem to be slowing down in its growth and with this generation of rising stars, there are more than a few who have shown championship …

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The Top 5 Irish MMA Prospects To Watch Out For In 2018

As week one of 2018 draws to a close, we present a list of the most promising Irish professional MMA talents you should be keeping an eye out for over the next fifty-one and beyond. Note: The list below is one of the country’s best prospects, so the likes of James Gallagher, who has already established himself as a legitimate …

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