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An Analysis Of The Ideal Route Towards A UFC Championship Belt

We took a look at the 81 champions that have been crowned in UFC history in order to isolate patterns and establish the ideal route toward promotional gold. So what makes a UFC champion? There are countless paths to the UFC title, but analysing the 81 champions in the history of the promotion reveals the most effective route to the …

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Who Will Hold Each UFC Belt Exactly One Year From Now?

We have a stab at predicting who exactly will hold each UFC belt in 365 days time on July 18, 2019. 115lbs (W) Current champ: Rose Namajunas Rose proved that her UFC 217 win over Joanna Jedrzejczyk was anything but a fluke with a masterful victory over her great rival once again at UFC 223. A well-rounded fighter who seems to be …

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Ranking The UFC Champions Based On Their Pro-Fight Records

The twelve UFC champions have each done their fair share to end up with the belt around their waist, but who boasts the finest body of work? With twelve UFC champions currently in control of the belts, ranking them based on their respective resumés is a good way to establish a new pound-for-pound ranking, of sorts, one that focuses more …

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Liverpool, Tottenham & Man City Name Lineups For Champions League Openers

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola shake hands prior to kick off. (Photo by Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City begin their respective Champions League group stage campaigns on Wednesday night with tough ties. Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund and Feyenoord provide the opposition for the Premier League teams looking to replicate the success of Chelsea and Manchester United 24 hours earlier. To Jurgen Klopp’s side first, and the big news is that Philippe Coutinho is on …

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Five Talking Points As Cork Edge Clare To Claim Munster Title

Cork are Munster hurling champions for the first time in three years, as they saw off Clare in Semple Stadium this afternoon. The Rebels came in as favourites following their dramatic wins over Tipperary and Waterford, and saw off Clare by five points, winning out on a scoreline of 1-25 to 1-20. Here are the takeaways as the hurling championship turns …

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All Blacks: The Greatest ‘Underdogs’ Ever Seen?

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 06: New Zealand All Blacks coach Steve Hansen speaks during a press conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on November 6, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

It’s easy to draw comparisons between Ireland’s victory over the All Blacks in Chicago two weeks ago and tomorrows showdown in the Aviva against the same opposition. However, it is clear that there are few similarities as both sides enter uncharted territory. Saturday will be unique. “They beat us by 40 points to 29 last in Chicago, we are therefore …

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Who Will Hold Each UFC Title Exactly One Year From Now?

2016 has already proven itself to be one hell of a time for MMA. The UFC have gone above and beyond themselves and brought us more landmark events crammed into a short time than we’ve ever had before.  It seems as though titles have been exchanging hands at a remarkable rate these days and with UFC 205 approaching, I feel it’s …

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Why Preseason Hurling Success Is A Precursor For A Long Summer

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In recent weeks, many have questioned the merits of preseason GAA tournaments. Counties do not field full teams, and instead use it as a chance to bring in new talent. This month, we have heard the Walsh Cup and Munster Senior League criticised for being glorified challenge matches. But is that truly the case? With the hurling league now taking a shorter format, managers are …

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