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UFC Fight Night Dublin 2014: Where Are They Now?

We take a look at where the stars of 2014’s pivotal night for Irish MMA are right now after the event reached its four-year anniversary this week. UFC Dublin in 2014 will forever stand as one of the greatest events – not only in European MMA – but also in the organisation’s history. Fans, fighters and media members who have …

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Watch: Former UFC Star Diego Brandao Dramatically Walks Out Of Cage Mid-Fight At FNG 73

Diego Brandao, the former UFC star and Conor McGregor’s third victim in the UFC, has dramatically quit during his Fight Night Global 73 main event clash with Akhmed Aliev on Monday night. The 30-year-old Brazilian has been fighting for the FNG promotion since October of 2016 and had enjoyed back-to-back wins since joining the Eurasian promotion. At FNG 73, the …

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Watch: Ex-UFC Fighter Diego Brandao Scores Second Straight Win With 39-Second KO

Brazilian veteran Diego Brandao picked up the second straight win of his post-UFC career on Friday night at the Sport Palace in Yekaterinburg, Russia, finishing Vener Galiev just 39 seconds into the main event of Fight Nights Global 67. Brandao first dropped the experienced Galiev with a looping overhand right before bombarding him with grounded strikes until the referee intervened. …

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Watch: Diego Brandao Scores Spectacular Submission Win In Russia

Competing for the first time since his release from the UFC in April of last year, Diego Brandao defeated Murad ‘The Strangler’ Machaev in rare and spectacular fashion at EFN Fight Nights Global 58 in Russia on Saturday. Brandao, who has scored 11 KO/TKO finishes in his 21 career victories, is rightfully known as something of a slugger and going …

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Diego Brandão Released By UFC Following Alleged Assault

SAITAMA, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 27: in their featherweight bout during the UFC event at the Saitama Super Arena on September 27, 2015 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Mitch Viquez/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Diego Brandão’s year just got a whole lot worse. The former Ultimate Fighter contestant was arrested outside a strip club in Albuquerque, New Mexico two weeks ago having allegedly pulled a gun and assaulted an employee of the venue in question. At the time, the UFC released a statement saying: “While we are concerned by the nature of the reported allegations, it …

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UFC Flashback: UFC Fight Night Dublin

Paddy Holohan riling the crowd at the weigh-ins before his Main Event fight in Dublin last year.

After the very sad news that Paddy Holohan was forced to retire young from MMA we take a look back at one of the greatest events in recent UFC memory, UFC Fight Night Dublin, in which Paddy made his promotional debut in the opening bout. While the card may not have been as strong as some of the PPV cards, …

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UFC Fighter Diego Brandao Arrested Outside Strip Club

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UFC featherweight Diego Brandao was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning in Albuquerque N.M after an altercation where he allegedly struck a strip club employee with a gun. The 28-year-old Brazilian and Jackson-Wink MMA fighter has been charged with aggravated battery and three counts of aggravated assault following Thursday’s incident.   According to the Albuquerque Journal which conducted a …

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Diego Brandao Temporarily Suspended For Failed Drug Test At UFC 195

Featherweight contender Diego Brandao has been handed a temporary suspension by The Nevada Athletic Commision (NAC), according to mmafighting.com.  Brandao tested positive for marijuana metabolites which exceeded the allowed limit. The failed test was during his most recent loss to Brian Ortega at UFC 195 in January. Brandao, a winner of season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter has gone 6-4 …

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Watch: Brazilian MMA Legend Lauds “Unbelievable” Conor McGregor In Wake Of UFC 196 Defeat

Unsurprisingly, Conor McGregor isn’t exactly a popular figure among Brazilian fighters. After all, the SBG knockout artist taunted one of the country’s favourite MMA sons, Jose Aldo, for over a year, before obliterating him in just 13 seconds when they finally met. From there he targeted another Brazilian in Rafael dos Anjos. That fight would never come to fruition because …

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Tweet: “Good Girl, Shut Your Mouth” – Conor McGregor Sends Message To Former Rival

Conor McGregor doesn’t seem to be entertaining the idea of a rematch with Diego Brandao one little bit. PunditArena reported on Friday that Diego Brandao, who Conor McGregor brutally dispatched inside a round last year in Dublin, was picking his countryman Jose Aldo to defeat “The Notorious” at UFC 194. “DB” also stated that his own goal was to secure …

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Video: Jose Aldo Is Going To Smash Conor McGregor – Diego Brandao

A certain former Conor McGregor opponent doesn’t think much of “The Notorious” one’s chances of beating Jose Aldo at UFC 194. A couple of weeks ago, PunditArena reported that Dustin Poirier was expressing a new found respect for Conor McGregor. The man who fell to the might of McGregor’s vaunted left hand in Las Vegas at UFC 178, described the …

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Time To Shine For Conor McGregor In Dublin

This Saturday night the UFC will finally make its highly anticipated return to our shores for UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao. Irish fans have been clamouring for the UFC to return to Dublin since UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson, over five years ago. There is some terrific Irish talent on the bill with the likes of Cathal Pendred, Neil …

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