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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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Bellator London’s Full Confirmed Lineup So Far

Bellator London promises to continue the promotion’s strong start to their new plans for the European scene, as a host of talented Irish and UK fighters appear alongside some revered veterans. After the incredible success of Bellator Dublin in the Irish capital in February, several of those who made appearances on that night are set to return to the Bellator …

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Bellator Dublin Preview: A Brief Look At Sam Slater

The fourth fighter to be featured as part our ongoing preview of Bellator Dublin next weekend is a prospect who fights like a man with ten-times his experience, unbeaten SBG standout, Sam Slater. 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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Exploring Irish MMA: Part VII – Brian Moore

In this, the seventh edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we speak to SBG Ireland featherweight Brian ‘The Pikeman’ Moore as he prepares for perhaps the biggest fight of his career to date. Moore’s only setbacks since signing for Bellator two years ago have come against the former two-time Bellator title-challenger Daniel Weichel and one of the brightest 145lb up-and-comers in …

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Bellator’s Brian Moore On Inspirational Irish Amateur Medal Haul

Ireland managed to take home the second-largest medal tally during this year’s IMMAFs and the inspirational performances from those who won has left many of the country’s mixed martial artists inspired, according to SBG’s Brian Moore. Moore spoke to us here at Pundit Arena MMA about how the medal haul by the Irish amateurs has sent a real buzz throughout the country’s …

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Exploring Irish MMA – Part VI: Declan Kenna

In the sixth edition of Exploring Irish MMA, I spoke to fighter, coach, and promoter/owner of the prominent Irish mixed martial arts show, Cage Legacy, Declan Kenna. Fighter. Coach. Promoter. Most people struggle to find the right balance as they navigate through the challenges that come with pursuing even one of these paths. Declan Kenna spoke to us here at Pundit …

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Exploring Irish MMA: Part V – James Gallagher

In this edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we focus on the man who could well stand as the country of Ireland’s brightest prospect, James ‘The Strabanimal’ Gallagher. Nurturing a promising youngster in a game as ruthless as mixed martial arts can be a delicate process. If there is, in fact, an invisible line that separates the prospect and the genuine contender you …

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Exploring Irish MMA: Part IV – Richard Kiely

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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