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Gunnar Nelson Officially Announced As UFC Belfast Headliner

SBG Ireland’s Gunnar Nelson will face Korea’s Dong Hyun Kim in a welterweight bout on the 19th of November at the SSE Arena in Belfast. The announcement of the main event concludes days of speculation that Icelandic fan favourite Gunnar Nelson would headline an Irish UFC event for the first time, following in the footsteps of SBG teammates Conor McGregor and Paddy Holohan. …

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Helwani Reveals Gunnar Nelson Is Set To Headline UFC Belfast

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAY 08: Gunnar Nelson (R) of Iceland celebrates victory over Albert Tumenov of Russia after their Welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night 87 at Ahoy on May 8, 2016 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported late Wednesday night that SBG’s Gunnar Nelson is set to headline UFC Fight Night 99 on the 19th of November at the SSE Arena in Belfast. The card marks the first time since 2007 that the UFC will be returning to Northern Ireland with Nelson reportedly set to face off against Korean welterweight Dong Hyun Kim in the …

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John Kavanagh Gives His Opinion On Conor McGregor’s Next Fight, A Trilogy, And Croke Park

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 18: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor (R) laughs as he works out with his head coach John Kavanagh during an open workout for UFC 202 at Rocks Lounge at the Red Rock Casino on August 18, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor is scheduled to fight Nate Diaz in a welterweight rematch at UFC 202 on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Conor McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh took to Twitter this evening to address several questions regarding the fall-out of UFC 202 and the future of the featherweight champion. 1 – dont know whats next. decision made over the next 2 weeks i’d imagine. personally i’d like 55 title….but we’ll see what happens. — Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) August 24, 2016 2 …

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Watch: McGregor-Mayweather Could Happen, Just Not In 2016 Says Nelson

The speculation surrounding a boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. has dominated headlines over the past number of weeks. While some are confident the bout will go ahead sometime this year, others are refusing to buy into the hype. Amongst the latter group is Gunnar Nelson, training partner and close friend of McGregor, who is adamant the rumoured bout …

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UFC Referee Makes Emotional Statement Following UFC Rotterdam

Marc Goddard-UFC-referee

After what was a highly entertaining and overall successful inaugural outing for the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the Netherlands, many fans and pundits have taken to social media to voice their support and satisfaction. One such ‘fan’ who took to Facebook to express himself was non-other than longstanding referee Marc Goddard. In what was not only a great night for …

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Gunnar Nelson Isn’t Expecting Conor McGregor To Have Much Trouble In Nate Diaz Rematch

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Conor McGregor (L) punches Nate Diaz during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Gunnar Nelson collected a quality scalp at UFC Rotterdam on Sunday night, as he submitted dangerous and highly-regarded Russian striker Albert “Einstein” Tumenov via 2nd round submission. In authoring this virtuoso performance, “Gunni” impressively and resiliently rebounded from a one-sided defeat to Demian Maia in December of last year. Speaking to Fox Sports in the wake of the rehabilitative victory, …

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UFC Fight Night Rotterdam: Predictions Part 2

Rotterdam plays host to the UFC on Sunday with two Heavyweight clashes again heading up the bill in Europe. On this occasion however, there are two top Heavyweights fighting in their home country. Both Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve will be welcomed warmly in Rotterdam as they fly The Netherlands flag high in the UFC. Veterans of 55 and 38 …

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Gunnar Nelson Reveals Reason Behind Conor McGregor’s Retirement Announcement

While welterweight Gunnar Nelson prepares for his upcoming fight at UFC Fight Night Rotterdam, Conor McGregor’s current debacle with the Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to steal the headlines. Occasional training partner to the featherweight champion, Nelson gets insight others haven’t and told reporters at a recent media event(via BloodyElbow) how the Irishman is training for a possible rematch with Nate Diaz. …

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Gunnar Nelson Provides Insight Into Conor McGregor’s Mindset During And After Retirement Drama

Gunnar Nelson watched a media storm unfold from it’s very centre a couple of weeks ago, as Conor McGregor’s infamous retirement tweet coincided with a visit to the UFC welterweight’s home training base in Reykjavik – Mjolnir MMA. McGregor and several other high-profile members of the SBG Ireland team had made the trip to the Icelandic capital in order to …

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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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Irish Fan Favourite Neil Seery To Face Former UFC Title Challenger On May 8th In Rotterdam

Neil Seery will return to the octagon on May 8th in Rotterdam, The Netherlands to face 25-year-old Kyoji Horiguchi of Japan. Irish flyweight @NeilSeeryMMA returns vs. Kyoji Horiguchi at #UFCRotterdam! Tix: https://t.co/4uEOlqEPjY pic.twitter.com/leeprlLsKr — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) March 23, 2016 The Dublin flyweight’s last contest took place at UFC Fight Night 76 back in October 2015. On that night, in …

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Gunnar Nelson’s Next Fight Has Been Announced And It’s Another Tough One

It has been announced that SBG fighter and honorary Irishman Gunnar Nelson will take on the highly-touted Albert Tumenov at UFC Fight Night: Rotterdam on May 8th. BREAKING! Gunnar Nelson ?? vs. Albert Tumenov ?? announced for #UFCRotterdam! Tickets: https://t.co/ygOVwkatM9 pic.twitter.com/aypAGYpp0v — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) March 1, 2016 Nelson will hope to recover from his disappointing unanimous decision loss at UFC …

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Conor McGregor Plays With Fire In Awesome New UFC 196 Promo (Official)

One of the most enduring images from the UFC 194 edition of Emdedded was that of Conor McGregor extinguishing a candle’s flame with a beautifully snappy hook-kick. That bizarre scene, which likely unnerved the owners of the rented mansion that acted as it’s setting, has inspired the latest official teaser for McGregor’s fast-approaching battle with UFC lightweight supremo Rafael dos Anjos. The …

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Watch: Movement Expert Ido Portal Talks Working With Conor McGregor’s Camp

Portal worked full-time with team McGregor ahead of Conor’s win over Jose Aldo in December at UFC 194, and discussed the experience with London Real. While some have questioned the authenticity of Ido Portal’s contribution to team Notorious, McGregor himself was clearly enamoured with the movement-based training regimen. The UFC 194 Embedded series is a testament to this – Portal is a …

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Watch: Gunnar Nelson Absolutely Hammers Some Unfortunate Sparring Partners

Gunnar Nelson is an intense individual. The Icelandic fighter, who splits his time between Dublin’s Straight Blast Gym and Mjölnir MMA in Reykjavik, had spent some time helping good friend Conor McGregor prepare for his upcoming super-fight with Rafael dos Anjos over the last couple of weeks, a fact evidenced by several posts from the social media accounts of both fighters. …

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Conor McGregor Could Face Six Month Medical Suspension After UFC 194

It seems that Conor McGregor may not have escaped completely unscathed from his blink and you’ll miss it affair with Jose Aldo on Saturday at UFC 194. The list of medical suspensions resulting from the event has been released, and Conor McGregor’s name sits atop. Apparently, the Dublin fighter sustained damage to his left wrist whilst delivering the decisive blow …

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