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Multiple Irish Fighters Added To Bellator Dublin Fight Card

The much anticipated Bellator 218: Dublin card in February is taking shape. The 3Arena hosts one of the biggest MMA promotions on February 23, and it is headlined by Straight Blast Gym star James Gallagher, who faces Steven Graham in the hopes of rebounding from his first professional defeat earlier this year. His SBG teammate Peter Queally was recently announced …

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Coach Owen Roddy Announces Departure From SBG Ireland

SBG Ireland’s long-time striking coach Owen Roddy has officially parted ways with the gym after a period of 13 years. Roddy is one of the most prominent figures in the Irish MMA scene – notably coaching some of the country’s top fighters, including the former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor among others. In recent times, he has been focussing on …

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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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Joe Duffy Pulled From December Comeback Fight

The career of ‘Irish’ Joe Duffy has suffered another setback. It’s been a year since we last saw the promising Donegal man in the Octagon. On that occasion, he was bested by lightweight contender James Vick. That fight followed much deliberation about whether to stay in the UFC or test the free agency waters. Despite signing a new deal with …

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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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Watch: Ireland’s Lee Hammond Scores Slick Sub At World Championships

One of Ireland’s brightest prospects pulled off a memorable submission win at today’s opening round at the International MMA Federation World Championships. The Irish lightweight managed to start his campaign with a stunning submission win over Moldova’s Tonu Stefan. Hammond, who is known for his slick jiu-jitsu, managed to take his opponent’s back before sinking in what he himself described as …

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Irishman Kiefer Crosbie Has First Bellator Fight Set For December

Irish MMA is about to have another representative on a big stage. Kiefer Crosbie is yet another prospect from Straight Blast Gym in Ireland, and the Irishman became one of many to join the ranks of Bellator MMA back in July. Following in the footsteps of teammates James Gallagher and Richard Kiely, Crosbie will fight under the Bellator banner, and …

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Joe Duffy’s Comeback Fight And Opponent Set To Be Announced

It’s been far too long since we’ve seen Joe Duffy in action – almost a year, to be exact. November of last year saw ‘Irish’ Joe, who signed a new deal with the UFC after deliberating whether to become a free agent, face the difficult James Vick in the lightweight division. Despite a good first round, Duffy eventually succumbed to the …

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Watch: Coach John Kavanagh Pro-MMA Bout From 2002

During his brief run as a professional mixed martial artist, John Kavanagh compiled a record of 3-3. Watch his most dominant performance below. The man who is known as the ‘godfather of Irish MMA’ truly found his calling when he devoted himself to teaching rather than fighting but during his time spent inside the cage, he was still able to display …

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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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