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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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Sports Minister’s ‘Safety Concerns’ Sees Cancellation Of Irish MMA Event

An MMA event scheduled to take place at the Claremont Stadium in Navan, county Meath has been cancelled. The venue decided to no longer host a ‘Battle Arena’ fight card following a statement issued by Irish Sports Minister, Shane Ross. Invoking memories of a ‘Total Extreme Fighting’ event in 2016 in which MMA fighter Joao Carvalho collapsed after a fight and …

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Truth Or Trash?: “Conor McGregor Is One Of The All-Time Greats”

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 12: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor trains during an open workout at his gym on August 12, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor is scheduled to fight Nate Diaz in a welterweight rematch at UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

In the latest edition of Truth or Trash?, we put former champion Conor McGregor’s argument to being an all-time pound-for-pound great under the microscope. Earlier this week, we delved into the commonly held notion that Khabib Nurmagomedov’s record is puffed and padded and with UFC 229 fast approaching, this time around we’re going to turn our attention to his opponent, Conor McGregor. …

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SBG Ireland’s Peter Queally Signs For Bellator MMA

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SBG Ireland’s Peter Queally has become the latest in a long line of Irish mixed martial artists to have signed for Bellator MMA. Scott Coker’s promotion announced the signing of several Irish MMA fighters a few weeks ago. Dipping deeply into BAMMA’s pool of talent, all of a sudden, Bellator have become something of a hotspot for the country’s up-and-comers. Now, one …

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James Gallagher Releases Statement Following Brutal KO Loss

James Gallagher has posted a statement to his official Instagram page following his shock first-round KO loss to Ricky Bandejas at Bellator 204. Some say it’s a good thing to experience loss in the earlier stages of your career. It can almost be humbling, to a certain extent. James Gallagher came into his Bellator 204 main-card fixture with some serious hype …

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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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Watch: Bellator Release James Gallagher Comeback Promo

Ahead of his return to the Bellator cage on Friday night, the promotion have released a gripping promo video to welcome him back. One of the most promising young fighters in European MMA will fight for the first time in over a year this week, taking on the highly-dangerous Ricky Bandejas at Bellator 204. Gallagher, who has been out of …

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Irish Welterweight Richard Kiely Signs With Bellator MMA

Former BAMMA title-challenger Richard Kiely has officially signed with Bellator MMA. ‘The Face of BAMMA’ will now attempt to become ‘The Face of Bellator’ after being picked up by the organisation just three fights into his pro-MMA career. As a decorated kickboxer – Kiely has never been one to shy away from speaking his thoughts, but after his unsuccessful title-challenge …

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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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BAMMA Sign Ten Irish Fighters Ahead Of Busy 2019 Schedule

BAMMA have announced that they have signed ten Irish up-and-comers after announcing four dates in Dublin for 2019. European mixed martial arts promotion BAMMA are setting up for a great 2019 as far as the growth of the Irish MMA scene in concerned. This week they announced that they will be stopping off in Dublin’s 3Arena for four dates next …

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