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Opinion: Joao Carvalho’s Death Should Not Be Used To Degrade MMA

Less than 24 hours after Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho passed away in Beaumont Hospital, the media came out in their droves to attack a sport that has fallen victim to a freak accident. Carvalho, 28, was pronounced dead at 9.35pm on Monday night despite undergoing an emergency procedure on his brain to try and preserve his life. The Team Nobrega fighter suffered a third …

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MMA Is In Trouble Of Losing Its Recognition As A Sport In Ireland

MMA DALLAS, TX - MARCH 14: A detail of gloves worn by Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos in the Lightweight Title bout during the UFC 185 event at American Airlines Center on March 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

In the wake of the passing of Joao Carvalho, while the MMA community worldwide is just dealing with the news, the MMA community in Ireland comes to terms with the devastating loss and the very real prospect of the sport being outlawed on the island. A sport still in its infancy in Ireland, MMA is still widely considered as a brutal spectacle, …

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IAPA Start Crowd Funding Initiative To Offer Financial Support To Joao Carvalho’s Family

On Tuesday, SBG head coach John Kavanagh pledged the assistance of the Irish Amateur Pankration Association, of which he is president, in any investigation process that arises from the death of Joao Carvalho. Kavanagh and the IAPA, the organisation that oversee’s MMA in Ireland, have also offered their support to the family of the Portuguese fighter, by setting up a …

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Team Nobrega Confirm Death Of MMA Fighter Joao Carvalho Following Dublin Bout

Joao Carvalho competed against Charlie Ward in Total Extreme Fighting’s inaugural event on Saturday night at The National Stadium in Dublin. Having suffered a third round KO loss in the three round bout, Carvalho felt ‘ill’ twenty minutes after the fight, and was admitted to Beaumont hospital where he became ‘critical’. Vitor Nobrega of Carvalho’s ‘Nobrega Team’ confirmed the tragic passing …

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SBG Ireland Prospect Is On His Way To Bellator MMA

The burgeoning scene of Irish MMA has just gotten more interesting, with the impending announcement of an Irish star on Bellator’s roster. Straight Blast Gym head coach John Kavanagh revealed the exciting news, with one of his charges poised to compete in MMA’s second largest promotion. Announcement this weekend! Time for another @SBG_Ireland fighter to hit the big stage….but who?? pic.twitter.com/jNnMQXrI7f …

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Stormin’ Norman Parke Is Cut From The UFC

‘Ultimate Fighter – Smashes’ winner Norman Parke has announced his release from the UFC roster in a statement. Although the Antrim native lost a unanimous decision to Rustam Khabilov in London a month ago, many believed that this statement represented a shocking attempt at an April fools joke. I just wanna say a huge thanks to the ufc for giving me the …

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Opinion: UFC 200 Has Become an Exciting But Frustrating Mess

Unless you’re living under a rock, you may have heard on Wednesday that Conor McGregor will once again face Nathan Diaz at UFC 200 this July. The brash Irishman is currently the featherweight champion and due to his need to entertain Diaz at welterweight, it has spawned a featherweight co-main event for the interim title between Jose Aldo and Frankie …

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Watch: Derry Welterweight Scores Brutal KO At Chaos FC 15

One of the most spectacular knockouts of the year in Irish MMA took place this past Saturday at Chaos FC 15. It’s been a busy few weeks on the Irish MMA scene, both north and south of the border. On November 15th Clan Wars 23 took place in Belfast, while November 28th saw BattleZone 14 invade Dublin’s Regency Hotel. The …

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BAMMA To Host Ireland Vs England Fight Card In Dublin Next February

The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts, or BAMMA, are running a huge show in Dublin’s 3 Arena this weekend, but the company have just announced that they will return to the venue in February 2016 for a special “Ireland vs England” spectacular. The organization, who are one of Britain’s premier fight leagues, made the announcement today via multiple social …

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Video: An Irish Woman’s Quest For Respect In The Sport Of MMA

A new mini – documentary from WHOA TV focuses on Limerick woman, Catherine Costigan, and her life as a top fighter in the world of women’s MMA. This Saturday night, at Dublin’s 3 Arena, Costigan will try to rebound from her first career loss as she takes on Celine Haga. Although her preparations for battle at BAMMA 22 form the …

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Cian Cowley: The Future Of Irish MMA?

“No shoes or egos beyond this point” Everybody who approaches the mats at Dublin’s famed Straight Blast Gym is greeted by a sign with these words emblazoned on it. It is a reminder to all, that this is a place where personal pride will not be allowed to get in the way of personal growth. For the camp’s latest high-profile …

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WATCH: Sick One Punch KO At Irish Cage Fighting Event

On Saturday night blood thirsty Dublin fight fanatics were treated to some quality martial arts action at the National Basketball Arena, which included one sick KO. The Cage Kings event was billed as “The Biggest Mixed Fighting Event Ever To Hit Dublin”. The card not only featured professional MMA bouts, but also caged Muay Thai fights and K-1 style kickboxing matches. …

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