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BAMMA 28 Delivers But Irish Prospects Endure Very Mixed Night

The second installment of BAMMATOR, the co-operative brainchild of Scott Coker’s Bellator and David Greene’s BAMMA, hit Belfast on Friday night as both promotions ventured into Northern Ireland for the first time in their respective histories. After a successful co-promotion in Dublin in December, Coker and Greene decided to team up once again to try and further embed themselves within the …

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Exclusive: Andrew Murphy Talks Balancing Work, Family And Training Ahead Of Pro Debut At BAMMA 26

Pundit Arena caught up with Team Ryano’s Andrew Murphy ahead of his fight with Richie Smullen at BAMMA 26… Inspired by Conor McGregor’s oft recited backstory and his subsequent exploits on MMA’s world stage, there are increasing numbers of young Irish fighters taking the massive risk of committing themselves full-time to chasing the UFC dream. And don’t expect that trend …

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The UFC Release Scotland’s Robert Whiteford

Given that the UFC decided not to renew the contract of Lucas Martins earlier in the week, it probably came as no surprise to Scotland’s Robert Whiteford when he got the call on Saturday morning to confirm that he had been released by the promotion . After all, the two featherweights last appeared in the octagon together and it was Martins …

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Norman Parke Has Been Offered A New Contract By The UFC

Antrim’s Norman Parke announced via social media on Tuesday that he had been offered a new contract by the UFC. The news must come as a huge relief to the Northern Irishman, as the company has been ruthlessly cutting fighters in their droves over the last month. Yesterday, Dublin’s Paul Redmond became the latest UFC combatant to receive his marching …

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Irish Fighter Paul Redmond Released By The UFC

Paul Redmond has been released from his UFC contract. The Irish fighter informed the42 that he was given the bad news earlier today. This story doesn’t come as a huge shock. After all, the UFC have entered into something of a talent-cutting tizzy as of late, in an attempt to reduce the size of a roster that has become swollen in recent …

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UFC Dublin: Another Irish Fighter Added To The Stacked Card

Ireland’s Aisling Daly has been added to the UFC’s October card at the 3 Arena in Dublin. In many ways “Ais the Bash” was Ireland’s first true MMA star. Before Conor McGregor had even made his professional debut, his teammate was appearing on The Late Late Show. No Irish fighter had competed in the UFC at that point, but Aisling was …

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UFC Glasgow: Scot’s Celebration Will Hit You Right In The Feels!

Last weekend Conor McGregor tugged at the emotions of Irish MMA fans with his post fight display of teary joy, but this week it was our Celtic neighbours that were welling up. Yesterday, the UFC held their first ever show in Glasgow, Scotland. The card featured three Scottish scrappers, in Joanne Calderwood, Steven Ray and Robert Whiteford. On the night …

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UFC Scotland Preview: Michael Bisping, Joseph Duffy, Paddy Holohan, & JoJo Calderwood In Action

The first ever UFC Scotland Fight Night boasts a stacked card, as Pundit Arena previews the night’s action. The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland sees various British and Irish stars compete for glory as Scotland makes it’s debut in the UFC’s rotation. Main Card (BT Sport) Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites (Middleweight) Ross Pearson vs. Evan Dunham (Lightweight) Joseph Duffy vs. Ivan …

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2014 is the year for Conor McGregor & Irish MMA

When the UFC first held an event in Ireland back in January 2009, CEO Dana White described it as “pound-for-pound, the best place we’ve ever played. The Irish are crazy!” Five years later and they are finally returning. So why has it taken so long? White summed it up best himself during a visit to Trinity College last year. Answering …

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