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Richie Smullen Scores Dominant First-Round Submission At Bellator Dublin

Richie Smullen returned to the Bellator cage in emphatic fashion, scoring a beautifully manoeuvred submission victory over Sean Tobin in Dublin. As soon as the opening bell sounded it was vintage Richie Smullen as he secured the takedown within the contest’s first thirty seconds, something that signalled the beginning of the end for Limerick’s Sean Tobin. From there on out …

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Richie Smullen Hopes To Ride Momentum To Spectacular Bellator Dublin Win

Richie Smullen spoke to us here at Pundit Arena ahead of his Bellator Dublin featherweight showdown against Sean Tobin this evening. Seeing Richie win in dominant fashion on February’s Bellator Dublin main-card held an extra significance to those who have followed his career – especially in the last year or so. His run as a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter was one …

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Exploring Irish MMA – Part II: Richie Smullen

Last week we had the opportunity to chat with Blaine O’Driscoll as he edges towards a BAMMA flyweight title-shot and in this, the second edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we spoke to unbeaten lightweight Richie Smullen ahead of his UFC debut in Las Vegas on July 6.  This series is intended as a means of shining a spotlight on the current …

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SBG’s Richie Smullen Reveals Artem Lobov’s Patronage Allowed Him To Travel To TUF 27 Tryouts

Undefeated SBG Ireland lightweight prospect Richie Smullen has revealed that he would never have been selected for season 27 of The Ultimate Fighter(TUF) if it wasn’t for the support, nay, patronage of teammate and UFC featherweight Artem Lobov. Smullen will compete with seven other unbeaten lightweights for a UFC contract and have the chance to work with either UFC heavyweight …

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The Top 5 Irish MMA Prospects To Watch Out For In 2018

As week one of 2018 draws to a close, we present a list of the most promising Irish professional MMA talents you should be keeping an eye out for over the next fifty-one and beyond. Note: The list below is one of the country’s best prospects, so the likes of James Gallagher, who has already established himself as a legitimate …

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Paddy Holohan Takes To Social Media To Clear A Few Things Up After SBG Tallaght Departure

Citing a “staffing issue” as the reason, SBG Tallaght “Senior Management” confirmed on Thursday last that head coach Paddy Holohan had decided to leave his post at the facility, which opened in the summer of 2016. While fellow coach Joey Breslin, who also departed, addressed the situation with a lengthy Facebook post later that day, Holohan himself chose not to …

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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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