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SBG Ireland Prospect Lauded By MMA Legend After Stunning Win

Sam Slater’s recent performance at Shinobi War 11, a show which was wonderfully subtitled ‘Winter Warfare’, has earned the young SBG Ireland amateur plaudits from former King of Pancrase, ex-UFC heavyweight champion, legendary MMA broadcaster, and the world’s premier online self-defence instructor, Bas Rutten. Slater needed just 77 seconds to account for Englishman David Jenkins, whom he dropped with a …

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SBG Ireland’s Will Fleury Lands Fight At EFC Worldwide 66

Undefeated SBG Ireland middleweight prospect Will Fleury will return to South Africa next month, as he has been added to the EFC Worldwide 66 card scheduled for December 16th in Pretoria. Several months ago, Fleury flew out to Johannesburg to compete against nine other unbeaten prospects from around the world for an EFC contract and a shot at the promotion’s …

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Watch: SBG’s Will Fleury Divulges Entire Story Surrounding Controversial Reality Show Incident

Undefeated SBG Ireland middleweight prospect Will Fleury has provided further details about his experiences during filming for ‘The Fighter’ and the serious injustice that ended his competitive interest on the EFC reality show. Fleury, who was 7-0 as an amateur and is 2-0 as a professional, flew out to Johannesburg a couple of months ago to compete against a host of …

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‘The Worst Refereeing I’ve Seen In 20 Years’ – John Kavanagh Rages As SBG Star Takes Multiple Illegal Blows

As one of the most highly rated middleweight prospects in Ireland, SBG’s Will Fleury headed to South Africa recently to take part in an Ultimate Fighter style reality show titled ‘The Fighter’.  As one of ten undefeated contenders from around the world, Fleury was hoping to make a serious statement in South Africa and was certain that he was the …

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Artem Lobov’s Next Opponent And Fight Date Announced

Northern Ireland , Ireland - 19 November 2016; Artem Lobov ahead of his Featherweight bout against Teruto Ishihara at UFC Fight Night 99 in the SSE Arena, Belfast. (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Artem Lobov will fight again on October 21st in Gdansk, Poland at the Ergo Arena at UFC Fight Night 118.  Lobov will be up against Andre Fili in a featherweight bout, it has been announced. Now that's a fun fight! @RusHammerMMA vs. @TouchyFili on deck for #UFCGdansk! ? https://t.co/4pemQt78I6 pic.twitter.com/5lhO2My2rc — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) August 18, 2017 Fili fights out …

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SBG Welterweight Charlie Ward To Battle Galore Bofando At UFC Glasgow

Late last month, Conor McGregor confirmed via Instagram that longtime training partner Charlie Ward will make his second appearance in the UFC at the promotion’s show in Glasgow on July 16th, but ‘The Notorious’ UFC lightweight champion did not identify Ward’s opponent in the post. However, in this morning’s Irish Mirror, MMA journalist Peter Carroll broke the news that the SBG welterweight …

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Watch: SBG Fighter Luka Jelčić Scores Savage Finish To Successfully Defend FFC Title

While Saturday was a disappointing day for one of SBG Ireland’s foreign-born fighters, it proved a pretty successful day for another. Before ‘The Russian Hammer’ Artem Lobov lost to Cub Swanson in a cracking scrap at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville, Tennessee, Croatian-born SBG lightweight Luka Jelčić was in action on a Final Fight Championship card in Slovenia. Jelčić claimed the …

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SBG Ireland Knockout Artist To Debut At UFC Denver In January

John Phillips’ tireless social media campaign has apparently paid dividends, as the Dublin-based Welshman has signed with the UFC. The 31-year-old had been hounding UFC president Dana White and the promotion’s matchmakers on Twitter in recent weeks, tagging them in a variety of humorous posts, from pictures to videos. @UFC @danawhite ??? pic.twitter.com/ZfPsRjpAq8 — John phillips (@JohnPhillipsmma) November 25, 2016 …

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SBG’s Next Generation Dominate On December Night In Dublin

James Gallagher is undoubtedly SBG Ireland’s most heralded young prospect, the man fancied to follow in Conor McGregor’s footsteps to superstardom, and the BAMMA/Bellator event at Dublin’s 3Arena on Friday night was his show – even with North American giant Bellator bringing one of their most recognisable international stars, ‘King Mo’ Lawal, to the Irish capital. However, the co-promotional event …

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Irish Fighters Take Home Three Medals From The IMMAF European Open Championships In Prague

Following on from their massive success at the IMMAF World Championships back in July, from which they took home one gold, two silver and three bronze medals, Team Ireland had a another strong showing at the second ever IMMAF European Open Championships in Prague this week. Though they couldn’t quite match the six-medal haul that saw Ireland top the international …

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Exclusive: John Kavanagh Reveals Fascinating New Insight Into Conor McGregor’s UFC 202 Preparation

John Kavanagh

The phrase ‘nothing was left to chance’ is something of a cliche but it’s becoming more and more apparent with each passing day just how appropriate it is to use that expression when describing Conor McGregor’s preparations ahead of his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202. By now, almost three months on from McGregor’s redemptive majority decision victory, we …

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