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Jared Cannonier TKO’s Jack Hermansson In Statement Copenhagen Victory

Jared Cannonier made a major step towards middleweight title contention with a second-round TKO of Sweden’s Jack Hermansson in Copenhagen, Denmark. Since debuting at 185lbs last November, Cannonier has managed to rack off a trio of finishes – beating David Branch, Anderson Silva, and now, Hermansson to truly signal himself as a divisional top contender. Once fighting as a heavyweight …

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Jack Shore Earns Third-Round Submission In UFC Debut

Jack Shore announced his arrival to the big stage with a dominant victory over Nohelin Hernandez on the UFC Copenhagen prelims today. Shore represents perhaps the most promising talent of all of those at forefront of the growing Welsh mixed martial arts scene at the moment, joining UFC stars Brett Johns, Jack Marshman, and John Phillips in leading the country’s …

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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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Richard Kiely: “A 3-1 Fighter Is About To Knock Out Bellator’s Biggest Star”

Richard Kiely spoke to us here at Pundit Arena ahead of the biggest fight of his career, a Bellator Dublin clash with Michael ‘Venom’ Page. When the Bellator co-main-event contest between Michael ‘Venom’ Page and Richard Kiely was first announced back in July, my initial reaction was a mixture of both surprise and excitement. I’ve followed the career of the …

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Rodriguez/Stephens Ends In 15-Second No-Contest Due To Eye Poke

UFC Mexico City’s main-event between Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens fell apart in a matter of seconds after an accidental eye-poke in the opening exchange. An outstretched hand from El Pantera grazed the eyeball of Lil Heathen, causing referee Herb Dean to bring proceedings to a halt before allowing Stephens his full allocated five minutes to recover. It became apparent …

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Yair Rodriguez Vs. Jeremy Stephens: Our Official Prediction

The UFC Mexico main-event will see the highly-touted contender Yair Rodriguez take on the destructive veteran Jeremy Stephens.  It’s easy to forget just how odd Yair’s road through the UFC up until this point has been. Demolishing a massively-deteriorated BJ Penn was enough to earn him a crack at the division’s perennial contender Frankie Edar – a challenge that was …

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Masvidal Vs. Diaz: Another Step In The Growth Of UFC Fight-Promotion?

Thursday night’s official press conference for UFC 244’s main-event pairing of Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz gave us an interesting insight into a potential change in the UFC’s attitude towards fight-promotion. Let’s be real, the presser was a bit of mess. Sound issues that were no doubt exacerbated by the choice of setting were joined by some excruciatingly bad questions …

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Justin Gaethje Vs. Donald Cerrone: Our Official Prediction

Lightweight fan-favourites will collide in the UFC Vancouver main-event, a fight that many are singling out as a potential Fight Of The Year in the making. Understandably dwarfed by last weekend’s UFC 242 and the return of Khabib Nurmagomedov, it was almost easy to forget that we were being served up this potentially volatile five-rounder so soon after. It doesn’t …

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