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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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“30-0 Is Enough”: Team Khabib Outline Nurmagomedov’s Final Two Fights

The team of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov have explained why 30-0 is the perfect record for their fighter to take into his inevitable retirement. Of course, given the championship belt around his waist and the sheer calibre of the sharks that are circling, for Khabib to reach such a milestone would be incredibly impressive. Beating Dustin Poirier in such …

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