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BAMMA 22 Live Updates

Main Card Main Event Featherweight Title Bout: Tom DuQuesnoy (145lbs) vs. Brendan Loughnane (144.8lbs) Neither man looks timid on the feet starting out. Both men connecting & both having their moments as the aggressor. Loughnane rocks a Duquesne a couple of times. The French man looking like he may want the takedown now. However, he landed some nice leg kicks at the closing of the round.  Second round, DuQuesnoy hits a duck under takedown. Loughnane scrambles to the feet however. Loughnane using his range well on the feet. DuQuesnoy lands a hard left hand on Loughnane, but he recovers well. […]

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The “Stitch” Debacle

   Unless you have been living under a rock, you no doubt have had your social media timeline blowing up with reports on veteran cutman Jacob “Stitch” Duran being released by Zuffa LLC. As of now, “Stitch” will no longer be keeping the UFC’s fighters cut free or limiting the damage thereof. There has been much talk from combatants, MMA media & fans alike about the injustice of his departure from the elite fighting organisation. This whole thing came about with Duran voicing out his concerns in the media over lost sponsorship & unlike the athletes, not having it somewhat […]

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Neil Seery Out To Prove Himself Tonight

   With all the hype of going into tonight’s “McGregor show” at UFC 189, it can be easy to overlook the fights earlier in the evening. Neil “2 Tap” Seery takes on Louis Smolka. Both men are hovering around just outside the top 15. Many of Seery’s supporters & even the media that knows how good & exciting he is, have complained that he keeps getting placed on the Fight Pass Prelims. “But I’ve put in all the work over the years… a lot of people doubted me over it for years”. If Seery wins tonight, he will be on […]

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UFC 189 – What’s On the Line?

   After a hiatus of sorts, TalkingBrawls’ resident column is back. This Saturday, is undoubtedly the biggest fight in Irish MMA history. #3 UFC Featherweight “The Notorious” Conor McGregor attempts to be the first Irish fighter & fourth European to win a UFC title. Featherweight #1 contender Chad “Money” Mendes steps in on two & a half weeks notice for the Champion Jose Aldo due to the latter having to withdraw from the contest due to a controversial rib injury. Despite the fight being relegated from a Featherweight World Championship to an Interim Championship match up, the bout has retained […]

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Neil Seery Ready for “The Real Deal”

If Chris Beal is coming in looking for Fight of the Night tomorrow night, “2 Tap” is more than happy to oblige him. “I need money as much as he does.. I’m game to stand & bang with anyone that’s gonna stand & bang with me”. Seery continued “I don’t like sloppy fights, I don’t like lay & pray fights, it’s not my style… it should make for an exciting fight”. Neil Seery is 1-1 in the UFC thus far. A victory in Stockholm tomorrow evening, will put him on a two fight win streak & hopefully not too far […]

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“Redser” is No Pushover

Tomorrow night, Dublin’s own, in Paul “Redser” Redmond, steps in to the world famous octagon for the very first time, taking on Mirsad Bektic. He also is dropping down from Lightweight, but two weeks to drop to 145 lbs was just too much in too little time for the Cage Warriors veteran. The Irishman weighed in at 149 lbs. Even before the weigh ins, the Team Ryano standout was the underdog coming into this match up. Despite the oddsmakers & media alike overlooking Redmond in this bout, he’s adamant that he’s not laying down for anyone. “I’m no pushover for […]

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Exclusive: Glasgow earns showcase Fox Sports UFC event Exclusive Interview with UFC EMEA Senior Vice-President David Allen

UFC EMEA Senior Vice-president David Allen revealed exclusively to Niall McGrath that Scotland will be holding their first UFC event on July 19th of this year. Scottish MMA fans will have special reason to rejoice as the card is pencilled in to be broadcast on Fox Sports 1; the only of the 3 EMEA events announced today. The other events announced for the 2nd and 3rd quarter will be broadcast on fight pass. This not only means that fans can expect bigger fights but also greater exposure to the European fighters who end up on the card as Fox Sports […]

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Aldo vs. McGregor Vegas Title Fight Coming at Expense of International Expansion?

This morning (Last night local time in Boston, Massachusetts, USA), “The Notorious” Conor McGregor easily dispatched Russian fighter #10 Dennis Siver with a comfortable second round TKO. The meteoric rise of Ireland’s own McGregor & the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s global expansion have gone hand in hand. UFC Parent company Zuffa LLC have long said their goal is to make Mixed Martial Arts a global sport. How did they say they would accomplish this? By getting local TV deals in International markets & having local events in these markets in their own prime time slots. This would allow the MMA king […]

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Breaking: Paul “Redser” Redmond signs with the UFC

2014 was indeed the biggest year for Irish Mixed Martial Arts & in January 2015 the momentum has not dwindled one bit. The other day Cage Warriors veteran Lightweight Joseph Duffy (12-1) signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Today, announced by the MMA juggernaut, another Irish Lightweight veteran of the UK based promotion has signed with the UFC, enter Paul “Redser” Redmond (10-4). The Dubliner makes his long awaited debut on two weeks notice however. Also, he is dropping to 145 lbs, making his Featherweight debut. He steps in to replace the injured Alan Omer (18-4) to take on Mirsad […]