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UFC EMEA Chief David Allen: TUF Europe a priority for late 2015, early 2016.

  David Allen, the UFC’s Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) reiterated the organization’s intention to launch ‘TUF Europe’ in late 2015, early 2016. The Dubliner confirmed the news on this week’s Talking Brawls MMA Podcast. UFC EMEA chief Allen said they are still working very hard to ensure that the European edition of the reality show will debut in the last quarter of this year. “This is such a great opportunity for European fighters that we actually can’t as a business nail down on one format or one shape, or time around this. […]

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Episode 76 of the Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast featuring: Tommy Quinn & Urijah Faber

First up on the show this week Niall McGrath & Joe Reilly talk UFC 185. Next up Irish welterweight Tommy Quinn Joins us to talk about his return to the action against Lew Long at “Made for the Cage” on the 23 May in Newcastle & more. (17:00) Next up we discuss Brock Lesnars‘ decision to sign a new contract with the WWE, ruling out a return to MMA. The “California Kid” Urijah Faber then joins Niall to talk about his upcoming fight against Frankie Edgar at UFC Manilla in May. Faber also talks about Conor McGregor, TJ Dillashaw, Jose […]

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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 […]