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UFC Dublin Fight Recap: Cathal Pendred VS Tom Breese

In a repeat of last year, Cathal Pendred made his way to the octagon with  ‘Put Em Under Pressure’ as his anthem, the crowd welcomed their hometown man with a patriotic roar of support, but that’s were the similarities to last year ended. Breese made the walk through a sea of pantomime boos from the Irish crowd, eyes forward, calm and focused. From the bell it was clear the Breese was a few levels above Cathal in the striking department, busting the Irishman up early and landing straight left hands at will.  Pendred attempted to implement his clinch game, forcing […]


What has become of UFC Dublin?

UFC Dublin 2015 has become the living embodiment of the caveat, ‘card subject to change.’ It was disappointing when Miocic pulled out due to injury, it was utterly devastating when Ireland’s own Joe Duffy was pulled from the main event just three days out after suffering a concussion in training. The UFC are offering refunds for anyone who wants them, fans are hurling blame upon all involved and in the midst of all the chaos, a home town hero has found himself headlining a card in the same building in which he was the first fight of the night just […]


UFC Dublin 2015 Preview and Picks

UFC Dublin 2015 Preview and Picks The UFC returns to Dublin, Ireland this Saturday October 24th, for UFC Fight Night 76. The card has taken a major hit recently with the loss of a heavyweight showdown between Stipe Miocic and Ben Rothwell, followed by the cancellation of the main event after Joseph Duffy suffered a concussion in training. Despite all that the 3 arena will once again play host to some of the best fighters Ireland has to offer and welcome a sold out crowd hoping to re-create some of the magic from last year’s historic event. Patrick Holohan VS. […]

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Episode 91 of the Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast featuring: Tom Bresse, Cathal Pendred, Ais Daly, Norman Parke, Paddy Holohan, Darren Till, Dustin Poirier & Joseph Duffy

Stacked line on this week’s show ahead of UFC Dublin this weekend. Niall McGrath & Fergus Ryan preview the fight card along with interviews with eight fighters from the card. Tom Bresse (8mins 15secs), Cathal Pendred (24mins), Ais Daly (41mins),Darren Till (60mins),Norman Parke (80mins), Paddy Holohan(100mins), Dustin Poirier (116mins) & Joseph Duffy (128mins). You can also listen to the show by subscribing to The Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast on iTunes: audio feed here; Download previous episodes here , via TuneIn here & via Stitcher here . (for mobile phone listening download the Podomatic, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio or iTunes apps) You can follow us on twitter here


Fantasy Matchmaking – UFC Dublin 2015

The UFC will return to Dublin on October 24th 2015. The 3Arena will again play host to the event and after last years incredible success, there are no shortage of fighters clamouring for a spot on the card. No bouts have been announced thus far, however with the majority of Ireland’s UFC talent having competed in the last two weeks, we can expect the official announcements to begin soon. Until then we take a look at how the card might shape up, from the fights we expect to see, to the fights we want to see. Some may be more […]

New UFC 189 Promo for Mendes vs. McGregor

UFC 189 Preview and Picks

This is the big one. UFC 189 is finally here, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday night, July 11th. Conor McGregor will look to become the first Irish fighter in the history of the UFC to win a championship belt as he takes on the American Chad Mendes. There is more Irish interest throughout the card and with a phenomenal welterweight title contest as the co-main event, UFC 189 is definitely the biggest event of the year. The Main Event With Jose Aldo withdrawing from the fight due to a broken rib, Conor McGregor […]

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Video – UFC Fight Night Boston: McGregor vs. Siver Preview

Niall McGrath of Talking Brawls MMA.com & Fergus Ryan of Setanta MMA preview UFC Fight Night Boston: McGregor vs. Siver at Team Ryano MMA/BJJ Video: talkingbrawls mma youtube You can Follow talkingbrawlsmma.com on twitter here