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BT Sport set for unprecedented coverage of UFC 189

UFC 189 is being billed as the biggest UFC event in mixed martial arts history. The stacked card takes place July 11 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena featuring a headline bout between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor for the World featherweight title. UFC EMEA Senior Vice-President David Allen spoke with talking brawls mma last week in Berlin and confirmed BT Sport will have unprecedented coverage of the July 11 event. “ You will see programming every-single-day of that week. We’ve got new things going on. BT are coming out and setting up a studio in las Vegas. We can’t […]

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Episode 81 of the Talking Brawls Podcast featuring: Damon Martin of FOX & UFC EMEA Chief Dave Allen

Niall McGrath welcomes in Jorden Curran as guest co-host on the show this week. Being a rare quiet week in the world of MMA we kick back and talk Mayweather vs. Paquaio, which went down last weekend in Vegas. First guest on the show is our good friend from Fox, Damon Martin. Damon joins Niall to talk about a number of the week’s issues including Maywether, Jon Jones, UFC Berlin, UFC Adelaide & more. (13 mins) Next up, Jorden & Niall talk about the fighter compensation for the new Reebok deal. We then turn our attention to UFC EMEA. […]


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. […]


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 […]


EXCLUSIVE- Interview with Dave Allen, Senior Vice President of EMEA for the UFC (Audio)

Niall McGrath is joined by David Allen directly following the major announcement of the EMEA Schedule in Stockholm. You can also listen to the show by subscribing to The Talking Brawls Podcast on iTunes: audio feed here; Download previous episodes here , via TuneIn here & via Stitcher here .