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Fight Preview: Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier @ UFC 178

It seems like only a few weeks ago that July 19th heralded in the most significant night in Irish MMA history. Then, Conor McGregor headlined the now legendary UFC Fight Night event that saw Dublin regain its crown as the “pound for pound loudest UFC crowd on the planet”. The Dubliner took less than an a round to decimate Cole Miller’s replacement Diego Brandao to bring him to 3-0 in the UFC. This weekend is a lot different though, with McGregor (15-2, 3-0 UFC) now fighting a legitimate top 10 UFC featherweight in Dustin Poirier (16-3, 8-2 UFC) on one […]

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UFC Fight Night 39: ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson Fight Preview

This Friday marks the UFC’s return to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi for UFC Fight Night 39 and is headlined by a heavyweight bout between former PRIDE and UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira (34-8-1, 5-4 UFC) and winner of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ season 10, “Big Country” Roy Nelson (19-9, 6-5 UFC). Both men are veterans of not just the Ultimate Fighting Championship but the sport of mixed martial arts in general, bringing with them a back catalogue of legendary bouts spanning continents and organisations. Both are also coming off some very disheartening losses, with “Minotauro” fighting for the […]