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UFC Fight Night 66: Preview and Picks

The UFC travels to The Philippines for the first time this weekend as Fight Night 66 takes place in the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, part of the greater metropolitan region of Manila. It’s a middle of the road card with a great main event and plenty of potential for some fun fights throughout. Viewers in Ireland will be able to watch the entire event live on Fight pass starting at 12 noon with the main card kicking off at 15:00. The Main event In the main event Urijah Faber will return to featherweight to take on perennial […]

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#62 Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast: featuring Patrick Cote & Paddy Holohan

Stacked line-up this week on the podcast. First up on the show this week we review the action from UFC 177 last weekend. Next up we start our build-up to UFC 178 and are joined by Patrick Cote as he prepares for Stephen Thompson, Patrick also looks back at his time as coach on TUF Nations. Paddy Holohan joins us to talk about UFC Dublin and his recently announced match against Louis Gaudinot. Last but not least we preview UFC FIight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi which takes place this weekend. You can also listen to the show by subscribing to The Talking […]

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The Main Event Preview: Chris Weidman vs Lyoto Machida @ UFC 175

Aaaaand finally we have a UFC pay-per-view that we can truly get excited about. There’s been an awful lot of stuff coming from the UFC lately. Between double-header weekends and cards that just don’t get the MMA juices flowing, one could be forgiven for thinking it’s all just a little too much. Thankfully however, July is here and with it are some of the most exciting fights and stacked cards to reinvigorate even the most exhausted fan of this beautiful sport of ours. It all begins this weekend at UFC 175 when middleweight champion Chris Weidman (11-0, 6-0 UFC) takes […]

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UFC Berlin: Mark Munoz vs. Gegard Mousasi Fight Recap

And now for the main event of the evening. Chants of “MOU-SAS-I” ring around the arena to begin the first round. Munoz answered with a big takedown that Mousasi reversed easily. Neither man really got the best of the stand-up, though Munoz landed some heavy shots to the leg. Munoz shot again but Mousasi sprawled brilliantly and eventually got top position and into side control. Mousasi dominated on the ground landing big elbows to the head, while looking for a choke. They got back up though and Munoz tried for another takedown. Mousasi reversed once again and landed in the […]

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UFN 41 & TUF 3 Brazil Finale – What’s On the Line?

Back on the 15th of December 2012, the Ultimate Fighting Championship held two events on that same day, the TUF Smashes Finale & the TUF 16 Finale. In reality due to significant time zone differences, those two cards were about 24 hours apart. This Saturday the 31st of May 2014, Zuffa LLC promotes another two events on the same day, UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin, Germany & pretty much straight after that The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale in São Paulo, Brazil. Despite the chatter about over saturation rearing it’s ugly head once again, Dana White & co are […]

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Mark Munoz on Mousasi’s Lack of Wrestling, Changes in Preparation and Coming Off a Loss

Mark Munoz (13-4, 8-4 UFC) is a man that knows exactly just how important his main event bout against Gegard Mousasi (34-4-2, 1-1 UFC) is this Saturday night on UFC Fight Night. Speaking at the UFC’s media workouts this week in the Supercrossfit in Berlin, Munoz acknowledged the weight of importance of this fight coming off his knockout loss to Lyoto Machida. “Obviously this is a very important fight for me,” he admitted. “You know I gotta come in a get a win coming off of a loss; you always have to redeem yourself. I trained hard. I’m ready, I’m […]

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Gegard Mousasi on Munoz’s Wrestling, Nerves and the UFC Rankings

UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi spoke candidly to the media this week ahead on his Fight Night headline bout against Mark Munoz this Saturday in Berlin. Speaking at the media workouts at the Supercrossfit gym in Berlin, Mousasi admitted that he had nerves coming into this massive bout, though that may not necessarily be a bad thing for him. “Well this is an important fight. I have family and friends visiting. I have some stress,” admitted the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, “but good stress! The last fight (against Lyoto Machida) I wasn’t nervous at all and I performed… hmmmm… […]