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 […]


#64 Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast: featuring Mike Bohn of MMAJunkie.com & Sebastian Vendel-Martinez of MMAnytt.se

It’s somewhat of a review show this week as there is no UFC action until UFC 179. First up Niall is joined by Mike Bohn of MMAjunkie.com to look back at the fights from UFC Fight Night Halifax & more. Next up Niall welcomes Swedish MMA reporter Sebastian Vendel-Martinez of MMA NYTT.se, Sebastian joins me to review all the action and talking points from UFC Sweden 3. We also talk Aldo vs. Mendes 2, what’s next for Conor McGregor & more. 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 . You […]


The Main Event Preview: Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story @ UFC Fight Night Stockholm

  The UFC weekend just gone and the one coming this Saturday are of stark contrast to one another in terms of the calibre of stars on show and the significant narratives that each fight brings. With UFC 178 it was all about a champion and who might become the next champion in several different divisions. It was about triumphant returns from the sidelines, whether from injury or tragedy. It was about seeing whether the underdog could do it again and it was about whether or not the world would finally jump on board the hype train and believe that […]


Gunnar Nelson Headlines UFC Fight Night Stockholm Versus Rick Story

The main event for the UFC’s return to Sweden is now official with a welterweight bout between Gunnar Nelson (13-0-1) and Rick “The Horror” Story (17-8) set to headline. Taking place on October 4th, UFC Fight Night 53 will be the UFC’s first event in Stockholm since Gegard Mousasi and Ilir Latifi headlined back in April of last year and will see Gunnar Nelson headlining his very first UFC event. “Gunni”, ranked #12, will be coming into this fight hot on the heels of one of the most memorable nights of his career when he submitted Zak Cummings in the second round […]


Laidback Nelson Does What is Expected, Submits Cummings in the Second

Even the honorary Irishmen can’t fail to put on a show it seems. In the co-main event of the night Gunnar Nelson did what was expected and submitted a tough Zak Cummings inside two rounds. Walking out to one of the biggest receptions of the night, which is saying something, Gunnar Nelson looked his usual not bothered self, walking out to the most Gunnar Nelson theme song ever. The first round was a strange one though, and it would be interesting to see how the judges scored it. Nelson landed the odd right hand with Cummings looking for the takedown […]