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UFC 189 – What’s On the Line?

   After a hiatus of sorts, TalkingBrawls’ resident column is back. This Saturday, is undoubtedly the biggest fight in Irish MMA history. #3 UFC Featherweight “The Notorious” Conor McGregor attempts to be the first Irish fighter & fourth European to win a UFC title. Featherweight #1 contender Chad “Money” Mendes steps in on two & a half weeks notice for the Champion Jose Aldo due to the latter having to withdraw from the contest due to a controversial rib injury. Despite the fight being relegated from a Featherweight World Championship to an Interim Championship match up, the bout has retained […]

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UFC 178: What’s On the Line?

From star power to quality fights, UFC 178 brings it in spades. With an incredible seven ranked bouts, this is probably the most stacked card of the year thus far. Controversy has followed this event since it was first announced. Originally Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones was meant to main event in a highly anticipated grudge match with #2 Daniel Cormier. However, that fight has been postponed due to Jones suffering an knee injury. Insert a new main event in UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson taking on #8 Chris Cariaso. Although the only Championship fight on the […]