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Darren Elkins smothers Robert Whiteford to take Unaimous Decision Victory

Darren Elkins defeats Robert Whiteford Via Unanimous Decision   Few fighters were more confident during fight week then Robert Whiteford. Fresh off his KO over Paul Redmond in front of a home crowd in Scotland last July; Whiteford was determined to launch his assault up the Featherweight rankings. After receiving another raucous reception from traveling Scots and Irish fans willing to support their Celtic brother.  However Darren Elkins was determined t justify his position as the highest ranked fighter on the card.   Both men seemed happy to trade in the opening round with Whiteford landing a solid right hook; […]

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European MMA – The Dawn of a New Age?

By Fig O’Farrell July 19th 2014; the then o2 arena in Dublin was host to an explosion of rejoicing Irish MMA fans as they celebrated five of their countrymen’s victories inside the UFC Octagon.  The Irish invasion was complete as the country that had been on the peripheries of the sports elite promotion for what seemed like an eternity was now a major player in its development. The sense of accomplishment from all involved in the arena that night was palpable. Fast forward 364 days and that feeling was once again tangible in the SS Hydro arena in Glasgow. Although […]

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ONE Championship Confident Expansion will Generate Superstars for Asian Fans

ONE Championship Confident Expansion will Generate Superstars for Asian Fans Speaking last week on the TalkingBrawlsMMA.com podcast. ONE Championship President Victor Cui believes the rapid growth of his promotion will generate heroes and icons for Asian fans to call their own. Asian fans have traditionally delved outside their continent to satisfy their desire to support a global icon or brand, Premier League football and Formula 1 being among the most supported. The Singapore based promotion hold the single largest media property in Asia. Their broadcast deals consists of a potential audience of 80 million with national and local broadcast deals […]

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UFC 184 Preview and Picks

UFC 184 Preview by Philip Hanna This Saturday night beneath the lights of the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California, women’s bantamweight phenom Ronda Rousey will attempt to defend her UFC title for the fifth time. UFC 184 is another card plagued by injuries, Chris Weidman VS. Vitor Belfort and Yoel Romero VS. Ronaldo Souza were among the bouts originally scheduled to take place at the event. What remains is a showcase for women’s MMA, for the first time in UFC history the women will take centre stage for both the main and co-main event. With Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino competing in Invicta […]

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#60 Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast: featuring Tommy Quinn, Rodney Moore & Michelle Waterson

First up on this week’s show we are joined by Cage Warriors welterweight Tommy Quinn to discuss his injury problems, UFC Dublin, when he will return to action & more. Next up we talk with one of Irish MMA’s pioneers, Rodney Moore, head coach of Next Generation N.I.Rodney talks about Norman Parke, Next Generation and the evolution of MMA in Ireland.  Last, but certainly not least. Invicta F.C atomweight champion Michelle ‘the Karate hottie’ Waterson joins us to talk about her up coming Title defense vs. Yasuko Tamada at Invicta FC 8, which will be the promotion’s first event streamed […]

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Audio: UFC 183 Conference Call with Nick Diaz

Nick Diaz speaks with the media after the announcement of his fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 183.    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 . Photo credit: UFC.com

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Physio Evolution on Road to Recovery: Anderson Silva’s leg break

On the 28th of December 2013 Anderson Silva suffered from a horrendous leg break following a checked kick from his opponent Chris Weidman. The bones that were broken included the tibia and fibula, which make up the shin area. This blog explains the break, the surgery  and the rehab Anderson would follow to get back in the Octagon and challenge for the UFC Middle Weight Belt.   What Does It take to Break Bone? The human body is remarkably designed and can absorb a large amount of punishment. Bone is an incredible strong substance and is one of the strongest materials found in nature. Pound for pound bone is stronger than steel and four […]