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Eddie Alvarez returns to Philadelphia, wants title shot ‘when’ he beats Anthony Pettis

UFC #4 ranked lightweight Eddie Alvarez has returned to Ricardo Almeida’s gym ahead of his fight against Anthony Pettis at Fight Night 81 in Boston, Jan. 17th. He also believes he’s next in line for a title shot with a win over the former UFC lightweight champion.

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Dan Hardy buoyant ahead of Clipper race, remains confident of Octagon return

Dan Hardy sets sail today with Team GB on the ‘Clipper’ world Yacht race, hoping to complete a 3-and-a-half-week battle with the elements but a potential return to the Octagon is still very much in his thoughts. Hardy hasn’t been cleared to fight since September 2012 after being diagnosed with Wolf –Parkinson-White syndrome. Wolf –Parkinson-White syndrome is a heart defect where the extra electrical pathway between your heart’s upper chambers and lower chambers causes a rapid heartbeat. Hardy described the challenge as something very much in line with his competitive nature. Now that he’s not currently fighting competitively, he sees the battle […]


BAMMA’s Matt Bourne: “If Ireland works out, we’ll be there two or three times a year.”

Speaking on episode 86 of the Talking Brawls Podcast BAMMA head of communications Matt Bourne believes BAMMA’s Irish debut in September could spawn the promotion to hold multiple events in the country on an annual basis, starting in 2016. “The gauntlet to lay down to the Irish fans makes it worth while. Yes, we are planning to come back if Ireland works out well in September, which I believe it will. We will be there two or three times a year. Irish fans are hugely into their MMA. Once a year is not good enough.” Video: Talking Brawls MMA Youtube […]


UFC Fight Night: Henderson VS. Thatch Preview and Picks

UFC Fight Night 60 Preview by Philip Hanna This Saturday night the UFC travels to Broomfield, Colorado. The state where UFC 1 took place over 20 years ago will this time play host to Fight Night 60, a card that it’s fair to say looks rather underwhelming on paper. Two main events have fallen through due to injuries to Tarec Saffiedine and Stephen Thompson, in their place former lightweight champion Benson Henderson has stepped in to make his welterweight debut against Brandon Thatch. Benson Henderson VS. Brandon Thatch Benson ‘Smooth’ Henderson is a man on a mission of redemption. The former […]

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#74 of the Talking Brawls Podcast featuring: Joseph Clifford & Max Holloway

First up on this week’s show Fig O’Farrell & Niall McGrath talk about the resignation of Cagewarriors FC’s Graham Boylan and speculate about the promotions future. Next up UFC cut man Joseph Clifford joins Niall to talk about the cut man course and life as a professional cut man. We then turn our attention to PED’s in MMA, after the recent events with Jones, Silva and Lombard. Max Holloway then joins Niall to talk about his fight against Cole Miller this weekend at UFC Colorado. You can also listen to the show by subscribing to The Talking Brawls Podcast on iTunes: audio feed here; […]

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Talkingbrawls Podcast – Golden Oldies Rewind #2: Ken Shamrock Interview from Episiode #51

In the second episode of our Golden Oldies Rewind. We go back to episode 51 from February 2014 to an in-depth  interview with Ken Shamrock. The former UFC champion & Niall McGrath talk steroids, Dana White, fighter contracts, Bob Shamrock, his brother Frank & more. You can also listen to the show by subscribing to The Talking Brawls Podcast on iTunes: audio feed here; Download previous episodes here , via TuneIn here & via Stitcher here . You can follow us on twitter here

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A bout last night – UFC 183 Review

A bout last night – UFC 183 Review by Philip Hanna Fans packed the MGM Grand garden arena for the final UFC show of an action packed January. Nick Diaz put on the most Nick Diaz performance ever and a legend returned from the abyss, UFC 183 is in the books. The Main Event After a highly publicized leg fracture and over a year outside the octagon, Anderson Silva’s familiar walkout song once again echoed throughout a packed MGM grand garden arena, ‘Ain’t no sunshine anymore’ was the soundtrack for a legend’s rising. Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz took to […]


UFC 183 Preview and Quick Picks

UFC 183 Preview by Philip Hanna January 2015 has been nothing short of a phenomenal success for the UFC, and it’s not over yet. On Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada, two of the biggest stars in the history of the sport will face off inside the MGM Grand garden arena. A polarizing figure will take on a legend in a most unlikely bout. Anderson Silva VS. Nick Diaz Anderson Silva still holds the records for the longest title reign and most consecutive wins in the UFC. For years he was the undisputed middleweight king who used to partake in […]