What has become of UFC Dublin?

UFC Dublin 2015 has become the living embodiment of the caveat, ‘card subject to change.’ It was disappointing when Miocic pulled out due to injury, it was utterly devastating when Ireland’s own Joe Duffy was pulled from the main event just three days out after suffering a concussion in training. The UFC are offering refunds for anyone who wants them, fans are hurling blame upon all involved and in the midst of all the chaos, a home town hero has found himself headlining a card in the same building in which he was the first fight of the night just […]


UFC Dublin 2015 Preview and Picks

UFC Dublin 2015 Preview and Picks The UFC returns to Dublin, Ireland this Saturday October 24th, for UFC Fight Night 76. The card has taken a major hit recently with the loss of a heavyweight showdown between Stipe Miocic and Ben Rothwell, followed by the cancellation of the main event after Joseph Duffy suffered a concussion in training. Despite all that the 3 arena will once again play host to some of the best fighters Ireland has to offer and welcome a sold out crowd hoping to re-create some of the magic from last year’s historic event. Patrick Holohan VS. […]

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Episode 91 of the Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast featuring: Tom Bresse, Cathal Pendred, Ais Daly, Norman Parke, Paddy Holohan, Darren Till, Dustin Poirier & Joseph Duffy

Stacked line on this week’s show ahead of UFC Dublin this weekend. Niall McGrath & Fergus Ryan preview the fight card along with interviews with eight fighters from the card. Tom Bresse (8mins 15secs), Cathal Pendred (24mins), Ais Daly (41mins),Darren Till (60mins),Norman Parke (80mins), Paddy Holohan(100mins), Dustin Poirier (116mins) & Joseph Duffy (128mins). 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 . (for mobile phone listening download the Podomatic, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio or iTunes apps) You can follow us on twitter here


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 […]

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Episode 82 of the Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast featuring: Makwan Amirkhani, Frank Mir & Norman Parke

Gus Ryan from Independent.ie Joins Niall as co-host on the show this week with lots to get through after a stacked weekend at UFC 187. First up we look back at the fantastic UFC 187 card that went down in Las Vegas. Next up, Niall talks with Makwan Amirkhani. Makwan talks about his upcoming bout with Massio Fullen at UFC Berlin, Conor McGregor, Kurdistan, Reebok & more. He even makes a bet with Niall. Not to be missed! (34:25 mins) Next up we talk about UFC Glasgow and the newly announced main event between Michael Bisping and Thales Leites. Former […]

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Norman Parke talks MMA coverage in Northern Ireland; hopes more up and comers will enhance exposure

Photo by Jorden Curran|MMA Plus  UFC lightweight ‘Stormin” Norman Parke (20-3-1) featured on this weeks’ episode of the Talking Brawls.com MMA Podcast ahead of his May 30 clash with undefeated Brazilian standout Gilbert Burns (10-0). Leading the way as Northern Ireland’s one and only mixed martial artist in the UFC, the Antrim native has previously expressed strong disappointment and frustration towards the lack of MMA exposure in his country, particularly when compared to that of the Irish Republic, a region where the sport may be growing faster than anywhere else in the world. Speaking to Talking Brawls’ Niall McGrath, Parke […]

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Episode 79 of the Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast featuring: James Lynch, Alan Philpott & Norman Parke

Jorden Curran from MMAPlus.co.uk joins Niall McGrath as co-host on weeks’s stacked  episode of Talkingbrawls MMA.com podcast. First up we look back at the weekend’s action from UFC ON FOX 15 where Luke Rockhold cemented his place as number 1 contender for the middleweight title with a dominant victory over Lyoto Machida. Next up, Niall chats with Canadian MMA journalist James Lynch from Sportsnet.ca & host of the Parting Shot podcast on MMAOddsBreaker.com to talk about the Canadian scene, UFC 186 & more. (14mins) We then turn our attention to BAMMA 20 which goes down this weekend in Birmingham. Niall then speaks […]