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Stipe Miocic out of next week’s UFC Fight Night Dublin co-headliner with Ben Rothwell

An undisclosed injury has pulled UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic from next week’s UFC Fight Night 76 co-headliner, and a replacement search is underway. MMAjunkie confirmed the news with Sources close to the situation today. MMA Junkie source asked for anonymity because they are not authorized to publicly discuss the matter. Miocic’s manager and UFC officials could not immediately be reached for comment. For more on UFC Fight Night 76 stay you can follow us on Twitter here. UFC Fight Night 76 is headlined by a lightweight matchup between Dustin Poirier and Irish native Joseph Duffy. The latest UFC Fight Night […]

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Ben Rothwell talks Miocic and Moment of ‘Clarity’

Ben Rothwell has established himself as one of the perennial contenders in the UFC’s heavyweight division. Rothwell is on a three-fight winning streak as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career against Stipe Miocic on 24th September in Dublin, Ireland. Rothwell’s skill set has never been in question. The Wisconsin native possess a large repertoire in his arsenal, and “Big Ben” believes it’s no coincendence the streak has come to fruition, pointing to a moment of ‘clarity’ during the third round of his impressive tko defeat of Brandon Vera at UFC 164. “I’ve held myself back. In the […]

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Episode 88 of the Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast featuring: Chris Fields, Paul Felder & Ben Rothwell

Fergus Ryan from Independent.ie joins Niall McGrath as co-host on this week’s stacked line up. First up, we talk about Neil Seery vs. Jon Delos Reyes fight announcement for UFC Dublin. Chris Fields then stops by to talk about his upcoming fight at BAMMA 22 in Dublin against Christopher Jacquelin. Fields also talks about the last 18 months in his life since TUF, Irish MMA’s future, French opponents, opening a new gym & how much he is looking forward to becoming a father. (9mins 50secs) We then preview the first part of UFC 191 card which goes down this weekend […]

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#69 Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast featuring: Pat Healy & Robert Cardenas

First up on the show this week Pat Healy joins us to talk about his return to the cage at Arena tour mma in Argentina for the first time since being released by the UFC. Healy talks about his new camp down in Arizona on Donald Cerrone’s ranch, Jackson/Winkeljohn MMA, C.M Punk & more. Next up we talk to Las Vegas based attorney, Robert Cardenas, Robert joins us to talk  about the action lawsuit that has been filed against Zuffa llc. Robert breaks down the lawsuit in layman’s terms. We also review last weekend’s action, preview Machida vs. Dollaway & more. […]

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UFN 41 & TUF 3 Brazil Finale – What’s On the Line?

Back on the 15th of December 2012, the Ultimate Fighting Championship held two events on that same day, the TUF Smashes Finale & the TUF 16 Finale. In reality due to significant time zone differences, those two cards were about 24 hours apart. This Saturday the 31st of May 2014, Zuffa LLC promotes another two events on the same day, UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin, Germany & pretty much straight after that The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale in São Paulo, Brazil. Despite the chatter about over saturation rearing it’s ugly head once again, Dana White & co are […]

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UFC 173 Adds Barao/Dillashaw and Lawler/Ellenberger

The UFC’s May 24th card has been well and truly salvaged after announcing that the event is to headlined by a bantamweight title fight between reigning champion Renan Barao (32-1, 7-0 UFC) and T.J. Dillashaw (9-2, 5-2 UFC). As well as that, a welterweight bout between recent “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (22-10, 7-4 UFC) and Jake Ellenberger (29-7, 8-3 UFC) will take place, with Lawler replacing the injured Tarec Saffiedine earlier this week. The event was originally meant to be headlined the highly anticipated middleweight championship match between Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida, but after Weidman had to postpone his Octagon […]