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Phil Harris Explains Rollercoaster Re-signing with UFC, Vows to Finish Neil Seery In Dublin [Exclusive]

Phil Harris will become a part of Irish MMA history when he fights on the UFC Fight Night 46 card in Dublin on July 19. However, the British flyweight had a rather unusual path to getting a bout on the promotion’s highly anticipated return to Irish shores. On April 5, Harris was cut from the UFC after suffering two successive losses in the promotion, to John Lineker and Louis Gaudinot respectively. Later that day, Harris signed a five-fight deal with Cage Warriors and was set to fight Kurban Gadzhiev on April 18. Then, in a strange turn of events, it […]

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Zak Cummings Talks Dublin Fight with Nelson, Being the Underdog and TUF 17 Experience [Exclusive]

There are a lot of reasons to be excited for next week’s UFC Fight Night in Dublin. There’s the excellent main event between Conor McGregor and Diego Brandao. There’s the flyweight title contender grudge match between Ian McCall and Brad Pickett. Then there’s the UFC debuts of Cathal Pendred and Paddy Holohan. What many were also looking forward to was a fight between two of the hottest prospects in the UFC’s stacked welterweight division – Gunnar Nelson and Ryan LaFlare. Unfortunately however, the injury bug has struck this Dublin event like so many before it, and LaFlare was forced to […]

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Paddy Holohan on UFC Dublin call-up: “I know I’m part of something so special”

In less than a month’s time, the landscape of mixed martial arts in Ireland is set to change forever when the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Dublin for the first time in five years. While five years ago only one Irishman occupied the card, this time around the card is dominated by Irish fighters (and honorary Irish such as Gunnar Nelson). Not only this, but one gym alone in Ireland, John Kavanagh’s SBGi, has produced four fighters for the event. The latest of these is Dubliner Paddy “The Hooligan” Holohan (9-0-1) who faces Missouri’s Josh “The Gremlin” Sampo (11-3, 1-1 […]

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UFC Fight Night 37: Neil Seery vs. Brad Pickett Fight Preview

This Saturday night live from London the UFC Fight Night card has taken on a whole new interest level in Ireland thanks in no small part to the very recent inclusion of Dubliner Neil Seery on the main card. Team Ryano’s Seery (13-9, 0-0 UFC) takes on veteran Londoner Brad Pickett (23-8, 3-3 UFC) in a flyweight bout that is sure to get fans off their seats. Seery of course is making his UFC debut, replacing the injured Ian McCall, and is coming straight from Cage Warriors Fighting Championship as their reigning flyweight champion, winning six of his last seven […]