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# mma - Friday 20 May, 2022

Benson Henderson v Peter Queally to headline Bellator Dublin
# Blockbuster
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# Blockbuster

Benson Henderson v Peter Queally to headline Bellator Dublin

May 20th 2022, 1:41 PM 2,489 Views 0 Comments

The event will air live in Ireland on Virgin Media Two and Virgin Media Sport.

# mma - Sunday 8 May, 2022

Charles Oliveira seals first-round win over Justin Gaethje
# Success
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# Success

Charles Oliveira seals first-round win over Justin Gaethje

May 8th 2022, 10:20 AM 4,407 Views 2 Comments

The Brazilian overcame his American rival, causing him to submit with a rear-naked choke.

# mma - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

'Unfinished business' for McKee as Cage Warriors confirm headline title fight in Belfast
# Cage Warriors
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# Cage Warriors

'Unfinished business' for McKee as Cage Warriors confirm headline title fight in Belfast

Apr 20th 2022, 6:43 PM 2,250 Views 0 Comments

Ballymena’s McKee will meet England’s Justin Burlinson for the vacant Cage Warriors welterweight title on 25 June.

# mma - Saturday 26 February, 2022

Sinead Kavanagh and Gegard Mousasi among the winners at Bellator Dublin
# Wrap
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# Wrap

Sinead Kavanagh and Gegard Mousasi among the winners at Bellator Dublin

Feb 26th 2022, 12:07 AM 4,599 Views 0 Comments

There was also success on the night for Drogheda fighter Ciaran Clarke

# mma - Sunday 13 February, 2022

Adesanya retains UFC middleweight crown with decision win over Whittaker
# And Still...
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# And Still...

Adesanya retains UFC middleweight crown with decision win over Whittaker

Feb 13th 2022, 10:07 AM 4,006 Views 2 Comments

Adesanya made his fourth successful defence with scores of 48-47, 48-47, 49-46.

# mma - Sunday 23 January, 2022

Ngannou sees off Gane challenge to retain UFC heavyweight title
# UFC 270
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# UFC 270

Ngannou sees off Gane challenge to retain UFC heavyweight title

Jan 23rd 2022, 1:06 PM 3,799 Views 0 Comments

Victory for the champion on a card that also saw the flyweight title change hands once more.

# mma - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

FactCheck: No, Conor McGregor wasn't correct to say vaccines 'have not worked' to stop Covid-19
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, Conor McGregor wasn't correct to say vaccines 'have not worked' to stop Covid-19

Dec 7th 2021, 6:15 AM 32,833 Views 0 Comments

The MMA athlete-turned-businessman claimed “The vaccines have not worked to stop this whatsoever.”

# mma - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Holloway defeats Rodriguez after epic battle in main event at UFC Vegas 42
# MMA
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# MMA

Holloway defeats Rodriguez after epic battle in main event at UFC Vegas 42

Nov 14th 2021, 11:17 AM 4,357 Views 1 Comment

The final scorecards read 49-46, 48-47 and 48-47 for Holloway.

# mma - Friday 12 November, 2021

Kavanagh determined to stun dominant champ Cyborg in tonight's world title bid
# Opportunity Knocks
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# Opportunity Knocks

Kavanagh determined to stun dominant champ Cyborg in tonight's world title bid

Nov 12th 2021, 7:20 AM 6,200 Views 1 Comment

The 35-year-old Dubliner is in Florida as she aims to inflict a rare defeat on Brazilian veteran Cris Cyborg.

# mma - Friday 5 November, 2021

Second-round stoppage ends Queally's dream of becoming Ireland's first Bellator champion
# Bellator 270
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# Bellator 270

Second-round stoppage ends Queally's dream of becoming Ireland's first Bellator champion

Nov 5th 2021, 11:36 PM 8,356 Views 3 Comments

Peter Queally and James Gallagher were both stopped in the main events at Bellator 270 in Dublin’s 3Arena.

# mma - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Leg injury to Conor McGregor ends trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier
# UFC 264
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# UFC 264

Leg injury to Conor McGregor ends trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier

Jul 11th 2021, 7:02 AM 34,079 Views 40 Comments

The fight ended via doctor’s stoppage after McGregor’s leg buckled under him during the first round.

# mma - Saturday 19 June, 2021

Czech star says goal celebration a tribute to MMA fighter
# Imitation
From The42
# Imitation

Czech star says goal celebration a tribute to MMA fighter

Jun 19th 2021, 5:38 PM 10,740 Views 1 Comment

Patrik Schick is a big fan of Nate Diaz.

# mma - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Adesanya retains middleweight title but new flyweight champ crowned at UFC 263
# Mexican Standoff
From The42
# Mexican Standoff

Adesanya retains middleweight title but new flyweight champ crowned at UFC 263

Jun 13th 2021, 10:32 AM 6,082 Views 3 Comments

Deiveson Figueiredo was dethroned by Brandon Moreno in Arizona.

# mma - Sunday 16 May, 2021

Second-round KO sees Oliveira crowned new UFC lightweight champion
# Houston Rocket
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# Houston Rocket

Second-round KO sees Oliveira crowned new UFC lightweight champion

May 16th 2021, 9:32 AM 6,895 Views 0 Comments

The BJJ master had arrived in Texas boasting more submission wins than anyone else in UFC history.

# mma - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Welterweight champ Usman knocks out Masvidal as US fans return to UFC events
# Nigerian Nightmare
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# Nigerian Nightmare

Welterweight champ Usman knocks out Masvidal as US fans return to UFC events

Apr 25th 2021, 9:58 AM 7,028 Views 2 Comments

Valentina Shevchenko kept her flyweight belt and Rose Namajunas regained the strawweight strap at UFC 261.

# mma - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

McGregor-Poirier trilogy fight confirmed for Las Vegas with capacity crowd
# Round Three
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# Round Three

McGregor-Poirier trilogy fight confirmed for Las Vegas with capacity crowd

Apr 14th 2021, 3:25 PM 8,881 Views 8 Comments

The fight will take place as part of UFC 264 at the T-Mobile Arena.

# mma - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Francis Ngannou claims heavyweight UFC title with knockout of Stipe Miocic
# Frankie Knuckles
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# Frankie Knuckles

Francis Ngannou claims heavyweight UFC title with knockout of Stipe Miocic

Mar 28th 2021, 10:52 AM 9,712 Views 5 Comments

Ngannou overwhelmed his opponent to avenge a 2018 defeat.

# mma - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Rising Irish star Ian Garry makes major statement with head-kick KO
# The Future
From The42
# The Future

Rising Irish star Ian Garry makes major statement with head-kick KO

Mar 20th 2021, 4:46 PM 11,234 Views 4 Comments

The 23-year-old Dubliner stopped two-time UFC fighter Rostem Akman last night in London.

# mma - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Adesanya suffers first loss of his career in bid to become two-weight UFC champion
# Blach And Gold
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# Blach And Gold

Adesanya suffers first loss of his career in bid to become two-weight UFC champion

Mar 7th 2021, 10:04 AM 7,516 Views 1 Comment

Defending champions Jan Blachowicz and Amanda Nunes both retained their titles at UFC 259 in Las Vegas.

# mma - Sunday 24 January, 2021

McGregor vows to bounce back but admits Poirier loss is 'hard to take'
# Reaction
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# Reaction

McGregor vows to bounce back but admits Poirier loss is 'hard to take'

Jan 24th 2021, 12:07 PM 12,300 Views 16 Comments

The 32-year-old Dubliner suffered the first knockout defeat of his career in the Abu Dhabi rematch.

Revenge for Poirier as McGregor is stopped in second round of UFC rematch
# Running It Back
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# Running It Back

Revenge for Poirier as McGregor is stopped in second round of UFC rematch

Jan 24th 2021, 6:35 AM 155,553 Views 210 Comments

Dustin Poirier got the better of Conor McGregor in the UFC 257 main event in Abu Dhabi.

# mma - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Jose Aldo defeats Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night
# Winning
From The42
# Winning

Jose Aldo defeats Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night

Dec 20th 2020, 9:56 AM 5,453 Views 2 Comments

The 34-year-old was deemed the victor by all three judges by a score of 29-28.

# mma - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Katie Taylor misses out as Khabib Nurmagomedov wins BBC's World Sport Star award
# The Eagle Has Landed
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# The Eagle Has Landed

Katie Taylor misses out as Khabib Nurmagomedov wins BBC's World Sport Star award

Dec 17th 2020, 11:23 PM 9,231 Views 14 Comments

The UFC star and the Bray boxer were among the nominees for an award decided by a public vote.

# mma - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

UFC confirm the signing of Irish fighter Dean Barry
# The Sniper
From The42
# The Sniper

UFC confirm the signing of Irish fighter Dean Barry

Nov 24th 2020, 5:29 PM 11,400 Views 2 Comments

The 28-year-old Dubliner is preparing to make his debut on the biggest stage in MMA in 2021.

# mma - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Conor McGregor signs deal for UFC rematch with Dustin Poirier
# Run It Back
From The42
# Run It Back

Conor McGregor signs deal for UFC rematch with Dustin Poirier

Nov 19th 2020, 9:51 PM 14,293 Views 9 Comments

The Irish mixed martial arts fighter defeated Poirier when the pair met in a featherweight bout in 2014.

Rising Irish prospect Ian Garry booked for December return in London
# The Fight Before Christmas
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# The Fight Before Christmas

Rising Irish prospect Ian Garry booked for December return in London

Nov 19th 2020, 11:01 AM 6,720 Views 3 Comments

The 23-year-old will aim to keep his unbeaten record intact when he faces English opponent Lawrence Tracey.

# mma - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Khabib Nurmagomedov retires from octagon with perfect record after UFC 254 win
# Time To Go
From The42
# Time To Go

Khabib Nurmagomedov retires from octagon with perfect record after UFC 254 win

Oct 24th 2020, 10:55 PM 21,390 Views 36 Comments

The Russian has retired unbeaten with an unbeaten professional record of 29-0.

# mma - Friday 23 October, 2020

'If Khabib beats Justin on Saturday, he’s the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world'
# UFC 254
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# UFC 254

'If Khabib beats Justin on Saturday, he’s the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world'

Oct 23rd 2020, 12:36 PM 10,695 Views 1 Comment

Nurmagomedov defends his UFC lightweight title tomorrow night.

# mma - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Adesanya retains UFC middleweight title as a new champion is crowned at light-heavyweight
# MMA
From The42
# MMA

Adesanya retains UFC middleweight title as a new champion is crowned at light-heavyweight

Sep 27th 2020, 10:34 AM 8,150 Views 3 Comments

Abu Dhabi played host to UFC 253 overnight.

# mma - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Manny Pacquiao says he wants to fight Conor McGregor next year
# Pac Man
From The42
# Pac Man

Manny Pacquiao says he wants to fight Conor McGregor next year

Sep 26th 2020, 9:15 AM 10,839 Views 20 Comments

The fight could be staged in the Middle East though a deal is far from agreed.

# mma - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Covington dominant en route to victory over former UFC champion Woodley
# Fight Night
From The42
# Fight Night

Covington dominant en route to victory over former UFC champion Woodley

Sep 20th 2020, 10:29 AM 6,491 Views 13 Comments

Tyron Woodley later revealed he suffered a rib injury during his Las Vegas defeat to Colby Covington.

# mma - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Former champion Anderson Silva booked for potential UFC swansong at 45
# Fright Night
From The42
# Fright Night

Former champion Anderson Silva booked for potential UFC swansong at 45

Aug 19th 2020, 9:57 AM 4,438 Views 2 Comments

According to UFC president Dana White, it could be the Brazilian veteran’s final professional bout.

# mma - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Cormier retires after defeat ends UFC heavyweight trilogy with champion Miocic
# UFC 252
From The42
# UFC 252

Cormier retires after defeat ends UFC heavyweight trilogy with champion Miocic

Aug 16th 2020, 9:19 AM 11,160 Views 7 Comments

The 41-year-old complained that he was blinded by an eye poke before losing out by unanimous decision.

# mma - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

UFC confirm Khabib Nurmagomedov's lightweight unification bout for October
# Undisputed
From The42
# Undisputed

UFC confirm Khabib Nurmagomedov's lightweight unification bout for October

Jul 29th 2020, 10:18 AM 7,392 Views 4 Comments

In his first fight for over a year, the undefeated Dagestani will take on interim champion Justin Gaethje.

# mma - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Ballymena's Rhys McKee out to cause an upset in tonight's short-notice UFC debut
# Rhys Lightning
From The42
# Rhys Lightning

Ballymena's Rhys McKee out to cause an upset in tonight's short-notice UFC debut

Jul 25th 2020, 8:30 AM 7,742 Views 5 Comments

‘I’m really not here to get a nice new tracksuit,’ the 24-year-old says. ‘I’m here to take the win.’

# mma - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Irish MMA star Rhys McKee set for UFC debut on one week's notice
# Abu Dhabi Do
From The42
# Abu Dhabi Do

Irish MMA star Rhys McKee set for UFC debut on one week's notice

Jul 19th 2020, 11:22 AM 11,158 Views 3 Comments

He’ll take on Khamzat Chimaev on Fight Island next weekend.

Duffy announces retirement after UFC loss: 'I haven’t got what it takes anymore'
# End Of The Road
From The42
# End Of The Road

Duffy announces retirement after UFC loss: 'I haven’t got what it takes anymore'

Jul 19th 2020, 8:16 AM 15,390 Views 6 Comments

The 32-year-old Donegal man was beaten by Joel Alvarez via submission at UFC Fight Night 172.

# mma - Saturday 18 July, 2020

Rejuvenated Duffy determined to consign 'embarrassing' performances to the past
# Talk To Joe
From The42
# Talk To Joe

Rejuvenated Duffy determined to consign 'embarrassing' performances to the past

Jul 18th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,251 Views 21 Comments

The UFC lightweight from Donegal will compete for the first time in 16 months tonight in Abu Dhabi.

# mma - Friday 10 July, 2020

Masvidal takes aim at 'mentally weak' Usman ahead of UFC welterweight title showdown
# UFC 251
From The42
# UFC 251

Masvidal takes aim at 'mentally weak' Usman ahead of UFC welterweight title showdown

Jul 10th 2020, 7:21 PM 4,435 Views 1 Comment

The belt will be on the line in Abu Dhabi tomorrow night.

# mma - Monday 6 July, 2020

Jorge Masvidal steps in to take UFC title shot on six days' notice
# Gamebred
From The42
# Gamebred

Jorge Masvidal steps in to take UFC title shot on six days' notice

Jul 6th 2020, 6:59 AM 9,970 Views 4 Comments

He’ll aim to dethrone welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night.

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