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UFC to return to Dublin in May - report

The organisation last hosted an event in Dublin in October of 2015.

# mma - Yesterday’s News

McGregor claims he offered to make UFC return against Frankie Edgar next weekend

‘It is on them to come and get me. Because I am here.’

# mma - Monday 19 February, 2018

Cerrone eyes lightweight return after equalling UFC record with superb first-round finish Cowboys Ted! This post contains videos

Cerrone eyes lightweight return after equalling UFC record with superb first-round finish

“Khabib, I’m coming, baby. I ain’t scared to fight you.”

# mma - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Exciting match-up for SBG's Artem Lobov added to UFC 223

The Irish featherweight will take on Alex Caceres on the undercard of Ferguson-Nurmagomedov.

# mma - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Yoel Romero defeats Luke Rockhold with brutal third-round knockout UFC 221 This post contains videos

Yoel Romero defeats Luke Rockhold with brutal third-round knockout

Romero delivered a big win in Australia but did not claim the interim middleweight title after missing weight on Friday.

# mma - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Yoel Romero loses out on interim title shot after missing weight for UFC 221

The 40-year-old Cuban fighter will now be unable to win the UFC interim middleweight title tonight against Luke Rockhold.

# mma - Friday 9 February, 2018

Irish MMA Association issues strong response to 'misinformation' from Minister Shane Ross

IMMAA’s John Kavanagh has released a comprehensive statement.

Irish youngster James Gallagher booked for Bellator main event in April

The SBG product hasn’t fought since defeating Chinzo Machida at Madison Square Garden last June.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross: MMA bosses must stop 'dragging their feet' on safety after inquest into death of fighter Joao Carvalho

Shane Ross: MMA bosses must stop 'dragging their feet' on safety after inquest into death of fighter

Joao Carvalho died on 11 April 2016 after he was knocked out during an MMA fight in the National Boxing Stadium.

# mma - Thursday 8 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Joao Carvalho inquest rules misadventure - fighter was hit with 41 blows to head MMA

Joao Carvalho inquest rules misadventure - fighter was hit with 41 blows to head

Joao Carvalho died on 11 April 2016 after he was knocked out during an MMA fight in the National Boxing Stadium

New main event set for UFC 222 following Max Holloway's withdrawal

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino will put the women’s featherweight title on the line against Yana Kunitskaya.

# mma - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Valentina Shevchenko earns Performance of the Night with second-round submission at UFC Belem UFC 125 This post contains videos

Valentina Shevchenko earns Performance of the Night with second-round submission at UFC Belem

There was also a big win for Lyoto Machida as the UFC made its first appearance at Belem on Saturday night.

# mma - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Mayweather drops another hint at MMA fight

Is Paddy Power involved?

'Maybe I should already be dead so I'm just enjoying life with every chance I have' UFC

'Maybe I should already be dead so I'm just enjoying life with every chance I have'

It’s been a fascinating journey to the octagon for one of the fighters competing tonight at UFC Belem.

# mma - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Eddie Alvarez's intriguing theory about why Conor McGregor hasn't been stripped of his title

“I think on the day of the weigh-ins, they’re going to strip him.”

# mma - Monday 29 January, 2018

The Irishman set to feature on the next series of The Ultimate Fighter

Richie Smullen is part of the cast for the show, which will feature Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic as coaches.

# mma - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Jacare delivers reminder of title credentials with spectacular first-round finish UFC On Fox 27 This post contains videos

Jacare delivers reminder of title credentials with spectacular first-round finish

The 38-year-old put Derek Brunson to the sword inside the first round.

# mma - Saturday 27 January, 2018

# mma - Thursday 25 January, 2018

'Real champ' Diaz planning summer return but McGregor trilogy not on offer

Diaz hasn’t fought since suffering a majority-decision defeat to Conor McGregor in their August 2016 rematch.

# mma - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Heather Hardy to face former boxing world champ in both the Bellator cage and the ring

Heather Hardy and Ana Julaton will do battle at Bellator 194 before rematching in the boxing ring.

Ferguson vents frustration over McGregor uncertainty: 'I'm the f**king champ!'

Dana White was unable to clarify the situation in the lightweight division at a press conference on Friday.

# mma - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Rory MacDonald defies grim leg injury to be crowned Bellator champion

The former UFC star took the welterweight title from defending champion Douglas Lima at Bellator 192.

Miocic sets UFC record with dominant victory over hyped heavyweight Ngannou

Daniel Cormier also emerged victorious from his light-heavyweight title defence at UFC 220.

# mma - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Four-year ban for UFC fighter who falsified evidence over contaminated meat MMA

Four-year ban for UFC fighter who falsified evidence over contaminated meat

Francisco Rivera has been punished after he tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol in July 2016.

The fan who became a UFC fighter: 'I literally had dreams about this'

One of the stars of tonight’s UFC 220 card in Boston was an unknown newcomer just 13 months ago.

# mma - Friday 19 January, 2018

Dana White says Ferguson-Khabib winner will become undisputed lightweight champ

However, the UFC president stopped short of confirming that Conor McGregor has been stripped of the title.

# mma - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Ngannou ready to be the UFC's next big star — 'but not the type of a Conor McGregor'

The Cameroon-born fighter challenges heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic this Saturday night in Boston.

Doping violation due to marijuana use leaves Cynthia Calvillo facing suspension UFC

Doping violation due to marijuana use leaves Cynthia Calvillo facing suspension

The UFC strawweight failed an in-competition test relating to her defeat to Carla Esparza last month.

# mma - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Dana White reveals UFC 223 bout for Ferguson and Nurmagomedov

It’s the fourth time the lightweight rivals have been scheduled to meet in the octagon since 2015.

# mma - Monday 15 January, 2018

UFC planning to strip McGregor of title in favour of Ferguson-Khabib bout

Dana White says the Dubliner doesn’t want to return until September, in which case he’ll give up his belt.

The UFC paid an emotional tribute to a legendary former champion last night Return This post contains videos

The UFC paid an emotional tribute to a legendary former champion last night

After being involved in a serious accident last year, Matt Hughes made the walk to the octagon once more.

Jeremy Stephens picked up a big win in the UFC's first headliner of 2018 That Guy This post contains videos

Jeremy Stephens picked up a big win in the UFC's first headliner of 2018

The ninth-ranked featherweight stopped Doo Ho Choi in the second round of last night’s main event.

# mma - Saturday 13 January, 2018

UFC puts another interim title on the line after injury strikes middleweight champion

Robert Whittaker was ruled medically unable to defend his title at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia and will be replaced by Yoel Romero.

# mma - Friday 12 January, 2018

The ex-champion with the most knockouts in UFC history will retire this weekend

Vitor Belfort, who debuted for the UFC 21 years ago, will hang up his gloves after taking on Uriah Hall.

# mma - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Welterweight champion invites McGregor to challenge for third UFC belt

Tyron Woodley has thrown down the gauntlet to Conor McGregor as his absence from the octagon continues.

# mma - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Big John McCarthy appears to have refereed his last major MMA fight

Beginning on 20 January, the renowned official will serve as a colour commentator for Bellator events.

# mma - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Third time lucky? Frankie Edgar to bid for featherweight gold at UFC 222

Edgar will challenge reigning 145-pound champion Max Holloway in the main event in Las Vegas.

# mma - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Defend or vacate: White gives McGregor deadline to put UFC title up for grabs

“I don’t think Conor wants to fight until August… around two years since the belt has been defended… that can’t happen.”

# mma - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Here are the 10 best UFC knockouts of 2017 — but which is your number one? KO This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Here are the 10 best UFC knockouts of 2017 — but which is your number one?

No shortage of spectacular finishes via strikes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship over the past 12 months.

Conor McGregor and 'dog s**t' Khabib Nurmagomedov trade verbal blows

Nurmagomedov maintained his undefeated record at UFC 219 in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

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