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Saturday 20 October, 2012

Uncaged: Sonnen talks his way to another title shot
# UFC
# UFC

Uncaged: Sonnen talks his way to another title shot

Oct 20th 2012, 8:41 AM 523 Views 0 Comments

Brian Kirk has all the week’s MMA news in an ankle lock and he isn’t letting go.

Saturday 13 October, 2012

Uncaged: UFC back to its best in Brazil
# Octagon
# Octagon

Uncaged: UFC back to its best in Brazil

Oct 13th 2012, 8:40 AM 408 Views 0 Comments

Stephan Bonnar has a chance to go out on a high when he faces hometown hero Anderson Silva at UFC 153 in Rio.

Friday 5 October, 2012

Uncaged: Browne looking to tame ‘Big Foot’ tonight
# Octagon
# Octagon

Uncaged: Browne looking to tame ‘Big Foot’ tonight

Oct 5th 2012, 9:30 PM 503 Views 0 Comments

Set those alarms, fight fans – UFC on FX 5 is going to be an early one on Saturday morning.

Saturday 29 September, 2012

Uncaged: Hometown glory for Hardy as UFC touches down in Nottingham.
# Fight Night
# Fight Night

Uncaged: Hometown glory for Hardy as UFC touches down in Nottingham.

Sep 29th 2012, 8:30 AM 555 Views 0 Comments

An early night is in store for UFC fans this side of the Atlantic as fight night arrives in the UK.

Saturday 22 September, 2012

Uncaged: It’s been a long time coming, but UFC 152 is finally here
# Opinion
# Opinion

Uncaged: It’s been a long time coming, but UFC 152 is finally here

Sep 22nd 2012, 8:30 AM 487 Views 0 Comments

With the highly anticipated event almost upon us, Brian Kirk guides you through the fascinating match-ups due to take place.

Saturday 15 September, 2012

Uncaged: No sign of injury jinx let-up
# UFC 153
# UFC 153

Uncaged: No sign of injury jinx let-up

Sep 15th 2012, 8:02 AM 382 Views 1 Comment

With the loss of two headliners in a day, Anderson Silva has had to step in to save the event in Rio and will face a strange choice of opponent.

Saturday 8 September, 2012

Uncaged: Antrim fighter named in cast of the new series of 'The Ultimate Fighter'
# UFC
# UFC

Uncaged: Antrim fighter named in cast of the new series of 'The Ultimate Fighter'

Sep 8th 2012, 8:55 AM 1,023 Views 1 Comment

As Norman Parke gets his big break, fight fans have a chance to support Irish MMA tonight, writes Brian Kirk.

Saturday 1 September, 2012

Uncaged: It’s all gone quiet as UFC 151 becomes the phantom event
# UFC
# UFC

Uncaged: It’s all gone quiet as UFC 151 becomes the phantom event

Sep 1st 2012, 9:00 AM 936 Views 0 Comments

Dana White is looking to move on from the mess of UFC 151 as quickly as possible, writes Brian Kirk in this week’s column.

Saturday 25 August, 2012

Uncaged: "All-time low" for Dana White as UFC forced into first-time event cancellation
# KO'd
# KO'd

Uncaged: "All-time low" for Dana White as UFC forced into first-time event cancellation

Aug 25th 2012, 10:10 AM 1,378 Views 4 Comments

World’s biggest MMA organisation drifts into uncharted water.

Saturday 18 August, 2012

Uncaged: Different weight class but same old Chael Sonnen
# UFC
# UFC

Uncaged: Different weight class but same old Chael Sonnen

Aug 18th 2012, 8:49 AM 681 Views 1 Comment

He was unable to get the better of middleweight champ Anderson Silva so Chael Sonnen has turned his attention to light heavyweight top dog, Jon Jones.

Saturday 4 August, 2012

Uncaged: All four one as top contenders do battle for shot at light heavyweight glory
# MMA
# MMA

Uncaged: All four one as top contenders do battle for shot at light heavyweight glory

Aug 4th 2012, 7:28 AM 392 Views 0 Comments

The most impressive performer out of Machida, Vera, Bader and Rua has been told that they will be next in line for the light heavyweight championship.

Saturday 28 July, 2012

Uncaged: Which Premier League footballer wants to be a UFC fighter?
# MMA
# MMA

Uncaged: Which Premier League footballer wants to be a UFC fighter?

Jul 28th 2012, 7:00 AM 704 Views 0 Comments

We’ll give you three guesses. You won’t need them.

Saturday 21 July, 2012

Uncaged: Who will be crowned the interim bantamweight champion?
# UFC
# UFC

Uncaged: Who will be crowned the interim bantamweight champion?

Jul 21st 2012, 7:30 AM 246 Views 1 Comment

UFC 149 takes place in Calgary tonight and this event perhaps highlights the current injury jinx in the organisation best as the card had to re-drawn practically from top to bottom.

Saturday 7 July, 2012

Uncaged: The time for talking is over, (unfortunately), it’s Silva versus Sonnen II.
# UFC
# UFC

Uncaged: The time for talking is over, (unfortunately), it’s Silva versus Sonnen II.

Jul 7th 2012, 8:15 AM 700 Views 3 Comments

The verbal battle between the two has been fascinating.

Saturday 30 June, 2012

Uncaged: Franklin and Silva produce another memorable match-up
# MMA
# MMA

Uncaged: Franklin and Silva produce another memorable match-up

Jun 30th 2012, 9:58 AM 551 Views 1 Comment

It was left to two veterans of the sport to salvage a somewhat disappointing weekend of action in the UFC.

Friday 22 June, 2012

Uncaged: Double trouble for UFC fans with two events this weekend
# MMA
# MMA

Uncaged: Double trouble for UFC fans with two events this weekend

Jun 22nd 2012, 4:00 PM 463 Views 0 Comments

It is a measure of how far the UFC has come as it prepares to stage two different events in two different countries on consecutive nights for the first time.

Saturday 16 June, 2012

Uncaged: Injury crisis forces changes to the roster
# UFC
# UFC

Uncaged: Injury crisis forces changes to the roster

Jun 16th 2012, 9:21 AM 515 Views 0 Comments

Dana White is having to work hard to fill the schedule due to the number of fighters currently out of action.

Friday 8 June, 2012

Uncaged: Special FX: Johnson and McCall part II
# UFC
# UFC

Uncaged: Special FX: Johnson and McCall part II

Jun 8th 2012, 4:30 PM 224 Views 0 Comments

“Mighty Mouse” and “Uncle Creepy” do battle once again as one looks to become the organisation’s first flyweight champion.

Friday 1 June, 2012

Uncaged: It’s finals night for season 15 of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’
# Octagon
# Octagon

Uncaged: It’s finals night for season 15 of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’

Jun 1st 2012, 9:42 PM 80 Views 0 Comments

Poor ratings have dragged down TUF 15. Can Ellenberger and Kampmann save the day?

Saturday 26 May, 2012

Uncaged: Heavyweights collide at UFC 146
# UFC
# UFC

Uncaged: Heavyweights collide at UFC 146

May 26th 2012, 7:46 AM 391 Views 1 Comment

It’s an all heavyweight main card in Las Vegas this weekend culminating in a title fight between Junior dos Santos and Frank Mir.

Saturday 19 May, 2012

Uncaged: The Korean Zombie now wants gold after getting the better of The Diamond
# UFC
# UFC

Uncaged: The Korean Zombie now wants gold after getting the better of The Diamond

May 19th 2012, 8:28 AM 298 Views 1 Comment

We take a look at how everything stands following last week’s UFC on Fuel TV event.

Saturday 12 May, 2012

Uncaged: Midweek madness for UFC fans
# Octagon
# Octagon

Uncaged: Midweek madness for UFC fans

May 12th 2012, 7:55 AM 220 Views 1 Comment

An issue with scheduling has forced Dana White to put on a Tuesday night event but MMA fans aren’t complaining, writes Brian Kirk.

Saturday 5 May, 2012

Uncaged: It's almost Miller time at UFC on Fox 3
# MMA
# MMA

Uncaged: It's almost Miller time at UFC on Fox 3

May 5th 2012, 1:06 PM 681 Views 2 Comments

It’s the start of a very busy period for UFC fans as Jim Miller, Josh Koscheck and Pat Barry are in action this weekend.

Uncaged: Cage Contender XIII round-up
# UFC
# UFC

Uncaged: Cage Contender XIII round-up

May 5th 2012, 9:51 AM 226 Views 0 Comments

We were cage-side for last weekend’s MMA event in Belfast. Here’s how the action unfolded.

Saturday 28 April, 2012

Uncaged: Cage Contender XIII is good to go
# UFC
# UFC

Uncaged: Cage Contender XIII is good to go

Apr 28th 2012, 10:32 AM 426 Views 0 Comments

Local MMA fans get ready; Cage Contender XIII kicks off tonight in The King’s Hall, Belfast.

Sunday 22 April, 2012

Uncaged: What does it take to be an MMA fighter?
# The Rage
# The Rage

Uncaged: What does it take to be an MMA fighter?

Apr 22nd 2012, 10:00 AM 503 Views 2 Comments

Last week we found out the reasons why local Mixed Martial Art fighter Damien Rooney got into the sport. In Part Three, we get an insight into his processes leading up to a fight.

Saturday 21 April, 2012

Uncaged: The time for talk is over for Evans ahead of UFC 145 bout
# Frenemies
# Frenemies

Uncaged: The time for talk is over for Evans ahead of UFC 145 bout

Apr 21st 2012, 10:30 AM 366 Views 0 Comments

The match-up of “Suga” Evans and “Bones” Jones began with friendly barbs but has taken on an edgy level

Saturday 14 April, 2012

Uncaged: 'There's a common misconception about MMA. Almost any sport has an element of danger'
# MMA
# MMA

Uncaged: 'There's a common misconception about MMA. Almost any sport has an element of danger'

Apr 14th 2012, 8:00 AM 393 Views 0 Comments

After introducing local MMA fighter Damien “The Rage” Rooney last week, TheScore met up with him again to discuss all things MMA.

Saturday 7 April, 2012

Uncaged: Meet your local MMA fighter...
# MMA
# MMA

Uncaged: Meet your local MMA fighter...

Apr 7th 2012, 9:00 AM 891 Views 2 Comments

One of MMA’s brightest prospects lives just around the corner.

Saturday 31 March, 2012

Un-caged: Sonnen-Silva II pencilled in for UFC 147
# It's On
# It's On

Un-caged: Sonnen-Silva II pencilled in for UFC 147

Mar 31st 2012, 9:55 AM 642 Views 1 Comment

The fight that some are calling the biggest in MMA history looks set to occur.

Saturday 24 March, 2012

Un-caged: Sweeping through the divisions
# Boom!
# Boom!

Un-caged: Sweeping through the divisions

Mar 24th 2012, 9:01 AM 241 Views 0 Comments

The UFC’s smaller men prove they’re just as heavy hitting as the big boys.

Saturday 17 March, 2012

Un-caged: A quick look ground and pound through the divisions
# UFC
# UFC

Un-caged: A quick look ground and pound through the divisions

Mar 17th 2012, 9:15 AM 310 Views 0 Comments

Having looked at the bantamweights, light heavyweights and lightweights last week, it’s time to see what shape the heavyweights, middleweights and welterweights are in.

Saturday 10 March, 2012

Un-caged: Time to take stock at the UFC
# Octagon
# Octagon

Un-caged: Time to take stock at the UFC

Mar 10th 2012, 7:40 AM 413 Views 0 Comments

As the MMA world enjoys some down time, Brian Kirk takes the opportunity to look at the state of play in each of the weight divisions.

Saturday 3 March, 2012

Un-caged: Its tournament time in the brand new flyweight division
# UFC
# UFC

Un-caged: Its tournament time in the brand new flyweight division

Mar 3rd 2012, 8:59 AM 180 Views 0 Comments

Ian McCall takes on Demetrious Johnson while Yasuhiro Urushitani faces Joseph Benavidez with the winners of the two bouts battling it out for the belt.

Saturday 25 February, 2012

Un-caged: Lucky number seven for Japan
# Fight Night
# Fight Night

Un-caged: Lucky number seven for Japan

Feb 25th 2012, 8:25 AM 248 Views 0 Comments

Our Octagon man Brian Kirk takes us through tonight’s big fight card as UFC 144 heads to Saitama, Japan.

Saturday 18 February, 2012

Un-caged: no tapping out for Irish UFC fans up all night
# UFC
# UFC

Un-caged: no tapping out for Irish UFC fans up all night

Feb 18th 2012, 7:40 AM 426 Views 0 Comments

‘Most foreign followers of American sports will testify to the dark rings around the eyes and the copious amounts of coffee drunk on the cold light of the day after one such event.’

Saturday 11 February, 2012

Un-caged: Nick Diaz has gone to pot
# UFC 143
# UFC 143

Un-caged: Nick Diaz has gone to pot

Feb 11th 2012, 8:05 AM 427 Views 0 Comments

It has been a week to forget for Nick Diaz. Our resident Octagon expert Brian Kirk catches us up on all of the action from UFC 143.

Saturday 4 February, 2012

Un-caged: The UFC kicks off a great weekend of American sport
# MMA
# MMA

Un-caged: The UFC kicks off a great weekend of American sport

Feb 4th 2012, 9:01 AM 462 Views 2 Comments

Carlos Condit finally gets his shot at the welterweight belt at UFC 143… taking on Nick Diaz.

Saturday 28 January, 2012

Un-caged: The time for talking is over for Sonnen and Bisping
# MMA
# MMA

Un-caged: The time for talking is over for Sonnen and Bisping

Jan 28th 2012, 8:59 AM 277 Views 1 Comment

Although the expected verbal warfare didn’t completely materialise, the focus now shifts from the lips to the fists as the two face off for a shot at the middleweight title.

Saturday 21 January, 2012

Un-caged: Modern (verbal) warfare in the UFC
# MMA
# MMA

Un-caged: Modern (verbal) warfare in the UFC

Jan 21st 2012, 7:10 AM 326 Views 1 Comment

For maybe the first time in UFC history, the fans are looking forward to the build-up to the fight more than the fight itself.