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Friday 20 January, 2012

Un-caged: Friday night fights at the UFC
# MMA
# MMA

Un-caged: Friday night fights at the UFC

Jan 20th 2012, 4:33 PM 267 Views 0 Comments

Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller face off at the top of the bill tonight. Boom.

Saturday 14 January, 2012

Uncaged: Back to Brazil for another beat down
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# UFC

Uncaged: Back to Brazil for another beat down

Jan 14th 2012, 9:30 AM 399 Views 0 Comments

The success of UFC 134 last August is reflected in the organization’s quick return whereas the country’s seemingly limitless talent pool is also on show.

Saturday 7 January, 2012

Un-caged: Being the biggest isn’t always the best, ask Brock
# UFC
# UFC

Un-caged: Being the biggest isn’t always the best, ask Brock

Jan 7th 2012, 9:44 AM 994 Views 0 Comments

Brock Lesnar has called time on his UFC career last week after back-to-back loses and illustrates how far the sport has come since its somewhat disorganised beginnings.

Saturday 24 December, 2011

Un-caged: A look back at the year’s best action
# TKO
# TKO

Un-caged: A look back at the year’s best action

Dec 24th 2011, 10:30 AM 284 Views 2 Comments

Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to take stock of the biggest winners and losers from the previous 12 months.

Saturday 17 December, 2011

Un-caged: Making Bones and breaking bones at UFC 140
# Champ
# Champ

Un-caged: Making Bones and breaking bones at UFC 140

Dec 17th 2011, 8:10 AM 842 Views 10 Comments

Last week’s UFC 140 gave us plenty of interesting points to pick over. Brian Kirk has all the latest.

Saturday 10 December, 2011

Un-caged: Machida’s nightmare before Christmas
# UFC
# UFC

Un-caged: Machida’s nightmare before Christmas

Dec 10th 2011, 9:48 AM 537 Views 1 Comment

UFC 141 takes place in Toronto, Canada, tonight with the Nogueira brothers both in action against Frank Mir and Tito Ortiz, while Mark Hominick looks to defeat the ever durable Chan Sung Jung.

Saturday 3 December, 2011

Un-caged: a look back at ‘The Ultimate Fighter’
# TKO
# TKO

Un-caged: a look back at ‘The Ultimate Fighter’

Dec 3rd 2011, 9:30 AM 372 Views 1 Comment

The UFC’s subtly propagandistic talent show has been running for fourteen seasons and, in addition to winning hearts and minds, has served up some first-class fighting.

Saturday 26 November, 2011

Un-caged: Results round-up
# TKO
# TKO

Un-caged: Results round-up

Nov 26th 2011, 2:22 PM 433 Views 3 Comments

One of the best fights in UFC history, the return of Wanderlei Silva and the organisation’s chance at the big-time: our man takes a look back at the stories and results that have been grabbing the headlines this month.

Saturday 19 November, 2011

Un-caged: Explosive weekend in store for UFC fans
# UFC
# UFC

Un-caged: Explosive weekend in store for UFC fans

Nov 19th 2011, 12:20 PM 181 Views 4 Comments

It’s a case of ‘saving the best for last’ as Dan Henderson and former UFC light heavyweight champ Mauricio Rua lock horns. And that’s not all…

Saturday 12 November, 2011

Un-caged: UFC goes main-stream with new TV deal
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# Ground And Pound

Un-caged: UFC goes main-stream with new TV deal

Nov 12th 2011, 10:00 AM 326 Views 0 Comments

The historic Fox TV deal was brokered in August and the move is seen by many to be a step into the main-stream sports psyche by the UFC.

Saturday 5 November, 2011

Un-caged: UFC 138 and the British invasion
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# TKO

Un-caged: UFC 138 and the British invasion

Nov 5th 2011, 9:30 AM 200 Views 1 Comment

The UFC touches down in Birmingham this week, and with two British fighters on the card, there’s more than enough to keep the home fans entertained. Connoisseurs, however, will be watching Munoz vs. Leben.

Saturday 29 October, 2011

Un-caged: Return of the Bad Boy
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# TKO

Un-caged: Return of the Bad Boy

Oct 29th 2011, 9:30 AM 198 Views 0 Comments

This weeK: Nick Diaz makes yet another return to the UFC and Roy “Big Country” Nelson takes on a diminished Mirko Filipovic in a bid to save his UFC career.

Friday 21 October, 2011

Un-caged: Three to watch out for at UFC 137
# TKO
# TKO

Un-caged: Three to watch out for at UFC 137

Oct 21st 2011, 7:05 PM 224 Views 0 Comments

George St. Pierre may be gone, but in the view of our resident MMA afficionado, Brian Kirk, UFC 137 was always going to be about an awful lot more than one fight.

WATCH: 2 UFC fighters + 1 road trip + 1 classic hit = big surprise
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# Road Trip

WATCH: 2 UFC fighters + 1 road trip + 1 classic hit = big surprise

Oct 21st 2011, 5:31 PM 244 Views 1 Comment

What happens when you put two UFC hard men in a car with a classic hit on CD? Check out the consequences…

Saturday 15 October, 2011

Un-caged: Fighters to watch out for
# Rising Stars
# Rising Stars

Un-caged: Fighters to watch out for

Oct 15th 2011, 5:28 PM 181 Views 0 Comments

Who should UFC fans keep tabs on over the coming months and years? Brian Kirk takes a look….

Saturday 8 October, 2011

Un-caged: UFC 136 is stacked from top to bottom
# TKO
# TKO

Un-caged: UFC 136 is stacked from top to bottom

Oct 8th 2011, 12:49 PM 322 Views 0 Comments

Edgar v Maynard, Florian v Aldo, Sonnen v Stann: this week’s card could well be one of the strongest ever.

Saturday 1 October, 2011

Un-caged: Dominick looks to hit Cruz control in title matchup
# UFC
# UFC

Un-caged: Dominick looks to hit Cruz control in title matchup

Oct 1st 2011, 11:49 AM 111 Views 0 Comments

The Verizon Centre in Washington hosts UFC Live 6 this weekend as Pat Barry takes on Stefan Struve, Anthony Johnson faces off against Charlie Brenneman and Matt Wiman looks to get the better of Mac Danzig.

Saturday 24 September, 2011

Un-caged: It’s time for the fists to do the talking for Rampage
# Fight Night
# Fight Night

Un-caged: It’s time for the fists to do the talking for Rampage

Sep 24th 2011, 10:00 AM 174 Views 0 Comments

UFC 135 is set to take place, with an intriguing light heavyweight championship bout in store.

Saturday 17 September, 2011

Un-caged: it's Jake vs. Jake in New Orleans
# UFC
# UFC

Un-caged: it's Jake vs. Jake in New Orleans

Sep 17th 2011, 6:52 PM 459 Views 1 Comment

With UFC’s Fight Night 25 just around the corner, we look ahead to the “Battle of the Bayou”, Jonathan Brookins’ baptism of fire and the welcome return of Adam Belcher.

Saturday 10 September, 2011

Un-caged: Rampage wants his belt back
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# Uncaged

Un-caged: Rampage wants his belt back

Sep 10th 2011, 10:00 AM 731 Views 0 Comments

“Jackson is one of the most colourful and popular characters fighting at present. This is due to his gung-ho fighting style and the fact that he manages to wind up every opponent in the lead up to his fights.”

Saturday 3 September, 2011

Un-caged: Jon Jones is the real deal
# TKO
# TKO

Un-caged: Jon Jones is the real deal

Sep 3rd 2011, 3:32 PM 1,154 Views 3 Comments

With the MMA season in something of a lull, we take the opportunity to profile one of the UFC’s newest stars: light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones.

Saturday 27 August, 2011

Un-caged: Down at the Copa, Copacabana
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# Octagon

Un-caged: Down at the Copa, Copacabana

Aug 27th 2011, 12:37 PM 163 Views 2 Comments

Brian Kirk looks ahead to UFC 134 which sees Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami square off in Rio.

Saturday 20 August, 2011

Un-caged: who is Anderson Silva?
# Scary
# Scary

Un-caged: who is Anderson Silva?

Aug 20th 2011, 9:45 AM 357 Views 3 Comments

With UFC taking a break this week, we’ve decided to turn our attention to one of the sport’s genuine superstars: Anderson Silva.

Saturday 6 August, 2011

Un-caged: Tito versus Rashad part II
# Fight Night
# Fight Night

Un-caged: Tito versus Rashad part II

Aug 6th 2011, 10:00 AM 179 Views 0 Comments

Tito Ortiz and Rashad Evans come to blows four years after the events of UFC 73. Also, can ‘The Phenom’ bounce back?

Saturday 30 July, 2011

Un-caged: Time for the first super-fight of the year
# Fight Night
# Fight Night

Un-caged: Time for the first super-fight of the year

Jul 30th 2011, 10:39 AM 162 Views 2 Comments

The clash of Henderson and Emelianenko is just the first in a series of excellent upcoming bouts.

Saturday 23 July, 2011

Un-caged: UFC announces UK show in November
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# Octagon

Un-caged: UFC announces UK show in November

Jul 23rd 2011, 3:33 PM 285 Views 0 Comments

Plus there’s plenty of local action for Dublin fight fans to get their teeth into in Tallaght tonight.

Saturday 16 July, 2011

Un-caged: from has-been to possible contender, a crazy week for Tito Ortiz
# UFC
# UFC

Un-caged: from has-been to possible contender, a crazy week for Tito Ortiz

Jul 16th 2011, 3:57 PM 296 Views 1 Comment

It looked ominous. He hadn’t won in over five years and faced a well-fancied opponent who was looking to bounce back from the only defeat of his MMA career.

Saturday 9 July, 2011

Un-caged: Night of knockouts at UFC 132
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# Fight! Fight!

Un-caged: Night of knockouts at UFC 132

Jul 9th 2011, 11:15 AM 610 Views 0 Comments

A look back at the latest UFC action in Las Vegas.

Saturday 2 July, 2011

Un-caged: Can UFC 132 live up to last week’s event?
# Fight Night
# Fight Night

Un-caged: Can UFC 132 live up to last week’s event?

Jul 2nd 2011, 11:06 AM 189 Views 4 Comments

A look ahead to the best of the weekend’s UFC action

Friday 1 July, 2011

Poll: The real heavyweight battle - boxing vs MMA
# Split Decision
# Split Decision

Poll: The real heavyweight battle - boxing vs MMA

Jul 1st 2011, 6:19 PM 1,102 Views 2 Comments

The UFC have a stacked card in Vegas this weekend while the boxing world will be focused on the heavyweight showdown in Hamburg. Which will you be watching?

Saturday 25 June, 2011

Un-caged: There’s always something happening in MMA
# Fight Night
# Fight Night

Un-caged: There’s always something happening in MMA

Jun 25th 2011, 1:27 PM 228 Views 2 Comments

A preview of the best UFC action scheduled this weekend.

Saturday 18 June, 2011

Un-caged: Is Strikeforce finally stepping out of the UFC’s shadow?
# Fight Night
# Fight Night

Un-caged: Is Strikeforce finally stepping out of the UFC’s shadow?

Jun 18th 2011, 9:45 AM 303 Views 0 Comments

This week’s column looks at the highly-anticipated event in Texas.

Saturday 11 June, 2011

Un-caged: Carwin an able replacement for Brock
# UFC
# UFC

Un-caged: Carwin an able replacement for Brock

Jun 11th 2011, 10:00 AM 114 Views 0 Comments

There’s another explosive Saturday night in store for fight fans.

Saturday 4 June, 2011

Un-caged: Superfight announced as Quinton goes on the Rampage
# UFC
# UFC

Un-caged: Superfight announced as Quinton goes on the Rampage

Jun 4th 2011, 9:23 AM 547 Views 0 Comments

“Phil Davis agreed to step in to fight Rashad at UFC 133 and it has since emerged that Jones has decided against getting the surgery and will be able to fight again this year”

Saturday 28 May, 2011

Un-caged: Rampage and Hamill face off at UFC 130
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# UFC

Un-caged: Rampage and Hamill face off at UFC 130

May 28th 2011, 10:09 AM 110 Views 0 Comments

Vegas, baby! But the card isn’t as stacked as a lot of MMA fight fans might hope.

Saturday 21 May, 2011

Un-caged: UFC stars encouraged to tweet while Lesnar and Sonnen both out ‘indefinitely’
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# UFC

Un-caged: UFC stars encouraged to tweet while Lesnar and Sonnen both out ‘indefinitely’

May 21st 2011, 9:52 AM 131 Views 0 Comments

Just as Arsene Wenger announced he is to review the club’s policy over the use of Twitter by his players, the UFC have headed in the polar opposite direction.

Saturday 14 May, 2011

Un-caged: Injuries force fight postponements, new match-ups already in place
# UFC
# UFC

Un-caged: Injuries force fight postponements, new match-ups already in place

May 14th 2011, 9:08 AM 194 Views 0 Comments

News that Frankie Edgar Vs Gray Maynard III has been put back indefinitely comes as a major disappointment to all fight fans as the final match of the trilogy was just weeks away.

Saturday 7 May, 2011

Un-caged: Seagall present as Machida kicks Randy into retirement
# UFC
# UFC

Un-caged: Seagall present as Machida kicks Randy into retirement

May 7th 2011, 9:05 AM 328 Views 0 Comments

It was a case of wax on, wax off as Lyoto Machida delivered a Karate Kid performance at UFC 129.

Saturday 30 April, 2011

Un-caged: UFC 129 is finally here.
# UFC
# UFC

Un-caged: UFC 129 is finally here.

Apr 30th 2011, 10:53 AM 202 Views 0 Comments

There’s a heavily-stacked card as the UFC makes a welcome return in Toronto. Brian Kirk taps out.

Saturday 23 April, 2011

Un-caged: Randy reaches Natural conclusion
# UFC
# UFC

Un-caged: Randy reaches Natural conclusion

Apr 23rd 2011, 12:50 PM 194 Views 0 Comments

One of the greatest to grace an Octogon is at last about to bow out.