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Mma - Yesterday’s News

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Mma - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

UFC confirm the signing of Irish fighter Dean Barry

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

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

Mma - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Ballymena's Rhys McKee left frustrated after UFC Vegas 14 defeat

Alex Morono came out on top in McKee’s second UFC appearance.

Mma - Saturday 24 October, 2020

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

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'

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

Abu Dhabi played host to UFC 253 overnight.

Mma - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Covington dominant en route to victory over former UFC champion Woodley

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

Mma - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Three years on, Wright Thompson reflects on infamous Dublin/McGregor piece

ESPN’s Senior Writer is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Mma - Saturday 12 September, 2020

McGregor arrested in Corsica for alleged attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure

The MMA star was taken into police custody following an alleged incident on Thursday and is understood to deny the allegations.

Mma - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Former champion Anderson Silva booked for potential UFC swansong at 45

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

Mma - Sunday 16 August, 2020

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Cormier retires after defeat ends UFC heavyweight trilogy with champion Miocic

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

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

Mma - Sunday 26 July, 2020

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Till loses bloody five-round battle while Ballymena's McKee suffers in short-notice UFC debut

The Antrim man made the step-up to fight Khamzat Chimaev at short notice.

Mma - Saturday 25 July, 2020

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

‘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

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'

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

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

Mma - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Aldo suffers at the hands of Yan, Usman grinds win over Masvidal at UFC 'fight island'

Usman’s professional display brings his record to 12-0.

Mma - Friday 10 July, 2020

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

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

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

Mma - Saturday 4 July, 2020

UFC welterweight title bout falls through after challenger tests positive for Covid-19

Gilbert Burns was due to take on Kamaru Usman on next weekend’s UFC 251 card in Abu Dhabi.

Mma - Friday 3 July, 2020

Khabib Nurmagomedov's father has died from Covid-19 complications

The 57-year-old father of legendary UFC champ, Khabib, passed away earlier today.

Mma - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Dustin Poirier edges out Dan Hooker in bloody clash at UFC Fight Night

It was a contender for fight of the year.

Mma - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

UFC cancels Dublin fight card

The mixed martial arts organisation was due to return to the Irish capital for an event on 15 August.

Mma - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Donegal fighter Joseph Duffy booked for first UFC bout in 16 months

The 32-year-old lightweight is set to take on Spain’s Joel Alvarez in Abu Dhabi.

Mma - Saturday 13 June, 2020

'If you're looking for a fight I'm the guy': Rafael dos Anjos taunts McGregor

Brazilian Dos Anjos wants to fight McGregor even though the Irishman called time on his career last weekend.

Mma - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Three title fights to kick off UFC's series of 'Fight Island' events in Abu Dhabi

The MMA organisation has confirmed it will stage events in the UAE on 11, 15, 18 and 25 July.

Mma - Sunday 7 June, 2020

The key questions as Conor McGregor announces yet another retirement

We explore the issues surrounding McGregor’s latest decision to quit.

Nunes cements position as one of the greatest fighters in MMA history

The two-weight champion defended her featherweight title by battering Felicia Spencer.

Conor McGregor says he is retiring from fighting (again)

The 31-year-old Dublin man has previously made the same claim.

Mma - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

'Conor McGregor vs Anderson Silva is bigger than Ngannou vs Jones'

Former world champion Daniel Cormier reckons clash between Irishman and superstar Silva could make millions on pay-per-view.

Mma - Sunday 31 May, 2020

UFC returns to Las Vegas as Burns dominates former welterweight champion Woodley Behind Closed Doors This post contains videos

UFC returns to Las Vegas as Burns dominates former welterweight champion Woodley

The Brazilian announced himself as a contender with the biggest win of his career in the main event.

Mma - Saturday 16 May, 2020

‘Conor McGregor is the No1 welterweight contender’

Former MMA star Chael Sonnen reckons Dubliner is still the biggest draw in his sport.

Mma - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Teixeira scores upset victory as UFC presses ahead with another US event

The 40-year-old continued his resurgence by stopping Anthony Smith in the headline bout in Florida.

Mma - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Gaethje crowned interim UFC lightweight champion after downing Ferguson in five-round epic And The New... This post contains videos

Gaethje crowned interim UFC lightweight champion after downing Ferguson in five-round epic

The event in Jacksonville was held amid strict hygiene guidelines.

Mma - Saturday 9 May, 2020

More controversy surrounds this weekend's UFC return as fighter and cornermen test positive for Covid-19

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza’s fight is off but as of now, UFC 249 is still going ahead.

Mma - Friday 8 May, 2020

Justin Gaethje looking to put on a show for the fans at UFC 249 despite criticism of event

Gaethje faces Tony Ferguson on Saturday night.

Mma - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Dana White insists UFC’s return this weekend is ‘as safe as it can possibly be’

UFC 249 takes place in Florida on Saturday night.

Mma - Friday 24 April, 2020

UFC 249 to take place behind closed doors in Florida on 9 May

Justin Gaethje has replaced Khabib Nurmagomedov as the headline opponent to Tony Ferguson.

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