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Mma - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Nate Diaz versus Jorge Masvidal to headline UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden

UFC President Dana White confirmed the pair will meet in New York at the start of November.

Mma - Saturday 31 August, 2019

Zhang ends Andrade's reign in just 42 seconds to become China's first UFC champion This post contains videos

Zhang ends Andrade's reign in just 42 seconds to become China's first UFC champion

‘Today, I want to dedicate this victory to the 70th anniversary of the motherland,’ said the home fighter.

Mma - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Till moves to middleweight for Madison Square Garden clash with former interim title challenger 185

Till moves to middleweight for Madison Square Garden clash with former interim title challenger

The Liverpudlian will look to rebound from back-to-back losses.

Mma - Friday 23 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie McGregor apologises over pub punch incident caught on video Drimnagh

McGregor apologises over pub punch incident caught on video

The MMA star was speaking in an interview with ESPN.

Mma - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Former England rugby star set for MMA stint

James Haskell has signed for leading mixed martial arts promotion Bellator MMA.

Mma - Sunday 18 August, 2019

'You don't make decisions based on emotions': Cormier not rushing retirement call

Cormier, 40, lost his UFC heavyweight title to Stipe Miocic last night.

Miocic KOs Cormier to take heavyweight title, Diaz makes winning comeback Ufc 241 This post contains videos

Miocic KOs Cormier to take heavyweight title, Diaz makes winning comeback

Nate Diaz defeated Anthony Pettis in his first fight since facing Conor McGregor in 2016.

Mma - Thursday 15 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Garda investigation into assault ongoing as CCTV footage allegedly showing Conor McGregor is published in US Drimnagh

Garda investigation into assault ongoing as CCTV footage allegedly showing Conor McGregor is published in US

The incident took place at a pub in Drimnagh in April.

Mma - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Shevchenko defends UFC flyweight crown after dominant five-round display

The judges scored the fight unanimously in favour of the champion.

Mma - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Covington next in line for welterweight title shot, confirms UFC president White

The promotion’s ‘super villain’ convincingly overcame former 170lbs champion Robbie Lawler to earn a second shot at gold.

Mma - Sunday 4 August, 2019

UFC super villain Covington wins convincingly with 'family friends' the Trumps watching cageside

Colby Covington was on fire against Robbie Lawler in New Jersey.

Mma - Thursday 1 August, 2019

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Mma - Monday 29 July, 2019

Edgar insists he's 'not going anywhere' after title fight defeat to Holloway Down Not Out This post contains videos

Edgar insists he's 'not going anywhere' after title fight defeat to Holloway

The 37-year-old dropped a unanimous decision loss to the Hawaiian on Saturday night.

Mma - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Max Holloway beats Edgar via unanimous decision to defend UFC featherweight title Champion This post contains videos

Max Holloway beats Edgar via unanimous decision to defend UFC featherweight title

The 27-year-old bounced back from his lightweight defeat to Dustin Poirier in April.

Mma - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Boxer's tragic death makes Khabib 'begin to hate this sport in which we beat other'

The UFC lightweight champion was saddened to hear of the death of his younger compatriot.

Mma - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Edwards makes it eight UFC wins in a row after overcoming Dos Anjos by unanimous decision

Leon Edwards beat Rafael dos Anjos after five rounds at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

Mma - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Jon Jones edges Santos via split decision while Nunes outclasses Holm inside opening round

Jones defended his light heavyweight title last night while Holly Holm came up short against Amanda Nunes.

Mma - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Gallagher opponent named for Dublin card as Bellator prepare for second Irish show this year

The promotion returns to the 3Arena on 27 September, with the Strabane native likely to headline the card.

Mma - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Ngannou demolishes Dos Santos to notch third consecutive first-round knockout, calls for title shot Light Work This post contains videos

Ngannou demolishes Dos Santos to notch third consecutive first-round knockout, calls for title shot

The former heavyweight title contender wants the winner of Cormier v Miocic 2 later this year.

Mma - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Gunnar Nelson to return at UFC Copenhagen in September

The Icelandic fighter will take on Thiago Alves, while the main event for the card is yet to be announced.

Mma - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Covington set for UFC return against former welterweight champion Lawler

The pair are being targeted to headline the UFC on ESPN 5 card on 3 August.

Mma - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Virgin Media announces deal to broadcast Bellator on Irish TV

MMA fans will be able to watch the promotion on Virgin Media Sport, starting with Bellator London later this month.

Mma - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

'He begged me, 'Please don't kill me', and he talks about a rematch?' - No McGregor sequel, says Khabib

The UFC lightweight champion said that in the last three years, McGregor has won only once – in an amateur boxing match.

Mma - Sunday 9 June, 2019

'I'm the greatest combat athlete of all time' - Cejudo celebrates after securing UFC champ-champ status

The reigning flyweight champion dethroned Marlon Moraes to become the promotion’s new bantamweight kingpin.

Mma - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

New contract makes Nurmagomedov 'the highest-paid athlete in the UFC'

The lightweight champion has inked fresh terms with the UFC as he prepares to face Dustin Poirier.

Mma - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

UFC announce September title defence for lightweight champion Khabib

The undefeated Russian will take on interim title-holder Dustin Poirier in a unification bout in Abu Dhabi.

'I'm interested in winners' - Diaz dismisses prospect of McGregor trilogy

The 34-year-old UFC star is due to return from a three-year lay-off to face Anthony Pettis in August.

Mma - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Dos Anjos spoils Lee's welterweight debut with stoppage victory in New York RDA

Dos Anjos spoils Lee's welterweight debut with stoppage victory in New York

The former lightweight champion returned to winning ways in last night’s UFC Fight Night 152 headliner.

Mma - Thursday 16 May, 2019

'In the UFC, there was a lot of pressure. If you lost, you were only getting half your money'

Norman Parke chats to The42 about bare-knuckle boxing, life after the UFC and closing in on title glory ahead of his KSW bout this weekend.

Mma - Monday 13 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Charges dropped against Conor McGregor in alleged phone-snatching case Miami

Charges dropped against Conor McGregor in alleged phone-snatching case

Local media reported an out-of-court settlement.

Anderson Silva, Rose Namajunas facing six-month medical suspensions UFC

Anderson Silva, Rose Namajunas facing six-month medical suspensions

The pair are facing lengthy lay-offs after they were knocked out at UFC 237 in Rio.

Mma - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Andrade lifts UFC gold after controversial slam finish against 'Thug Rose'

The Brazilian celebrated her win in front of a home crowd at UFC 237.

Ferguson set to face 'Cowboy' Cerrone as lightweight title picture takes shape

In his first bout since October, El Cucuy will take on one of the UFC’s most in-form fighters at 155lbs.

Mma - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Cerrone takes convincing win over Al Iaquinta, calls on McGregor to fight in July

The 36-year-old won on a unanimous points decision.

Mma - Sunday 28 April, 2019

'I am a force to be reckoned with': Hermansson lands biggest UFC win of his career Underdog This post contains videos

'I am a force to be reckoned with': Hermansson lands biggest UFC win of his career

Swede Jack Hermansson secured the biggest victory of his career by beating Ronaldo Souza in Florida.

Mma - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Dana White to finally 'make moves' in boxing after summer

Dana White isn’t impressed by how the best aren’t fighting the best in boxing, and hopes to change it later this year.

Mma - Saturday 20 April, 2019

First round TKO sees 38-year-old veteran Overeem beat Oleinik at UFC St. Petersburg Knockout This post contains videos

First round TKO sees 38-year-old veteran Overeem beat Oleinik at UFC St. Petersburg

Overeem extended his winning streak on Saturday in the Russian capital.

'I couldn’t even hold my kids. But if I've to break both hands again to get the win, I will'

With one fight left on his current contract, Wexford’s Brian Moore is fighting to secure his future with MMA promotion, Bellator.

Mma - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Poirier outlasts Holloway in UFC classic and immediately calls out Khabib

Elsewhere on the card, Israel Adesanya proved himself on the biggest level by defeating Kelvin Gastelum.

Mma - Saturday 13 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Conor McGregor is 'paying for his mistakes' says longtime coach John Kavanagh

Conor McGregor is 'paying for his mistakes' says longtime coach

John Kavanagh said he does not condone the mistakes made by the former UFC champion.