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Mma - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Belfast's Leah McCourt wins historic headliner at Bellator Dublin
# Bellator Dublin
# Bellator Dublin

Belfast's Leah McCourt wins historic headliner at Bellator Dublin

Feb 23rd 2020, 10:18 AM 5,199 Views 3 Comments

Belfast featherweight beat Judith Ruis by unanimous decision in the 3Arena.

Mma - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Ex-rugby star Haskell booked for MMA debut on card headlined by Irish fighter Gallagher
# London Calling
# London Calling

Ex-rugby star Haskell booked for MMA debut on card headlined by Irish fighter Gallagher

Feb 20th 2020, 11:54 AM 13,686 Views 9 Comments

The former England international will fight at Wembley Arena in May.

Mma - Thursday 13 February, 2020

UFC to return to Dublin this August
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

UFC to return to Dublin this August

Feb 13th 2020, 3:40 PM 6,625 Views 2 Comments

The organisation will end a five-year Irish absence when it returns to the 3Arena on 15 August.

Mma - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Jones makes UFC history despite question marks over contentious decision
# Controversy
# Controversy

Jones makes UFC history despite question marks over contentious decision

Feb 9th 2020, 10:50 AM 9,133 Views 8 Comments

Dominick Reyes was adamant that he did enough to dethrone Jon Jones last night in Houston.

Mma - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Defeat for two former champions on last night's UFC bill
# Blaydes Of Glory
# Blaydes Of Glory

Defeat for two former champions on last night's UFC bill

Jan 26th 2020, 1:09 PM 13,892 Views 1 Comment

Curtis Blaydes called for a title shot after his stoppage of Junior dos Santos in the main event in Raleigh.

Mma - Monday 20 January, 2020

TV Wrap - UFC and Vegas get rich selling Conor McGregor's redemption, but are you buying it?
# On The Box
# On The Box

TV Wrap - UFC and Vegas get rich selling Conor McGregor's redemption, but are you buying it?

Jan 20th 2020, 10:09 AM 48,733 Views 119 Comments

The Dubliner took less than a minute to finish off Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone on Saturday night.

Mma - Sunday 19 January, 2020

McGregor stops Cerrone in just 40 seconds on UFC return
# UFC 246
# UFC 246

McGregor stops Cerrone in just 40 seconds on UFC return

Jan 19th 2020, 5:46 AM 36,699 Views 60 Comments

McGregor wins in the Octagon for the first time since November 2016.

Mma - Thursday 16 January, 2020

McGregor predicts KO of Cerrone, insists no bad blood between pair
# UFC 246
# UFC 246

McGregor predicts KO of Cerrone, insists no bad blood between pair

Jan 16th 2020, 8:07 AM 15,962 Views 25 Comments

They face off at UFC 246 on Saturday.

Mma - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

'The people who believe in me and support me, they deserve better and I wish to give them that'
# UFC 246
# UFC 246

'The people who believe in me and support me, they deserve better and I wish to give them that'

Jan 14th 2020, 7:30 AM 15,769 Views 47 Comments

Conor McGregor ends his 15-month UFC absence this weekend.

Mma - Monday 13 January, 2020

'His head seems to be right' - White happy with McGregor's form ahead of UFC return
# Comeback Trail
# Comeback Trail

'His head seems to be right' - White happy with McGregor's form ahead of UFC return

Jan 13th 2020, 9:25 PM 12,581 Views 12 Comments

The Dubliner will take on Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone on Saturday.

Mma - Friday 3 January, 2020

'His whole story is a lie. You know he didn’t have it as hard as he tries to sell'
# Chaos Is A Friend Of Mine
# Chaos Is A Friend Of Mine

'His whole story is a lie. You know he didn’t have it as hard as he tries to sell'

Updated Jan 3rd 2020, 3:00 PM 137,355 Views 75 Comments

Paulie Malignaggi discusses his relationship with Conor McGregor in this extract from Ewan MacKenna’s new book.

Mma - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

UFC boss tells McGregor it's 'a bad idea' to pursue a fight with Masvidal
# Bmf
# Bmf

UFC boss tells McGregor it's 'a bad idea' to pursue a fight with Masvidal

Jan 1st 2020, 10:31 AM 15,755 Views 14 Comments

The Dubliner is due to make his UFC comeback against Donald Cerrone later this month.

Mma - Friday 20 December, 2019

UFC title fight lined up for February as Cejudo relinquishes flyweight belt
# King Henry
# King Henry

UFC title fight lined up for February as Cejudo relinquishes flyweight belt

Dec 20th 2019, 10:56 AM 4,964 Views 3 Comments

The Olympic gold medallist will now focus entirely on his defence of the UFC bantamweight title.

Mma - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Usman stops Covington with 50 seconds left in UFC welterweight epic
# UFC 245
# UFC 245

Usman stops Covington with 50 seconds left in UFC welterweight epic

Dec 15th 2019, 10:22 AM 10,302 Views 7 Comments

Alexander Volkanovski stripped Max Holloway of his featherweight title in the UFC 245 co-main event.

Mma - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Conor McGregor set for UFC return
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Conor McGregor set for UFC return

Nov 28th 2019, 8:45 PM 64,671 Views 102 Comments

The Irish MMA star previously hinted at a comeback and Dana White confirmed he had signed a contract to compete.

Mma - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Irish youngster Gallagher to headline third Bellator show in Dublin
# Main Event
# Main Event

Irish youngster Gallagher to headline third Bellator show in Dublin

Nov 20th 2019, 10:35 AM 5,989 Views 6 Comments

The 23-year-old will take on Cal ‘Pacino’ Ellenor in a bantamweight bout.

Mma - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

'I'd smash him for free' - Tyson Fury hits back at UFC boss Dana White
# Combat
# Combat

'I'd smash him for free' - Tyson Fury hits back at UFC boss Dana White

Nov 13th 2019, 6:36 PM 11,715 Views 4 Comments

Fury has dismissed comments made by White over his suitability to compete in mixed martial arts.

Mma - Monday 11 November, 2019

Three Irish dates announced for Cage Warriors in 2020
# Dates For The Diary
# Dates For The Diary

Three Irish dates announced for Cage Warriors in 2020

Nov 11th 2019, 5:14 PM 5,361 Views 0 Comments

The promotion is coming to Belfast and Cork next year.

Mma - Friday 1 November, 2019

'What I did was very wrong': Conor McGregor fined €1,000 for Dublin pub assault
# Marble Arch
From TheJournal.ie
# Marble Arch

'What I did was very wrong': Conor McGregor fined €1,000 for Dublin pub assault

Updated Nov 1st 2019, 2:51 PM 128,202 Views 0 Comments

McGregor assured the court that “nothing of this nature will happen again”.

Mma - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Lawyers for Conor McGregor hit back in legal battle with Dutch company over trademark row
# Notorious
From TheJournal.ie
# Notorious

Lawyers for Conor McGregor hit back in legal battle with Dutch company over trademark row

Oct 30th 2019, 10:07 PM 33,785 Views 0 Comments

Lawyers for the MMA star say McGregor’s brand wouldn’t be confused with the Dutch clothing brand bearing the same.

Mma - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Cerrone urges McGregor to 'sign the damn deal' for Las Vegas showdown
# Cowboys Ted!
# Cowboys Ted!

Cerrone urges McGregor to 'sign the damn deal' for Las Vegas showdown

Oct 29th 2019, 1:17 PM 11,669 Views 9 Comments

Talks have taken place between Conor McGregor’s team and Donald Cerrone over a UFC bout in January.

Mma - Saturday 26 October, 2019

UFC 244 main event back on as Diaz cleared of failing drug test
# Green Light
# Green Light

UFC 244 main event back on as Diaz cleared of failing drug test

Oct 26th 2019, 12:47 PM 7,530 Views 2 Comments

Diaz has been cleared of any wrongdoing after a drug test showed traces of a banned substance.

Mma - Friday 25 October, 2019

Nate Diaz says he's out of UFC 244 after positive drug test
# Popped
# Popped

Nate Diaz says he's out of UFC 244 after positive drug test

Oct 25th 2019, 9:16 AM 15,564 Views 10 Comments

The Stockton fighter was to face Jorge Masvidal in New York but broke the news of the test himself.

Mma - Thursday 24 October, 2019

McGregor says UFC return has been agreed for Las Vegas in January
# 2020 Vision
# 2020 Vision

McGregor says UFC return has been agreed for Las Vegas in January

Oct 24th 2019, 11:42 AM 11,823 Views 30 Comments

The former two-division champion has been out of action since his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov last year.

Mma - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Jędrzejczyk fights through the pain to claim dominant win
# MMA
# MMA

Jędrzejczyk fights through the pain to claim dominant win

Oct 13th 2019, 8:47 AM 8,378 Views 1 Comment

The Polish fighter’s striking got the better of Michelle Waterson.

Mma - Friday 11 October, 2019

Case against Conor McGregor adjourned until 1 November at Dublin District Court
# Courts
From TheJournal.ie
# Courts

Case against Conor McGregor adjourned until 1 November at Dublin District Court

Oct 11th 2019, 10:41 AM 47,275 Views 0 Comments

McGregor appeared in court this morning.

Mma - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Adesanya dethrones Whittaker to become UFC's undisputed middleweight champion
# Ufc 243
# Ufc 243

Adesanya dethrones Whittaker to become UFC's undisputed middleweight champion

Oct 6th 2019, 9:23 AM 6,185 Views 1 Comment

It was a memorable night for the Nigerian-born Kiwi in Melbourne.

Mma - Saturday 28 September, 2019

'People that have turned down fights with me, but Jack is a warrior': Cannonier prevails against Hermansson
# UFC
# UFC

'People that have turned down fights with me, but Jack is a warrior': Cannonier prevails against Hermansson

Sep 28th 2019, 10:38 PM 7,296 Views 2 Comments

Elsewhere on Saturday night, Gunnar Nelson was beaten in his welterweight clash with Gilbert Burns.

Queally beats Scope in thriller before Gallagher produces lightning-quick finish at Bellator Dublin
# MMA
# MMA

Queally beats Scope in thriller before Gallagher produces lightning-quick finish at Bellator Dublin

Sep 28th 2019, 7:40 AM 7,181 Views 8 Comments

Danni Neilan made a successful debut in the pro ranks by finishing strong to beat Camila Rivarola.

Mma - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Accidental eye poke ends UFC main event after just 15 seconds
# Mexican Standoff
# Mexican Standoff

Accidental eye poke ends UFC main event after just 15 seconds

Sep 22nd 2019, 11:07 AM 16,753 Views 8 Comments

Fans were left furious in Mexico City when Jeremy Stephens was deemed unable to continue.

Mma - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Justin Gaethje stuns Donald Cerrone with first round stoppage
# The Highlight
# The Highlight

Justin Gaethje stuns Donald Cerrone with first round stoppage

Sep 15th 2019, 10:10 AM 8,897 Views 11 Comments

“The Irishman’s retired, I want a real fighter. I want the winner of Tony and Khabib,” he said afterwards.

Mma - Saturday 14 September, 2019

'Mum was showing signs, she was getting sick... They couldn't diagnose her and tell her it was cancer'
# Interview
# Interview

'Mum was showing signs, she was getting sick... They couldn't diagnose her and tell her it was cancer'

Sep 14th 2019, 7:15 AM 7,435 Views 1 Comment

Limerick MMA fighter Catherine Costigan speaks to The42 about her mother’s battle with pancreatic cancer and her return to the Octagon.

Mma - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Poirier to remain undisputed UFC lightweight champ
# 28-0
# 28-0

Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Poirier to remain undisputed UFC lightweight champ

Sep 7th 2019, 9:52 PM 19,359 Views 34 Comments

Nurmagomedov won by rear naked choke after 2:06 of the third round.

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

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

Sep 7th 2019, 7:50 PM 7,752 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Aug 31st 2019, 6:00 PM 11,041 Views 4 Comments

‘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
# 185

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

Aug 27th 2019, 1:33 PM 4,367 Views 4 Comments

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

Mma - Friday 23 August, 2019

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

McGregor apologises over pub punch incident caught on video

Aug 23rd 2019, 7:25 AM 59,460 Views 0 Comments

The MMA star was speaking in an interview with ESPN.

Mma - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Former England rugby star set for MMA stint
# Switching Codes
# Switching Codes

Former England rugby star set for MMA stint

Aug 22nd 2019, 10:49 AM 20,402 Views 14 Comments

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
# Running Out Of Road
# Running Out Of Road

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

Aug 18th 2019, 8:47 PM 5,631 Views 6 Comments

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
# Ufc 241

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

Aug 18th 2019, 9:46 AM 11,202 Views 12 Comments

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