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UFC205: The greatest of all time

It’s the arena where legends of the fight game are made, a who’s who of boxing royalty has fought there; Ali, Frazier, Ray Leonard, Holmes, Holyfield, Duran, and now on November 19th a new dawn rises for combat sports as the legendary Madison Square Garden welcomes the UFC for the promotion’s first ever visit to New York City. UFC205 is expected to smash the company’s PPV records as Dana White

Scotland’s Stevie Ray plans to make a statement against ‘sloppy’ Alan Patrick at fight in Brazil

It has been almost a year since Stevie Ray last stepped inside the Octagon but the lightweight contender is set to make his long awaited return to action when he faces Alan Patrick at UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs Lansberg in Brazil on Saturday night. Injury setbacks have kept Stevie on the sidelines since he dismantled Mickael Lebout in Dublin last October but Scotland’s finest is now 100% healthy, raring to

Tom Heffernan speaks to Joanne Calderwood ahead of her bout with Valerie Letourneau

Joanne Calderwood believes her UFC Fight Night89 bout with Valerie Letourneau will be “absolute war”. The pair will meet at the TD Place Arena in Ottawa , Canada on June 18th in what has all the makings of an epic battle between two of the UFC’s top female fighters. Scottish standout Calderwood has been out of action since her Fight of The Night victory in Glasgow last July due to injury,

Fighting For Change

According to the Department of Juvenile Justice, more than 600 Central Florida juveniles were sent to the adult court system last year – a disturbingly large increase from the 296 recorded from July 2004 to June 2005. The sad truth for many of these young adults is that with some positive reinforcement and an avenue for them to channel their energy, many of these crimes may never have happened. Unfortunately,

BAMMA light heavyweight champ Paul ‘Bearjew’ Craig could be set to defend his belt against SBG’s Chris Fields

Dublin’s Chris Fields (11-7) may just have talked himself into a shot at the BAMMA light heavyweight title against current champion Paul Craig (8-0) following a heated exchange between the two men backstage at BAMMA24 in Dublin on February 27th.  Craig was invited to the event as the promotions guest fighter and was cage side to witness Fields picking up his first BAMMA victory against late replacement Dan Konecke. However,

Scottish UFC star Stevie Ray tells Tom Heffernan why 2016 will be the most important yet

Popular Scottish fighter Stevie Ray explains why he considers 2016 to be the most important period of his fighting career so far as he aims to break into the upper echelons of the UFC’s 155-pound division. Ray has enjoyed an incredible start to his UFC career since making his debut back in April 2015 with the Kirkcaldy fighter having won all three of his fights thus far, including a spectacular first

The Transition from wrestling to MMA

It was a packed arena as he walked up to the cage. The referee looked him over making sure there wasn’t anything out of the ordinary or illegal that could be used against his opponent. Once he was clear the cut man put Vaseline on his face to make sure his cheek bone didn’t break. Finally he walked into the cage ready to face his opponent. Fifteen minutes later and

UFC 194: Two Kings Battle for One Throne

The UFC featherweight championship showdown between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor has been almost a year in the making, but we are now only days away from finding out once and for all who the greatest featherweight fighter on the planet really is.  Both men will headline UFC 194 on Saturday 12th December at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on a night that is expected to smash

Scotland’s Paul Craig is the New BAMMA Light Heavyweight Champion

Scottish MMA has a new star in the form of Airdrie fighter Paul ‘Bearjew’ Craig. Craig, 28, won the BAMMA Light Heavyweight World Championship at BAMMA 23 in Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on Saturday night. Hardly breaking a sweat in the process.  Fighting for the title in what was only his second outing for Europe’s top MMA promotion, Craig submitted Poland’s Marcin Lazarz via triangle choke after 3:51 seconds of the very

UFC 194: Has ‘Mystic Mac’ Predicted the Future Again ?

When the UFC first announced Frankie Edgar vs Chad Mendez would be headlining The Ultimate Fighter finale there was plenty of raised eyebrows amongst the MMA community.  Many felt this is a match up worthy of headlining a UFC Fight Night event as a minimum, not a mere TUF Finale.  Sure, the finale will form part of the busiest and most high profile weekend in the UFCs history which is scheduled