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Scottish MMA star Paul ‘Bearjew’ Craig set for BAMMA title shot

Widely regarded as Scotland’s top MMA prospect, Airdrie fighter Paul Craig is set for the biggest contest of his career so far when he squares off against Marcin Lazarz for the BAMMA light heavyweight championship on November 14th at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. Fighting out of one of Scotland’s most respected MMA Gyms, ‘Scottish Hit Squad’, Paul made his BAMMA debut in Dublin on Saturday September 19th where he increased

Joanne Calderwood can’t wait for headline fight in Las Vegas

Scotland’s Joanne Calderwood will enter the UFC’s history books on December 10th when she next steps inside the Octagon to fight American strawweight sensation Paige VanZant, as both fighters will be the first females to headline a UFC event in a non-title bout. Calderwood and VanZant are two of the most popular and exciting fighters on the UFC roster and this highly anticipated showdown between the two strawweight contenders is scheduled

UFC Announce James Elliott as VP and General Manager Of EMEA

UFC today announced the appointment of James Elliott as Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Elliott will lead UFC’s successful European business and oversee the continued growth of the company across the region by expanding the number of live events and securing key broadcast partnerships. Elliott joined UFC in 2013 as Senior Director of Content and was instrumental in the massive growth of the company’s

The Ultimate Fighter 22: episode 3 – Recognize the Enemy

The next episode opens up with Dana White explaining Conor McGregor‘s unique approach to coaching his team. Conor never shows up for the morning training session which is lead by his assistants and consists of light training, while Conor shows up in the evenings and works on technique. Later during training, Sascha Sharma talks about how he admires his father for moving from India to pursue a better life in Germany. During Chris Gruetzemacher‘s training, he

The Ultimate Fighter 22: episode 2 – Crowded House

Following the preliminary fights and the introduction to the show for the cast, Conor McGregor call in Team Europe for a pep talk. He explains that he isn’t there to coach them and that while they are technically a team they should rely mostly upon themselves. They should be in shape and ready to train and says that they are good enough to wipe out Team USA and face each other. The

UFC ANNOUNCES 2016 LONDON EVENT

London, UK – UFC today announced the first event on the EMEA schedule for 2016. UFC Fight Night will return to The O2 on Saturday, February 27 following a successful event in 2014 and continued demand from fans for a reappearance. The UFC last visited London in 2014 with 14,000 fans watching Britain’s Jimi “Poster Boy” Manuwa take on Swedish powerhouse Alex “The Mauler” Gustafsson in an unforgettable main event battle. That

The Ultimate Fighter 22: episode 1 – Europe vs. United States

The show starts out with Dana White talking about the background of Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber coaching teams representing Europe and the United States respectively. From the outlook there is a casual animosity between the two coaches which only entertains White, but in the meantime both coaches are entertained by the matches. The preliminary round will consist of 32 fighters who must compete and win in order to get into the house for their respective

Cast revealed for The Ultimate Fighter: TEAM McGREGOR vs. TEAM FABER

Lightweights from the United States and Europe collide in special USA vs. Europe format Season premieres Thursday, September 10 at 3am BST on BT Sport (part of the Setanta Pack in Ireland) and repeated Thursday, September 10 at 10pm BST on BT Sport Competitors from 11 different countries have been cast for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter led by UFC interim featherweight champion and proud Irishman Conor McGregor, opposite former WEC featherweight