Tag "Glasgow"

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

Absolute Championship Berkut to debut in Glasgow this October

One of the world’ fastest growing MMA promotion’s, Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB), makes it’s UK debut in Glasgow on Saturday October 1 with the now iconic SSE Hydro Arena set to stage this historic event. Headlining the event is Scottish MMA star Robert Whiteford who will once again have the opportunity to walk out to a spine tingling rendition of Flower Of Scotland – one of the most memorable moments

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,

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 Fight Night: Bisping vs Leites Review

The UFC’s Scottish debut couldn’t have gone any better for local heroes Joanne Calderwood, Robert Whiteford and Stevie Ray as all three fighters picked up impressive victories in front of a sold out SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow on Saturday.  All three of the Scottish fighters received an ear bursting reception from the crowd as they made their way to the Octagon, and neither fighter let the fans down. First

Will it be Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Joanne Calderwood for the belt in Glasgow?

With Scotland set to host it’s first UFC event on Saturday July 18th , things are shaping up just nicely for a potential title fight in Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena between the strawweight divisions two undefeated Muay Thai specialists; newly crowned Polish sensation Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Scotland’s own title contender Joanne Calderwood. Fans are already calling for this match up in Glasgow with Calderwood suggesting her Twitter account “exploded” after

European Judo Union fails to see benefits of UFC partnership

I was particularly disappointed to learn that the European Judo Union (EJU) has taken the decision to cancel their European Championships event, which was to be held in Glasgow’s Emirates Arena this coming April, purely because it was to be sponsored by the UFC.  The British Judo Association (BJA) had agreed a landmark sponsorship deal with the world’s premier mixed martial arts company, a very fitting partnership you would think,

The UFC: it all started in Scotland

Back in September 2014 I posted an article on here that the UFC would be coming to Scotland this year following Dana White’s response to a tweet I sent.  The news that the UFC may finally be coming to Scottish shores quickly spread far and wide as the excitement amongst Scottish fight fans hit fever pitch. Some 5 months later the same article is still sitting firmly top of MMA-Freak’s

UFC comes to Scotland in 2015

The UFC has held events in Europe on many occasions now but not yet here in Scotland.  Frustrating, as there is such a huge appetite for the sport here. In fact, you could even say that a Scottish event would be somewhat of homecoming for the UFC; those know their history will be aware that the UFC was born as a result of the Gracie family’s desire to show the world