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Scotland’s Paul ‘BearJew’ Craig dominates in UFC debut

As far as UFC debuts go, Scotland’s Paul Craig (9-0) couldn’t have dreamt of a better start to his career with the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion. The former BAMMA light heavyweight champion headlined the prelims on Fox Sports, handed Brazilian Luis Henrique da Silva his first professional loss and picked up the $50k Performance of the Night bonus for his efforts. On paper it could have seemed that

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

Jojo Calderwood set to face Jessica Andrade at UFC203

Joanne Calderwood’s destruction of top ranked Valerie Letourneau at UFC Fight Night 89 back in June was easily the finest performance of her UFC career to date, and rightly shot the Kilmarnock fighter back into the strawweight division’s top 10. Joanne is desperate to build on that momentum as soon as possible and the UFC have moved quick to grant Calderwood’s wishes by matching the popular Scot with Brazillian Jessica Andrade

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,

UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs Dos Santos fight card completed

UFC has confirmed the addition of three more exciting bouts set to feature at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ROTHWELL vs. DOS SANTOS, which takes place on Sunday, April 10 in Zagreb, Croatia. The final three bouts added to the 13 fight card include Scottish featherweight, Robert “The Hammer” Whiteford, (12-3; fighting out of Glasgow, Scotland) who will meet Brazilian striker Lucas “Mineiro” Martins (15-3; fighting out of Minas Gerais, Brazil). Also

UFC and British Wrestling Association announce partnership

UFC and the British Wrestling Association have announced a partnership agreement to actively promote amateur and Olympic wrestling throughout the United Kingdom. “We are very happy to announce our new partnership with the British Wrestling Association,” UFC Senior Vice President & General Manager – EMEA James Elliott said. “UFC is fully committed to supporting the development of clean and safe amateur sports. Our sports share the same core values and

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

JoJo Calderwood set to join Tri-Star gym

Scottish UFC star Joanne Calderwood is searching for a new team, with Canada’s famed Tri-Star gym her most likely destination. The strawweight contender has trained at Glasgow’s Griphouse gym for the majority of her career but it seems that after some soul searching Calderwood feels a change is required to elevate her UFC career to the next level. She told Ariel Helwani on Fox Sport’s ‘UFC Tonight’: “I want to

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

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