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This year
Makhachev rocks Volkanovski in Round 1 to retain UFC lightweight crown
Makhachev defended his title with a quick win over Australia’s Volkanovski in Abu Dhabi.
'You're getting up every morning to get punched in the face - not a lot of people want to do that'
This Saturday in the RDS, Drogheda’s Leon Hill is targeting a win that would propel him into Cage Warriors title contention.
Rhys McKee beaten on UFC return, Caolan Loughran edged out by Lapilus
McKee and Loughran were both fighting at UFC Fight Night Paris on Saturday, headlined by Ciryl Gane and Serghei Spivac.
Ian Garry wants to bring UFC back to Dublin after latest win
Garry won at UFC 292 in Boston on Saturday night.
Mark Zuckerberg ‘moving on’ from rumoured cage fight with Elon Musk
The rival billionaire tech bosses seemingly agreed to a brawl in June.
Justin Gaethje gains revenge on Dustin Poirier with knockout win at UFC 291
Poirier won the previous fight between the pair in 2018.
Antrim's Rhys McKee set for Paris comeback after earning second chance in UFC
McKee set for comeback bout against Ange Loosa on 2 September.
Volkanovski stops Rodriguez to retain featherweight title at UFC 290
Australian scores TKO win over Yair Rodriguez in Las Vegas main event.
Conor McGregor denies sexual assault allegations in US
He is accused of sexually assaulting a woman after a Miami Heat game last week.
Conor McGregor denies sexual assault allegations in US
He is accused of sexually assaulting a woman after a Miami Heat game last week.
MMA great Amanda Nunes retires after win over Irene Aldana at UFC 289
The Brazilian is widely regarded as the greatest ever women’s mixed martial artist.
Undefeated Tallaght fighter Shauna Bannon set to make UFC debut next month
Bannon expects to make her debut at London’s O2 Arena on 22 July.
Last year
Retired Russian MMA fighter sues Conor McGregor over allegedly defamatory Twitter posts
Artem Lobov claims the most damaging post about him is one where he is allegedly referred to by McGregor as being a ‘rat’.
Conor McGregor charged with additional driving offence
The case is due back before the courts on November 24 for mention.
Tom Aspinall forced to quit after 15 seconds of UFC London main event
The English heavyweight’s knee gave way during the opening exchanges of his fight against Curtis Blaydes.
Benson Henderson v Peter Queally to headline Bellator Dublin
The event will air live in Ireland on Virgin Media Two and Virgin Media Sport.
Charles Oliveira seals first-round win over Justin Gaethje
The Brazilian overcame his American rival, causing him to submit with a rear-naked choke.
'Unfinished business' for McKee as Cage Warriors confirm headline title fight in Belfast
Ballymena’s McKee will meet England’s Justin Burlinson for the vacant Cage Warriors welterweight title on 25 June.
Sinead Kavanagh and Gegard Mousasi among the winners at Bellator Dublin
There was also success on the night for Drogheda fighter Ciaran Clarke
Adesanya retains UFC middleweight crown with decision win over Whittaker
Adesanya made his fourth successful defence with scores of 48-47, 48-47, 49-46.
Ngannou sees off Gane challenge to retain UFC heavyweight title
Victory for the champion on a card that also saw the flyweight title change hands once more.
All time
FactCheck: No, Conor McGregor wasn't correct to say vaccines 'have not worked' to stop Covid-19
The MMA athlete-turned-businessman claimed “The vaccines have not worked to stop this whatsoever.”
Holloway defeats Rodriguez after epic battle in main event at UFC Vegas 42
The final scorecards read 49-46, 48-47 and 48-47 for Holloway.
Kavanagh determined to stun dominant champ Cyborg in tonight's world title bid
The 35-year-old Dubliner is in Florida as she aims to inflict a rare defeat on Brazilian veteran Cris Cyborg.
Second-round stoppage ends Queally's dream of becoming Ireland's first Bellator champion
Peter Queally and James Gallagher were both stopped in the main events at Bellator 270 in Dublin’s 3Arena.
Leg injury to Conor McGregor ends trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier
The fight ended via doctor’s stoppage after McGregor’s leg buckled under him during the first round.
Czech star says goal celebration a tribute to MMA fighter
Patrik Schick is a big fan of Nate Diaz.
Adesanya retains middleweight title but new flyweight champ crowned at UFC 263
Deiveson Figueiredo was dethroned by Brandon Moreno in Arizona.
Second-round KO sees Oliveira crowned new UFC lightweight champion
The BJJ master had arrived in Texas boasting more submission wins than anyone else in UFC history.
Welterweight champ Usman knocks out Masvidal as US fans return to UFC events
Valentina Shevchenko kept her flyweight belt and Rose Namajunas regained the strawweight strap at UFC 261.
McGregor-Poirier trilogy fight confirmed for Las Vegas with capacity crowd
The fight will take place as part of UFC 264 at the T-Mobile Arena.
Francis Ngannou claims heavyweight UFC title with knockout of Stipe Miocic
Ngannou overwhelmed his opponent to avenge a 2018 defeat.
Rising Irish star Ian Garry makes major statement with head-kick KO
The 23-year-old Dubliner stopped two-time UFC fighter Rostem Akman last night in London.
Adesanya suffers first loss of his career in bid to become two-weight UFC champion
Defending champions Jan Blachowicz and Amanda Nunes both retained their titles at UFC 259 in Las Vegas.
McGregor vows to bounce back but admits Poirier loss is 'hard to take'
The 32-year-old Dubliner suffered the first knockout defeat of his career in the Abu Dhabi rematch.
Revenge for Poirier as McGregor is stopped in second round of UFC rematch
Dustin Poirier got the better of Conor McGregor in the UFC 257 main event in Abu Dhabi.
Jose Aldo defeats Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night
The 34-year-old was deemed the victor by all three judges by a score of 29-28.
Katie Taylor misses out as Khabib Nurmagomedov wins BBC's World Sport Star award
The UFC star and the Bray boxer were among the nominees for an award decided by a public vote.
UFC confirm the signing of Irish fighter Dean Barry
The 28-year-old Dubliner is preparing to make his debut on the biggest stage in MMA in 2021.
Conor McGregor signs deal for UFC rematch with Dustin Poirier
The Irish mixed martial arts fighter defeated Poirier when the pair met in a featherweight bout in 2014.