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#MMA

# mma - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Jose Aldo defeats Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night
# Winning
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# Winning

Jose Aldo defeats Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night

Dec 20th 2020, 9:56 AM 5,291 Views 2 Comments

The 34-year-old was deemed the victor by all three judges by a score of 29-28.

# mma - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Katie Taylor misses out as Khabib Nurmagomedov wins BBC's World Sport Star award
# The Eagle Has Landed
From The42
# The Eagle Has Landed

Katie Taylor misses out as Khabib Nurmagomedov wins BBC's World Sport Star award

Dec 17th 2020, 11:23 PM 9,002 Views 14 Comments

The UFC star and the Bray boxer were among the nominees for an award decided by a public vote.

# mma - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

UFC confirm the signing of Irish fighter Dean Barry
# The Sniper
From The42
# The Sniper

UFC confirm the signing of Irish fighter Dean Barry

Nov 24th 2020, 5:29 PM 10,721 Views 2 Comments

The 28-year-old Dubliner is preparing to make his debut on the biggest stage in MMA in 2021.

# mma - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Conor McGregor signs deal for UFC rematch with Dustin Poirier
# Run It Back
From The42
# Run It Back

Conor McGregor signs deal for UFC rematch with Dustin Poirier

Nov 19th 2020, 9:51 PM 14,144 Views 9 Comments

The Irish mixed martial arts fighter defeated Poirier when the pair met in a featherweight bout in 2014.

Rising Irish prospect Ian Garry booked for December return in London
# The Fight Before Christmas
From The42
# The Fight Before Christmas

Rising Irish prospect Ian Garry booked for December return in London

Nov 19th 2020, 11:01 AM 6,421 Views 3 Comments

The 23-year-old will aim to keep his unbeaten record intact when he faces English opponent Lawrence Tracey.

# mma - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Khabib Nurmagomedov retires from octagon with perfect record after UFC 254 win
# Time To Go
From The42
# Time To Go

Khabib Nurmagomedov retires from octagon with perfect record after UFC 254 win

Oct 24th 2020, 10:55 PM 21,239 Views 36 Comments

The Russian has retired unbeaten with an unbeaten professional record of 29-0.

# mma - Friday 23 October, 2020

'If Khabib beats Justin on Saturday, he’s the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world'
# UFC 254
From The42
# UFC 254

'If Khabib beats Justin on Saturday, he’s the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world'

Oct 23rd 2020, 12:36 PM 10,499 Views 1 Comment

Nurmagomedov defends his UFC lightweight title tomorrow night.

# mma - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Adesanya retains UFC middleweight title as a new champion is crowned at light-heavyweight
# MMA
From The42
# MMA

Adesanya retains UFC middleweight title as a new champion is crowned at light-heavyweight

Sep 27th 2020, 10:34 AM 7,936 Views 3 Comments

Abu Dhabi played host to UFC 253 overnight.

# mma - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Manny Pacquiao says he wants to fight Conor McGregor next year
# Pac Man
From The42
# Pac Man

Manny Pacquiao says he wants to fight Conor McGregor next year

Sep 26th 2020, 9:15 AM 10,810 Views 20 Comments

The fight could be staged in the Middle East though a deal is far from agreed.

# mma - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Covington dominant en route to victory over former UFC champion Woodley
# Fight Night
From The42
# Fight Night

Covington dominant en route to victory over former UFC champion Woodley

Sep 20th 2020, 10:29 AM 6,414 Views 13 Comments

Tyron Woodley later revealed he suffered a rib injury during his Las Vegas defeat to Colby Covington.

# mma - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Former champion Anderson Silva booked for potential UFC swansong at 45
# Fright Night
From The42
# Fright Night

Former champion Anderson Silva booked for potential UFC swansong at 45

Aug 19th 2020, 9:57 AM 4,353 Views 2 Comments

According to UFC president Dana White, it could be the Brazilian veteran’s final professional bout.

# mma - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Cormier retires after defeat ends UFC heavyweight trilogy with champion Miocic
# UFC 252
From The42
# UFC 252

Cormier retires after defeat ends UFC heavyweight trilogy with champion Miocic

Aug 16th 2020, 9:19 AM 10,979 Views 7 Comments

The 41-year-old complained that he was blinded by an eye poke before losing out by unanimous decision.

# mma - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

UFC confirm Khabib Nurmagomedov's lightweight unification bout for October
# Undisputed
From The42
# Undisputed

UFC confirm Khabib Nurmagomedov's lightweight unification bout for October

Jul 29th 2020, 10:18 AM 7,311 Views 4 Comments

In his first fight for over a year, the undefeated Dagestani will take on interim champion Justin Gaethje.

# mma - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Ballymena's Rhys McKee out to cause an upset in tonight's short-notice UFC debut
# Rhys Lightning
From The42
# Rhys Lightning

Ballymena's Rhys McKee out to cause an upset in tonight's short-notice UFC debut

Jul 25th 2020, 8:30 AM 7,653 Views 5 Comments

‘I’m really not here to get a nice new tracksuit,’ the 24-year-old says. ‘I’m here to take the win.’

# mma - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Irish MMA star Rhys McKee set for UFC debut on one week's notice
# Abu Dhabi Do
From The42
# Abu Dhabi Do

Irish MMA star Rhys McKee set for UFC debut on one week's notice

Jul 19th 2020, 11:22 AM 11,109 Views 3 Comments

He’ll take on Khamzat Chimaev on Fight Island next weekend.

Duffy announces retirement after UFC loss: 'I haven’t got what it takes anymore'
# End Of The Road
From The42
# End Of The Road

Duffy announces retirement after UFC loss: 'I haven’t got what it takes anymore'

Jul 19th 2020, 8:16 AM 15,082 Views 6 Comments

The 32-year-old Donegal man was beaten by Joel Alvarez via submission at UFC Fight Night 172.

# mma - Saturday 18 July, 2020

Rejuvenated Duffy determined to consign 'embarrassing' performances to the past
# Talk To Joe
From The42
# Talk To Joe

Rejuvenated Duffy determined to consign 'embarrassing' performances to the past

Jul 18th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,185 Views 21 Comments

The UFC lightweight from Donegal will compete for the first time in 16 months tonight in Abu Dhabi.

# mma - Friday 10 July, 2020

Masvidal takes aim at 'mentally weak' Usman ahead of UFC welterweight title showdown
# UFC 251
From The42
# UFC 251

Masvidal takes aim at 'mentally weak' Usman ahead of UFC welterweight title showdown

Jul 10th 2020, 7:21 PM 4,405 Views 1 Comment

The belt will be on the line in Abu Dhabi tomorrow night.

# mma - Monday 6 July, 2020

Jorge Masvidal steps in to take UFC title shot on six days' notice
# Gamebred
From The42
# Gamebred

Jorge Masvidal steps in to take UFC title shot on six days' notice

Jul 6th 2020, 6:59 AM 9,343 Views 4 Comments

He’ll aim to dethrone welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night.

# mma - Saturday 4 July, 2020

UFC welterweight title bout falls through after challenger tests positive for Covid-19
# Ruled Out
From The42
# Ruled Out

UFC welterweight title bout falls through after challenger tests positive for Covid-19

Jul 4th 2020, 7:55 PM 6,014 Views 3 Comments

Gilbert Burns was due to take on Kamaru Usman on next weekend’s UFC 251 card in Abu Dhabi.

# mma - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Dustin Poirier edges out Dan Hooker in bloody clash at UFC Fight Night
# Diamond
From The42
# Diamond

Dustin Poirier edges out Dan Hooker in bloody clash at UFC Fight Night

Jun 28th 2020, 10:07 AM 7,046 Views 5 Comments

It was a contender for fight of the year.

# mma - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

UFC cancels Dublin fight card
# Coronavirus
From The42
# Coronavirus

UFC cancels Dublin fight card

Jun 24th 2020, 11:50 AM 4,180 Views 0 Comments

The mixed martial arts organisation was due to return to the Irish capital for an event on 15 August.

# mma - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Three title fights to kick off UFC's series of 'Fight Island' events in Abu Dhabi
# Adu Dhabi Do
From The42
# Adu Dhabi Do

Three title fights to kick off UFC's series of 'Fight Island' events in Abu Dhabi

Jun 10th 2020, 9:18 AM 5,409 Views 2 Comments

The MMA organisation has confirmed it will stage events in the UAE on 11, 15, 18 and 25 July.

# mma - Saturday 16 May, 2020

‘Conor McGregor is the No1 welterweight contender’
# Plans
From The42
# Plans

‘Conor McGregor is the No1 welterweight contender’

May 16th 2020, 1:59 PM 13,885 Views 17 Comments

Former MMA star Chael Sonnen reckons Dubliner is still the biggest draw in his sport.

# mma - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Teixeira scores upset victory as UFC presses ahead with another US event
# Results
From The42
# Results

Teixeira scores upset victory as UFC presses ahead with another US event

May 14th 2020, 11:41 AM 5,183 Views 0 Comments

The 40-year-old continued his resurgence by stopping Anthony Smith in the headline bout in Florida.

# mma - Saturday 9 May, 2020

More controversy surrounds this weekend's UFC return as fighter and cornermen test positive for Covid-19
# EEK
From The42
# EEK

More controversy surrounds this weekend's UFC return as fighter and cornermen test positive for Covid-19

May 9th 2020, 12:05 PM 51,668 Views 47 Comments

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza’s fight is off but as of now, UFC 249 is still going ahead.

# mma - Friday 8 May, 2020

Justin Gaethje looking to put on a show for the fans at UFC 249 despite criticism of event
# UFC
From The42
# UFC

Justin Gaethje looking to put on a show for the fans at UFC 249 despite criticism of event

May 8th 2020, 8:36 AM 5,584 Views 5 Comments

Gaethje faces Tony Ferguson on Saturday night.

# mma - Friday 10 April, 2020

Dana White belatedly postpones UFC 249
# DISNEY PUSH
From The42
# DISNEY PUSH

Dana White belatedly postpones UFC 249

Apr 10th 2020, 9:55 AM 10,208 Views 17 Comments

Originally slated for New York, white was pushing for the18 April event to go ahead in California.

# mma - Thursday 2 April, 2020

'Put yourself in my shoes': Khabib won't break quarantine to fight at UFC 249
# No Go
From The42
# No Go

'Put yourself in my shoes': Khabib won't break quarantine to fight at UFC 249

Apr 2nd 2020, 9:51 AM 8,907 Views 8 Comments

UFC president Dana White has repeatedly announced his intention to stage the show.

# mma - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

UFC champion Jones avoids jail time but vows to address 'unhealthy relationship with alcohol'
# Keeping Up With The Jones
From The42
# Keeping Up With The Jones

UFC champion Jones avoids jail time but vows to address 'unhealthy relationship with alcohol'

Apr 1st 2020, 11:30 AM 4,675 Views 6 Comments

He reached a plea deal in his case for driving while intoxicated.

# mma - Thursday 26 March, 2020

UFC boss aiming to stage the 'baddest card' in MMA history during global pandemic
# Best Laid Plans
From The42
# Best Laid Plans

UFC boss aiming to stage the 'baddest card' in MMA history during global pandemic

Mar 26th 2020, 11:17 AM 11,075 Views 7 Comments

UFC 249 had originally been set for 18 April in Brooklyn.

# mma - Saturday 21 March, 2020

Bad night for the Irish at Cage Warriors 113 as McColgan loses out to Jones
# MMA
From The42
# MMA

Bad night for the Irish at Cage Warriors 113 as McColgan loses out to Jones

Mar 21st 2020, 10:54 AM 6,357 Views 4 Comments

The Belfast man was aiming to be the first Irish figher since Conor McGregor to hold the organisation’s lightweight title.

# mma - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

UFC postpones next three events after coronavirus clampdown
# About Time
From The42
# About Time

UFC postpones next three events after coronavirus clampdown

Mar 17th 2020, 10:13 AM 5,124 Views 7 Comments

President Dana White has confirmed the postponements.

# mma - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Oliveira calls for lightweight title shot after impressive stoppage of Lee
# King Charles
From The42
# King Charles

Oliveira calls for lightweight title shot after impressive stoppage of Lee

Mar 15th 2020, 9:51 AM 5,018 Views 3 Comments

The 30-year-old Brazilian has now won seven fights in a row following last night’s submission victory.

# mma - Friday 13 March, 2020

McColgan handed chance to join list of notable Irish champions
# Title Shot
From The42
# Title Shot

McColgan handed chance to join list of notable Irish champions

Mar 13th 2020, 6:07 PM 3,521 Views 1 Comment

The Cage Warriors lightweight title vacated by UFC-bound Jai Herbert will be at stake in London.

Kevin Lee misses weight but tomorrow's UFC main event still goes ahead
# Do Bronx Tale
From The42
# Do Bronx Tale

Kevin Lee misses weight but tomorrow's UFC main event still goes ahead

Mar 13th 2020, 4:20 PM 5,391 Views 3 Comments

The 27-year-old American is scheduled to take on Charles Oliveira behind closed doors in Brasilia.

# mma - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Dalton gets late-notice opportunity to upset former champion Pimblett
# Showdown
From The42
# Showdown

Dalton gets late-notice opportunity to upset former champion Pimblett

Mar 11th 2020, 1:03 PM 3,151 Views 1 Comment

The Belfast native will take on the popular Liverpudlian at Cage Warriors 113 in London.

# mma - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

London no longer calling for Garry as attention turns to Belfast
# Change Of Plan
From The42
# Change Of Plan

London no longer calling for Garry as attention turns to Belfast

Mar 10th 2020, 11:31 AM 5,562 Views 0 Comments

Having been scheduled to fight on 20 March, the undefeated Dubliner has postponed his return to action.

# mma - Monday 9 March, 2020

SBG's Peter Queally booked for big Bellator main event in Dublin
# October Test
From The42
# October Test

SBG's Peter Queally booked for big Bellator main event in Dublin

Mar 9th 2020, 5:53 PM 4,587 Views 1 Comment

The Waterford native is set to take on former lightweight title challenger Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire.

# mma - Sunday 8 March, 2020

Adesanya beats Romero at UFC 248 but crowd are left wanting more
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Adesanya beats Romero at UFC 248 but crowd are left wanting more

Mar 8th 2020, 9:34 AM 9,239 Views 7 Comments

During an often bizarre contest, boos rang out across the arena as the two fighters kept contact to a minimum.

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