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UFC: Irresistible force Cain Velasquez meets the immovable object Junior Dos Santos in Houston, Sport

UFC: Irresistible force Cain Velasquez meets the immovable object Junior Dos Santos in Houston

They don’t get any bigger than the heavyweight championship of the world and that’s exactly what’s on the line this Saturday night.

By | Sport | Thursday, 17 October 2013 at 2:50 pm

UFC: Will Chris Weidman be a step too far for Anderson Silva at the MGM Grand?, Sport

UFC: Will Chris Weidman be a step too far for Anderson Silva at the MGM Grand?

The MGM Grand. This Saturday night. Its the hottest ticket in town and with good reason. The reason boils down to one Anderson “The Spider” Silva and the reality that this living legend of modern day martial arts will be defending his title for a record setting eleventh time.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 3 July 2013 at 5:55 pm

UFC 159: Jonny ‘Bones’ Jones moves on to bigger and better, Sport

UFC 159: Jonny ‘Bones’ Jones moves on to bigger and better

UFC 159 is in the books and whilst it wasn’t without its issues the New Jersey card did provide strong hints as-to what the future holds for some of the sport’s biggest stars. None more so than the poster boy of MMA, Jonny “Bones” Jones.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 1 May 2013 at 1:10 pm

UFC: Featherweight star is born in Sweden as Conor McGregor wins on debut, Sport

UFC: Featherweight star is born in Sweden as Conor McGregor wins on debut

Whilst established names such as Brad Pickett and Ross Pearson enhanced their respective reputations considerably a debutant stole the show.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 9 April 2013 at 4:23 pm

UFC: Conor McGregor to make anticipated Swedish debut, Sport

UFC: Conor McGregor to make anticipated Swedish debut

I rang Dana White a couple of weeks ago when he was in Dublin. I had prepared for the interview as I usually would but what transpired was more of a general chat about fighters than anything else.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 13 March 2013 at 1:44 pm

UFC: London delivers, plus Dana White recovers from night in Dublin, Sport

UFC: London delivers, plus Dana White recovers from night in Dublin

With the first UK bill of the year now well and truly in the books we look back at a solid London card and ask “what next?” for some of its protagonists. We also hear from UFC President Dana White as he recovers from a night in Dublin’s Temple Bar.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 19 February 2013 at 4:24 pm

UFC: Will the torch be passed in Seattle?, Sport

UFC: Will the torch be passed in Seattle?

As the UFC and FOX mark one year since their high profile marriage, Seattle is primed for a genuinely bumper-packed night of fights. UFC on Fox 5 will be a defining crossroads for many of its participants but will it prove to be a tombstone for two highly touted prospects or the final nail in the MMA coffin of a couple of the sport’s most respected veterans.

By | Sport | Friday, 7 December 2012 at 4:10 pm

UFC: Nick Diaz and Josh Koscheck on Superbowl collision course, Sport

UFC: Nick Diaz and Josh Koscheck on Superbowl collision course

With the meeting of Georges St Pierre and Carlos Condit hovering on the horizon two other top tier welterweights are spoiling for a fight and its one that UK fans will clamour for.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 30 October 2012 at 4:51 pm

UFC: Sonnen overtakes Hendo in title stakes, Sport

UFC: Sonnen overtakes Hendo in title stakes

Chael Sonnen and Dan Henderson are life-long friends. Their imposing fighting styles were both forged on the well worn wrestling mats of Oregon.

By | Sport | Friday, 19 October 2012 at 2:56 pm

UFC: The Rio crucible awaits, Sport

UFC: The Rio crucible awaits

Following a troubled few weeks where the world of MMA appeared more akin to a second rate soap opera, the fights are coming thick and fast. UFC Nottingham was a resounding success and UFC 153 this weekend promises to be a raucous celebration of all that is good about South American MMA. A bevy of Brazilian stars are poised to illustrate once again why the country’s mixed martial artists are often perceived as a cut above when it comes to illuminating the famous octagon.

By | Sport | Friday, 12 October 2012 at 1:36 pm

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