A raucous, partisan crowd in Dublin, Ireland welcomed Conor McGregor to his first UFC main event, but would it be a successful one?
The UFC's first trip to Ireland was headlined by countryman and local superstar Conor McGregor against TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao. Fireworks were expected, a supremely loud crowd was on hand to witness this big featherweight fight at the O2 Arena in Dublin.
In a wild first 30 seconds, both men showed off their striking creativity as they flashed spinning kicks and more
Conor McGregor carried the weight of the expectations of his entire country into the Octagon with him on Saturday at Dublin's O2 Arena.
But if the bombastic Irish featherweight was nervous, he never showed it. McGregor fed off one of the most raucous atmospheres in UFC history and finished former Ultimate Fighter champion Diego Brandao in the main event of UFC Fight Night 46.
"I said I was going to put him away in the first round," said McGregor (15-2). "I put him away in the first round."
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On a six-fight win streak, Dennis Bermudez was ready to defeat a top-ranked opponent when he faced Clay Guida at last night's (Sat., July 26, 2014) UFC on FOX 12 event from San Jose. "Menace" proved to be just that, stifling Guida's normally frenetic movement to become an instant player at 145 pounds. Read our breakdown of his momentum-boosting win below! Last night (Sat., July 26, 2014) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweights Clay Guida and Dennis Bermudez faced off in a pivotal bou more
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The UFC 175 main event featured a thrilling middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida, which went the distance and ended in Weidman’s second title defence. Following a variety of entertaining undercard bouts, the UFC 175 fight card culminated in a fascinating main event title fight between Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida.
The first round was a typical Lyoto Machida start - the Brazilian went through a feeling out process where he circled Weidman early on. A tellin more
Chris Weidman continued his impressive run through the best competition MMA has to offer, as he successfully retained his UFC Middleweight Championship Saturday against Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 via unanimous decision.
MMA Junkie tweeted out the result: Round 1 of the title fight came and went without too much action. While Machida appeared content to sit back in his karate stance and wait on Weidman, The All-American’s leg and body kicks were the only thing to stand out in the round.
As the figh more
Derrick Lewis has not lost since 2011, and his outing at Sunday’s “The Ultimate Fighter 19” finale in Las Vegas proved no different. more