They call them the Fighting Irish for a reason.
Boston-born Dubliner Cathal Penrded first electrified the sellout crowd at the O2 Arena on Saturday with his Octagon walkout. Then the middleweight brought them to his feet again during the fight, as he shook off a 10-8 first round and submitted Mike King at 3:33 of the second at UFC Fight Night 46.
"This is all about believing in yourself and working hard," said Pendred. "This is where it pays off." More Coverage: UFC Fight Night 46 Results | UFC more
The dream of competing under the UFC banner is one that has been locked inside Cathal Pendred's mind for as long as he can remember.
The Dublin-based fighter made his professional debut back in 2009, and from the first time he stepped foot inside the cage, the idea of trading leather with the best in the world inside the Octagon shifted from fantasy to a goal to be achieved. It took only two years for the 26-year-old to become an established force on the European regional scene, where the SBG-tr more
TUF 19 cast member Cathal Pendred talks about his experience on the show and his UFC Fight Night Dublin bout against Mike King. more
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The MMA Hour is back in your life on Monday. Below is a rundown of who will be stopping by and when:
1:00 p.m. ET -- Manager Lex McMahon will discuss a change in his career and other news.
1:25 p.m. -- UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will talk about what's next for him.
1:45 p.m. -- Irish flyweight Neil Seery will preview his UFC Fight Night Dublin bout against Phil Harris.
2:05 p.m. -- TUF 19 cast member Cathal Pendred will talk about his experience on the show and his UFC Fight Night more