Darragh Kelly

Enthusiastic writer from Dublin. Blackbelt in the nerdiest martial art, Karate. Blogger. Rockclimber. Dreams of writing about sports for a living.

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UFC London has a stellar card top to bottom

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The UFC returns to London this weekend with a meaty line up of fights from bottom to the top. Darren Till looks to return to his winning ways and Masvidal overcomes the frustration of getting people to fight him. @darrentill2 I hear you having the same probs I am trying to find someone to fight you in your backyard. I love fighting in other peoples backyards. I’m game if ufc can make it happen — Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) January …

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UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw looking gaunt ahead of UFC 233

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The UFC wants to rid itself of the Flyweight division They never truly confirm any of their ideas until the ideas are done (Diaz vs. Masvidal anyone?) but the Men’s Flyweight division has probably seen its day. Mighty Mouse has left for ONE FC the division has lost its main reason for staying intact. Some fighters have been given the opportunity to move up in weight instead of being cut, fighters like Jarred Brooks, Justin Scoggins, and Jose “Shorty” Torres. …

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UFC on Fox 31: Lee vs Iaquinta 2 highlights and quick results

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UFC on Fox 31: Iaquinta vs Lee 2 closed out a seven year long TV deal and it could not have been a better show. Bobby Green vs Drakkar Klose ends in controversy Booby Green’s fights have a history of being controversial and this battle did not stray from convention. Bobby Green has an unusual style to say the least. To the longtime MMA fan he is doing it right, slipping and countering, often moving backwards. Unfortunately he does not …

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UFC 231: What to Look for in Holloway vs. Ortega

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The year is closing out and we still have to massive UFC cards to sink our teeth into. This weekend Max Holloway puts his belt on the line against grappling ace Brian Ortega at UFC 231. Today we’ll be talking about the main event and what each man has going for him stylistically. Max Holloway’s key to landing punches is the level change Brian Ortega is susceptible to the overhand right over his lead hand off of a level change. …

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Mark Hunt hangs up his 4oz gloves in retirement bout at UFC Adelaide

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The king of the walk-off KO retired in Adelaide this weekend. Mark Hunt has fought all over the world in PRIDE FC, K-1 and its offshoots, and the UFC in a long and storied career. We’ll be taking a look at his highlights, in celebration with long time MMA fans and to introduce new comers to how exciting this man was. The Butt Drop Hunto will forever be remembered for his knockout power that earned him plenty of Knockout of …

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Bellator 210 results: Brian Moore breaks both hands in losing effort

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This weekend is filled with fight cards galore and Bellator closed out its event in WinStar World Casino and Resort, Thackerville, Oklahoma, Bellator 210. The Caveman returns in a brawl David Rickels came through again with another savage brawl and Unanimous Decision win to boot. He returns to the win column following a lose to Micheal “Venom” Paige at Bellator 200. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bellator MMA (@bellatormma) Brian Moore receives unfortunate injuries on route to …

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UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 Results and Highlights

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For the first time in a long time UFC fans from America had to rise early to watch a fight card as the promotion hit Beijing for UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2. They now know how hard us Europeans have to fight to stay awake during most MMA events. Chinese MMA Fighters put on some solid fights all night The home grown talent, many signed for this event, put on a strong showing. Song Yadong put in solid work …

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UFC Denver: Korean Zombie vs. Yair Rodriguez Main Card Highlights

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UFC Denver hosted a ledger of exciting fights throughout to make the 25th Anniversary show truly special. Up and comer Maycee Barber shows domination on the ground en route to TKO stoppage Barber started out on Dana White’s Tuesday night Contender Series where she won a grinding decision over Jamie Coleen to win herself a UFC contract. This fight followed suit as Barber stopped Hannah Cifers at 2:01 of the 2nd round to get a home state win. She had …

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Israel Adesanya shines in an exciting fights at UFC 230

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Israel Adesanya stood out on the main card but serious battles could be found up and down UFC 230. We discuss the highlights in the recap today. Lando Vannata and Matt Frevola put on a barn burner If any missed the fight that capped off the UFC Fight Pass prelims they have to see it. Vannata came out fighting with his usual quirks but he has been sharpening his discipline since leaving the Jackson- Winkeljohn camp in favor of a …

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The Trials and Tribulations of Former UFC Champion Jon Jones

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Jon Jones has cemented himself as a gifted athlete with a stellar resume of fighters he has defeated. The greatest challenge Jon “Bones” Jones has ever faced is the man looking back at him in the mirror. Jon Jones off to a stellar start He captured UFC gold by stopping PRIDE FC legend Shogun Rua back in 2011 by TKO at 2:37 of Round 3 to become the youngest champion in UFC history. In a performance that looked like something …

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