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Jonny Byrne is an aspiring MMA Journalist who loves all things MMA. He's currently studying Law in Ireland and is Station Manager of his University Radio Station. Follow him on twitter - @MMATakeover_


UFC FN London Results: ‘Sleepy’ Gunnar Nelson chokes out Jouban

By Jonathan Byrne / March 18, 2017

Cool, calm and collected. UFC FN London’s co-main event was a battle of two top tier Welterweights. #9 Ranked WW Gunnar Nelson faced off against streaking Alan Jouban. It was the classic Striker vs. Grappler matchup that many wondered where the fight would go. In Round 1 Gunnar initiated several grappling exchanges and was successful […]


UFC FN London Results: Diakiese Spinning kicks & KO’s Packalen

By Jonathan Byrne / March 18, 2017

What a performance in his home country.  UFC Fight Night London was all about showcasing the best British talent in the UFC. When talking about British talent, Marc Diakiese is right up there with some of the best. Going in to this fight Diakiese was undefeated in the UFC. However we were yet to see […]


UFC Announces Three New Fight Cards in Europe

By Jonathan Byrne / March 16, 2017

The UFC could be coming to a city near you in 2017.  As the UFC visits Europe for the first time in 2017 this weekend, they have just announced three further dates to round out the year. The UFC first comes to the SSE Arena in Glasgow, Scotland on July 16th. Their next stop is […]


UFC Fighter Saves Robbery by Knocking Out Thief

By Jonathan Byrne / March 16, 2017

Makwan Amirkhani should have his own TV series after this.  Finland is home to UFC Fighter Makwan Amirkhani. The UFC Featherweight is 3-0 inside the promotion and fights at UFC London this weekend. Two weeks out from a fight you’d expect a fighter to be eating healthy, maybe cutting weight or planning tactics for the […]


Shevchenko: Amanda Nunes ‘isn’t ready’ to defend her title

By Jonathan Byrne / March 15, 2017

There’s no love lost between these two competitors.  UFC Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes has been on a tear recently. Fresh off KO’ing Ronda Rousey, she looks towards her next opponent inside the Octagon. Decorated Muay Thai champion Valentina Shevchenko came in to the UFC with an 11-1 record. In four fights in the UFC she […]


Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva gets opponent for Brazil return

By Jonathan Byrne / March 15, 2017

Anderson is facing a tough test at UFC 212 in June.  Fresh off a first round KO of Vitor Belfort, Kelvin Gastelum was quick to call out his next opponent. He called out legend Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva – and it looks like his wish was granted. The UFC announced yesterday that Anderson will fight […]


One UFC Fighter thinks this Internet Celebrity would be a top PPV Draw

By Jonathan Byrne / March 14, 2017

He did not just say that.  UFC Flyweight Champion and Pound for Pound #1 Ranked Fighter Demetrious Johnson has made a very wild statement. Since the rise to fame of stars like Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor, a lot of UFC champions have questioned whether they are being promoted correctly. The most notable detractor has been […]

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