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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_


Tony Ferguson calls out Nate Diaz: ‘Let’s go man’

By Jonathan Byrne / March 14, 2017

Tony Ferguson is hungry for an opponent. UFC 209 spelled heartbreak and disappointment for Tony Ferguson. Long time opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov fell under the wayside for a fourth time. Citing illness as his reason, Ferguson now looks to the future. Unfortunately for Khabib, Tony Ferguson has omitted him from his plans. “I’m a professional. So […]


BREAKING – Las Vegas venue on hold for Mayweather vs. McGregor Showdown

By Jonathan Byrne / March 13, 2017

The biggest fight in Combat Sports history is getting one bit closer with a venue on hold.  It’s been rumoured for almost a year now. Boxing vs. MMA. Superstar vs. Superstar. Earlier this week Floyd Mayweather progressed rumours with a coming out of retirement announcement specifically to fight Conor McGregor. Recently Conor has been pretty unresponsive. But […]


UFC Legend Vitor Belfort decides his future after UFC Fortaleza

By Jonathan Byrne / March 12, 2017

The Brazilian MMA Legend faced a rude awakening last night at UFC Fortaleza.  A main event in his home country in which he was a big underdog. This was unprecedented for Vitor Belfort as he’s known for destroying his opponents inside the first round. Unfortunately, father time has caught up with Vitor and three KO […]


‘The Faith for 8’ – Fights to make after UFC Fortaleza

By Jonathan Byrne / March 12, 2017

Let’s look at 8 fighters from UFC Fortaleza and who they’ll fight next.  It was a night of great fights and great finishes. The UFC’s first visit to Brazil in 2017 was a memorable one. We saw legend’s defeated, legend’s reinvigorated, flying knee KOs and much more. But now it’s time to look forward and […]


UFC Fight Night Fortaleza – Fight Card Predictions

By Jonathan Byrne / March 11, 2017

One of UFC’s better Fight Night cards, UFC Fortaleza is on tonight! The UFC makes it’s first appearance in Brazil in 2017, making it’s way to Fortaleza. It’s a pretty strong card from top to bottom with an intriguing Main Event in Vitor Belfort vs. Kelvin Gasteulm. Let’s look at the matchups (Click Next Page) […]


Meet the hottest prospect in Women’s MMA right now

By Jonathan Byrne / March 11, 2017

Mackenzie Dern is a force to be reckoned with.  The Women’s MMA divisions have no shortage of stars. First came Miesha Tate, then Ronda Rousey, then Holly Holm and Paige VanZant. What do all of these women have in common? They’re global superstars that can pack a punch. Want to know the next big thing […]


The lineup for UFC 211 in Dallas is INSANE

By Jonathan Byrne / March 10, 2017

UFC Fans in Dallas, Texas are in for a treat. The latter part of 2016 saw fans treated to mega cards such as the UFC’s debut in MSG at UFC 205. That night boasted three title fights including Conor McGregor’s sterling performance towards lightweight gold. The company has been coming under fire from many fans […]

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