For the last time this calender year, the Ultimate Fighting Championship held what turned out to be a card packed with finishes on Saturday night. The Ginásio José Corrêa in Barueri, Brazil played host to the event which saw two former champions on the docket.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is back in the UFC. After three victorious fights in rival promotion Bellator, Jackson makes a quick return to the Octagon and will make his second UFC debut in 2015. The promotion confirmed the news late on Saturday night.
“It hasn’t really hit me, but it sounds like most people are happy for me to come back,” Jackson told UFC.com. “I feel like I can put on some exciting fights. I don’t feel like there are a whole lot of people out there putting it on the line the way I do.”
After twelve months of thrills and spills for the UFC it all comes to an end for the year this Saturday night as the octagon travels back to it’s South America base with the Ginásio José Corrêa in Barueri, Brazil hosting the latest fight night. Two former champions are featured at the top of the card with a number of up and coming home-country prospects spread throughout the undercard. Here are my picks, predictions and betting tips.
Conor McGregor was once again the most searched for athlete on Google in Ireland over the last year and is second to only Michael Schmuacher when non-Irishmen are included. One place behind McGregor on the list was Oscar Pistorious.
Irish rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll, who retired this year, did not make the list.
Here is Ireland’s top 10 most searched Sports Personalities:
The Croke Park community forum post-season review was released recently with information from the events that were held during the year. In the community forum review they also revealed provisional dates that the stadium is being held for in 2015.
The stadium is currently provisionally being held for a non-GAA sporting event being held in late May.