Scott Askham will be putting his undefeated record on the line as he makes his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night Stockholm this October against Magnus Cendenblad. Ticket details to be released later this month.
Ryoshin MMA Lucan’s Henry “Herculeez” Fadipe is closing in on his first title defence having claimed the EFC Africa welterweight title with a first round knockout Dino “The Lion” Bagattin back in early May.
Despite performing with a grade two ligament tear on the night, Fadipe claimed his knee is close to perfect again as he prepares for former promotional champion Adam Speechly who he will meet on next Thursday in Johannesburg at EFC Africa 32.
July was by far the best month of 2014 where MMA is concerned. Two fight of the year candidates in Weidman vs Machida and Brown vs Lawler went down in the 7th month as well as one of the greatest comebacks ever from Cathal Pendred against Mike King. Add to that UFC Dublin, arguably the greatest live MMA event to ever take place, and August has a lot to live up to.
It was always going to be a losing battle but the fact half of the month has practically no elite MMA whatsoever makes it a no contest. Still, the latter part of the month rescues it with some nice action both in Ireland and overseas. As I do every month, let me pick out my favourite quintet of fights for the 31 days ahead to whet your appetite.