With Irish MMA’s first lady seemingly struggling to find her training rhythm under the Nevada sun in the opening sequences of episode six of TUF 20, the chance to watch the historic UFC Dublin event seemed to come at the perfect time for the Dubliner.
“It was amazing to see it, I was having a rough week in there,” Daly acknowledged. “I was talking to Dana and telling him I was a bitch in the heat. I knew the fight was coming up, and as I said to Dana, I didn’t want to lose just because I can’t perform in the heat. I knew I was better than that girl.
After all of October’s quintet of chosen fights went ahead in superb fashion, we get straight into the penultimate month of the year with another selection. With UFC, Cage Warriors, Invicta, Bellator and more all having events this month it wasn’t an easy task to keep it to just five but, in declining order, here is my choice.
Damien “The Rage” Rooney will make his flyweight debut at Cage Warriors 73 in Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Saturday where he will face off against top ranked English prospect Shaj Haque.
Rooney, who runs his own performance gym away from fighting, explained how his 130 lbs catchweight win over Bryan Creighton back in March made the transition to the lighter weight so much easier.
Clan Wars 20 takes place this Saturday (1st November) in The Ramada Plaza in Belfast and features Niall Smith of Heat MMA taking on Gerard Gilmore of Chum Sut for the Clan Wars pro featherweight title.
Tickets can be purchased from the fighters on the card or by contacting the Clan Wars FB page and standard tickets are £25, “Silver” Cage Side are £30 and “Gold” Cage Side are £35
Here is the card in full..
UFC announced today via their official website that Northern Irishman Stormin’ Norman Parke and #13 ranked Jorge Masvidal have verbally agreed to fight in Boston on the 18th January 2015.
Parke, who is 20-2-1 in his career and 4-0-1 inside the UFC, was due to fight on the upcoming Mexico card, but was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury. His opponent Diego Sanchez was later also forced off the card with an injury.
After news broke over the weekend that Conor McGregor would be fighting Dennis Siver in Boston on January 18th next, today another top-quality bout was added to the card. Lightweight contenders Benson Henderson and Eddie Alvarez will meet in the co-main event of a card which is beginning to shape up nicely.
Alvarez, the former Bellator 155 lbs champion, made his Octagon debut on the same card as McGregor at UFC 178 last month in a tough loss to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and will be desperate to get his first UFC win here. The Philadelphia native certainly has the ability to do it with previous wins over Michael Chandler, Pat Curran and Shinya Aoki on an impressive fight record accumulated all over the globe.