UFC flyweights Neil “2 Tap” Seery and Paddy “The Hooligan” Holohan were on hand at BattleZone Fighting Championships 12 to present Stephen Coll, Thomas Hogan and Frans Mlambo with their belts as they walked away as champions on Saturday night in the Regency Hotel.
Coll showcased his grappling prowess on his way to claiming the pro BattleZone featherweight title with a victory over champion Mick Brennan.
For the third time this calender year the UFC returned to Texas on Saturday night as featherweight contenders Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson topped a fun night of fights to kick off one of the best stretches of MMA we are ever likely to see.
Battle Zone Fighting Championships 12 goes down this Saturday in The Regency Hotel, Dublin and is headlined by a pro bout between Mick Breen and Steve Coll, with Tommy Hogan taking on Keith McCabe in the co-main event.
Tickets from €30 can be purchased here or from the fighters. Doors 6.30pm. First Fight 7.30pm.
Here is the card..
Conor McGregor has revealed that he would’ve preferred to face Nick Lentz in January rather than Dennis Siver, but believes that the “lackluster” featherweight would be handled quite easily if he was to meet the German Taekwondo expert.
Given that many have called for McGregor to face a wrestler, and the back and forth that he and Lentz have had, it was no surprise that the Irishman wasn’t too complimentary when it came to breaking down the style of the former NCAA Division 1 wrestler.
“I would’ve liked Nick Lentz,” said McGregor. “I think that’s where I would have liked to go. But, it is what it is. I mean, Nick Lentz is rubbish.
On Saturday night the UFC will begin a run of nine consecutive events the likes of which (on paper, at the moment, injuries allowing) have never been seen before. Kicking it all off is UFC Fight Night 57: Edgar vs. Swanson from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, USA which has fireworks written all over it. Here are my picks, predictions and lamentations.