Neil “2 Tap” Seery was propelled to the forefront of the Irish MMA movement on June 1 2013 when he became the Cage Warriors flyweight champion after a stunning armbar finish brought an end to his contest with Mikael Silander in front of his hometown crowd in the Helix.
Seery’s record didn’t allow him to stand out from the densely talented scene initially, but his move to the 125 lbs bracket and his eventual signing with UFC have delivered a host of new fans to the Dubliner in the last year. Putting on two pugilistic showcases in his first two bouts under the UFC banner, the Finglas man has gone from strength to strength and the announcement of his third promotional outing for Dana White & Co is eagerly anticipated.
3e’s delayed coverage of UFC 178: Conor McGregor VS Dustin Poirier proved a ratings hit last night, reaching an impressive 317,400 individuals and a share of approximately 7.7% of the available viewing population.
An average of 76,600 viewers tuned in to watch Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor put on another explosive display, in his first round TKO victory over Poirier in Vegas.
Following his superb victory over Phil Harris at UFC Dublin in July, Neil Seery has been given his next assignment. The Dubliner steps in to face Richie Vaculik at the upcoming card in Sydney, Australia in November after Vaculik’s original opponent, Ray Borg, was forced to pull out of the fight today.
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Following the withdrawal of Louis Gaudinot just a week out from his scheduled fight with Paddy Holohan, the Irishman now has a new opponent. The SBG fighter faces Chris Kelades in the bout set to open Saturday night’s main card in Canada. The news was first announced by John Kavanagh on Ariel Helwani’s MMA hour today.
Stalking forward with bad intentions, Conor McGregor threw volume and power at Dustin Poirier with his dynamic striking game that would eventually stop their featherweight bout on Saturday night in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in just 107 seconds.
Only one of McGregor’s four UFC contests has left the first round, his sophomore promotional outing against Max Holloway in which the Dubliner suffered a knee injury midway through the first round.
This weekend was all about one event – UFC 178. McGregor, Cruz, Wonderboy, Mighty Mouse, Zingano, Cerrone and Alvarez were just a few of the big and rising stars on show in the consensus best event of the year. With a title on the line to top the card and a line-up of glittering fights preceding it we were treated to a magnificent night of mixed martial arts.