The UFC is back in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, October 24th live from the 3 Arena for a card that was due to see lightweight athletes Joseph Duffy take on Dustin Poirier in the main event, but due to an injury sustained to Joseph Duffy in his last sparring session he has been declared medically unfit and the bout cancelled.
The new main event will now see Paddy Holohan against Louis Smolka in a flyweight bout and the co-main is a lightweight bout between Reza Madadi and Norman Parke.
Streaming live exclusively on Fight Pass, and on delay via PICK TV (main card) in the UK, also on Setanta Ireland and 3e.
Here are the full weigh-in results:
Patrick Holohan 126 lbs vs. Louis Smolka 125 lbs
Reza Madadi 156 lbs vs. Norman Parke 156 lbs
Nicolas Dalby 170 lbs vs. Darren Till 171 lbs
Jon Delos Reyes 125 lbs vs. Neil Seery 125 lbs
Mickael Lebout 155 lbs vs. Steven Ray 155 lbs
Ericka Almeida 115 lbs vs. Aisling Daly 116 lbs
Scott Askham 184 lbs vs. Krzysztof Jotko 185 lbs
Tom Breese 171 lbs vs. Cathal Pendred 169 lbs
Darren Elkins 145 lbs vs. Robert Whiteford 145 lbs
The UFC® announced today that UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: POIRIER vs. DUFFY, which sold out in a record-breaking 60 seconds will be airing on free to view channels in Ireland and UK.
With the huge success of last year’s event, the UFC have returned to the 3 Arena in Dublin on October 24th with six Irish stars consisting off Joseph Duffy, Norman Parke, Paddy Holohan, Neil Seery, Cathal Pendred and Aisling Daly.
Fans in Ireland can catch action from the main card live on free to air channels Setanta Ireland and 3e, while in the UK the event will be broadcast on a delay on Pick TV. It will be broadcast in its entirety live on UFC FIGHT PASS.
“The demand for the UFC’s return to the 3Arena in Dublin has been unprecedented and we wanted to ensure all our fans would have the opportunity to see the action live,” UFC Vice President and General Manager of EMEA James Elliot said: “By providing access across three fantastic platforms, Setanta Sports, 3e and UFC FIGHT PASS, we are ensuring maximum exposure of what will be a unmissable event for fight fans.”
Programming will start at 8:00 p.m. on 3e with UFC Breakdown followed by all of the action live from 9:00 p.m. on Setanta Ireland and 3e in Ireland and on a delay at 11:00pm on Pick TV in the UK.
3e is available on 5 on Saorview, Sky Channel 105 and UPC 106
Setanta Ireland is available on Sky Channel 423 and Virgin 401
PICK TV is available on Sky Channel 152
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Undefeated welterweights Darren Till and Nicolas Dalby will square off on October 24th after being added to the UFC Fight Night: Poirier Vs Duffy card in Dublin, where someone’s ‘0’ has gotta go.
Britains Darren Till is originally from Liverpool, England, who holds a professional unbeaten record of 13-0-0 and is coming off a TKO victory over Wendell Oliveria at UFC Fight Night: CONDIT vs ALVES in May of this year.
Denmark’s Ian Dalby, who holds a professional unbeaten record of 14-0-0 and was also in action at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CONDIT vs ALVESwhere he gained a decision victory over ElizeuZaleski Dos Santos.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: POIRIER vs. DUFFY marks the UFC’s return to Dublin, following a sold out event, headlined by “The Notorious” Conor McGregor, in July 2014. With tickets to the 2014 event selling out in under an hour, fans are advised to secure their tickets to this year’s event at the earliest opportunity.
This year’s fight card will be headlined by a five round lightweight bout between Ireland’s Joseph “Irish” Duffy and top 15 ranked Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier.
Also featuring on the fight card are Dublin’s Cathal Pendred, who faces English newcomer Tom Breese, Northern Ireland’s “Stormin” Norman Parke, who meets Sweden’s Reza “Mad Dog” Madadi, England’s Scott Askham who faces off against Poland’s Krzysztof Jotkoand South African Garreth “Soliderboy” McLellan who will face AmericanBubba “The Fighting Texas Aggie” Bush.
Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: POIRIER vs. DUFFY will go on sale to UFC FIGHT CLUB®members at 10:00 a.m. IST on Wednesday, September 2, with Sun+ subscribers also getting priority access from 12:00 p.m. IST on Wednesday.
Tickets will become available to UFC Newsletter subscribers on Friday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m. IST with general sale taking place from 12:00 p.m. IST.
In order to avoid disappointment, fans are encouraged to register their interest via this LINK for UFC FIGHT NIGHT: POIRIER vs. DUFFY to receive information and reminders about the ticket sale.
It was the event we was all waiting for, UFC 185 where we would get to witness great elite, MMA athletes in a double-header Championship Title Event.
The whole card did not let us down, from the very first opening card right up to Anthony Pettis, Main Card Title defence fight.
There were far too many standout fighters for me to mention, they all did bring their A Game, with the exceptional few who lost out to what we could only describe, as this is why we love watching MMA, as anything can happen, and did!
Here are the exciting results:
Rafael dos Anjos Def Anthony Pettis Via UD 50-45, 50-45, 50-45 #NEW #Lightweight #Champion
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Def Carla Esparza Via TKO 4 min 17 secs Round Two #NEW #Strawweight #Champion
Johny Hendricks Def Matt Brown Via UD 30-27, 30-27, 30-27
Alistair Overeem Def Roy Nelson Via UD 30-27, 30-27, 30-27
Henry Cejudo Def Chris Cariaso Via UD 30-27, 30-27, 30-27
Ross Pearson Def Sam Stout Via KO 1 min 33 Secs Round Two
Elias Theodorou Def Roger Narvaez Via TKO 4 mins 07 Secs Round Two
Beneil Cariush Def Daron Cruickshank Via RNC 2 mins 48 Secs Round Two
Jared Rosholt Def Josh Copeland Via TKO 3 mins 12 Secs Round three
UFC Fightpass Prelims
Ryan Benoit DEF Sergio Pettis Via TKO 1 min 34 Secs Round Two
Joseph Duffy DEF Jake Lindsey Via TKO 1 min 47 Secs Round One
Germaine de Randamie Def Larissa Pacheco Via TKO 2 mins 02 Secs Round Two
Saturday’s UFC 185 event in Dallas, Texas, will feature a lightweight championship bout between Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos, and also a female strawweight title belt between Carla Esparza and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The rest of the main card includes a big welterweight fight between Johny Hendricks and Matt Brown, a heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and Alistair Overeem, plus alot of other huge contenders.
Before we get to the fights we must make sure everyone makes weight, so without further a-do, here are the all important results:
MAIN CARD: BT Sports UK 2 am and Pay-Per-View else-where 10 pm ET
Anthony Pettis (155 lbs) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (155 lbs)
Carla Esparza (115 lbs) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (115 lbs)
Johny Hendricks (170 lbs) vs. Matt Brown (171 lbs)
Roy Nelson (254) vs. Alistair Overeem (247)
Henry Cejudo (125 lbs) vs. Chris Cariaso (126 lbs)
Preliminary Card:BT Sports in the UK 12 Midnight and FX elsewhere 8PM ET
Sam Stout (156 lbs) vs. Ross Pearson (156 lbs)
Elias Theodorou (186 lbs) vs. Roger Narvaez (186 lbs)
Daron Cruickshank (157.5 lbs)* w/Towel vs. Beneil Dariush (156 lbs)
Jared Rosholt (245 lbs) vs. Josh Copeland (264 lbs)
Preliminary Card : Fight Pass 10.30 pm UK 6.30 PM ET
Sergio Pettis (126 lbs) vs. Ryan Benoit (126 lbs)
Jake Lindsey (156 lbs) vs. Joseph Duffy (156 lbs)
Larissa Pacheco (136 lbs) vs. Germaine de Randamie (136 lbs)
*Daron Cruickshank has two hours to drop 1.5 lbs to make-weight
Adam Little is a 26 year old amateur fighter from Swindon, who at the weekend will be making his home town debut at local MMA promotion RAGED UK.
Adam who is currently 2-0 and trains out of SVT/Scorpion Gym in Swindon and works full time, decided to push his own career one step further and co-train in London at Titan gym at his own expense to get the best out of his training, it also happens to be the home of UFC fighter Brad Pickett and Joseph Duffy, along with BAMMA fighter Ashleigh Grimshaw.
I got to speak with Adam about his up coming fight this Saturday, where we talk about his boxing, wrestling, Brad Pickett, plus some other exciting stuff…..take a look!
Adam Little and Brad Picket
It’s been a while since I have caught up with you, which was when I last saw you fight at ITC 8 against Wayne Alden where you won in a stunning 0.48 second TKO (GnP) victory. Can you talk me through what you have been doing since then.
Since ITC 8 I felt that my boxing and takedown defence was lacking leading up to that fight so I went away and worked on that area of my training.
I have had a couple of white-collar boxing fights in which I have won, in turn I feel that my stand up game has improved massively.
I now feel confident in myself in the areas that I have been working on, especially my wrestling aspect of my game. I just feel like I have managed to evolve my whole fighting style adding in a lot more technique to my arsenal of weapons, to fully complement what I already had in my skillset.
Working full-time, training here in Swindon at Scorpion Gym/SVT and finally finding another home at Team Titan in London. How do you find enough hours in the week to fit everything in?
It can be an extremely long week but I’m thankful that I have a good employer who lets me take time of when I need to, especially when I am in a fight camp. I also try to fit in my runs, cardio before work in the mornings so I can focus more on technique and actual fight training in the evening.
For you then, this ultimately is a long-term career plan?
For sure, I’m not here just to make up the numbers im here to win fights. I’m looking to get a few more wins under my belt and compete a lot more regularly.
You’re now 2-0 in your amateur MMA career. When do you think it will be a good time for you to turn pro and when do you think that will happen, realistically?
If everything goes to plan and this time next year I’m still doing well then I will speak to my coaches and see where we are all at.
You’re facing Reece Pearson this Saturday, March 7th on RAGED UK at the MECA in your home town Swindon, which will also be your first time fighting in front of a home crowd. How are you feeling?
I’m feeling brilliant leading up to this fight. My training has been the best it ever has been. I can’t wait to get in there and show everyone watching what I can do.
Being the home town fighter, on home soil, how much does it mean to you to have support behind you?
The support is brilliant. My other fights have been out-of-town so it obviously makes it a lot harder for people to attend. This time I will have all my friends and family there and I’m sure they will raise the roof for all of the homes fighters on the card.
Training out of Swindon’s Scorpion Gym and SVT, you get to train with a wealth of combined knowledge in Michael ‘Oz’ Osbourne and Dan Hughes, along with Saturday night’s two main event fighter’s Phil Wells and Alex Brunnen. What is it like training with all that combined knowledge in your local gym?
It’s brilliant training with guys like that. They’re not just coaches they have been there and done it. I’m learning more with every session and I can not thank them enough, as well as the other lads for the time and effort they’ve put into my fight preparation.
You also stated Team Titan is part of your home aswell, which is also home to UFC fighter Brad Pickett, newly signed UFC fighter Joseph Duffy and BAMMA fighter Ashleigh Grimshaw amongst many other elite athletes to say the least; Is it quite fair to say that this training camp for your upcoming fight is going pretty well then?
Yes the training camp is going brilliantly. Everything has gone to plan and the lads in London are all at elite level. Even the amateurs down there are champions and as far as I’m concerned being on the mats with people like them is priceless.
Being mentally prepared for a fight I would say, is as paramount as much as the physical aspect of training, if not, more so. How much do you believe in having a strong mental attitude for your fights?
I think that mental strength and toughness is a massive part of the fight game. With the lads that I train with at both SVT and Titan I don’t think you have any choice but to be mentally tough and ready. Oz and Dan wouldn’t have it any other way.
Do you know much about your opponent Reece Pearson or the challenges he could pose on the night?
I don’t know a great deal about Reece, I leave that up to my team to research him but I do know a lot about myself!
Where do you feel that you will be stronger in this fight and where do you feel it may end up?
I know that I will be stronger and better in any area where ever this fight goes, therefore I know that I will win this fight where ever it ends up!
Lastly, is there any sponsors or anyone you would like to thank?
I’d like to say a massive thanks to Oz and Dan down at Scorpion/SVT, as well as all of the other lads in the gym. Also want to say a big thank you to Brad Pickett for looking after me and making me feel so welcome down at Titan. Dave Pixton, Pat Reeves and Jaime Murkin at Gracie Barra Swindon.
Lastly I want to say a massive thank you to Picture House Tattoo Studio in Chippenham for giving me some great tattoos, Better Option and Platinum Security for helping me out with equipment.
You can keep up to date on Adam on his Facebook page here.