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Nad Narimani in on short notice vs Nasrat Haqparast at UFC London

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cage Warriors Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion Nad Narimani has signed with the UFC and is set to debut on short notice against Nasrat Haqparast at UFC London. GNP1 announced the news earlier today. Narimani (10-2) hasn’t lost since 2014, where he was edged by Alex Enlund in a five round thriller for the CW Featherweight Championship. Since then, he has stopped Jeremy Petley and Daniel Requeijo before outscoring Paddy Pimblett at Cage Warriors 82 to capture the promotions featherweight championship. Haqparast (8-2) went on to win eight straight fights after losing his professional MMA...

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Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington official for UFC 224

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 07: Amanda Nunes of Brazil walks onto the stage and up to the scale during the UFC weigh-in at the Park Theater on July 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) A women’s bantamweight championship fight is set to headline UFC 224. Titleholder Amanda Nunes will face Raquel Pennington on May 12, in Brazil. The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the fight on social media. The bantamweight title is on the line in May! 🏆@Amanda_Leoa takes on @RockyPMMA in the main event at #UFC224 in Rio! — UFC (@ufc) March...

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Two of the UK’s elite campaign for short notice appearance at UFC London

Following the news that Alex Reyes has been forced to withdraw from UFC London due to an unknown injury, the UFC have been hit with a problem, but not necessarily a bad one. As is mostly the case, when a late notice opportunity comes up in the largest MMA promotion in the world, many fighters jump at the chance to step foot into that famous cage. The problem usually is, many of the fighters asking for the shot, really don’t deserve it. The UFC’s problem this time around is different, though, as they have two elite competitors campaigning for the fight, but they can only choose one. Names that will be familiar to UK MMA supporters and likely some supporters around the world are Brendan Loughnane and Mike Grundy. Brendan Loughnane and Mike Grundy looking for shot at UFC London Loughnane (15-3) has stepped into the UFC octagon before, where he faced Mike Wilkinson after competing on the TUF: Smashes season. He lost that night, but has since went on to win 10 of 12 bouts, which includes a convincing KO win over the aforementioned Wilkinson. After exciting fans and showcasing his skill under the BAMMA promotion, the Mancunian moved on to ACB, where has gone 2-1. After debuting with a win (over Wilkinson), he lost a close split decision to UFC veteran Pat Healy, before rebounding, and most...

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“Meatball” Molly McCann Conquers in Front of Loyal Liverpool Crowd

Women’s Flyweight Fighter “Meatball” Molly McCann conquered what has been a dream of hers ever since stepping into an MMA gym. Molly McCann impresses in Liverpool Exactly five years to the day she walked into a mixed martial arts gym, the proud Liverpudlian roared, and once again put on a stellar performance in her home town. After seeing Ronda Rousey submit Liz Carmouche at UFC 157, she decided she would try her hand at MMA, and she certainly hasn’t disappointed. Don’t call her the next Ronda Rousey, though. Instead, call her the first “Meatball” Molly McCann. Facing a familiar...

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Paddy Pimblett shines at CW 90, returns in style

Liverpool’s own Paddy Pimblett stepped into the cage tonight for the first time since his decision loss to Nad Narimani at Cage Warriors 82. Paddy Pimblett returns in style That fight took place inside the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Narimani neutralized the 23-year-old to get the decision nod on all three cards. “The Baddy” was scheduled to return at Cage Warriors 88, but a concussion forced him out of the fight. Tonight, opening up the main card, a spot which Pimblett hasn’t filled in a while – headlining his last three Cage Warriors contests – he impressed again. After...

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Cage Warriors 90 Confirmed Fight Card and Bout Order

Cage Warriors 90 takes place live from the Echo Arena in Liverpool. On the card, we see hometown superstar Paddy Pimblett return, as well as a women’s title fight. The promotion today announced the full fight card and bout order for their first event of 2018 on their website. You can find the full Cage Warriors 90 Fight card and Bout Order below. Main Card Molly McCann vs. Bryony Tyrell – Vacant Women’s Flyweight Championship Alexander Jacobsen vs. Lawrence Fitzpatrick – Lightweight (155lbs) Shawn Kenny vs. Ruben Wolf – Heavyweight (265lbs) Paddy Pimblett vs. Alexis Savvidis – Lightweight (155lbs)...

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Mark Kinsella vs. Andreas Tricomitis a Late Addition to CW 90

A welterweight contest between decorated Amateur Mark Kinsella and long time rival Andreas Tricomitis has been added to Cage Warriors 90, just nine days ahead of the card. Kinsella announced the fight on social media. Mark Kinsella vs. Andreas Tricomitis added to CW 90 The Liverpool born fighter will be delighted to be competing on the show in his home town, as he looks to pick up his first professional win. After going 7-0 as an Amateur, “Kinny” dropped a decision to Mick Stanton in his professional debut in February of last year. Tricomitis (2-0) has had a longstanding...

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