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I'll Take This One, Joe - Post UFC 178 Matchmaking

Sunday 28th September 2014

DEMETRIOUS "MIGHTY MOUSE" JOHNSON (21-2-1) As most predicted, this was as straightforward as it was going to get for the champ. That's not to say Chris Cariaso is some kind of scrub. It's just that he is, was and never will be in the same class as Mighty Mouse. Johnson controlled the fight from the off, landed some great shots, hit his takedowns, and eventually locked in a k...

Bellator 124 Recap

Tuesday 16th September 2014

piece courtesy of Rob Arnett Reporting from the Compuware Arena in Plymouth Michigan, Bellator 124 has done a successful job of putting butts in the seats and creating an excited crowd atmosphere. The preliminary fights had a healthy amount of action to kick things off, and we're all set for the main card to begin. Tom Bagnasco (3-2) vs Ryan Couture (8-3) This is Mr. Couture's debut for Bellato...

The Boogey Blog: Just Lately

Monday 8th September 2014

If you know me you know that I am an extremely handsome man, as well as this you will also know that I live a very busy lifestyle due to running a hotel and being a father to three young rascals. But I'm sure you most likely know me due to the handsomeness. Because of the busyness (not the handsomeness) I haven't been able to do as much mixed martial arts writing as I would have liked to recently....

UFC 177 Fallout: Just "Weight" A Minute

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

When UFC 177 ended late Saturday night in Sacramento, two things were obvious. One was the fact that the card exceeded most fans expectations, at least on paper. And two was the fact that Renan Barao's name was about to be on the tip of every MMA fans tongue. A few hours before the prefight weigh-ins for the event, Barao was pulled from the card, and his title shot against TJ Dillishaw, after los...

Rabey Recommends - September, 2014

Sunday 31st August 2014

Even with the loss of the long anticipated Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier clash, September is still a stupidly stacked month for top end MMA action. UFC has four packed events, with UFC 178 a particular highlight. Bellator also return to full time action, this time with Scott Coker taking over the running of the promotion from Bjorn Rebny. As always I look at the month ahead and cherry pick the fi...

Richard Shore Talks Cage Warriors 72 In Newport, Wales

Thursday 28th August 2014

It's been a little while since we at Addicted caught up with Tillery Combats head honcho Richard `Shakey' Shore. It's always a pleasure to have a chat with Richard and with Cage Warriors rolling into Newport and him having no less than five of his students competing, we thought it time to take advantage of the situation and find out a little more about those Tillery boys that will be stepping up u...

Brutal Benny Carr Returns To Shock N Awe

Tuesday 12th August 2014

In a little under four weeks, the most talked about MMA show on the south coast returns to it's home in the Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth. Shock N Awe matchmaker Brian Adams has been busy again putting together a fantastic card. As usual a mix of amatuer, semi-pro and professional bouts await the legions of loyal supporters and none raise the roof more than those following Southampton's 'Brutal' ...

Rabey Recommends - August, 2014

Friday 1st August 2014

The month of August 2014 is notable for one reason....the cancellation of UFC 176. The worlds biggest MMA promotion lost the main event for the show when Jose Aldo fell injured, and due to their packed schedule, they were unable to find a suitable headliner. Despite that, their is still plenty of action to look forward too, with both the UFC and Bellator putting on some terrific fights. I browse...

UFC 176 Cancellation Raises Some Red Flags

Wednesday 9th July 2014

When UFC officials announced the formal cancellation of UFC 176, it came as only a minor surprise to some. Following the injury and subsequent removal of Featherweight champion Jose Aldo from the card, the UFC was faced with a difficult decision. Simply put, do they go forward with a PPV event that had lost it marquee matchup and risk garnering another weak buy rate, or simply cancel the event as ...

I'll Take This One, Joe - Post UFC 175 Matchmaking

Sunday 6th July 2014

George Roop getting Bambi legs... Stefan Struve blacking out backstage... Uriah Hall's little piggy getting butchered... Ronda Rousey trying to eliminate the opponents offence from her fights... Joe Rogan taking future matchmaking into his own hands... Chris Weidman silencing those few remaining doubters.. It's fair to say UFC 175 was a hell of an event. With plenty of talking points. I...

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