Spicely hitting his prime in time for Liverpool

Eric Spicely has never been one to follow conventional thinking. Moving back to Montreal…in December…no less, kept him in that free thinkers club.“I really felt disconnected,” the Rhode Islander said of his move from Las Vegas to Montreal. “I missed winter, I missed the people in the northeast. There is a sense of love and empathy here that is like no other place. I’m from six hours away in Rhode Island and I’m an east coast guy. I felt like it was time to come home. Tristar is one of the best gyms in the world and from the day I walked back in it … Read the Full Article Here
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'Wonderboy' hopes to leave Liverpool with a win & some new fans

One would assume that after 57 kickboxing matches and 17 pro MMA fights that Stephen Thompson has – at least once – been the guy with the black hat being booed by fans hoping he gets beaten by a hometown hero.Nope.“No, I haven’t,” laughs Thompson, who will certainly see that record of civility broken on Sunday when he faces Liverpool’s Darren Till in Liverpool. Now don’t get “Wonderboy” wrong; he hasn’t had a career full of home games. It’s just that, well, how do you boo this guy?“I’ve been in enemy territory before … Read the Full Article Here
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Fight Night Liverpool: Official Weigh-In Results

Fight Night Liverpool, which features a welterweight main event bout between Stephen Thompson and Darren Till, is live on FS1 Sunday May 27, 2018 at 1pm/10am ETPT.Four prelim bouts will also air on FS1, beginning at 11am/8am ETPT.A special FIGHT PASS early prelim bout will air beginning at 10:30am/7:30am ETPT.Five round welterweight main eventStephen Thompson (171) vs Darren Till (174.5)*Main CardNeil Magny (171) vs Craig White (171)Arnold Allen (146) vs Mads Burnell (146)Jason Knight (146) vs Makwan Amirkhani (146)Claudio Silva (170) vs Nordine Taleb (171)Eric Spicely (186) vs Darren Stewart … Read the Full Article Here
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Breese: 'I feel rejuvenated'

Anyone who has visited a live UFC event in their lifetime can tell you how electric the arena feels in the moments leading up to the night’s first fight. As catchy tunes blast through the building, preview videos flicker across the screens and minutes trickle down the clock, anticipation of what the men and women behind the scenes are about to do to each other gradually turns into a tickling sensation reaching head to toe. That was the case when, in March 2017, thousands of fans had filled London’s renowned O2 Arena, anticipating the spectacular night of fights that was to unfold … Read the Full Article Here
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Till admits even he doesn't know where his self-belief comes from

Before Darren Till soared up the welterweight ladder and into a main event slot in his hometown of Liverpool against Stephen Thompson this Sunday, there were Terry Etim, Paul Taylor, Paul Sass, Mark Scanlon and Jason Tan. All represented the city in the UFC, making it a hotbed for British MMA and a place where a dreamer could dream, as long as he or she worked hard and believed.Till was a dreamer, a believer and a doer. He was a teenager who liked to scrap and had the tools to do so on more than just a local level. And as he trained in Colin Heron’s Kaobon Gym, he watched those who wer … Read the Full Article Here
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AirAsia launches UFC branded livery to celebrate partnership

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, and AirAsia, sponsor of UFC and presenting sponsor of UFC® FIGHT NIGHT SINGAPORE: COWBOY VS EDWARDS presented by AirAsia, today launched the first UFC – branded livery on an AirAsia Airbus A330-300. The aircraft is the first of its kind in the world to feature UFC branding and is sure to capture the attention of travelers all over the world. “This exemplary partnership between UFC and AirAsia is a testament to the passion behind these two inspiring brands.” said UFC Vice … Read the Full Article Here
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McCann on her UFC debut: 'I'm gonna get a big finish'

When the UFC made the March announcement that the Octagon would be setting up shop in Liverpool’s Echo Arena on May 27, welterweight contender Darren Till was a given to be headlining in his hometown. But who else from Liverpool?The internet had an answer, and her name is Molly McCann.“How can you have a show in Liverpool and not have me on it?” she laughed. “There’s another lad, Paddy Pimblett, and if you didn’t have me or him on the card, it just shouldn’t have even been in Liverpool.” She’s right, and soon after, “Meatball” … Read the Full Article Here
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Open workout fans give world a glimpse of Liverpool passion

The first punch has yet to be thrown at Fight Night Liverpool, but there are indicators everywhere about the type of event it will be.Tickets are sold out for the weigh ins (the weigh ins!). And open workouts, the type of event usually attended by a small but devoted sect of hardcore fans, were supported by a wild group of 2000 Liverpudlians excited to see the UFCs first visit to their city, and beaming with pride that it stars their favorite fighters.Former Cage Warriors champ Molly McCann got the festivities underway to the warmest of Scouser receptions. The flyweight is one of the very ne … Read the Full Article Here
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