Joseph Duffy Re-signs with Cage Warriors

Former Title Challenger Joseph Duffy returns to Cage Warriors

UFC 172 Betting Odds

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Vaughan Lee added to UFC Fight Night Berlin

Alcantara vs Lee announced for UFC Fight Night 41

by Ben Heather @benheather

Vaughan Lee is set to return to action on May 31st as the UFC returns to Germany and he will meet Iuri Alcantara, the number 7 ranked bantamweight in Berlin.

Lee (14-9-1 MMA 3-3 UFC) comes in to this fight after his best performance in the Octagon in March at the TUF China Finale where he picked apart Nam Phan for three rounds and showed off his incredible striking skills. Vaughan Lee has been very inconsistent in the Octagon, alternating between losses and wins but will be looking to string together wins for the first time in the UFC.

If he does pull it off it should catapult Lee in to the rankings especially if he does it in the fashion which he did against Nam Phan however, Alcantara is certainly a step up from Phan. I don't think Lee will be phased though having already fought both TJ Dillashaw and Raphael Assuncao within the past two years. Although those fights didn't go the way Vaughan would have liked, he will have improved as a result of them and I believe this helped him put on the performance he did last time out.

Alcantara (29-5-1 MMA 4-2-1 UFC) comes in to the fight having defeated Wilson Reis back in February, this was the first time we had seen Alcantara back in the Octagon after his battle with Urijah Faber. The fight in Berlin will see Alcantara fight in Europe for the first time having only fought in North and South America previously. Could this play a factor in the fight only time will tell.

UFC Fight Night 41 is headlined by a middleweight clash between Mark Munoz and Gegard Mousasi. Also on the main card are a couple more middleweight match ups as Francis Carmont takes on CB Dollaway and England's own Luke Barnatt battles Sean Strickland.

Joseph Duffy Returns to Cage Warriors

Joseph Duffy Returns to Cage Warriors
by Chris Houten - @mrhouts

Photo: Tommy Lakes
Former Cage Warriors title contender Joseph Duffy, has signed a 5 fight deal which will see the Irishman return to the promotions lightweight division.

Having previously fought for Cage Warriors on 5 previous occasions, the 26-year-old hasn't fought in an MMA bout since 2011, having decided to try his hand at professional boxing, following his CWFC 44 submission loss to Ivan Musardo, a bout which was for the lightweight title.

Duffy debuted as a professional boxer in March of last year, going on to put together an undefeated 7-0 record, which included two wins by TKO, however Duffy said his love of mixed martial arts has given him a desire to return to the cage: 
“It’s been a hard few weeks and I’ve had some huge decisions to make, but I’ve decided to make a return to the cage,”

“I was fortunate to have the opportunity to train under a world-class boxing trainer in John Tandy, but it’s hard to escape the fact that my heart will always be in MMA.

“I’m really excited about competing for Cage Warriors again, and my plans are to add a few KOs to my record and then mix it up with the guys at the top.”
10-1 in for professional MMA career, Duffy, a black belt in BJJ, has finished 9 of his 10 victories - 2 by TKO, 7 by submission, and is the last man to defeat UFC high-flyers Norman Parke and Conor McGregor, both which he defeated by submission. Duffy will be back in Cage Warriors action later this year, with his return scheduled for CWFC 70 at The Helix in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday, August 16.

Cage Warriors CEO Graham Boylan said:
“Joe went 7-0 as a professional boxer in the space of a year, having worked under John Tandy, one of the best trainers in the world of boxing.

“Adding that to the fact that he is a jujitsu black belt and already has a 10-1 MMA record, this has been a huge decision for Joe but it’s a very exciting development for CWFC fans.”
Stay tuned to KingdomMMA for all the latest on Cage Warriors 70

Superior Challenge 10: Reza Madadi vs Efrain Escudero (Fight Card)

Superior Challenge 10
Date: May 3rd, 2014
Helsinborg Arena, Helsinborg, Sweden
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Main Card
Reza Madadi vs Efrain Escudero
Daniel Acacio vs Papy Abedi
Matti Makela vs Joachim Christensen
David Miekheden vs Besam Yousef
Yosef Ali Mohammed vs Christian Golcic
Diego Gonzalez vs Frodi Hansen
David Glasnovic vs Alan Carlos
Malik Arash Mawlayi vs Aron Jahnsen
Simon Skold vs Salih Kulucan
Abbe Joof vs Hermann Kungu
Sadibou Sy vs Alejando Ferreira Carrea
Pannie Kianzad vs Annalisa Bucci
Bilan Musa vs Craig Derbyshire
Michel Ersoy vs Jorge Landa Peirona

UCMMA 39 (Fight Card)

Date: May 3rd, 2014
The Troxy, London, England
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Main Card
Luke Sines vs Alex Reid - For the UCMMA Middleweight UK-1 Title
Carl Oriss vs Luiz Tosta - For the UCMMA Bantamweight Title
Maksym Matus vs Charlie Leary - For the UCMMA Lightweight Title
Tom Richards vs Tony Giles
Marvin Campbell vs Catalin Zarandescu
Nathan Jones vs Makunga Bunduku
Chad Brown vs Jason Radcliffe
David Howell vs Bill Beaumont
Arunas Slicius vs Umer Kayani
Ben Schneider vs Marian Rusu
Corrin Eaton vs Chase Morton
Jody Collins vs Jordan Walden
Nabil Nawiz vs Mike Shipman
Alexander Bilobravka vs Nathaniel Wood
Ian Peters vs Dan Elie
Vinny Baldwin vs Luis Gonzalez
San Harding vs Ollie Mathis

Monday, 21 April 2014

Cage Contender XVIII: Wain vs Monson (Fight Card)

Cage Contender XVIII: Wain vs Monson
Date: April 26th, 2014
Kings Hall Pavilions, Kings Hall Complex, Belfast,
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Main Card
Neil Wain vs Jeff Monson
Micky Doyle vs Hugh Brady
Alan Philpott vs Leigh Remedios
Conor Cooke vs Jason Von Flue
Daniel Thomas vs TBC
Johnny Dargan vs Jordan McKie
Alex Muzick vs James McEriane
Barry McGuigan vs Stevie Kilfin
Kyle Comerford vs TBC

Preliminary Card
Gerard McKee vs Owen Kinney
Danny Thompson vs Trevor Lowry
James Gallagher vs TBC
Karl Bell vs Denis Ahern
Peter Bracken vs TBC
Sinead Kavanagh vs Aoife Murphy
Dion Smyth vs TBC
Mathew Mullan vs Conor White
Patrick McNally vs Mark Andrew
Gerard Gilmore vs TBC
Declan McAleenan vs Frans Malambo
Mark Leitch vs Pitor Nowaki
Curtic Mooney vs Danny Hall
Johnny Origan vs Ryan Porter
Anton McLaughlin vs Ian Cleary

Fight UK MMA: Last Man Standing - Lightweights (Fight Card)

Fight UK MMA: Last Man Standing - Lightweights
Date: April 26th, 2014
Athena, Leicester
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Main Card
Fight UK MMA Lightweight Tournament Featuring:

Richard Herbert
Saul Boyd
Jake Ocean
Harry Marpel
Sam Wilkinson
Rob Virals
John Dewis
Geof Ogendo

Opponents to be drawn on the 26th, April

Pro Undercard 
Jack Young vs Scott Gregory
Max Cotton vs Joe Cummins

AM Undercard
Cheeya Salemm vs Josh Neale - For the Fight UK MMA Amateur Flyweight Title
James Dixon vs Aiden Lee - For the Fight UK MMA Amateur Featherweight Title
Krysztof Adamczuk vs Rico Franco
Julian Tipping vs Will Foster
TBA vs Rich Gray
Luke Stout vs Oliver Paske
Ahmad Aswad vs Nathias Frederick
Eddie Roe vs Luke Mullhall
Darryl Gilson vs Dan Hutton
Josh Plant vs Josh Layton
Josh Mottram vs Geon Boyd
Mya Dore vs Junior Bijeno
Kanan Scotney vs Balal Miah

UFC 172 - UK Betting Odds

UFC 172 - UK Betting Odds

The UFC train continues this weekend with UFC 172, and with it comes a chance to make some serious cash with the right bet. Kingdom MMA have teamed up with William Hill to bring those who fancy a little flutter the latest clear cut, betting odds - Good Luck, and don't miss out on your free £25 bet below!

Note, not all lines have been release. We will update lines as soon as they are released

Preliminary Card

1/4 Joseph Benavidez v Tim Elliott 3/1

Main Card
6/1 Tim Boetsch v Luke Rockhold 1/11
4/9 Phil Davis v Anthony Johnson 7/4
1/6 Jon Jones v Glover Teixeira 4/1
* Blue denotes favourite