The Irish took Boston, now it’s time for Sweden as Paul Redmond makes UFC debut
By: Fergus Ryan, Independent
"As the dust settles after UFC Boston, Irish MMA fans have a lot to be proud of. Paddy Holohan and Cathal Pendred edge closer to the vaunted top 15 with wins. Norman Parke, though he lost a hard fought three-rounder, proved he belongs fighting the top tier fighters in the UFC.
"And of course, Conor McGregor secured the title fight he’s been talking about since he landed in the UFC. It appears May 23rd in Las Vegas at UFC 187 has been pencilled in for his showdown with Jose Aldo for the featherweight belt.
"Giving us no time to pause for breath, two more Irish MMA charges are in Sweden this weekend to continue the ‘Irish Takeover’ in the UFC. Neil Seery was the third man into the UFC and fights for the third time in the world’s premier Mixed Martial Arts promotion. Seery is in the opening bout in Stockholm against undefeated American, Chris Beal."