David Murphy
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David is an aspiring writer who enjoys watching, and providing coverage on, combat sports from around the globe. He posts informative articles on specific fights and competitors, and also shares his opinion regarding many different MMA topics on The Body Lock and his Twitter profile.

Here’s why Darren Till will be such a dangerous opponent for Tyron Woodley at UFC 228

In the past year, Liverpool’s own Darren Till has exploded onto the scene in emphatic fashion. Last October, the mere prospect became a serious contender when he blasted through Donald Cerrone in one of the most impressive ‘coming out’ performances…

UFC 226: A comprehensive guide to the action in Las Vegas

With International Fight Week upon us and one of the best cards in UFC history looming, there is a lot to talk about. UFC 226 is stacked from the curtain-jerking Fight Pass prelims right through the entirety of the pay-per-view…

Why Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will forever be a fan favorite in MMA

Donald Cerrone’s recent loss to Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards at UFC Singapore served not only as a stellar main event, but also as a reminder of why the perennial lightweight contender and 11th-ranked UFC welterweight is beloved by so many. Despite…

Was the CM Punk experiment a success?

At a time where there are many long-term fans turning away from the UFC’s product for a host of reasons, the bad press gained from this situation has come at a terrible time for the promotion.

Lyoto Machida proves victorious in the ‘Battle of Brazil’ vs. Vitor Belfort

Two Brazilian MMA icons battled in their home country in Brazil as UFC 224 brought a stacked card that featured two very important middleweight fights. One of those fights was Vitor Belfort’s showdown with Lyoto Machida, a fight that could…

With Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier added to the card, UFC on FOX 30 in Calgary is set to be a classic

UFC on FOX 30 has received a huge main event. It is almost a year to the day that Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez fought to an inconclusive finish at UFC 211, and the two have finally come to an…

What’s next for Rose Namajunas?

UFC 223’s co-main event pitted the women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas against deposed titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk in her first title defense. The bout was a rematch of the pair’s earlier encounter at UFC 217 in November 2017, where Namajunas claimed the…

Why has the UFC failed to create a female star since Ronda Rousey?

In November 2012, UFC president Dana White announced the arrival of women in the UFC, a moment that he said would never happen just a year prior. Ronda Rousey, the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion, became the inaugural 135-pound champion in…

Ketlen Vieira scores big victory over returning Cat Zingano at UFC 222

Heading into tonight’s UFC 222 card in Las Vegas, Nevada, a large percentage of fans predicted a successful return to action for “Alpha” Cat Zingano, who had not stepped foot inside the Octagon since UFC 200 in July 2016. However,…

Cat Zingano vs. Ketlen Vieira: Will Zingano’s highly anticipated return be spoiled at the hands of an undefeated prospect?

The historic UFC 200 event in July 2016 marked the last time that former title challenger Cat Zingano (9-2) stepped foot inside the octagon. At the time, Zingano had not competed since her undefeated streak was broken at the hands…

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