Sunday 21 January 2018

Video: Cathal Pendred ready to give 'delusional' Tom Breese a 'rude awakening' at UFC Dublin

Fergus Ryan

Fergus Ryan

At the UFC Dublin media day all the fighters were given an opportunity to talk to the world’s press about their upcoming bouts Saturday night.

Though we’ve lost main event Joe Duffy vs Dustin Poirier and heavyweight attraction Ben Rothwell vs Stipe Miocic there are still a number of quality match-ups on the card. What the event lacks in name value should be more than made up for in MMA action.

We had the opportunity to talk to all the Irish fighters today including Aisling Daly, her opponent Erica Almeida, Cathal Pendred and his opponent Tom Breese.

Almeida is making her UFC debut against a rejuvenated Aisling Daly.

The day before weigh-ins Daly is normally in the throes of a considerable weight cut but she was positively bouncing with energy during the media Q&A.

Boasting a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Almeida is confident she can get the finish. However, Dublin’s own Daly has a different idea.

Having been a pioneer of European MMA and one of the biggest names and highest ranked fighters in the women’s game, Daly is just gushing about the prospect of fighting in the UFC in her hometown.

Having lost in her last outing against Randa Markos, a dominant performance will sling shot her back into the top ten.

Cathal Pendred will be looking to rekindle the form that resulted in his dramatic come from behind victory at UFC Dublin in July last year.

Tom Breese is a stiff test and the two men had some choice words about each other’s prospects.

The Fight Club Q&A with Max Holloway, Andrei Arlovski and Rory MacDonald from 1445 and the UFC Dublin weigh-in will be streamed live on from 1600 Friday 23rd October.

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