UFC Replica Belt Review – 2016 Edition

I recently picked up the new version of the UFC replica belt. This is the 2016 version of the belt.

This updated (2016) version of the title has next generation style 3D plates that range in thickness from 5-7mm with stacked plates as part of the design, reaching a total thickness of 12mm. This makes the new UFC Championship adult size replica belt the thickest UFC replica ever. The simulated leather strap measures 49.75 inches long, and can fit up to a 46 inch waist. The centre logo plate measures 11 inches high, and the belt weighs in at 7.8 pounds.

McGregor’s New Entrance Music – Foggy Dew / I Get Money Remix

Conor McGregor is known making bold statements, and he set the tone yet again at UFC 205 this past weekend in Madison Square Garden with a new entrance song.

“The Notorious One” stuck with his traditional prelude of “The Foggy Dew” by Sinéad O’Connor & The Chieftains, and aptly transitioned into “I Get Money” by 50 Cent.

You can listen to the entire song above.

UFC 189 – Press Conference Dublin

The UFC ended their promotional World Tour for UFC 189 today in Dublin.

It was a wild one – the vocal Dublin crowd barely let José Aldo utter a word while Conor McGregor was obviously given a heroes welcome.

Skip to the 9 minute mark to see “The Notorious” grab the Featherweight strap right from under Aldo’s nose!

At 17m30s, young Irish upstart Nate Kelly gets on the mic to announce his future UFC intentions and gets a few digs in at “Junior” along the way.

Well worth a watch folks!

[VIDEO] Finn Balor v Cesaro at NXT Cleveland

Triple H has taken NXT out on the road recently, and while the matches aren’t being taped thankfully some fans are putting some of them on YouTube.

One such match was everyone’s favourite Bray native Fergal “Finn Balor” Devitt as he took on Cesaro at NXT Cleveland.

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It’s not the whole match, just the entrances and the last four minutes, but it’s still interesting to see Devitt Balor take on WWE main roster opposition. It can’t be too long surely before Devitt moves up to the big show, he’s crazy over and one of the most exciting wrestlers in the company.

Also interesting to note that at last night’s show in Columbus, Ohio, Balor and Kevin Owens wrestled with Owens getting the win. Owens and Balor will compete for the NXT Championship on the March 25th episode of NXT. This was how WrestlingInc.com described last night’s match.

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You can watch the latest episodes of NXT on the WWE Network

Latest ‘Mania Card

The Wrestlemania card is starting to take shape and following this week’s RAW and Tuesday’s Smackdown, we’ve got the bulk of the card figured out.

Confirmed

Brock Lesnar (c) -V- Roman Reigns – WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Triple H V Sting 

Bray Wyatt V Undertaker

2nd Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
(Confirmed participants: Ryback, Curtis Axel, The Miz, Fandango, Adam Rose)

Unconfirmed/Likely

Randy Orton V Seth Rollins

Bad News Barrett V Daniel Bryan V Dolph Ziggler V Luke Harper V R-Truth V Stardust V Dean Ambrose – Ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship

Rusev (c) V Cena – US Championship

The Bella Twins V AJ Lee & Paige

Smackdown! Spoilers for March 5th

We’ve got Smackdown! spoilers for this week’s episode, due to air Thursday in the States and Friday in the UK & Ireland.

This week’s edition was taped from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

The show kicks off with Dolph Ziggler cutting an in-ring promo. He talked about never getting his Intercontinental Title rematch and announced he will be part of the IC title ladder match at WrestleMania. Ziggler said something is missing from the match – Daniel Bryan. He tells Bryan to come out to the ring, but Bad News Barrett’s music hits.

BNB says the title and the ladder match are his. Ziggler can give the belt back to him, or he’ll take it back. Luke Harper snuck up on Ziggler and laid him out. Harper, Ziggler and Barrett brawled until Dean Ambrose joined the mix. R-Truth entered the ring and stole the IC title while the other 4 men fought.

– Backstage, R-Truth tried giving the IC title to Renee Young, but she told him to give it to Dean Ambrose.

– Tyson Kidd and Cesaro defeated Los Matadores.

– Ryback defeated Kane with a Meathook clothesline while Kane was distracted. Big Show was in Kane’s corner. After the match, Kane booked another match for Ryback.

– Big Show defeated Ryback when Kane interfered and set him up to get hit with the WMD.

– Bray Wyatt cuts a promo telling the Undertaker he’s waiting.

– A Sheamus vignette aired.

– The Bella Twins came out to the ring and talked about #GiveDivasAChance. Nikki said even though AJ Lee has been away and none of the other Divas are on her level, she’ll give AJ Lee a chance. AJ and Paige came out.

– AJ Lee defeated Brie Bella with the Black Widow. Nikki tried to interfere but Paige stopped her.

– Backstage, Daniel Bryan said the Intercontinental Title picture is heating up and the Ladder Match at WrestleMania could steal the show. He’ll looking forward to seeing who walks out as champion.

– New Day defeated The Miz and Damien Sandow. Sandow and Miz fought during the match, with Sandow getting in Miz’s face before walking out. New Day got the win with their finisher.

– Jack Swagger spoke to Renee about the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania and about his match with Rusev later in the evening. Swagger said he’s going to shut Rusev up.

– Backstage, Roman Reigns told Paul Heyman he agreed with something he said on RAW. He knows Lesnar will hurt him at WrestleMania, but he’s going to take everything Lesnar has and then take the WWE Championship with a Superman punch and a spear.

– Rusev defeated Jack Swagger with The Accolade. After the match, Curtis Axel cut an Axelmania promo on the big screen and told Rusev he’s coming for the US Title.

– Dolph Ziggler and Dean Ambrose defeated Luke Harper and Bad News Barrett. Ziggler took out Harper with a superkick and Zig Zag, but was knocked out by Barrett, who also took out Ambrose. BNB tried getting his title back from R-Truth at ringside, but Ambrose dove through the ropes and knocked him out. Truth tries leaving with the belt but runs into Luke Harper. Truth knocks Harper out and attempts escaping again, but Daniel Bryan comes out. Truth gave Bryan the belt, started a Yes! chant and bailed. Bryan celebrated with the belt, but was attacked by Stardust, who climbed ladder and posed with the belt to end the show.

Rousey Finishes Zingano in 12.83 Seconds [VIDEO]

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey needed only 12.83 seconds to submit “Alpha” Cat Zingano at UFC 184 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Rousey (now 11-0) picked up yet another victory via modified arm-bar/arm-lock, bringing her submission finish total to 9. It .was Zingano’s first ever professional defeat

The result of this fight is sure to set up a long-awaited superfight between “Rowdy” and Invicta Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg. Cyborg will have a difficult time cutting weight to 135 lbs as Ronda has clearly stated in the past that she is unwilling to move up in weight to make the fight happen.

Joe Rogan spoke to Ronda and Cat in the Octagon after the fight.

Ladder Match Added to Wrestlemania

WWE confirmed earlier today that Bad News Barrett would defend his Intercontinental title in a ladder match at the Showcase of the Immortals.

So far there have been no participants announced to take part other than the champ himself.

It’s expected that this will be a multi-man ladder match featuring Dean Ambrose, R-Truth, Dolph Ziggler and perhaps even Daniel Bryan.

So far, the card is looking like this:

Brock Lesnar (c) -V- Roman Reigns – WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Rusev (c) V Cena – US Championship

Triple H V Sting

Bray Wyatt V Undertaker

Randy Orton V Seth Rollins

Bad News Barrett V ????? – Ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship

2nd Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
(Confirmed participants: Ryback, Curtis Axel, The Miz)