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Mike Wilkinson to move to Featherweight

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Mike “The Warrior” Wilkinson made a fantastic UFC debut this weekend in a “Fight of the Night” candidate at UFC on FX 6 in Australia. He took on fellow UK countryman and friend Brendan Loughnane, putting on the kind of three round battle all fight fans could enjoy. Great standup, effective grappling and lots of heart were on display from both fighters for the full fifteen minutes. In the end it though it was Wilkinson that got the judges decision, keeping his undefeated professional record intact. We certainly had a lot to talk about when he came on the MMA Mental Podcast this Wednesday, with a planned drop to the UFC Featherweight division among the topics discussed.

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Post #1   12/20/12 11:53:39AM   

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Guess everyone is looking for the weight advantage these days. More and more fighters are dropping down.

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He was a FW going into the house, thats why he had NP's with the cut.

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Posted by Rabi

He was a FW going into the house, thats why he had NP's with the cut.



Ah. I see where he said that now.

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for breaking the news on your podcast Rabi.

I hope Wilkinson gets another shot at his natural weight in the UFC.

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Thanks mate, I think he will, he made a good impression on his UFC debut.

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Post #6   12/22/12 12:38:56PM   

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Rabi, any news on Brendan Loughnane and the ufc ? i was impressed with him, more so than wikinson...i thought he had a lot of potential.

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No news yet, neither fighter wad contacted after the fight. Ithink they will bkth get at least 1 more fight each

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Posted by Rabi

Thanks mate, I think he will, he made a good impression on his UFC debut.



I should have elaborated. I meant i hope he gets a shot at fighting a legit FW and not just another UK guy on a UK undercard.

Post #9   12/23/12 12:57:53AM