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UFC: Shauna Bannon to make debut in London in July

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UFC: Shauna Bannon Set to Make Debut in London in July

Shauna Bannon recently achieved a remarkable victory on points against Minna Grusander of Finland at Invicta FC 52 in March.

Ireland’s talented fighter, Shauna Bannon, has officially signed with the UFC and will showcase her skills in her promotional debut scheduled for July 22nd in London.

At the age of 29, Bannon becomes only the second Irishwoman to join the prestigious UFC, following in the footsteps of Aisling Daly, who last fought in 2015.

Joining the likes of Conor McGregor and Ian Garry as fellow compatriots in the UFC, Bannon will compete in the strawweight division.

Expressing her excitement, she said, “This is a significant milestone in my career, and I am incredibly grateful to everyone who played a part in bringing me here.”

Bannon has been training under the guidance of coach Paddy Holohan, a former UFC fighter who retired in 2015 after participating in five bouts.

While Bannon has accumulated just five wins in her professional career, her extensive amateur record includes notable achievements such as a gold medal at the 2021 International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) World Cup and a silver medal at the 2019 World Championships.

Numerous UFC stars have risen through the ranks of the all-women Invicta promotion, including former champions like Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza, as well as the current two-weight champion, Amanda Nunes.

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JohnDoe June 9, 2023 - 2:54 am

Wow, Shauna Bannon is makin’ her debut in the UFC! That’s amazin’ news! Can’t wait to see her in action in London. She’s got some impressive wins under her belt, and bein’ the second Irishwoman in the UFC is a big deal. Good luck, Shauna!

FightFan88 June 9, 2023 - 2:54 am

Shauna Bannon signed with UFC! Bout time we see more Irish fighters in the octagon. Her coach, Paddy Holohan, knows the game well, so she’s got some solid guidance. Lookin’ forward to seein’ her compete in the strawweight division. Let’s hope she brings the fire!

MMAmania June 9, 2023 - 2:54 am

Shauna Bannon’s journey to the UFC has been incredible. With only five wins in her pro career, she’s provin’ that amateur experience counts too. And let’s not forget her gold medal win at the IMMAF World Cup! Invicta FC has produced some great talent, so it’s no surprise she’s makin’ the leap. Best of luck, Shauna, and make Ireland proud!

CageWarrior June 9, 2023 - 2:54 am

Shauna Bannon is joinin’ the ranks of Conor McGregor and Ian Garry in the UFC. That’s some serious Irish representation! Can’t wait to see her debut in London. The strawweight division is packed with talent, but with her determination and skill, she’s gonna make her mark. Keep an eye out for Shauna, folks!

MartialArtsFanatic June 9, 2023 - 2:54 am

Shauna Bannon is steppin’ onto the big stage! The UFC is the ultimate test for any fighter, and she’s ready to take it on. It’s amazin’ to see more women gettin’ their chance in the spotlight. With stars like Rose Namajunas and Amanda Nunes comin’ from Invicta, Shauna’s got some tough acts to follow. But I believe she’s got what it takes to shine in the UFC. Best of luck, Shauna!


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