Ryan O'Leary

Ryan O'Leary
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O'Leary has written about the ins and outs of Nordic MMA for over 10 years. The Californian founded www.mmaViking.com in 2008 shortly after his wife made him move to Sweden. Follow him at @mmaViking on Twitter and Instagram.

1.5 Million US Viewers Watch Gustafsson!

Alexander Gustafsson got major exposure to the US market at UFC 120 on Spike TV.  The audience grew from 1.5 million to 2.5 million...
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I need Your Help Picking a New Logo

Great news! mmaViking.com will soon get a logo thanks to a fantastic artist and illustrator David Defenbaught (visit www.daviddefenbaugh.com) that put together a few...

UFC 120 Post Fight Video Interviews with Gustafsson

One Swedish and one English interview after Gustafsson's submission victory at UFC 120. Gustafsson, the light heavyweight, increases his record to 2-1 in the UFC,...

Dana White, UFC President, Talking About Sweden!

A great interview with Dana White, following the UFC 120 card.  Dana provides insights on how to overcome obstacles of introducing the UFC into...

Could “Mad Dog” be the Next Swede in the UFC?

Reza "Mad Dog" Madadi could be a candidate for the UFC with a win at Superior Challenge on October 29th in Stockholm Sweden.  The...

“We’ll be in Scandinavia soon with an event.” says UFC !!!

For the first time in over a year, there has been renewed conversation about a UFC event in the Nordic region! In late...

Papy “Makambo” Abedi – Top Prospect on BleacherReport.com

Papy "Makambo" Abedi (7-0), was on a top ten list on the Bleacher Report. The list was "MMA: The 10 Best Fighters You've...

New Website “Dear Dana White” Promoting UFC in Sweden

A new website supporting the same cause as mmaViking.com is www.deardanawhite.com.  Great design, and great idea!  I hope Dana begins to take notice of...

Gustafsson vs. Cyrille Diabaté at UFC 120

Here is a great preview of the UFC 120.  A win for Alexander Gustafsson will be the next step to brining the UFC to...

Usama Aziz vs. Joachim Hansen Getting Worldwide Attention

Today Sherdog.com, the world's most visited MMA website in the world, listed "10 October Tussles Worth Watching", and #3 was the upcoming Superior Challenge...