Ryan O'Leary

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O'Leary founded www.mmaViking.com in 2008 shortly after moving to Sweden from California. He tries his best to be cageside for Nordic MMA events and take pics with his iPhone. Follow him at @mmaViking on Twitter and Instagram.

Nick Barnø on MMA GALLA Matchup ‘Can’t wait to the cage door closes’

Dane Nick Barnø (3-1) finally has an opponent for his return to the cage at MMA GALLA in Odense on March 4th. The #3 ranked...

More Titanium Only Fueling ‘Real Steel’ Ståhl Back to Cage

Andreas Ståhl is frustrated with his recent loses.  The toughest guy you will ever meet never mentions the pain of fighting over 15 minutes with a broken...

Sadibou Sy Ready to Outdo KO of the Year at SC 15

Don't blink as Sadibou Sy (5-2) enters the cage on April 1st in Stockholm. The the kickboxing and thai boxing world champion has...

Sweden’s Herdem Alacabek ‘Chasing the Dream’ from Florida to L.A.

Herdem Alacabek (2-0) was quickly climbing the light heavyweight ranks, notching a TKO win at IRFA 7 in 2014 and IRFA 8 in 2015. However,...

Jonas Mågård Seeing 4th Win in a Row at MMA Galla 2

Rumble Sports Jonas Mågård (4-3) is riding a three fight winning streak, and looks to make it four as he will take on Nepomuk Minarik...

All Signs Pointing to UFC in Denmark

The Octagon is headed to Copenhagen, Denmark.  As first reported by mmanews.pl, the UFC is set to come back to the Nordics in May....

SC 15 Stacked with Swedes, Plus a Retiring Norwegian Pioneer

Superior Challenge looks to repeat their success with their latest comeback to Stockholm with another soldout card as the line-up of well known Swedes...

Flashback : The Making of Makwan Mania

Exactly two years ago today, 35,00+ fans packed into the the Tele2 Arena hoping to celebrate a Alexander Gustafsson win in the wee hours,...

Big Man Andreas Lagaard Booked for Pro Debut (Again)

Frontline MMA's Andreas Lagaard is hoping to become one of the few big men in pro MMA in the Nordics. While several bouts...

Aleksi Nurminen Rapping and Relaxing His Way Back to the Cage

The young and confident Finn Aleksi Nurminen was building his way toward a top 10 Nordic ranking in his young career, but elbow surgery...