Niall Branigan: “They don’t do what I do”

Niall Branigan (Full Power Gym) Vs Keith O’Rulligan (SANDA MMA) Lightweight bout at Cage Legacy Fight Night Drogheda on February 11th 2017.


Drogheda native Niall Branigan (1-0) will be looking to keep his record in tact when he faces the explosive O’Rulligan at Fight Night Drogheda in his home town.


Branigan’s last outing was at Cage Legacy 1 and the fight was stopped in the first round with Branigan getting the stoppage victory and making his mark on the MMA scene,at only 18 years old the future is looking bright for the Full Power Gym lightweight fighter.

Branigan MMA debut at Cage Legacy 1 video below..

What separates you from every other fighter in your division? “They don’t do what I do”

If you could have one dream fight with anyone, who would it be? “I would like a shot at the King Anderson Silva and  see how long I could last with him”

What do you want to be remembered for at the end of your career? “I will be a three weight world champion”


Niall Branigan (Full Power Gym) Vs Keith O’Rulligan (SANDA MMA)

Tickets HERE
Fight Card HERE
Photo Credits KO Media


Video: Niall Branigan Head Kick KO

We had many outstanding finishes at Cage Legacy 1 (28-10-16) and Niall Branigan’s head kick KO is without doubt one of them. Branigan (Full Power Gym) is just 18 years old and made his MMA debut at Cage Legacy 1 in Drogheda.


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Photo credit – KO Media

The Drogheda native landed a fantastic head kick in the first round of his Lightweight contest against Roger Kennedy. This is the second time Branigan has finished opponents with this head kick,watch videos below…

Niall Branigan MMA debut at Cage Legacy 1.


Niall Branigan K-1 bout.

You can see Niall in K-1 action at Full Power K-1 Fight Night on the 26th of November and on the 11th of February 2017 at Cage Legacy Fight Night Drogheda.

Branigan will face Keith O’Rulligan in his second MMA bout in the lightweight division at Cage Legacy Fight Night Drogheda and will be looking to go stay unbeaten. Will it be by head kick KO again?


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Tickets go on sale for Cage Legacy Fight Night Drogheda on the 11th of November 2016.


Three bouts added to Fight Night Drogheda

Three bouts have been announced for Cage Legacy Fight Night Drogheda on the 11th of February 2017.

Matiss Zaharovs (Cill Dara MMA) Vs Darren O Brien (SANDA)
Niall Branigan (Full Power) Vs Keith O Rulligan (SANDA)
Daniel McCarthy (Rush FA) Vs Ben Judge (FM BJJ)

Matiss Zaharovs takes on Darren o Brien in a rematch that everyone wants to see in the Bantamweight Division.When both men faced of earlier this year Zaharovs came away with the armbar finish to secure the victory, Now its time to settle the score.

Niall Branigan takes on Keith o Rulligan in the Lightweight Division. Niall is now 1-0 after a super head kick KO at “Cage Legacy 1″and will look to secure another win in front of his home crowd, O Rulligan is a heavy hitter and will be looking to silence the crowd and pick up what would be a valuable win over Branigan.

Daniel McCarty takes on Ben Judge in the Featherweight Division. McCarty is highly regarded by many as “ONE TO WATCH” and when he meets Judge who has excellent Striking and ground game it promises to be a cracker for the fans!

Tickets on sale 11th of November. More fights announced very soon.


Kennedy Vs Branigan added to Cage Legacy for October

Roger Kennedy SBG Cork will take part in the upcoming documentary “Couch to Cage” and will have the premier of the show on Cage legacy when Roger will face off against Niall Branigan from Full Power Gym in the lightweight Division.


Roger 230 days ago, was speaking to Liam og Griffin about how he had began writing for The MMA Corner in the state’s. After posting a link to his piece about Conor he was trolled for my lack of worthiness to write my opinions on a sport that “He never even fought in”. Having covered combat sports on a photography basis for quite a while Liam his coach told him he was well and truly qualified but he also smirked and said “but why don’t you train and fight too”? At the time Roger was touching 100kgs and was the furthest thing from a fighter you had ever seen. “I’m pretty damn proud of myself and doing it in SBGi Cork City makes me even prouder. I don’t think that I will ever be able to thank Liam enough. He has truly changed my life. And this is only the beginning” Roger told Cage Legacy.


“Roger Kennedy started the MMA “Make Me Awesome” project in January this year. Having photographed some of the countries best fighters across multiple disciplines for the best part of a decade with Lethal Photography, he wanted to challenge himself to walk a mile in the shoes of the fighters he captured”

Roger will make his Full MMA debut on Cage legacy, 28th October 2016 in Drogheda!

Niall Branigan , Only 18 years old will also make his MMA debut on Cage legacy and will be looking to put on a show for the home crowd fans. Niall fights from Full Power Gym and when we spoke to Niall today he told us “Roger better be ready for this because I will be looking to take him out of this early, Cant see it going past the First round anyway. I will put on a show for my home town fans in Drogheda!

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This makes for a fantastic bout at Cage Legacy. Both men are ready to go, Less than 10 weeks out !  Tickets are on sale now