A Flyweight eliminator has been added to UFC Dublin, which will see Ireland’s Paddy ‘The Hooligan’ Holohan face Louis “Da Last Samurai” Smolka at the 3Arena on October 24.
Both men will be vying for a spot in the Flyweight top 15 rankings with a big win in Dublin, Ireland.
Holohan (12-1-1), is coming off a largely dominant performance over England’s Vaughan Lee in July, at UFC Glasgow, picking up the unanimous decision.
A former Pacific Xtreme Combat Flyweight champion, Smolka (9-1), makes his way to Dublin having defeated Irishman Neil Seery at UFC 189, in a slick unanimous decision victory.
Holohan has never lost in his home of Ireland, and 24-year-old Smolka will be a true test of whether ‘The Hooligan’ can push for title aspirations like his SBG Ireland teammate Conor McGregor.
‘Da Last Samurai’ has only one blip in his career, falling short to Chris Cariaso in May, 2014, in a close decision loss.
Also added to the event, hot of a first round TKO at UFC Glasgow, Stevie Ray will face Mickael Lebout, who was also victorious in Scotland, where he defeated Teemu Packalen.
UFC Dublin Fight Card
UFC Dublin Main Card
Lightweight: Dustin Poirier vs. Joseph Duffy
Heavyweight: Stipe Miocic vs. Ben Rothwell
Welterweight: Nicolas Dalby vs. Darren Till
Flyweight: Patrick Holohan vs. Louis Smolka
Lightweight: Norman Parke vs. Reza Madadi
UFC Dublin Preliminary Card
Lightweight: Stevie Ray vs. Mickael Lebout
Middleweight: Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Welterweight: Cathal Pendred vs. Tom Breese
Middleweight: Bubba Bush vs. Garreth McLellan