|South Dublin County Councillor|
|Assumed office |
24 May 2019
Patrick Pearse Holohan
3 May 1988
Dublin City, Ireland
|Political party||Sinn Féin|
|Other names||The Hooligan|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)|
|Division||Bantamweight (2007–13), Flyweight (2014–2016)|
|Reach||69.0 in (175 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Dublin, Ireland|
|Trainer||John Kavanagh (martial artist)|
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under John Kavanagh (martial artist)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
last updated on: 18 July 2015
Patrick "Paddy" Holohan (born 3 May 1988), is a municipal politician and retired Irish mixed martial artist who competed in the Flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional MMA competitor from 2007 until his retirement in 2016, Holohan has also competed for the promotion Cage Contender and was a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter 18.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
After a successful career in Ireland, it was revealed in August 2013, that Holohan was selected to be a participant on The Ultimate Fighter 18. He faced Josh Hill for his fight to get in the house. Holohan was repeatedly taken down and had no answer for the top game of Hill and ended up losing by decision.
Holohan was scheduled to face Louis Gaudinot on 4 October 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54. However, Gaudinot pulled out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Chris Kelades.
Holohan faced Louis Smolka on 24 October 2015 at UFC Fight Night 76. Holohan lost by second round submission after taking a series of shots and then giving up his back, opening a window for Smolka to lock in the rear naked choke for the victory.
Holohan was expected to face Willie Gates on 8 May 2016 at UFC Fight Night 87. However, on 25 April, Holohan abruptly announced his retirement, citing Factor XIII deficiency, a rare blood disorder. He was replaced on the card by Yuta Sasaki.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|15 matches||12 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||12–2–1||Louis Smolka||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka||24 October 2015||2||1:29||Dublin, Ireland|
|Win||12–1–1||Vaughan Lee||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites||18 July 2015||3||5:00||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Win||11–1–1||Shane Howell||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver||18 January 2015||3||5:00||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Loss||10–1–1||Chris Kelades||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine||4 October 2014||3||5:00||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||10–0–1||Josh Sampo||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao||19 July 2014||1||3:06||Dublin, Ireland||Flyweight debut.|
|Win||9–0–1||Artemij Sitenkov||Submission (triangle choke)||Cage Contender 14||21 July 2012||1||2:50||Dublin, Ireland|
|Win||8–0–1||Damien Rooney||KO (punch and head kick)||Cage Contender 13||28 April 2012||1||1:01||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Win||7–0–1||Neil McGuigan||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Chaos FC 9||3 September 2011||1||2:46||Derry, Northern Ireland|
|Win||6–0–1||Steve McCombe||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Contender 8||12 March 2011||3||5:00||Dublin, Ireland|
|Draw||5–0–1||Neil McGuigan||Draw||Chaos FC 8||12 February 2011||3||5:00||Derry, Northern Ireland|
|Win||5–0||Andreas Lovbrand||Submission (triangle kimura)||KO – The Fight Before Christmas 3||3 December 2010||1||2:03||Dublin, Ireland|
|Win||4–0||Milan Kovach||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Contender 5||24 July 2010||1||4:58||Dublin, Ireland|
|Win||3–0||Ritchie Ivory||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Ring of Combat 26||29 May 2010||1||0:00||Waterford, Ireland|
|Win||2–0||Michael Daboville||Submission (triangle choke)||Pancrase Fighting Championship 2||17 April 2010||1||4:37||Marseille, France|
|Win||1–0||Shane Bane||Submission (triangle choke)||ROT7 – The Next Level||28 July 2007||2||N/A||Dublin, Ireland|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|1 match||0 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||0–1||Josh Hill||Decision (majority)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate||4 September 2013 (airdate)||2||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Elimination bout|
- "Fight Card – UFC Fight Night Bisping vs. Leites". UFC.com. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
- "Paddy Holohan – Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
- "Patrick Holohan". Fxtv.com.au. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
- "TUF 18 Cast Announced". UFC. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
- "TUF 18 Elimination Bout: Hill vs. Holohan". UFC. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
- "Patrick Holohan vs. Josh Sampo booked for UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin". MMAjunkie. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
- "UFC Fight Night 46 results: Paddy Holohan submits Josh Sampo". Cage Pages. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
- "Patrick Holohan vs. Louis Gaudinot added to UFC Fight Night 54". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
- MMAFighting Newswire. "Patrick Holohan will now face Chris Kelades at UFC Fight Night 54". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
- "UFC Fight Night 54 results: After five days' notice, Chris Kelades upsets Patrick Holohan". mmajunkie. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
- "UFC Fight Night 54 bonuses: MacDonald, Aubin-Mercier, Kelades, Holohan win $50,000". MMAjunkie. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
- Petesy Carroll. "Paddy Holohan set for Boston bout with Shane Howell on 18 January". severemma.com. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
- Ben Fowlkes. "UFC Fight Night 59 results: Patrick Holohan whitewashes Shane Howell". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- Staff. "Paddy Holohan vs. Vaughan Lee added to UFC Fight Night 72 in Scotland". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
- Steven Marrocco. "UFC Fight Night 72 results: Paddy Holohan shuts out Vaughan Lee". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
- Ariel Helwani. "Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka targeted for UFC Fight Night Dublin". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- Steven Marrocco. "UFC Fight Night 76 results: Louis Smolka silences Dublin, taps Paddy Holohan". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
- Ariel Helwani. "Paddy Holohan vs. Willie Gates in the works for UFC Rotterdam". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
- Staff. "Paddy Holohan announces retirement". ufc.com. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
- Staff. "With Paddy Holohan's retirement, Willie Gates gets new UFC Fight Night 87 opponent". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
- "UFC Fight Night 54 Fighter Bonuses: Kelades and Holohan Score Fight of the Night". MMA Weekly. Retrieved 19 January 2015.