UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka
|UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||October 24, 2015|
The event was expected to be headlined by a lightweight bout between Dustin Poirier and Joseph Duffy. However, Duffy was forced to pull out of the fight on October 21, three days prior to the event, after sustaining a concussion during a sparring session earlier that week and the fight was scrapped. A flyweight bout between Paddy Holohan and Louis Smolka was promoted to serve as the event's new headliner. It was the first three-rounds main event bout since The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate Finale in November 2013.
The co-main event was expected to feature a heavyweight bout with potential UFC Heavyweight Championship title implications between Stipe Miocic and Ben Rothwell. However, Miocic pulled out of the fight on October 14 citing injury. Subsequently, Rothwell was removed from the card the following day after the promotion deemed that a suitable opponent could not be arranged on short notice.
|Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Flyweight||Louis Smolka||def.||Paddy Holohan||Submission (rear-naked choke)||2||4:09|
|Lightweight||Norman Parke||def.||Reza Madadi||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Darren Till||vs.||Nicolas Dalby||Draw (majority) (29–28, 28–28, 28–28)||3||5:00|
|Flyweight||Neil Seery||def.||Jon Delos Reyes||Submission (guillotine choke)||2||4:12|
|Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Lightweight||Stevie Ray||def.||Mickael Lebout||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Women's Strawweight||Aisling Daly||def.||Ericka Almeida||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Krzysztof Jotko||def.||Scott Askham||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Tom Breese||def.||Cathal Pendred||TKO (punches)||1||4:37|
|Featherweight||Darren Elkins||def.||Robert Whiteford||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Garreth McLellan||def.||Bubba Bush||TKO (punches)||3||4:58|
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Darren Till vs. Nicolas Dalby
- Performance of the Night: Neil Seery and Tom Breese
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- Tom Rooney (29 July 2015). "Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier headlines UFC Fight Night 76 in Dublin". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
- Shaun Al-Shatti (21 October 2015). "Joseph Duffy out of UFC Fight Night 76, Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka set as new main event". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
- Steven Marrocco (12 August 2015). "Heavyweights Stipe Miocic and Ben Rothwell targeted for UFC Fight Night 76 in Dublin". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- Steven Marrocco (13 October 2015). "Stipe Miocic out of next week's UFC Fight Night 76 co-headliner with Ben Rothwell". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
- Ariel Helwani (14 October 2015). "Ben Rothwell removed from next week's UFC Fight Night Dublin card". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
- "UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
- Brad Popkin (24 October 2015). "UFC Fight Night 76 bonuses and awards: Darren Till, Nicolas Dalby and more take home $50,000 in Dublin". mmamania.com. Retrieved 24 October 2015.