UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka

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UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka
UFN Dublin event poster.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateOctober 24, 2015 (2015-10-24)
Venue3Arena
CityDublin, Ireland
Attendance9,500
Event chronology
UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3

UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka (also known as UFC Fight Night 76) was a mixed martial arts event held on October 24, 2015, at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland.[1]

Background[edit]

The event was the third that the organization has hosted in Dublin, following UFC 93 in January 2009 and UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao in July 2014.[1]

The event was expected to be headlined by a lightweight bout between Dustin Poirier and Joseph Duffy.[2] 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.[3]

The co-main event was expected to feature a heavyweight bout with potential UFC Heavyweight Championship title implications between Stipe Miocic and Ben Rothwell.[4] However, Miocic pulled out of the fight on October 14 citing injury.[5] 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.[6]

Results[edit]

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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

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Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[8]

  • Fight of the Night: Darren Till vs. Nicolas Dalby
  • Performance of the Night: Neil Seery and Tom Breese

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (1 July 2015). "UFC returns to Dublin on Saturday October 24". ufc.com. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  2. ^ Tom Rooney (29 July 2015). "Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier headlines UFC Fight Night 76 in Dublin". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Ariel Helwani (14 October 2015). "Ben Rothwell removed from next week's UFC Fight Night Dublin card". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  7. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  8. ^ 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.