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UFC Fight Night 76 results: Louis Smolka submits Patrick Holohan by rear-naked choke in wild, back-and-forth affair

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It wasn’t the main event anyone wanted or expected, but after injuries to Stipe Miocic and a concussion suffered by Joe Duffy, Patrick Holohan and Louis Smolka got bumped to the main event at UFC Fight Night 76 on Saturday afternoon (October 24, 2015).

And both flyweights did not disappoint.

Smolka submitted Holohan with a rear-naked choke in the second round to cap off a wild and entertaining contest inside the 3Arena. A fight that was really an explosive and high-level chess match on the ground between the two skilled grapplers.

The official stoppage came at 4:09 of the second round.

The opening round was a high-paced back-and-forth grappling battle between the two flyweights. “Da Last Samurai” attacked with a D’arce and Holohan attempted a guillotine and then briefly took Smolka’s back. In between were rolls and scrambles galore. “Hooligan” attempted a heel hook and then Smolka answered with an ankle lock attempt. Hollohan went in a on a single and Smolka defended with a switch. The action was non-stop.

The 27-year-old Dublin native landed a takedown on Smolka early on in the second and got both hooks in as the crowd roared on in his favor. The Hawaiian escaped the body triangle and ….View original article

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