It didn’t take long for one of these men to fall once Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweights Patrick Holohan (12-2-1) and Louis Smolka (10-1) put their foot on the gas pedal in the main event of UFC Fight Night 76 inside 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland today (Sat., Oct. 24, 2015).
For the full fight recap of the UFC Dublin main event click here.
Both men delivered an unforgettable back-and-forth ground and striking battle in the afternoon’s headliner after being entrusted to carry an injury-riddled fight card. Coming into the tussle, each fighter was riding a wave of momentum having already reeled off impressive victories in 2015.
That all came to an end before a raucous Irish crowd as the bout got underway. “The Hooligan” began the first round intent on bringing the fight to the ground.
Smolka proved his worth on the mat, surviving the initial onslaught of pressure from Holohan. The 24-year-old allowed advancement by his Irish counterpart, and was caught in some precarious submission attempts, but “Da Last Samurai” always found a way out, even attacking with an ankle lock.
Smolka ended the first frame connecting on several hard elbows as Holohan pursued a takedown. However, this meant Smolka was likely ….View original article
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