UFC Fight Night 76 co-main event shifted again, Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka now takes that spot

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

The UFC has made another quick change to the lineup for next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 76 event in Dublin.

They had to make a change for the main card after an injury to Stipe Miocic scrapped the co-main event bout between he and Ben Rothwell, initially announcing that a lightweight bout between Reza Madadi and Norman Parke would take that slot. Instead, they announced on Thursday, the flyweight fight between Patrick “Paddy” Holohan and Louis Smolka is now in that position on the card.

Holohan, 27, made his UFC debut in front of a home country crowd last summer, opening up the event with an exciting submission win over Josh Sampo. He lost his second bout in the Octagon, but has bounced back with consecutive victories over Shane Howell and Vaughan Lee.

He returns home to take on Smolka, who has an identical UFC mark to Holohan under similar circumstances in the Octagon. He’s entering off a win over another Irish flyweight in Neil Seery, and comes into enemy territory in Dublin.

The full lineup for the event, which airs live on UFC Fight Pass next weekend, is below:

UFC Fight Pass Main Card (4PM ET)
Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier
Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka
Reza Madadi vs. Norman Parke
Nicolas Dalby vs. Darren Till

UFC Fight Pass Prelims (12:45PM ET)
Mickael Lebout vs. Stevie Ray
Jon Delos Reyes vs. Neil Seery
Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Ericka Almeida vs. Aisling Daly
Tom Breese vs. Cathal Pendred
Darren Elkins vs. Robert Whiteford
Bubba Bush vs. Garreth McLellan

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