Next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 76 event in Dublin, Ireland has had yet another change of co-main event with a main card bout between Paddy Holohan and Louis Smolka now being shifted to the prominent spot on the card.
Co-main event honors were originally supposed to go to a heavyweight fight between Stipe Miocic and Ben Rothwell, but that bout fell through after Miocic suffered an injury in training.
Unable to find a suitable opponent for Rothwell, the UFC then announced that a bout that had been intended to top the preliminary portion of the card between Northern Ireland’s Norman Parke and Sweden’s Reza Madadi would take it’s place.
However, they’ve now backtracked on that move, and while Parke Vs Madadi will now be on the four-fight main card, it appears the promotion have decided that it would be better to go with Holohan, most likely due to him already being something of a local hero since he hails from Dublin.
The 27 year-old Holohan is also in fine form in the UFC’s flyweight division with back-to-back wins extending his career record to 12-1-1. Smolka is also on a two-fight unbeaten stretch and is coming off a decision win over another Dublin native, Neil Seery.