UFC Fight Night 76 Dublin: Results and reactions
The combat crazy Irish fans expected their hometown hero, Paddy Holohan to shut Louis Smolka, but it didn’t go quite the way they envisioned it as Smolka silenced the Dublin crowd by submitting Holohan via a rear naked choke in the second round.
After the scrapping of the Rothwell-Miocic and Poirer-Duffy fights, an air of uncertainty clouded the entire proceedings, yet Holohan and Smolka made it a point to leave the fans satisfied by putting on a high-energy bout.
Holohan kept Smolka on his toes by applying constant pressure since the onset of the bell and unloaded a barrage of swift leg kicks and punches.
The technical prowess of Smolka, though, got the better of the Irish as after a momentary takedown, Smolka got hold of Holohan’s back and finished the job off, much to the disappointment of the fans in attendance.
The event from 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland, saw one heck of a bout between Darren Till and Nicholas Dalby. The two Welterweights put on the fight of the night and shared the spoils as the judges declared the fight a majority draw.
Below are the complete results from the card:
Louis Smolka def. Paddy Holohan by submission (rear-naked choke), 4:09, Rd. 2
Norman Parke def. Reza Madadi by unanimous decision
Nicolas Dalby vs. Darren Till ruled majority draw
Neil Seery def. Jon Delos Reyes by submission (guillotine choke), 4:12, Rd. 2
Stevie Ray def. Mickael Lebout by unanimous decision
Aisling Daly def. Ericka Almeida by unanimous decision
Krzysztof Jotko def. Scott Askham by split decision
Tom Breese def. Cathal Pendred by TKO, 4:37, Rd. 1
Darren Elkins def. Robert Whiteford by unanimous decision
Garreth McClellan def. Bubba Bush by TKO, 4:58, Rd. 3
All in all, the main event and the Dalby-Till fight made for a good Fight Night, which was on the verge of being a passable event.