UFC Fight Night Dublin Results: ‘Holohan vs. Smolka’ Play-by-Play & Updates

Oct 24, 2015


Sherdog.com's live UFC Fight Night “Holohan vs. Smolka” play-by-play and round-by-round scoring kicks off at 1:15 p.m. ET.

Check out the MMA Forums to discuss the card or enter your comments and predictions below.

Bubba Bush vs. Garreth McLellan

Round 1

The middleweights test the range with leg kicks for 20 seconds before Bush rushes McLellan against the fence and holds him there with an underhook. McLellan resists the trip takedown until 80 seconds in, when Bush succeeds in tripping him to the floor. McLellan catches a guillotine on the ground and keeps it as they scramble back up. Once on his feet, Bush pops his head free and goes back to muscling McLellan against the fence. McLellan catches the leaning Bush in a front headlock and lands a pair of knees before being taken down again. Bush works to advance to side control but is held in place by McLellan. With 1:45 on the clock, the Texan gets to side control on the right, passes to north-south, and finally moves to side control on McLellan’s left. “Soldier Boy” tries a kimura from underneath and winds up on his knees with Bush looking to take his back. Bush smashes McLellan with a few hammerfists before the South African explodes to his feet. McLellan jumps guard with a guillotine and looks to have a good lock on Bush’s neck, but Bush escapes just before the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Bush
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Bush
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Bush

Round 2

McLellan hits Bush’s body with a few kicks before Bush wraps him up and drags him to the ground. Back on his feet quickly is McLellan, now held against the cage with a Bush bodylock as the first minute ends. Bush tries another trip takedown, but McLellan is hip to it this time and stuffs the Texan to the ground, landing in full mount. It looks like a cage grab may have aided in the reversal, but referee Piotr Michalak only warns McLellan and allows him to keep full mount. McLellan goes body-head with his punches but is pushed back to half guard by the midway point of the round. Bush looks to be fading as he absorbs more and more right hands, and McLellan’s strikes are picking up steam, too.McLellan looks for an arm-triangle setup from the left, but Bush’s right side is flush to the cage, blocking McLellan’s progress. The South African is pouring on the punches now, mashing on Bush from half guard. Bush clings desperately to McLellan’s waist as they go to the last minute of the round. McLellan ends the round with dozens of unanswered strikes, but Bush somehow shows the ref enough to survive.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 McLellan
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 McLellan
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 McLellan

Round 3

McLellan opens the round with a monster of a lead uppercut that snaps Bush’s head backward and sends him staggering toward the fence. McLellan gives chase and floors him with a takedown, then begins socking Bush with elbows and punches while looking for an opening to take the back. Bush drives forward on a takedown and powers out of the bad situation, then climbs back to his feet. Now it’s Bush with a takedown, slipping out of a loose guillotine attempt and then climbing on the back of McLellan as they stand. Bush only gets one hook in, so McLellan is able to shake him off and escape out the back door. Another takedown from McLellan inside the two-minute mark could seal the deal, as he spends the next minute grinding on Bush with forearms and hammerfists. Bush looks to have nothing left in the tank as they enter the final minute, and now the ref tells him to defend himself. McLellan dribbles Bush’s head off the canvas with a barrage of punches; Bush appears to lose and regain consciousness a few times before referee Michalak finally, mercifully stops the bout.

The Official Result

Garreth McLellan def. Bubba Bush via KO (Punches) R3 4:58

Darren Elkins vs. Robert Whiteford

Round 1

The southpaw Whiteford slides out of range as Elkins opens with pawing jabs. Whiteford connects with a looping right hook as he catches Elkins stepping inside to grab at his legs. Elkins resets and rocks Whiteford’s head with a hard, straight right. Whiteford catches Elkins coming in again and tags him with a pair of nice right hands. Elkins shoots and runs Whiteford against the fence, then down to the ground with three minutes left in the opening frame. Elkins stands over the seated Whiteford and looks to lock up his neck, but Whiteford scrambles up and away before he’s in deep trouble. Elkins eats an uppercut and runs Whiteford to the ground again, and now he catches the Scot with some hard ground-and-pound. Whiteford sits up against the cage, now sporting a mouse under his right eye, and Elkins flattens him out again. Whiteford slowly powers back to his feet and finally escapes Elkins’ clutches with 20 seconds left.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Elkins
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Whiteford
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Elkins

Round 2

Elkins rushes at Whiteford with punches and tries another double-leg, but “The Hammer” sprawls out and circles away. The next takedown attempt from Elkins comes behind a hard right hand, and this one puts Whiteford on his back. Whiteford rolls to his knees, then sits up, and Elkins turns the corner to take his back in the seated position. Elkins gives up the back to sit up in Whiteford’s guard and drops three or four nice right hands. Whiteford nearly gets back to his feet, only to have his ankle picked and be dragged back down. There’s more pounding from Elkins on the ground midway through the round, and Whiteford looks as though he’s starting to break. Elkins is suffocating, clinging to a rear waistlock and not giving the kneeling Scotsman an inch. Whiteford powers back up and tries a takedown of his own, but he’s reversed by Elkins, who goes for another double on the fence. Whiteford stands him up and exhibits some of his judo skills by tossing Elkins to the ground. The wrestler gets right back up, drives on Whiteford’s legs and brings him back to the base of the fence. The round ends with Elkins standing, holding Whiteford in a headlock and punching his ribs.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Elkins
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Elkins
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Elkins

Round 3

Elkins eats a few good punches from Whiteford in the opening minute, which of course sends the American back to his wrestling. Ninety seconds in, “The Damage” has Whiteford on the ground again, seated near the fence. Whiteford takes Elkins’ peppering punches until he’s able to explode back to his feet, and now the featherweights circle in the center with half the round remaining. Elkins chases down Whiteford and staggers him with a clipping right hand on the temple, then runs him back to the ground. Straight to Whiteford’s back goes Elkins, sinking in both hooks to maintain the position while unloading with punches from the rear. Whiteford’s left ear has burst and Elkins continues to bash away with punches. Elkins catches what looks like a deep rear-naked choke in the closing seconds, but Whiteford is saved by the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Elkins (30-27 Elkins)
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Elkins (29-28 Elkins)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Elkins (30-27 Elkins)

The Official Result

Darren Elkins def. Robert Whiteford via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Cathal Pendred vs. Tom Breese

Round 1

Pendred hops out to meet the southpaw Breese in the center, where the massive 170-pounders spend most of the opening minute circling and pawing. A left hand on the temple drops Pendred to a knee momentarily, but the Irishman bounces back up before Breese can capitalize. Breese stuffs a takedown attempt and sticks a jab on Pendred’s face, and now Pendred has a stream of blood leaking from his nose as he circles the outside. Pendred gets hold of Breese and hugs him against the fence halfway through the round, but Breese shows good takedown defense and slips away. Both men are smeared with Pendred’s blood now. Breese tags him again, this time with an uppercut as he catches Pendred stepping into the pocket. Breese controls the center of the cage in the final minute, keeping Pendred’s back to the fence. When Pendred tries to close the distance, Breese punishes him with another big uppercut. A body kick backs up Pendred to the cage, where Breese finds his opponent’s chin with a pair of laser left hands. Pendred hits the deck and takes three or four more shots before referee Leon Roberts halts the contest.

The Official Result

Tom Breese def. Cathal Pendred via TKO (Body Kick and Punches) R1 4:37

Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko

Round 1

Askham gets the better of the striking in the opening minute by putting a steady stream of kicks on Jotko’s lead leg. Ninety seconds in, Jotko wraps up Askham around the waist and easily trips the Englishman to the ground. Askham uses butterfly hooks to force Jotko from half back to full guard, but he’s sporting a nasty cut above his left eye. Askham posts and stands inside the last two minutes of the round, but Jotko reverses a trip attempt to land on top. Askham throws up a triangle, can’t get it and switches to an armbar. Jotko kneels and stacks up Askham to relieve pressure from the armbar, and he pulls the arm free to reclaim top position for the final 30 seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Jotko
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Jotko
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Jotko

Round 2

Jotko stays out of the range of Askham’s long high kicks, but Askham is still finding the target with low kicks. Askham pulls up short on a jump knee, takes a kick to his lead leg and gives Jotko a leg chop in return. A straight left from Jotko rocks the head of his fellow southpaw and forces Askham to close the gap for a clinch on the fence. Jotko gets loose after 30 seconds, and now the middleweights meet back in the middle. Jotko takes a finger to the eye but only requires a few seconds to recover, and Askham gets a warning from referee Kevin Sataki. Askham gets back to business with a long front kick to the face, which sends Jotko into action with a flurry of punches to finish the round.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Askham
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Jotko
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Askham

Round 3

Askham stakes out the center of the cage in the opening minute of round three, fending off Jotko with more long kicks. Jotko is finding some success when he steps out with punching combinations, so Askham kicks him in the chest and presses him against the cage. The clinch goes nowhere, and after they separate, it’s Jotko looking for a clinch and takedown of his own. Askham tries a throw but gets reversed, and now the Polish fighter allows Askham to stand midway through the round. Askham digs an underhook and holds Jotko against the cage again, now with 2:00 on the clock. Jotko’s nose is bloodied as he fights off Askham’s trip attempts, landing short left hands to the face while Askham remains 100-percent focused on the takedown. Jotko lands a few knees to the body before the fighters are separated by referee Sataki with 30 seconds to fight. Neither man can find a big shot down the stretch, and this one will go to the judges’ scorecards.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Askham (29-28 Askham)
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Jotko (30-27 Jotko)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Askham (29-28 Askham)

The Official Result

Krzysztof Jotko def. Scott Askham via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) R3 5:00

Aisling Daly vs. Ericka Almeida

Round 1

Daly charges at Almeida, bombing with stiff punches, but the Brazilian wraps her up and turns her against the fence. The strawweights trade positions in the clinch a few times before Almeida pulls Daly away from the cage with a Thai clinch and scores with a couple knees up the center. Daly tries a bodylock takedown but is stifled by Almeida with an overhook. Not much action midway through the round as Daly continues to press Almeida against the cage, throwing the occasional left hand upstairs. Daly finally gets her takedown with one minute on the clock and then stands over Almeida, stacking her up at an awkward angle down against the base of the fence. Daly gets a few good right hands through Almeida’s guard before time runs out.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Daly
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Daly
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Daly

Round 2

Daly charges inside on Almeida, who tries to use the Thai clinch to score more knees but can’t find the mark this time. Daly goes right back to her position from round one, holding Almeida against the cage with a bodylock and hunting for a trip. Daly gets the trip after 30 seconds or so, then has to go on the defensive as Almeida tries to roll underneath and catch a leg. Daly looks to be setting up an arm-triangle choke but it’s going to be tricky as her legs are still tangled with Almeida’s. Two minutes in, Daly lets go of the choke setup and sits up to drop hammerfists through Almeida’s half guard. Almeida seems to dodge most of the shots and now catches Daly in a triangle. Daly pulls out of the choke but gets caught on her way up and tripped to the mat by Almeida, who now sets up on top with two minutes left in the middle frame. Almeida slips around to take Daly’s back and works to trap an arm. Almeida spends the remainder of the round on Daly’s back, peppering with punches and hunting for the rear-naked choke.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Almeida
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Almeida
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Almeida

Round 3

Daly rushes across the cage and slugs Almeida with a hard right hook, then tacks on a couple more from the collar tie. Almeida clinches and looks for a takedown but gets stuffed and instead has to try and jump guard. Daly stands with Almeida hanging off her front for 30 seconds or so, then Almeida finally slips off and hits the ground. Daly stays standing and punches at Almeida’s legs, then stacks her up and tries to step through the Brazilian’s guard. Halfway through the final round now, Daly remains standing over Almeida, punching her legs. Almeida creeps on the Irishwoman’s legs, looking for an ankle pick or leglock, but she’s forced to release when Daly turns up the volume on her punches. Almeida clips the kneeling Daly with an upkick but the foul goes unnoticed by referee Piotr Michalak. Daly gets a warning for grabbing the fence, but it won’t matter: “Ais the Bash” smashes her way to the final horn, dropping hammerfists on the prone Almeida’s face.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Daly (29-28 Daly)
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Daly (29-28 Daly)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Daly (29-27 Daly)

The Official Result

Aisling Daly def. Ericka Almeida via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-27, 29-28) R3 5:00

Steven Ray vs. Mickael Lebout

Round 1

Ray touches Lebout with a leg kick and then bounces on his toes as the Frenchman tries to find his range with jabs and straight punches. A pair of straight left hands from the southpaw Scot knock back the head of Lebout, who still hasn’t been able to find the target on the mobile Ray. Another left hand gets through for Ray, then one to the body. Lebout sends a right hand down the middle as the lightweights continue to circle and throw. Ray lands a one-two, follows with a leg kick and knocks Lebout off balance with a right hook. A left hook and another leg kick put Lebout on his back foot; the Frenchman is wearing some damage on his left temple, too, in the form of a small cut.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Ray
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Ray
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Ray

Round 2

Before the start of round two, referee Leon Roberts warns Ray to keep his hands closed when feeling the range with an outstretched hand. Lebout whiffs on a kick and eats a straight left on the jaw, then circles back to the middle and gets another leg kick from Ray, then another. Ray tries to go upstairs with a left high kick which only grazes Lebout’s face, but the straight left behind it finds the mark. Referee Roberts again cautions Ray about keeping his fingers tucked. Two minutes into the round, Lebout comes alive and tries a takedown on the fence, but Ray denies it and breaks off with a knee up the center. Two minutes left now and Lebout is getting busy, throwing more volume at Ray with leg kicks which land and winging punches which mostly do not. Ray tries a Thai clinch but can’t pull down the head of the taller man. Lebout glances at the clock with 50 seconds to go. Ray catches a kick from the Frenchman and trips him to the ground, but nothing comes of it.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Ray
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Ray
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Ray

Round 3

Both men fight cautiously in the first 90 seconds of the final frame, both looking to line up a big shot but neither really letting hands fly. Ray fights his way out of a short clinch and whiffs on a murderous left hook. Lebout strikes with a reaching right hand and continues to walk forward until he’s grabbed by Ray and shoved against the fence. Lots of head fighting as Ray maintains the outside position until the 40-second mark, whereupon Lebout breaks away with a knee to the body. Lebout puts a spinning back elbow on Ray’s jaw in the last 30 seconds but it doesn’t land with full force. Ray tries a takedown as time runs out and winds up lifting Lebout into the air and dumping him on his head.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Ray (30-27 Ray)
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Ray (30-27 Ray)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Ray (30-27 Ray)

The Official Result

Steven Ray def. Mickael Lebout via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) R3 5:00

Neil Seery vs. Jon delos Reyes

Round 1

The flyweights get twisted up in an early exchange which leads to Seery landing an accidental right hand to the back of delos Reyes’ head. Fortunately, the Guamanian looks no worse for wear as he closes the distance again to push Seery against the fence. Seery separates and slugs delos Reyes with a pair of hooks, then delos Reyes comes sailing at the Irishman with a flying knee which Seery sidesteps. Seery is landing some hard counters off his back foot until delos Reyes wraps him up and trips him to the mat. Seery uses an armbar threat to work back to his feet, where the flyweights trade big hooks in close quarters. Delos Reyes appears to get the better of the exchange, so Seery grabs for a guillotine to slow things down. Seery releases the head and switches to a bodylock, then tries a trip takedown and winds up on the bottom. Back up jumps Seery, knocking an off-balance delos Reyes to the ground with a right hand. Delos Reyes grabs the Thai clinch and gets tagged with another pair of rights. The Guam fighter sticks a stiff jab in Seery’s face, answered by a low kick as the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Seery
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Seery
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Seery

Round 2

Delos Reyes catches a kick from Seery and tries to pick the ankle for a takedown, but as he does, Seery grabs hold of his neck and pulls guard with a guillotine. Delos Reyes slowly loosens the choke, pulls his head loose and scrambles to take Seery’s back in the transition. The back-take is successful, but Seery is able to stand up with delos Reyes on his back and escape out the back door. Seery takes top position with 2:50 on the clock, but delos Reyes immediately posts and stands. Seery holds him on the fence with an underhook and delivers a hard knee to the gut, then grinds on delos Reyes’ face with a forearm. Referee Kevin Sataki calls for action, and Seery obliges by completing his takedown with two minutes to go. Delos Reyes stays down for about 30 seconds before he’s able to get back to his feet and attack Seery’s body with a pair of knees. Delos Reyes steps inside for a single-leg shot but leaves his neck wide open for another Seery guillotine. They hit the ground with the arm-in choke fully locked on, and delos Reyes is tapping seconds later.

The Official Result

Neil Seery def. Jon delos Reyes via Submission (Guillotine Choke) R2 4:12

Nicolas Dalby vs. Darren Till

Round 1

The long southpaw Till dodges early kicks and grabs the Thai clinch to deliver a few knees to Dalby’s midsection. Dalby steps into the pocket and gets drilled by a straight left hand counter before he can throw a punch. More clinch knees to the body from Till, and now the Englishman adds a kick to the gut. Two minutes in, Dalby wraps up Till in a bodylock but can’t trip him up, and the welterweights split halfway through the round. Till has his hands low, shaking his head after every near miss or grazing strike from Dalby, who opts to clinch again. Till slips free, takes a kick on the leg and switches stances a few times as he cut angles. A quick left straight tags Dalby before the 170-pounder swap leg kicks. Till hears the 10-second clapper and floors Dalby with a beautiful left-handed shovel punch on the jaw. Dalby hits the ground in a heap and just barely survives as Till runs out of time while unloading with more punches on the mat.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Till
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Till
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Till

Round 2

Till takes the center of the cage once again and drills Dalby with a straight left as the Dane steps inside. Another clinch yields more knees for Till, who is still in complete control of the striking exchanges here in round two, even if the pace has fallen off slightly. Halfway through the round, the fighters tangle and Till spins around to take Dalby’s back with a standing rear-waistlock. Dalby scrapes off Till with the help of the fence, and now they’re back to trading with under two minutes on the clock. Till grazes with a left high kick and catches Dalby with a straight left shortly after. Dalby hits a trip takedown but can’t wrangle Till, who posts and stands the moment his back touches the ground. Dalby pressures him on the fence, tries to drop levels but can’t get his left hand free of Till’s wrist control. Dalby lands a knee to the body which Till shrugs off before circling away. Till catches a kick and slugs Dalby with a straight left, then does it again, knocking Dalby to the ground just as time runs out.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Till
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Till
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Till

Round 3

Till opens the final round with another straight left, looks for the Thai clinch but can’t get hold of Dalby’s head. Dalby stuffs a takedown attempt and clips Till with a head kick, which sends the Englishman shooting for another single-leg. Dalby limp-legs out of this, too, and with good reason: Dalby looks like the fresher man as he chases Till around the cage, going hard for a finish. Dalby hits a takedown near the fence 90 seconds in, but again Till gets right back to his feet. Till seems to be fading fast, eating hard punches from Dalby and now backing up against the fence. Till wants to tie up, needs to slow Dalby’s pace, but the Danish fighter won’t be corralled. Dalby drops levels for a double-leg midway through the round, gets it and passes to full mount. Till is giving up his back as he covers up and turns to his right. Dalby feeds left hands under Till’s armpit, but Till somehow gets back to his feet with 75 seconds on the clock. Dalby looks ferocious, chasing Till across the cage to deliver knees and another trip takedown. Till bounces back up and steps backward with his hands low, trying to bait Dalby inside for another uppercut. Dalby dodges the punch and runs Till against the cage again to end the fight.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Dalby (28-28 Draw)
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-8 Dalby (28-28 Draw)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Dalby (28-28 Draw)

The Official Result

Darren Till vs. Nicolas Dalby ruled a Majority Draw (28-28, 28-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Norman Parke vs. Reza Madadi

Round 1

Madadi shoots straight for Parke’s legs and gets stood up on the fence by Parke, who spins to the outside position and then separates. Madadi tries another clinch but has his arms locked down and has to back off. The lightweights tangle on the fence again, trading positions a few times before breaking off. Parke snaps off a few front kicks to the body, utilizing his reach advantage from the southpaw stance. Madadi gets in deep on a single-leg and drives Parke to the cage but again he can’t complete the takedown. Madadi finally opts for a sacrifice throw and then has to scramble up when Parke lands on top. Parke flicks out a few jabs as the 155ers fight near the fence, and Madadi gets him back with a straight right. Parke sprawls on a takedown, digs into Madadi’s body with a hook and denies another clinch from the “Mad Dog.” Madadi eats a jab, backs up to the fence and waves Parke forward. Instead, Madadi steps out to meet Parke in the middle and deliver a right hand as the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Parke
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Parke
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Parke

Round 2

Madadi slips a bunch and hits Parke with an inside leg kick, but the Irishman’s return kicks to the legs and body look harder. Madadi blocks a high kick, fakes a punch and grabs for Parke’s legs, only to have Parke backpedal with his hands up, avoiding Madadi’s combination behind it. Eighty seconds into the round, Madadi shoots low and finds a takedown. Parke is back on his feet within seconds and breaks away from Madadi with a sneaky uppercut. Madadi scores with a nice jab before Parke opts to close the gap and push him against the cage. Greco-Roman stylist Madadi fends off a bodylock takedown attempt and gets free from Parke with two minutes on the clock. Parke puts him straight back on the fence and hits Madadi with a long combination, drawing a second warning to keep his hands closed from referee Leon Roberts. A left hook finds the mark for Madadi, but Parke slides out of the way of the three punches behind it. Parke tries a trip takedown on the fence, can’t get it, and it’s Madadi finishing the round with an uppercut in the clinch.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Parke
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Parke
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Parke

Round 3

Madadi denies an early takedown attempt and starts to find his range with jabs, snapping off quick left hands in Parke’s face. Parke is on his back foot, trying to keep Madadi at bay with kicks, but the Iranian Swede keeps coming forward. Parke slows Madadi with a clinch on the fence, but they separate midway through the round. Just as Madadi starts to rachet up the volume, Parke dampens him with another clinch on the fence. Madadi gets some separation, sticks a few more punches and then gets taken down near the fence inside the final two minutes. Madadi scrambles up, then has to kneel as Parke holds him with a rear waistlock. Madadi scrapes him off against the fence and returns to the center with one minute on the clock. Madadi needs a finish and knows it, but time is running out and Parke still has enough strength to tie up. Parke fends off a double-leg on the fence and turns Madadi’s back to the cage, and that’s where the fight ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Parke (30-27 Parke)
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Parke (30-27 Parke)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Madadi (29-28 Parke)

The Official Result

Norman Parke def. Reza Madadi via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Patrick Holohan vs. Louis Smolka

Round 1

England’s Marc Goddard is the referee for tonight’s flyweight main event, with judges Mark Collett, Howard Hughes and Andy Roberts scoring at cageside. Smolka opens with a leg kick and then has to defend a takedown as Holohan shoots for his legs. Holohan wrestles the Hawaiian to the mat, landing in side control on Smolka’s left and then passing to north-south position. Smolka catches him in a D’arce choke from underneath, but Holohan seems unconcerned and continues to knee Smolka’s body. They scramble up in the whizzer position, then Holohan gets the advantage with a crucifix as they hit the mat again. Holohan tries to set up a twister, switches to a no-hooks rear-naked choke and uses it to take top position. Smolka scrambles up, Holohan still wrapped around his back, and they roll to the ground again. This time, Smolka lands nearly in full mount, so Holohan rolls underneath and grabs for a heel hook. Smolka rolls him over, relieves the pressure on his right leg and postures up. Holohan sweeps, and now it’s Smolka’s turn to try a leglock. Still two minutes left in what has been a frenetic first round. As the flyweights work back to their feet, Smolka tags Holohan with a right high kick and a few punches behind it. Holohan responds with a clinch knee to the body, takes a few side kicks to the body and dives for Smolka’s legs. Smolka kneels at the base of the fence and fishes for a choke or kimura. Instead, Holohan gives up on the takedown and the 125ers get back up to finish the round on their feet with both men landing punches down the stretch.

Sherdog Scores

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Smolka
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Smolka
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Smolka

Round 2

Smolka is finding the mark with hard, straight punches and kicks to the body, knocking Holohan backward toward the fence. Holohan reverses the momentum by lunging at Smolka, running him to the ground and affixing himself to the Hawaiian’s back. Holohan secures the position with a body triangle and rolls Smolka away from the fence to try a rear-naked choke. Smolka seems unconcerned and tries to spin out, but Holohan is locked his back on with the triangle. Just over the two-minute mark, Smolka succeeds in rolling over and now takes top position. Smolka smashes Holohan’s body with punches and elbows, then catches the Irishman with a high-elbow guillotine as they scramble up. Holohan has to slide down to the ground to escape the choke. Once there, Smolka scores with hard elbows and right hands as he kneels in Holohan’s guard. Holohan is in deep trouble with 90 seconds left, shelling up as Smolka passes to full mount and batters him with punches. Referee Goddard is having a close look as Holohan turns over and gives up his back. Smolka immediately slaps on a rear-naked choke and Holohan gives a small tap on the mat to ask out of the fight. Louis Smolka silences the Dublin crowd with a second-round submission win.

The Official Result

Louis Smolka def. Patrick Holohan via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R2 4:09

Comments

Comments powered by Disqus
<h2>Fight Finder</h2>