Dublin's Holohan to Debut in July

"That stadium is going to be packed and hopefully they’ll all be rooting for me – it’ll be a big moment for me." - Patrick Holohan
Dublin's Patrick Holohan may have fallen short of making it into the Ultimate Fighter 18 house, but on July 19, he will get a second shot at Octagon glory when he makes his UFC debut against Josh Sampo on the UFC Fight Night card being held in his hometown arena, the O2.

“I’m so happy, this is going to be something so special," said Holohan. "That stadium is going to be packed and hopefully they’ll all be rooting for me – it’ll be a big moment for me.”

9-0-1 as a pro, the 26-year-old flyweight has been sidelined since his TUF 18 elimination bout against Josh Hill last year. But with his back injury now a thing of the past, the stablemate of headliner Conor McGregor is ready for battle.

“I’m stronger now than I’ve ever been before," he said. "I thought that injury would be the end of the road for me, but I’m just so appreciative that I can even fight and carry on competing.”

Sampo, 11-3, has won five of his last six, including a November 2013 submission of Ryan Benoit. Holohan doesn't know much about his foe, but he's preparing for the fight of his life.

“I haven’t even seen a picture of the guy, but everyone in the UFC is tough and at a high level. I believe and trust in myself to get the job done.”

Sonntag, September 6
4AM
CEST
Las Vegas, Nevada

Multimedia

Kürzlich
No. 7-ranked strawweight Paige VanZant sits down with Megan Olivi to talk about her rapid rise in the sport and the expectations that come along with early success. VanZant takes on Alex Chambers on the main card of UFC 191 Saturday night.
04.09.2015
UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles gets you ready for this weekend's UFC 191 Johnson vs. Dodson II card with a preview of some of the fights on Saturday night.
04.09.2015
Uriah Hall looks to inch closer to a top ten spot and standing in his way is the dangerous vet Chris Leben. Catch Uriah Hall as he fights against the contender Gegard Mousasi at Fight Night Japan.
01.09.2015
Get to know Horacio Guiterrez, one of the new fighters competing in Season 2 of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America, airing now exclusively on FIGHT PASS.
04.09.2015