Paddy Holohan Wins At UFC Fight Night Glasgow
Another SBG Victory Inside the Octagon
SBG Ireland’s Paddy ‘The Hooligan’ Holohan picked up his third win in the UFC last week to extend his record in the Octagon to 3-1. Holohan beat Englishman Vaughan Lee over the course of three rounds, proving dominant in each and securing a unanimous decision victory. The win is his second in a row after suffering his first ever career loss against Chris Kelades last October.
A large amount of the fight was contested on the ground, with both offering up submission attempts, but Holohan being more threatening – a triangle attempt in the first, and arm bar attempt in the second, most notable. Holohan, the more aggressive of the pair throughout, was deservedly given the decision 30-27 by all three judges.
After the victory, Paddy Holohan gave credit to the fans, his coach John Kavanagh and the SBG team:
“You can go anywhere in the world and you’ll find Irish people – and they were here tonight…Vaughan is a tough guy, though – he takes kicks. But the only way I’m losing … well, I wouldn’t even know about it because I’d have to be dead. They say it’s the luck of the Irish, but I don’t really believe in luck. I believe in John Kavanagh and in SBG and in all of my team.”
Holohan wasted no time in looking ahead to his next contest, calling out Louis Smolka, who extended his own UFC record to 3-1 with a victory over fellow Irishman Neil Seery at UFC 189 (the night of SBG McGregor’s title win). Paddy Holohan will most likely look to be a part of the UFC’s return to Dublin in October. The last time the UFC arrived in Ireland was on the night of Holohan’s UFC debut, where SBG went 4-0 and Holohan won via RNC. Paddy, and SBG Ireland, will look forward to similar success come the autumn.
All of that is in the future though, and after the fight, Holohan’s priorities were in the right place, taking the time to share in a pleasant cup of tea with his opponent, Vaughan Lee…
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