Paddy Holohan v Louis Smolka now set to be the main event at UFC Fight Night 76 in Dublin this Saturday due to Joseph Duffy suffering a mild concussion during training earlier this week.
UFC official statement:
“Due to a medical issue involving UFC lightweight Joe Duffy, the new main event of UFC FIGHT NIGHT in Ireland on Saturday will be a three-round bout featuring hometown hero Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka.
“Having learned that Duffy received a strike to the head during training earlier this week, UFC sent him for medical tests in Ireland for precautionary purposes. The results determined that Duffy suffered a mild concussion and due to the proximity of the fight this Saturday UFC will not permit him to compete. The health and safety of UFC athletes will continue to be the top priority for the organization. As such, UFC has respected standard athletic commission regulations, which recommend a medical suspension from competition as a result of the concussion.
“Duffy’s original opponent, Dustin Poirier, will be rescheduled for another event. Fans seeking ticket refunds as a result of the main event changes can do so through Ticketmaster at the point of purchase.””
The latest UFC Fight Night 76 lineup:
- Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka
- Reza Madadi vs. Norman Parke
- Nicolas Dalby vs. Darren Till
- Mickael Lebout vs. Stevie Ray
- Jon Delos Reyes vs. Neil Seery
- Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko
- Ericka Almeida vs. Aisling Daly
- Tom Breese vs. Cathal Pendred
- Darren Elkins vs. Robert Whiteford