Holohan Opens the Show in Style, Submits Sampo in the First

What a start to the night. Paddy Holohan came out to an insane ovation on the first fight of the night and didn’t let the thousands in attendance down, defeating American wrestler Josh Sampo by submission in the very first round. From the opening bell Holohan took the centre of the Octagon, landing punches and kicks from every which angle you could think of. Sampo though landed a big right that Holohan shook off followed by an unsuccessful takedown attempt. Then the arena erupted as Holohan dropped Sampo and followed him down to the mat with some big ground and […]


Paddy Holohan on UFC Dublin call-up: “I know I’m part of something so special”

In less than a month’s time, the landscape of mixed martial arts in Ireland is set to change forever when the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Dublin for the first time in five years. While five years ago only one Irishman occupied the card, this time around the card is dominated by Irish fighters (and honorary Irish such as Gunnar Nelson). Not only this, but one gym alone in Ireland, John Kavanagh’s SBGi, has produced four fighters for the event. The latest of these is Dubliner Paddy “The Hooligan” Holohan (9-0-1) who faces Missouri’s Josh “The Gremlin” Sampo (11-3, 1-1 […]