He was one of the highlights of UFC Dublin both in terms of performance and entertainment with his post-fight interview saying he wanted a cup of tea. Paddy Holohan (10-0-1) defeated Josh Sampo using his honed out grappling skills to win the fight by rear-naked choke in the first round and now he has been handed his next assignment.
The undefeated Dubliner will now compete next at UFC Fight Night 54 in Nova Scotia, Canada and his opponent will be Louis Gaudinot (6-3, 1 NC). The New Yorker has had very mixed success in the UFC since arriving through the TUF 14 season in 2011. So far he has posted a record of 1-2 and 1 NC which was originally a win but was changed to a no-contest following a post-fight drug test failure.
Gaudinot has faced Irish opposition in the past. He defeated Irish MMA pioneer Paul McVeigh in the provisional fight round to get into the TUF house. Paddy Holohan himself also faltered at the same stage as McVeigh after he lost his own fight to get into the TUF house for the 18th season of the show.
The battle between red haired Holohan and green haired Gaudinot will take place on October 4th on a card that also features Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine in the main event and Raphael Assuncao vs. Bryan Caraway in the co-main.