Paddy Holohan (11-1-1) will join fellow countrymen Paul Redmond and Joseph Duffy on the UFC Glasgow card taking place on July 18th. It was announced earlier today by the UFC that the Dubliner would face England’s Vaughan Lee (14-10-1) at the promotion’s debut show in Scotland.
Holohan has went 2-1 in the UFC since he debut nearly a year ago at that historic event in Dublin. Wins over Josh Sampo and Shane Howell along with a ‘FOTN’ performance in his loss against Chris Kalades and his trademark Irish sense of humour have made him a fan favourite amongst UFC fans.
UK MMA veteran Vaughan Lee has been a member for the UFC roster since 2011 and has went 3-4 during this time. The fight against Holohan will be his flyweight debut having spent most of his career fighting at bantamweight.
One must feel this could be do or die for Lee as he has alternated between wins and losses since joining the UFC and is yet to string together back to back wins. The 32-year-old has travelled the world with the UFC competing in Japan, Brazil, Germany, China, America and his native England. Last year he defeated the resilient Nam Phan by unanimous decision but then lost by an early first round KO to Iuri Alcantara last May and hasn’t competed since.