Paddy Holohan Set To Face Louis Gaudinot on October 4th

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Following his wonderful debut win over Josh Sampo at UFC Dublin on July 19th, Irish flyweight prospect Paddy Holohan has today been handed his second assignment. The Dubliner is set to face off against American Louis Gaudinot on October 4th in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Gaudinot (6-3) last fought on March 8th but tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a banned diuretic, after the fight. His submission win over Phil Harris was then changed to a no-contest and he was given a six-month suspension. The green-haired Gaudinot is a well rounded TUF veteran who has a notable win over top contender John Lineker and will be looking to return to winning ways following his suspension.

Holohan (10-0-1) has never faced defeat and will have no fear of the step up in opponent as he takes on the number 13 ranked 125 lbs fighter in the world. The SBG student looked better than ever in his last outing in both the striking department and on the floor. The only issue going into his next fight is the possibility of having to compete without his coach, John Kavanagh, who is also due to corner Cathal Pendred in Sweden on the same day.

“I’m so grateful to the UFC for getting me back in the Octagon” commented Holohan “I don’t care who they put in front of me or where, I’m going to put on the same performance everyone saw in Dublin.”

“I didn’t even know where the fight was, but now I know it’s in Canada I’m really excited to go there and fight Louis, he’s a tough opponent plus he’s got good hair.

“The whole SBG team have fights lined up now and the atmosphere in the gym in buzzing. I’ll be cheering on Conor the weekend before and I’ll definitely be watching Cathal and Gunnar from my dressing room as they fight in Stockholm on the same night.” ‘The Hooligan’ told UFC.com

UFC Fight Night 54 takes place in the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and will be headlined by the welterweight contender bout between Canadian Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine. Check out all the announced bouts so far below.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 54 ANNOUNCED BOUTS

Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Raphael Assuncao vs. Bryan Caraway
Li Jingliang vs. Nordine Taleb
Bruno Santos vs. Elias Theodorou
Yosdenis Cedeno vs. Chad Laprise
Mitch Gagnon vs. Aljamain Sterling
Paddy Holohan vs Louis Gaudinot
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Jake Lindsey
Paul Felder vs. Jason Saggo
Matt Dwyer vs. Albert Tumenov
Pedro Munhoz vs. Jerrod Sanders

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