Louis Smolka

Louis Smolka ‘kinda excited to test free agency’ after parting with UFC for second time

Louis Smolka currently is out of a job, but he’s feeling OK about it. On Wednesday, Smolka (17-9) confirmed that he’s been released from the UFC a day after algorithm-based Twitter account UFC Roster Watch revealed he was removed from the roster. “Tbh I’m kinda excited to test free...

MMA Junkie’s Fight of the Month for May: Ranked welterweights go to war

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best fights from May 2022: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s Fight of the Month award for May. At the bottom of the post, let us know...

UFC on ESPN 31 video: Vince Morales becomes first to knock out Louis Smolka

" Louis Smolka’s streak of avoiding the knockout came to an end Saturday at UFC on ESPN 31 courtesy of Vince Morales. Morales (11-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) scored a violent first-round finish of Smolka (17-8 MMA, 8-8 UFC) in their bantamweight matchup, which took place at the UFC Apex...

Louis Smolka explains UFC 264 withdrawal, hopes to face Sean O’Malley ‘down the line’

Louis Smolka is hopeful he’ll get rebooked with Sean O’Malley in the future after he was forced to pull out of their scheduled bout at UFC 264 on Saturday. Smolka (17-7 MMA, 8-7 UFC) recently broke his silence on pulling out of the bantamweight bout with O’Malley (13-1 MMA,...

Louis Smolka hopes UFC on ESPN 19 win helps kickstart goal of buying family a new home

Heading into next year, Louis Smolka’s goals are a little less about himself. Smolka (16-7 MMA, 7-7 UFC), who has talked in the past about turning his life around after battling a drinking problem, has gone 2-2 since rejoining the UFC roster in November 2018. He returns Saturday against...

Louis Smolka thought he punched through Ryan MacDonald’s head at UFC Vancouver

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Louis Smolka beat Ryan MacDonald with a first-round TKO Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 16 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Take a look inside the fight with Smolka, who got back in the win column for his fifth...

UFC 219 results: Matheus Nicolau swarms and dominates Louis Smolka

Dec 30, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Matheus Nicolau defends against Louis Smolka during UFC 219 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Dec 30, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Matheus Nicolau applies a hold against Louis Smolka during UFC 219 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit:...

Dominick Cruz-Jimmie Rivera, Cynthia Calvillo-Carla Esparza on tap for UFC 219 in Las Vegas

Two former champions are set to return to the octagon at UFC 219, which marks the organization’s final event of the year. Former UFC bantamweight titleholder Dominick Cruz (22-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) will see action for the first time since losing the title to Cody Garbrandt, when he takes...

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