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Bantamweight Division

Not Fighting

"Da Last Samurai"

Louis Smolka

Bantamweight Division

17-9-0 (W-L-D)

8

Wins by Knockout

7

Wins by Submission

4

First Round Finishes

Louis Smolka

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Louis Smolka's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Hometown
Honolulu, United States
Trains at
Hawaii Elite MMA - Hawaii
Fighting style
MMA
Age
31
Height
69.00
Weight
136.00
Octagon Debut
Jan. 15, 2014
Reach
68.50
Leg reach
37.50

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Seven wins by submission (Guillotine, Brabo, 2 armbar, 3 RNC), eight by KO
     
  • Four first round finishes
     
  • Had 2-1 amateur record

UFC History
UFC Fight Night (5/14/22) Smolka was knocked out by Davey Grant at :49 of the third round 
UFC on ESPN (12/4/21) Smolka was knocked out by Vince Morales at 2:02 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (12/5/20) Smolka stopped Jose Quinonez via strikes at 2:15 of the second round
UFC on ESPN (5/30/20) Smolka was submitted by Casey Kenney via guillotine choke at 3:03 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (9/14/19) Smolka stopped Ryan MacDonald via strikes at 4:43 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (3/9/19) Smolka was submitted by Matt Schnell via triangle choke at 3:18 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/24/18) Smolka submitted Sumudaerji via armbar at 2:07 of the second round
UFC 219 (12/30/17) Smolka lost a three round unanimous decision to Matheus Nicolau
UFC on FOX (4/15/17) Smolka lost a three round unanimous decision to Tim Elliott
UFC 207 (12/30/16) Smolka lost a three round unanimous decision to Ray Borg
UFC Fight Night (10/1/16) Smolka was submitted by Brandon Moreno via guillotine choke at 2:23 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (7/3/16) Smolka stopped Ben Nguyen via strikes at 4:41 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (10/24/15) Smolka submitted Paddy Holohan via rear naked choke at 4:09 of the second round
UFC 189 (7/11/15) Smolka won a three round unanimous decision over Neil Seery
UFC Fight Night (11/8/14) Smolka knocked out Richie Vaculik at :18 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (5/10/14) Smolka lost a three round split decision to Chris Cariaso
UFC Fight Night (1/15/14) Smolka won a three round unanimous decision over Alptekin Ozilic

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in martial arts at a very young age, first with karate at the age of five.  I have always loved fighting and it has always been my passion.  Something about it just captured my imagination from a very young age
Do you have any heroes? Russell Doane, Ron Jhun, BJ Penn, Fedor Emelianenko, Jose Aldo
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means the world to me. I have wanted to make my living fighting ever since I was a kid and I have wanted to be a UFC fighter ever since I first watched it, so to actually have my dreams come to fruition is an amazing feeling.  
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to community college, but I dropped out my sophomore year to pursue fighting full-time.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked as a mascot for Papa John’s and as a dishwasher for a sushi restaurant 
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? X-1 World events 135lb amateur champion, Destiny MMA fight of the night winner
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? PXC Flyweight World Champion, 3x Fight of the Night winner
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Junior Brown Belt in Kempo Karate, Brown Belt in Judo
Favorite grappling technique: D'arce Choke
Favorite Striking technique: Jab