Report: Louis Smolka Out of Sean O’Malley Fight
By FCF Staff
The UFC has been forced to do some scrambling, ahead of the promotion’s next card, as it’s being reported Louis Smolka has withdrawn from a bout with Sean O’Malley.
The bantamweight fight was scheduled to be part of the July 10, UFC 264 card in Las Vegas.
But, recently Ariel Helwani reported Smolka has been forced off the card, due to an undisclosed injury. The UFC is reportedly hoping to find a replacement opponent for O’Malley.
Smolka (17-7) hasn’t fought since December, when he stopped José Alberto Quiñónez.
O’Malley (13-1) is coming off a knockout win over Thomas Almeida in March.
UFC 264 will be headlined by a rubber match between lightweight contenders, Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor.