UFC FN 59: Patrick Holohan Joins Teammate Conor McGregor
By FCF Staff
Conor McGregor won’t be the only Straight Blast Gym fighter competing at UFC Fight Night 59, as the UFC has announced that his teammate Patrick Holohan will battle Shane Howell.
The upcoming event will take place January 18th, at Boston’s TD Garden Arena, and will feature McGregor taking on Dennis Siver in the main event.
Holohan (10-1-1) will be looking to rebound from his first pro defeat, as the flyweight was decisioned by Chris Kelades at UFC FN 54 in October. The Irish fighter made his UFC debut in July and tapped out Josh Sampo.
Howell (13-8) is also coming off a loss, as the KOTC vet was choked out by Ray Borg in June, in what was his UFC debut. Howell had won six in a row prior to the defeat.
Some of the other fights that are set for UFC FN 59 include Benson Henderson vs. Eddie Alvarez, Norman Parke vs. Jorge Masvidal and Uriah Hall vs. Costas Philippou.