Hawaii’s Smolka loses via first round submission at UFC Fight Night 146

Hawaii’s Smolka loses via first round submission at UFC Fight Night 146
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii native and UFC bantamweight Louis Smolka came up short in his return to the Octagon Saturday afternoon, losing to Matt Schnell via submission (rear-naked choke) in the first round at UFC Fight Night 146 in Wichita, KS.

Smolka, who returned to the UFC back in November after he was cut following a string of consecutive losses, wasn’t able to keep Schnell at distance and was overmatched in any grappling sequence that took place.

Schnell has now won three UFC fights in a row and improves to 12-4 in his career.

As for Smolka, he has now lost five of his last six fights in the UFC dating back to 2016.

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