Louis Smolka

Da Last Samurai

USA

Vince Morales on tap
BantamweightUFC
October 6, 2021
Smolka (undisclosed) will fight Vince Morales in a bantamweight bout at UFC's Dec. 4 event, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Smolka was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with Sean O'Malley in July due to an injury, so he hasn't been in the Octagon since beating Jose Quinonez via TKO in December 2020. Morales is coming off a win via unanimous decision over Drako Rodriguez in August after losing his previous two fights.
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Out of O'Malley fight
BantamweightUFC
June 29, 2021
Smolka is out of his fight at UFC 264 against Sean O'Malley with an undisclosed injury, MMA reporter Ariel Helwani reports.
ANALYSIS
Smolka and O'Malley were scheduled to be on the PPV main card. The UFC is trying to find a replacement fighter for O'Malley for the bout next weekend. Smolka is just 3-6 over his last nine fights and it's unclear how long this injury will keep him out for.
Taking on O'Mally in July
BantamweightUFC
May 3, 2021
Smolka will take on Sean O'Malley in a bantamweight bout at the UFC event on July 10, Ryan Frederick of WrestlingObserver.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Smolka got the win in his last fight against Jose Quinonez by TKO after missing weight by three pounds. Prior to that Smolka had lost six of his last eight fights. He will take on O'Malley in July who is sitting 13-1 for his career.
Earns win after missing weight
BantamweightUFC
December 5, 2020
Smolka defeated Jose Quinonez via TKO (punches) at 2:15 of Round 2 at UFC on ESPN 19 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It was an excellent comeback victory for Smolka that is severely dampened by the fact he missed weight by three pounds Friday. This fight didn't start well for the 29-year-old Hawaiian. He looked a step slow on the feet throughout the course of Round 1, constantly getting off second in all the striking exchanges between the two men. Yet early in Round 2, Smolka was able to grab a hold of Quinonez, quickly flatten him out, and finish him with unanswered punches to the side of the head. It was a good stoppage from referee Jason Herzog. Smolka is one of the most inconsistent fighters in the company, which he openly admits, but he does have legitimate skills. Let's see if this strong victory is the start of a streak for him.
Overweight by three pounds
BantamweightUFC
November 13, 2020
Smolka missed weight by three pounds Friday but is still set to square off against Jose Quinonez on Saturday, Alexander K Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Things haven't gone well for Smolka lately, who's lost two of his last three matches and six of his last eight. While he'll get to remain on the card Saturday, he'll forfeit 20 percent of his purse to Quinonez.
Facing Jose Quinonez in November
BantamweightUFC
August 15, 2020
Smolka will take on Jose Quinonez in a bantamweight matchup scheduled for Nov. 14, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
The location of the event has not yet been announced. The matchup will feature a pair of struggling fighters, both of whom have last two of their last three matches. Smolka is coming off a first-round submission loss against Casey Kenney in May, while Quinonez fell by first-round TKO to Sean O'Malley back in March.