Kurt Holobaugh Earns UFC Contract, Moving Back to Featherweight Division


Stepping up on short notice and putting up a strong effort against Pat Healy will earn Kurt Holobaugh a shot in the UFC.

The young Louisiana based fighter took a fight on just over a week’s notice to step in and face Healy at the final Strikeforce card on Saturday night.

While he came up short, losing by decision to Healy, Holobaugh put up a valiant effort throughout the 15-minute affair.

Now he gets his shot to prove he belongs with the big boys when he transitions to the UFC later this year.

“I am very happy for Kurt and appreciative of the support and faith that Sean Shelby and the UFC have shown Kurt,” said Holobaugh’s managed Lex McMahon from Alchemist MMA when confirmed his move to the UFC to MMAWeekly.com
on Tuesday.

“I’m excited for Kurt to have the opportunity to showcase his skill and tenacity at his true weight class of 145lbs and with the benefit of a full camp.”

Holobaugh does normally compete at featherweight, but with the chance to step up and face an opponent the caliber of Healy on short notice, he jumped at the chance.

Now Holobaugh will move to the UFC and look to establish himself in the 145lb division this year.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Sometimes, it seems taking a fight on short notice in the UFC can be a bit of a no-lose situation. Women’s bantamweight Elizabeth Phillips did exactly that but completely disagrees.Filed under: News, read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 views

Damon Jackson is getting just nine days to prepare for his UFC debut. "The Leech" got the call on Thursday to replace the injured Justin Edwards against Yancy Medeiros at UFC 177, which is scheduled read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 12 views

With just a little more than a week remaining before the Ultimate Fighting Championship arrives in Sacramento, Calif., for UFC 177, the pay-per-view card is complete with the late addition of Damon J read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 views

Joe Soto steps up on extremely short notice following some odd circumstances at UFC 177. Making his UFC debut in a world title fight, how will the former Bellator champion fare against a heavily favo read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 0 views

Darren Elkins will attempt to bounce back from a loss when he faces Lucas Martins at UFC 179. read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 views

Featherweight Mark Dickman expects he’ll take a big step in his career if he’s able to beat UFC vet Justin Lawrence on Friday at RFA 17. Perhaps, he wonders, he’ll receive a contract offer from the i read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

All meat, no filler. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in action this weekend with another mixed martial arts (MMA) doubleheader, which starts bright and early on Sat. morning (Aug. 23, 20 read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 18 views

UFC featherweight Brian Ortega tested positive for the anabolic steroid drostanolone following his win against Mike de la Torre at UFC on Fox 12 in San Jose, Calif., on July 26. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC featherweight Brian Ortega tested positive for the steroid drostanolone following a win over Michael De La Torre at UFC on FOX 12, according to the CSAC.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>