Martin Day (9-2) discusses his upcoming fight against Pingyuan Liu (14-4) at UFC Fight Night 141 on Nov. 24.
After spending his previous octagon tenure at flyweight, Smolka (13-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC) will move up to bantamweight for the matchup with Sumudaerji (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
MMAjunkie confirmed the matchup with a person with knowledge of the signing who requested anonymity because the UFC has yet to make an official announcement. MMA Reporter James Lynch first reported Smolka re-signing with UFC.
UFC Fight Night 141 takes place Nov. 24 at Cadillac Arena in Beijing. The entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass.
Smolka, 27, will return to the UFC for a second stint after making an unceremonious exit from the company the first time around. After going on a four-fight winning streak inside the octagon, Smolka became the first flyweight in company history to drop four straight, marking the end of his tenure with the promotion. He’s won back-to-back fights since his release, though, and that was enough to get him back in.
Sumudaerji, 22, fights out of China and has become a proven finisher early in his career. He’s earned all eight of his career victories by stoppage, with all but one of them coming by way of knockout.
With the addition to the lineup, UFC Fight Night 141 now includes:
- Curtis Blaydes vs. Francis Ngannou
- Alistair Overeem vs. Sergey Pavlovich
- Frankie Saenz vs. Song Yadong
- Li Jingliang vs. David Zawada
- Alex Morono vs. Song Kenan
- Rashad Coulter vs. Hu Yaozong
- Lauren Mueller vs. Wu Yanan
- Jessica Aguilar vs. Weili Zhang
- Syuri Kondo vs. Yan Xiaonan
- Kevin Holland vs. John Phillips
- Martin Day vs. Liu Pingyuan
- Louis Smolka vs. Sumudaerji Sumudaerji
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Rainbow Warriors get the W over a feisty Duquesne team yesterday at UH’s Homecoming game! Thousands of fans spread across the parking tailgating and celebrating#Hawaii’s great start to the season, and the Warriors lock in additional donations for Hawaii Food Bank from Landmark Logistics, other local supporters, and yours truly! Congratulations on the win, home team! 🌈🤙🏽🏈
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Game highlights from the 43-29 win over Rice at Aloha Stadium. Hawaii improved to 3-0 on the season.
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, questions U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on his views of Native Hawaiians.
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The Honolulu Little League team is set to get a hero’s welcome Monday at Honolulu’s airport.
The world champs return on Monday afternoon, and are set to be greeted by the governor and mayor.
The team will then be greeted by a host of fans in baggage claim, where a news conference is scheduled.
Meanwhile, the city says it is planning a parade to honor the Little League team. The hope is the parade will happen in about two weeks.
On Sunday, the Honolulu Little League team defeated South Korea in the Little League World Series Championship game.
The win gave the rain-soaked state a big win to celebrate.
ALOHA NOT FOR SALE! For generations the aloha spirit that our beloved Hawaiian Islands perpetuate have been taken advantage of and used for outsiders gain, today is no different. In the beautiful windy city of Chicago a food establishment going by the name of “Aloha Poke Co.” has put in motion a very disrespectful, down right dirty Cease & Desist campaign against any and all Food establishments using the words “Aloha” & “Poke” in their trade name. Let’s go over the facts. “Aloha Poke Co.” is not a Hawai’i based establishment nor has it started it’s roots here on the islands. “Aloha Poke Co.” also has no knowledge of what the word “Aloha” means or comes from, or where “Poke” comes from for that matter. Their main location in Chicago does not employ any Native Hawaiians or show any respect or homage for the Hawaiian culture they are so willingly benefiting off of.
We are taking a stand using our platform to let the world know ALOHA IS NOT FOR SALE. Defend Hawai’i is a movement all of Hawai’i is a part of. No matter how small the matter may be, no matter how big the situations get, we as Hawaiians by blood or Hawaiians by birth are here to Defend Hawai’i.
Bringing back our “Aloha NSF” design we released a few years ago seems to fit in perfectly with the situations we face today just as it did two years ago. Along with the popular Aloha By The pound template revamped to fit the message “ALOHA IS NOT FOR SALE”.
Let’s support locals that live by and understand the values of Hawaiian culture. Fresh Catch bound! I need some real Hawaiian POKE served with real ALOHA.