Report: Matt Schnell Faces Louis Smolka At UFC Fight Night Wichita


A bantamweight division attraction has been added to UFC Fight Night Wichita according to ESPN (via Farah Hannoun) as Matt Schnell is going to be in action against Louis Smolka.

Schnell (12-4-0) will enter the contest on the strength of a two fight winning streak, defeating the duo of Marco Beltran and Naoki Inoue. Schnell hasn’t suffered a defeat in almost two years, with that last loss coming to Hector Sandoval via first round knockout at UFC Fight Night 108. Schnell has picked up twelve wins as a professional MMA fighter and half of them have come by way of submission.

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Smolka (15-5-0) is currently undefeated in his second run with the UFC, having defeated Su Mudaerji by second round submission at UFC Fight Night Beijing. Smolka went 5-5-0 during his first run with the UFC and ended that first stint on a four fight losing streak. Smolka has suffered five defeats as a professional MMA fighter and four of them have come by way of decision.

UFC Fight Night Wichita takes place on Saturday, March 9 from the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas with Derrick Lewis and Junior Dos Santos headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.

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