Irish fighters Redmond, Holohan and Duffy on Glasgow UFC bill

Irish fighters Redmond, Holohan and Duffy on Glasgow UFC bill

Scotland will get its first taste of UFC action this weekend and Ireland have three representatives competing on the card.

Dubliner Paul Redmond will take on home favourite Robert Whiteford in a featherweight contest, with the event staged at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Saturday night.

Redmond favours leg-locks, wrestling and submissive moves, which is just as well since his Scottish opponent is renowned for a having a granite chin, although he packs power in his punches.

Meanwhile, fellow Dubliner Paddy Holohan, who fights out of SBG Ireland alongside Conor McGregor, will tackle England’s Vaughan Lee in a flyweight bout.

Known as ‘The Hooligan’, the submissions specialist boasts a record of 11-1-1 since turning professional in 2007, while his Birmingham-born opponent is 14-10-1.

Also on the bill is Donegal lightweight Joe Duffy, who faces Brazilian veteran Ivan Jorge, who will attempt to invite the Irishman into a ground-fight.

The fighters will all weigh-in on Friday at the SSE Hydro, and members of the public are free to attend, with a live Q&A session taking place as well as an autograph signing.

Doors are open from 12:15 on Friday, but tickets for Saturday’s card – which is headlined by Michael Bisping v Thales Leites – are sold out.