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Despite Strikeforce loss to Pat Healy, Kurt Holobaugh headed to UFC

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Kurt Holobaugh may have come out on the short end of a decision loss to Pat Healy on Saturday in his major-promotion debut, but it won't keep him out of the UFC.

Holobaugh (8-1 MMA, 0-1 SF) dropped a unanimous decision to Pat Healy (29-16 MMA, 7-1 SF) on the preliminary card of "Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine" in Oklahoma City, falling with a pair of 30-27 scores and a 29-28.

But Holobaugh apparently did enough to impress the UFC brass that he should get a shot there now that Strikeforce is no more. The Louisiana native has signed a UFC deal, sources close to him on Tuesday confirmed to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com)

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Post #1   1/15/13 12:15:25PM   

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Kurt put up one hell of a fight against Healy. I'm glad the UFC is giving him a shot but, I dont think he will be around long the LW division is to stacked

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One and done. Probably use him as fodder for one of the weaker TUF dudes.

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I like this idea. He did come in on short notice and put up a good fight. If he had a full training camp he actually had a chance in the Healy fight.

If they give him to one of the lower tier TUF guys he will not be 1 and done. IMO

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Posted by BillsNewAccount

One and done. Probably use him as fodder for one of the weaker TUF dudes.



I disagree. He put on one hell of a fight on short notice against a grinded veteran. There's no shame in losing to Healy who also holds wins over Hardy, Daley, Condit. IMO he'd run through a lot of the TUF talent.

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Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by BillsNewAccount

One and done. Probably use him as fodder for one of the weaker TUF dudes.



I disagree. He put on one hell of a fight on short notice against a grinded veteran. There's no shame in losing to Healy who also holds wins over Hardy, Daley, Condit. IMO he'd run through a lot of the TUF talent.



Agreed. It's not like he lost to Jorge Grugel

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Posted by sparky

Kurt put up one hell of a fight against Healy. I'm glad the UFC is giving him a shot but, I dont think he will be around long the LW division is to stacked



He's dropping to Featherweight apparently. Hopefully he can find some success there.

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Post #7   1/16/13 12:05:31AM