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Paddy Holohan vs. Willie Gates in the works for UFC Rotterdam

Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

A flyweight fight is close to being added to the UFC's debut in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Paddy Holohan vs. Willie Gates is currently in the works for the May 8 event, MMAFighting.com has learned.

Holohan (12-2-1) is coming off a second-round rear-naked choke submission loss to Louis Smolka in October. That loss snapped a two-fight winning streak for the popular Irishman.

Gates (12-6) is also looking to rebound from a loss. "Whoop Ass" lost to Dustin Ortiz via first-round TKO in August.

Both fighters have been going back and forth on Twitter for the past few months, making this fight an easy booking for the UFC.

The UFC's debut in the Netherlands will be headlined by Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski, and it will take place the Ahoy Rotterdam stadium.

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