"Da Last Samurai"RECORD: 17-8-0
HEIGHT: 5' 9"
LEG REACH: 37.50
WEIGHT: 135 lbs.
TEAM: Hawaii Elite MMA Gracie Technics
NATIONALITY: Honolulu, United States
OUT OF: Irvine, California, United States
AccoladesWINS BY KO: 8
WINS BY SUBMISSION: 7
WINS BY DECISION: 2
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 1436
Significant Strikes Landed: 676
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 48
Takedowns Landed: 13
Defeated by KO/TKO in Round 3
Sat. May 14, 2022
Defeated by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Dec 04, 2021
Winner by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. Dec 05, 2020
Sat. Nov 14, 2020
Defeated by Submission in Round 2
Sat. May 30, 2020
Winner by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Sep 14, 2019
Louis Smolka is one of the most promising young MMA fighters in the UFC. In his short time with the organization, he has quickly gained a reputation for being an exciting and highly technical fighter who brings a lot of heart to every bout.
Smolka was born in Waianae, Hawaii, on August 12th, 1992. Growing up, he had a passion for martial arts and as soon as he turned 18 years old began training at Hawaiian Top Team gym under head coach Duke Roufus. Under Roufus’ tutelage, Louis became proficient in all forms of mixed martial arts including boxing and jiu-jitsu making him well rounded when it came to competing inside the octagon. He made his professional debut at just 19 years old and quickly established himself as a formidable force in the sport by winning four out of his six fights via submission or knockout within two rounds each time earning himself some impressive accolades from fans along the way such as ‘Hawaii’s Best Prospect.’
In 2012 Louis signed with The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 16 where he won three out of five bouts to qualify for final episode which wasn’t aired due to personal reasons but gained even more notoriety across worldwide fight circuits after this achievement giving him enough recognition for UFC to take notice and sign him into their roster later that year. After joining formally signing into UFC Smolka continued doing what had brought him so far; having an impressive career record filled with 14 wins 6 losses ending 9 fights before reaching decision points making it clear that Louis was not intimidated by anyone regardless if they were newcomers or seasoned champions like Demetrious Johnson whom he faced during Fight Night 72 event back in 2015 only losing via judgement after 5 grueling rounds against then current Flyweight Champion –moving up two weight classes– showing real determination even when facing odds much larger than those faced before like no other fighter would dare attempt on such short notice further propelling respect towards this young man’s fortitude both inside & outside octagon walls alike.
Smolka continued fighting impressively until 2017 when upon request decided retire from competition aged 24 due undisclosed personal reasons promising fans he’d be back once life got better yet leaving them wondering what could have been achieved if given proper resources available throughout UFC league without ever getting chance fully experience whole potential within ranks whilst still maintaining respectful attitude towards everyone involved always being seen smiling despite any adversity faced proving there really isn’t anything impossible either dreams come true doesn’t matter how hard road might get -which makes perfect sense why many consider ‘Little Hawaiian’ amongst toughest warriors out there capable handling whatever comes their way whenever ready prove doubters wrong again through sheer will power alone!