Flyweight prospects Ozkilic, Smolka meet at UFC Fight Night in January

A pair of intriguing flyweight prospects will throw down in


Alptekin Ozkilic, coming off a solid first UFC victory earlier

this month, will meet debuting Louis Smolka at UFC Fight Night:

Rockhold vs. Philippou on Jan. 15 in Duluth, Ga., the UFC


Ozkilic (9-1) bested Darren Uyenoyama by split decision at FOX

UFC Saturday on Dec. 14 in Sacramento. He has won four straight and

his lone career loss came against UFC fighter Chico Camus last

year. Ozkilic also boasts a premier nickname – “The

Turkish Delight.”

Smolka (6-0) is a neophyte in the world of MMA. The Hawaiian

made his pro debut only last year. But “Da Last

Samurai” been busy since then, racking up four of his six

wins by submission. Smolka’s last fight was a TKO of Ale Cali

in November under the Pacific Xtreme Combat banner.

UFC Fight Night at Gwinnett Center in Duluth will be headlined

by a middleweight contender fight between former Strikeforce

champion Luke Rockhold and Costas Philippou.