Paddy Holohan included on UFC Fight Night 87 card

Holohan will face American Willie Gates on May 8th

Paddy Holohan included on UFC Fight Night 87 card

Image: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan 

Paddy Holohan has been added to the card for UFC Fight Night 87 in Rotterdam next month.

The flyweight joins fellow Irish fighter Neil Seery on the card, where he will face American American Willie Gates, while Seery takes on Japanese mixed martial artist, Kyoji Horiguchi.

Holohan enters the Octagon for the first time since he was submitted by Louis Smolka in the second round of the main event at UFC Fight Night 76 at the 3Arena in Dublin last October.

Paddy Holohan in action Louis Smolka. Image: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan 

The main event sees heavyweight contenders Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski face off.

 Meanwhile, adopted Irishman and SGB welterweight, Gunnar Nelson, will face Albert Tumenov.

Nelson (14-2-1) will try atone for last December's defeat to Demian Maia, a second in his last three fights. Tumenov, meanwhile, has won his last five straight after defeat on his Octagon debut.