MMA fighter Paddy Holohan elected to Irish county council

Sinn Fein candidate and former MMA fighter Paddy ‘The Hooligan’ Holohan Credit: Niall Carson/PA

A mixed martial arts fighter has won a seat on an Irish county council.

Paddy Holohan, who fought five times in the UFC, won a seat on South Dublin County Council after running as a candidate for Sinn Fein.

The 31-year-old first-time candidate celebrated at the count centre at City West in Dublin after clinching a seat in the Tallaght South electoral area.

Mr Holohan was forced to retire from the UFC in 2016 due to a rare blood disorder. He now runs his own gym, SBG Dublin 24 in Tallaght.