Allen (15-3 MMA, 3- UFC) has been booked from Sean Strickland at UFC Combat Night time 182 on Saturday. The middleweight bout can take location at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card airs on ESPN following prelims on ESPN+.
MMA Junkie confirmed the matchup with a individual close to the condition right after Allen introduced the bout with Strickland (21-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) on social media. The person asked for anonymity since the UFC has nevertheless to officially announce the contest.
“Lets consider this again…..ITS Fight 7 days! Saturday night in Vegas i will struggle Sean Strickland. It all transpired super quick, but we acquired all the things finished and place jointly. Thank you SO significantly to the @ufc @danawhite and my guy @mickmaynard2 for functioning his tail off and having super very good treatment of me and acquiring me established up with a proficient opponent🙏🏼 Back to #lasvegas tomorrow to handle company! Thank you as well to all people for the sort text and messages about my previous opponent and all the things that took place, i truly enjoy the guidance!”
Allen’s fight at UFC on ESPN+ 40 was scratched on fight day following Heinisch returned a beneficial COVID-19 check that caused the contest to be canceled.
He now normally takes on Strickland, who is coming off a dominant unanimous conclusion earn about Jack Marshman at UFC on ESPN+ 39 on Oct. 31.
With the addition, the hottest UFC Battle Night time 182 lineup now consists of:
- Rafael dos Anjos vs. opponent TBA
- Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Khaos Williams
- Julian Marquez vs. Saparbek Safarov
- Eryk Anders vs. Antonio Arroyo
- Daniel Rodriguez vs. opponent TBA
- Kay Hansen vs. Cory McKenna
- Miranda Granger vs. Ashley Yoder
- Alex Morono vs. Rhys McKee
- Louis Smolka vs. Jose Quinonez
- Randa Markos vs. Kanako Murata
- Geraldo de Freitas vs. Tony Gravely
- Don’Tale Mayes vs. Roque Martinez
- Brendan Allen vs. Sean Strickland