UFC Works On Scheduling Max Holloway Vs. Arnold Allen As Headliner For Fight Night
Contracts have yet to be signed
April’s upcoming UFC Fight Night card is heating up with a highly anticipated featherweight showdown between Max Holloway and Arnold Allen.
As reported by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Holloway and Allen have verbally agreed to headline the event on April 15. However, the contracts have not yet been signed, and the location of the card has not been announced yet.
Max Holloway, who holds a UFC record of 19-7, is a former featherweight champion and is currently ranked first in the division. The Hawaiian fighter boasts an impressive record, with notable wins over Jose Aldo, Brian Ortega, Frankie Edgar, Anthony Pettis, and Jeremy Stephens, among others. Before his loss to Alexander Volkanovski in a title fight at UFC 276 in July, Holloway had three successful title defenses.
Arnold Allen, on the other hand, holds a perfect 10-0 record in the UFC and is coming off a dominant win over Calvin Kattar. The British fighter has previously expressed his desire to fight Holloway and was scheduled to face him at UFC 286 in London, but the bout was postponed due to an injury. Throughout his UFC career, Allen has picked up noteworthy wins over Dan Hooker, Sodiq Yusuff, Gilbert Melendez, Makwan Amirkhani, and Mads Burnell.
Aside from the main event, the April 15 Fight Night card promises to be an action-packed affair with several exciting matchups, including Edson Barboza vs. Billy Quarantillo, Chris Gutierrez vs. Pedro Munhoz, Dustin Jacoby vs. Azamat Murzakanov, and many more.