Ipswich’s Arnold Allen heads to Kansas City this weekend to take on the number one-ranked featherweight Max Holloway in what is set to be a thrilling contest.
Allen is unbeaten since joining UFC in 2015 and now has to navigate a tricky encounter with a former world champion with his eyes set on his own title shot should he win. Here’s everything you need to know.
Where: T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, Kansas
When: Saturday, 15 April
How To Watch: BT Sport 2. The action gets underway at 11.30pm in the UK, with the main card getting started at 1.30am and the main event scheduled for 4.30am.
Tale Of The Tape:
Place Of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Last Fight: Holloway was beaten by unanimous decision by Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 276 last July.
Place Of Birth: Ipswich, England
Last Fight: Arnold stopped Calvin Kattar inside two rounds in October.
What They Say:
Allen: "This fight is everything I want, I want to fight the best guys and I want people to talk about me when they talk about featherweights. I want to be the champion of the division so you've got to fight Max Holloway. I don't think anyone was asking for this fight, so getting a win over him will solidify myself as the number one featherweight and get that title shot." [Daily Star Sport]
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