Brendan Allen has a new opponent.
MMAmania.com confirmed today (Mon, May 1, 2023) with multiple sources that Allen (21-5) with fight Bruno Silva (23-8) at UFC Jacksonville on June 24, 2023, which will take place inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.
Allen, 27, was scheduled to fight in his second UFC main event on June 3, 2023, inside UFC Apex. However, an injury caused his original opponent, Jack Hermansson, to pull out of the Middleweight fight.
“All-In” will now fight three weeks later in front of a sold-out Jacksonville crowd. The No. 13-ranked Middleweight is riding a four-fight win streak with his last two wins coming by way of submission (watch highlights).
Silva, 33, got back in the win column at UFC Vegas 71 two weeks ago (April 22, 2023), knocking out Brad Tavares in the first round and picked up a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus. Before his win over Tavares, “Blindado” suffered back-to-back losses to Gerald Meerschaert and former UFC 185-pound champion, Alex Pereira.
So far, UFC Jacksonville currently looks like this:
- Josh Emmett vs. Ilia Topuria
- Brendan Allen vs. Bruno Silva
- Maycee Barber vs. Amanda Ribas
- Tatsuro Taira vs. Kleydson Rodrigues
- Gillian Robertson vs. Tabatha Ricci
- Mateusz Rębecki vs. Loik Radzhabov
- Muslim Salikhov vs. Nicolas Dalby
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