Saturday’s UFC card has gotten a short-notice addition to the lineup, as a middleweight fight between Brendan Allen and Sean Strickland has been added to the card.
Allen announced the bout on his Instagram on Monday.
The fight is scheduled to happen at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
“It all happened super fast, but we got everything done and put together,” said Allen in his post.
Allen’s rookie year in the UFC was a strong one, picking up three-straight victories. He made his UFC debut in October of 2019, defeating Kevin Holland in the second round with a rear naked choke.
Strickland made his return to MMA in October, defeating Jack Marshman after a two-year absence from the sport.
Currently without a main event due to the withdrawal of Islam Makhachev, here’s Saturday’s UFC card.
Bout 12: Louis Smolka (16-7) vs. Jose Alberto Quinonez (8-4) (Bantamweight)
Bout 11: Kay Hansen (7-3) vs. Cory McKenna (5-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 10: Julian Marquez (7-2) vs. Saparbeg Safarov (9-3) (Middleweight)
Bout 9: Ashley Yoder (7-6) vs. Miranda Granger (7-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 8: Jeff Molina (8-2) vs. Zarrukh Adashev (3-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 7: Don’Tale Mayes (7-4) vs. Roque Martinez (15-6-2) (Heavyweight)
Bout 6: Alex Morono (17-6) vs. Rhys McKee (10-3-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 5: Tony Gravely (19-6) vs. Geraldo de Freitas (12-5) (Bantamweight)
Bout 4: Antonio Arroyo (9-3) vs. Eryk Ander (13-5) (Middleweight)
Bout 3: Abdul Razak Alhassan (10-2) vs. Khaos Williams (10-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 2: Randa Markos (10-9-1) vs. Kanako Murata (11-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 1: Brendan Allen (15-3) vs. Sean Strickland (21-3) (Middleweight)