Middleweights Brendan Allen and Karl Roberson Matched For UFC 261

Brendan Allen and Karl Roberson have the chance to return to the win column when matched at UFC’s April 24th pay-per-view event. The middleweight bout was booked for UFC 261, as first reported by Nolan King and Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie.

The fight joins a card that does not have a confirmed location at the moment.

Allen took his first UFC loss in November, getting stopped by Sean Strickland in the second round with strikes. Prior to the loss, he had put together a three-fight win streak in the promotion since his 2019 entrance.

Roberson was submitted in his last showing, getting caught in a first-round rear naked choke by Marvin Vettori in June. The loss snapped his best UFC run yet, which included stoppage wins over Wellington Turman and Roman Kopylov.

Roberson has had trouble finding fights recently, as two bouts in late 2020 against Dalcha Lungiambula were cancelled due to COVID-19 positive tests.

UFC are currently looking to have two championship fights in its lineup. Here is how the card currently looks, per reports.

Bout 6: Valentina Shevchenko (20-3) vs. Jessica Andrade (21-8) (UFC Flyweight Championship)

Bout 5: Zhang Weili (21-1) vs. Rose Namajunas (9-4) (UFC Strawweight Championship)

Bout 4: Chris Weidman (15-5) vs. Uriah Hall (16-9) (Middleweight)

Bout 3: Anthony Smith (34-16) vs. Jimmy Crute (12-1) (Light Heavyweight)

Bout 2: Danaa Batgerel (8-2) vs. Kevin Natividad (9-2) (Bantamweight)

Bout 1: Brendan Allen (15-4) vs. Karl Roberson (9-3) (Middleweight)

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