Its main event may be confirmed, but the UFC’s debut in Liverpool continues to grow its card.
Thursday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that UFC Fight Night 130 would feature a featherweight contest between once-beaten British prospect Arnold Allen and scrappy Dane Mads Burnell. UFC Fight Night 130 is set for Liverpool, England’s Echo Arena on May 27. The event’s main card airs live on Fox Sports 1, with the undercard streaming live on UFC Fight Pass.
Allen, 24, has gone 3-0 under UFC employ. Since making his Octagon debut in June 2015, “The Almighty” has racked up wins over Alan Omer, Yaotzin Meza and most recently, Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Night 107 a year ago in London. Allen was slated to returned against Enrique Barzola at UFC 220 this past January, but the bout was nixed due to Allen’s visa issues.
Burnell, also 24 years old, was choked out by Brazilian Michel Prazeres in his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 115 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, last September. However, the Danish upstart rebounded successfully just four months later, grinding out a unanimous nod over Mike Santiage at UFC Fight Night 124 in St. Louis, Mo.