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,
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.