MMAjunkie.com was first to report the matchup. The card is
expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is
headlined by a light heavyweigh tilt pitting Thiago
Santos against Glover Teixiera.
Stephens is currently on a five-bout winless streak dating back to
a first-round TKO loss against Jose Aldo at
UFC on Fox 30 on July 28, 2018. In his last outing, “Lil Heathen”
suffered a KO setback to Calvin
Kattar at UFC 249. Before his current slump, Stephens was on a
three-bout winning streak that included triumphs over Gilbert
Melendez, Doo Ho Choi
Allen, meanwhile, has won his first seven UFC appearances and nine
in a row overall. The Cage Warriors veteran kicked off his 2020
campaign with a decision win against Nik Lentz at
UFC Fight Night 166 on Jan. 25.