Another middleweight showdown looks to be heading to the octagon in June.
Multiple sources with information about the plans of UFC 275. confirmed that a fight between Brendan Allen or Jacob Malkoun was being planned. The event takes place June 11 at a location and venue yet to be made official, although Singapore has been a leading candidate to host the event.
Allen subsequently revealed the bout on social media, but sources tell MMA Fighting that verbal agreements are in place and contracts have yet to be signed. After a brief stint as a light heavyweight fighter, “All-In”, returns to middleweight. He was able to step in to fight Sam Alvey in UFC Vegas 47 February. Allen submitted Alvey during the second round, to rebound in the win column after a TKO loss against Chris Curtis two months prior.
After suffering a devastating KO loss to Phil Hawes in his octagon debut at UFC in Oct 2020, Malkoun won consecutive decisions wins over Abdul Razak Alhassan, AJ Dobson and AJ Dobson. Malkoun, a 26-year old, will be joining Robert Whittaker as he faces Marvin Vettori on the card.
UFC 275 will be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between Glover Teixeira and Jiri Prochazka, while Valentina Shevchenko puts her flyweight title on the line against Taila Santos in the co-main event.