Max Holloway vs. Arnold Allen targeted for UFC Fight Night on April 15


Max Holloway is rejoining the fray.

A massive featherweight fight pitting Holloway against top contender Arnold Allen is being targeted to headline a UFC Fight Night event on April 15. MMA Fighting announced the information Monday after an initial report from UFC broadcast partner ESPN HTML1. Contracts have yet to be finalized however verbal agreements are in place.

A former UFC featherweight champion, Holloway (23-7) is currently MMA Fighting’s No. 2 ranked 145-pound fighter in the world. The 31-year-old Hawaiian is one of the most decorated fighters in the division’s history, holding notable wins over Jose Aldo (x2), Brian Ortega, Frankie Edgar, Charles Oliveira, Yair Rodriguez, Calvin Kattar, and more.

In his most recent fight, Holloway suffered a July 2022 decision loss to Alexander Volkanovski to drop to 0-3 in his series with the current champ.

Allen (19-1), meanwhile, is tied with Volkanovski for the second longest win streak in UFC featherweight history.

His 10 straight octagon victories have propelled him into a No. 5 ranking on MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings, and his run includes wins over Kattar, Dan Hooker, Sodiq Yusuff, Gilbert Melendez, and more.

The UFC has not yet finalized the location and venue for its April 15 Fight Night.

Mike Heck helped to create this report.