Arnold Allen vs. Mirsad Bektic added to UFC 204 in Manchester


A featherweight bout between England’s own Arnold Allen and top prospect Mirsad Bektic has been added to UFC 204 in Manchester.

UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2 will be held on October 8, 2016, at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

Allen (11-1 MMA) made his promotional debut on 20 June 2015 as a short notice replacement filling in for an injured Mike Wilkinson against Alan Omer at UFC Fight Night 69. After probably dropping the first two rounds, Allen won the fight via submission in the third round earning himself a Performance of the Night bonus. In his last bout, Allen faced Yaotzin Meza on 27 February 2016 at UFC Fight Night 84 winning the fight by unanimous decision.

Bektic (10-0 MMA) has gone 3-0 in his UFC run thus far. The Amerian Top Team prospect earned a majority decision over Chas Skelly in his debut which he followed up by unanimous decision over Paul Redmond in Sweden. In his last bout, Bektic put in his best performance yet, earning a TKO win over Lucas Martins at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves.

The UFC 204 lineup now looks like this:

Michael Bisping (c) vs. Dan Henderson
Vitor Belfort vs. Gegard Mousasi
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Jimi Manuwa
Ruslan Magomedov vs. Stefan Struve
Leonardo Santos vs. Adriano Martins
Iuri Alcântara vs. Brad Pickett
Damian Stasiak vs. Davey Grant
Leon Edwards vs. Albert Tumenov
Ian Entwistle vs. Rob Font
Arnold Allen vs. Mirsad Bektic

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