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Former UFC champion Max Holloway targeted to return in April – faces surging contender



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Former featherweight champion Max Holloway to return in April. Photo: Sergei Belski – USA TODAY Sports

Former featherweight king Max “Blessed” Holloway is targeted to make his octagon return on April 15, to face contender Arnold Allen in a five-round main event.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was first to report the matchup, and according to MMA Junkie, both parties have verbally agreed to the fight.

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Max Holloway to rebound from loss

Former featherweight champion Max Holloway comes from a title challenge loss to Alexander Volkanovski in July last year.

Prior to the tough defeat, the 31-year-old fan favorite picked up two straight unanimous decisions over top ranked strikers Yair Rodriguez and Calvin Kattar. Both fights were awarded with post-fight bonuses.

No. 4 ranked Arnold Allen is undefeated in the UFC, with ten straight wins. In his last outing he defeated Calvin Kattar via TKO.

The UFC has not yet announced a location or venue for the event that will take place on April 15. However, a bunch of talented featherweights like Edson Barboza, Billy Quarantillo, Lando Vannata and Daniel Zellhube are set to fight at the card.

Check out the current lineup below!

  • Max Holloway vs. Arnold Allen
  • Edson Barboza vs. Billy Quarantillo
  • Chris Gutierrez vs. Pedro Munhoz
  • Dustin Jacoby vs. Azamat Murzakanov
  • Bill Algeo vs. TJ Brown
  • Bruna Brasil vs. Denise Gomes
  • Martin Buday vs. Jake Collier
  • Gillian Robertson vs. Piera Rodriguez
  • Lando Vannata vs. Daniel Zellhuber
  • Danaa Batgerel vs. Brady Hiestand

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