The main event between UFC middleweight Brendan Allen and Jack Hermansson at UFC on ESPN 45 was postponed when Hermansson withdrew due to an injury. Now Allen will compete in the UFC Jacksonville event in late June.At UFC Fight Night: Emmett vs. Topuria on June 24 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, Allen will square off against Bruno Silva. Alex Behunin tweeted about the upcoming fight, and MMA Mania was the first to report on it.
Brendan Allen has won four straight matches, with his most recent triumph coming through spectacular rear-naked choke submission against No. 15-ranked middleweight Andre Muniz. Interesting enough, three of Allen’s previous four victories have been secured with rear-naked choke submissions. With a victory over Silva, he might climb the ranks even higher and face a top-10 opponent.
At UFC Fight Night: Pavlovich vs. Blaydes, Bruno Silva defeated Brad Tavares by first-round knockout. He received a $50,000 Performance of the Night prize and returned to winning ways thanks to the victory.
He had lost his previous two fights and wasn’t in the finest of shape going into that one. One of those defeats occurred in a competitive contest against former middleweight champion Alex Pereira at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Ankalaev.
To move up the UFC middleweight rankings, Silva will need to hold his own against Allen and build on his most recent victory.
Brendan Allen vs. Jack Hermansson’s canceled fight leads to first non-title UFC flyweight main event since 2017
The cancellation of the main event of UFC on ESPN 45 between Brendan Allen and Jack Hermansson brought attention to another fight on the schedule. Kai Kara-France and Amir Albazi’s scheduled flyweight matchup was elevated to the main event, making it the division’s first non-title UFC flyweight main event since 2017.
Many believe that the UFC has not given its flyweight division enough support and that it continues to be one of the most underappreciated among all male categories. In 2017, Sergio Pettis and current champion Brandon Moreno engaged in the last non-title main event match.
On Twitter, Kara-France expressed his excitement for the impending main event match, writing:
“I recently learned that my upcoming bout will make headlines. Five rounds total! I’m going to stand in front of everyone and reiterate why I’m the finest in the world.