The Big Event: Holloway versus Allen

Edwin  - CEO April 12, 2023
Updated 2023/04/12 at 12:37 PM
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UFC Kansas City poster drops for 'Holloway vs Allen' and MMA fans don't hate it -

UFC gives you the ultimate fighting event as Holloway meets Allen in the Octagon


Sports Joust begins the preview of the biggest sporting events for each weekend on our Big Event series. Keep a date with us here every Wednesday, weekly, for your top of the bill event for the weekends. 


By Ed Emeanua


On Saturday April 15, Max Holloway meets Arnold Allen in a featherweight Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bone crusher billed for the T-Mobile Arena in Kansas City.


Arguably the second best featherweight fighter in the company’s history, Holloway boasts a 16-0 record in his class against all foes but for Alexander Volkanovski. However, his July loss by decision to the reining champion regressed his record to 0-3 in that faceup, allowing minimal chance for moving up from his present spot.


Main Card of the Evening


Preliminary Card

Sat, Apr 15, 7:30 PM Featherweight Main event

Max Holloway
Arnold Allen
23 – 7 – 0
19 – 1 – 0

Sat, Apr 15, 7:30 PM Featherweight Co-main

Edson Barboza
Billy Quarantillo
22 – 11 – 0
17 – 4 – 0

Sat, Apr 15, 7:30 PMLight Heavyweight

18 – 6 – 1
12 – 0 – 0

Sat, Apr 15, 7:30 PM Light Heavyweight

Tanner Boser
Ion Cuțelaba
20 – 9 – 1
16 – 9 – 1 , 1NC

Sat, Apr 15, 7:30 PM Bantamweight

Pedro Munhoz
Chris Gutierrez
19 – 7 – 0 , 2NC
19 – 3 – 2

Sat, Apr 15, 7:30 PM Lightweight

Clay Guida
Rafa Garcia
38 – 19 – 0
15 – 3 – 0


Allen, on the other hand, will not be easy picking for anyone with just the motive of using him to move up the ranks. With ten back-to-back Octagon brawls to his name and a fearsome 19-1 record, his winning aura is at par with Volkanovski as the second-longest in UFC featherweight epoch.


British Featherweight Arnold Allen vs Former Champion Max Holloway » Kimura Performance LtdHolloway meets Allen


One more victory and he could just be within finger tip reach of a title challenge, uniquely so, as it could also be at the expense of such an awesome headliner like Holloway.


Holloway’s three losses to Volkanovski may have dented his UFC record. Nonetheless, he remains an A-list fighter. He has been a featherweight division virtuoso through and through and has understandably left an indelible mark as a result.


Allen on the other hand, is a UFC star on the ascendancy, more so, as he is yet to lose a fight under the brand. He has equally cut a measurable confident figure for this clash, and has notably called out Holloway’s longevity during their promos of this big showdown.


The new age of combat sports has seen the sudden jump of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) over boxing as the modern fans’ favorite fighting panorama.



Yet, among all the venerated MMA jousts available out there, UFC remains one for top picking just for its brand of action packed shows and bone crunching ensemble, and it is just as well.


This weekend’s main card in Kansas City between UFC megastar Holloway and British upcomer and new sensation, Arnold Allen, supports just that.


This intensely awaited featherweight contest in the 145-pound category chronicles the return of former UFC featherweight champion Holloway to the blood cuddling octagon and qualifies for a major bloody mouth waterer for fight loving fans, any day.


The show on Saturday will go LIVE in Spanish and English on ESPN+, and it is important to emphasize that the supporting bouts before the main event will exclusively air on ESPN+.


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