Josh Emmett vs. Arnold Allen added to UFC Raleigh

By Farah Hannoun

A pair of rising featherweight contenders will square off on Jan. 25.

Josh Emmett (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) will face Arnold Allen (15-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) at UFC Raleigh, the promotion announced Wednesday morning.


The event is scheduled to take place at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., and is expected to stream on ESPN+.


Since moving down to 145 pounds, Emmett has won four of five fights and is coming off back-to-back knockouts over Michael Johnson and, most recently, a “Performance of the Night” over Mirsad Bektic in July. The Team Alpha Male fighter will look to make it three in a row when he takes on the streaking Allen.


Allen has not yet lost in the UFC, going a perfect 6-0. The 25-year-old Brit is coming off the biggest win of his career, a unanimous decision victory over former Strikeforce and WEC lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez at UFC 239 in July.


Originally appeared on https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/11/josh-emmett-vs-arnold-allen-ufc-raleigh-north-carolina