Josh Emmett vs. Arnold Allen added to UFC Raleigh

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.

With the addition, the UFC Raleigh lineup includes:

  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Junior Dos Santos
  • Frankie Edgar vs. Cory Sandhagen
  • Justine Kish vs. Lucie Pudilova
  • Alen Amedovski vs. Bevon Lewis
  • Jamahal Hill vs. Darko Stosic
  • Felipe Colares vs. Montel Jackson
  • Herbert Burns vs. Nate Landwehr
  • Tony Gravely vs. Brett Johns
  • Lina Lansberg vs. Sara McMann
  • Brianna Van Buren vs. Hannah Cifers
  • Michael Chiesa vs. Rafael dos Anjos
  • Arnold Allen vs. Josh Emmett

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