An exciting middleweight matchup has been rebooked for November.
Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a fight between Ian Heinisch and Brendan Allen will take place at the UFC’s event on Nov. 7 following an initial report from MMA DNA. The location and venue for the card has yet to be determined.
Heinisch earned a UFC contract in July 2018 with a first-round TKO win over Justin Sumter on Dana White’s Contender Series. “The Hurricane” began his octagon tenure with consecutive decision wins over Cezar Ferreira and Antonio Carlos Junior, before dropping two straight to Derek Brunson and Omari Akhmedov. Heinisch got back in the win column with a first-round TKO win of Gerald Meerschaert at UFC 250.
Allen also earned a contract on the Contender Series with a first-round finish and has gotten off to a big start in his UFC run. “All In” picked up a second-round submission win over Kevin Holland at UFC Boston this past October, and followed it up with an opening-round TKO of Tom Breese at UFC Norfolk.
The 24-year-old was originally scheduled to face Heinisch at UFC on ESPN 12 in June, but his opponent was forced to withdraw for undisclosed reasons. Allen stayed on the card and improved to 3-0 inside the octagon with a hard fought unanimous decision nod over newcomer Kyle Daukaus.