Mirsad Bektic vs Arnold Allen added to UFC 204 lineup
<p>Featherweight prospects Mirsad Bektic and Arnold Allen <a href="http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/8/25/12643708/mirsad-bektic-vs-arnold-allen-slated-for-ufc-204">will square off</a> at UFC 204 in England.</p>
<p>After being signed by the UFC in 2014, Bektic (10-0) has gone 3-0 in the promotion with one finish. In his debut, he faced Chas Skelly who he beat via majority decision despite being badly hurt in the second round by a pair of illegal knees thrown by Skelly. In January, he won a unanimous decision against Paul Redmond and followed that up with a TKO stoppage of Lucas Martins a couple months later.</p>
<p>Allen (11-1) entered the UFC as a 9-1 prospect and made his debut against Alan Omer at UFC Fight Night 69. The Englishman won the bout with a guillotine in the second round, earning himself a <em>Performance of the Night </em>bonus. More recently, he scored a unanimous decision over Yaotzin Meza at UFC London in February extending his UFC record to 2-0.</p>
<p>UFC 204 will take place at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England on October 8 and will be headlined by the rematch between Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson for the middleweight title. The card also features a matchup between Vitor Belfort and Gegard Mousasi in addition to Ovince St. Preux vs Jimi Manuwa.</p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.