UFC loses another main event, gets offer to save it 

With Jack Hermansson out of his UFC headliner against Brendan Allen, the latter has offered to save the upcoming Fight Night event.

By: Kristen King | 1 month ago
UFC loses another main event, gets offer to save it 
Jack Hermansson after his loss to Jared Cannonier in Sept. 2019 | IMAGO/ZUMA Wire

The UFC has lost one of its headliners—again. UFC Vegas 72 got hit with major change after Arman Tsarukyan vs. Renato Moicano was canceled after the latter withdrew due to an injury. A replacement for a headliner was found in Song Yadong vs. Ricky Simón, and all was well. That is, up until the latest breaking news that the June 3rd Fight Night card has lost its headliner fight as well.

Jack Hermansson vs. Brendan Allen canceled

Alex Behunin of MMA Mania reported that Hermansson was out of his five-round fight against Allen due to injury. The UFC middleweight has yet to respond to the report, so there is no word on when he expects to return. 

In his most recent Octagon appearance, the ‘Joker’ suffered a second-round (T)KO loss to Roman Dolidze in Orlando this past December. He has alternated wins and losses in his past eight fights. 

Brendan Allen has an idea for potential opponent

Though the promotion has yet to start its search for a replacement, Brendan Allen has offered a name for his preferred opponent. 

“So [Sean Strickland] what do [you] say my man,” tweeted Allen. “It sets us up for a perfect rematch, better build up and definitely a way better main event for the fans. We can do it on your date of July 1 if you prefer, fans definitely [want to] see us fight over UFC 1-0 guy.”

The ‘UFC 1-0 guy’ Allen mentioned is Abusupiyan Magomedov, who fights Strickland in the UFC Vegas 76 headliner. 

In terms of competition, ‘All In’ is on a four-fight win streak. Following a second-round (T)KO loss to Chris Curtis back in 2021, Allen rattled off four consecutive wins against Sam Alvey, Jacob Malkoun, Krzysztof Jotko and André Muniz. 

What is the current line-up of UFC Vegas 74?

With Hermansson vs. Allen canceled, the current line-up for the event is as follows:

  • Bantamweight: Miesha Tate vs. Mayra Bueno Silva
  • Flyweight: Kai Kara-France vs. Amir Albazi
  • Flyweight: Tim Elliott vs. Allan Nascimento
  • Strawweight: Jinh Yu Frey vs. Elise Reed
  • Featherweight: David Onama vs. Khusein Askhabov
  • Featherweight: Alex Caceres vs. Daniel Pineda
  • Lightweight: Jim Miller vs. Ľudovít Klein
  • Welterweight: Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
  • Bantamweight: John Castañeda vs. Mateus Mendonça
  • Bantamweight: Da’Mon Blackshear vs. Luan Lacerda

Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow for more updates to the event as they become available in the coming weeks.

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Kristen King
Kristen King

Kristen King is a writer for Bloody Elbow. She has covered combat sports since 2016, getting her start with outlets such as FanSided, MyMMANews and MMA-Prospects. She joined the BE team in 2020, covering a mix of news, events and injuries. In her time with BE, Kristen has created ‘Fright of the Night,’ a series that highlights some of the worst injuries in the sport.

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