Mads Burnell (9-2) will face Arnold Allen (21-1) on the upcoming UFC Liverpool card on May 27. The Dane and coach confirmed the booking at the ECHO Arena.
The 24-year-old BJJ black belt Burnell won against Michael Santiago (21-10) at UFC St. Louis in January. The Arte Suave fighter won by unanimous decision 29-28 on all scorecards after 15 minutes in the cage to secure his first win the Octagon. The Arte Suave fighter lost to an overweight Michel Prazeres (23-2) at UFC Fight Night 115 in September 2017 at lightweight.
The UK’s Allen beat Makwan Amirkhani (13-3) in a split decision to in a back and forth battle in London in March of 2017. The featherweight has won all three of his UFC bouts, and comes in with an impressive 12-1 record.
“MY LONG TERM GOAL IS TO GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS ONE OF THE GREATS, AND BE REMEMBERED AS ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE FIGHTERS EVER.”
Burnell turned pro back in 2013 and won his first 5 bouts. He built a buzz around himself by being awarded one of fastest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts ever.