A middleweight meeting between developing contender, Ian Heinisch, and upcoming prospect, Brendan ‘All In’ Allen has been reworked for a UFC Fight Night event on November 7th. – with a location or venue yet to be determined by the promotion.
Heinisch and Allen were initially slated to face-off at UFC Fight Night Vegas in June until an injury ahead of the card forced the former to withdraw from the bout.
Denver native, Heinisch recently returned to the win column at UFC 250 also in June – taking a statement first-round knockout victory over Allen’s Roufusport stablemate, Gerald Meerschaert – ending a two-fight skid.
Dana White’s Contender Series alumnus, Allen has so far been promotional perfect since inking his Octagon deal last summer. Replacing the aforenoted, Heinisch – Kyle Daukaus tackled Allen – dropping a hugely entertaining unanimous decision defeat on June 27th. in Las Vegas. News of the middleweight rescheduling was first penned by MMA DNA reporter, Marcel Dorff.
Former interim LFA middleweight titleholder, Heinsich – is also a product of DWCS, signing a multi-fight deal off the back of his first-round knockout win over Justin Sumter in July 2018.
In victories since, the 32-year-old has handed defeats to Brazilian duo, Cezar ‘Mutante’, and Antônio ‘Shoeface’ – as well as his stoppage win over the previously mentioned, Meerschaert. In his two Octagon defeats, Heinisch has dropped losses to contender, Omari Akhmedov, and the resurgent, Derek Brunson last year.
3-0 in the UFC since his promotional bow last October in Boston, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Allen has already handed notable defeats to fellow upstart, Kevin Holland, and an eye-catching knockout win over British standout, Tom Breese in February.
Utilizing that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt stoutly, revered finisher, Allen – has managed to score eight separate submission successes from his fifteen professional victories – six of which have come via rear-naked choke.