A high-ranking featherweight match-up has been added to UFC: Raleigh in early 2020.

Confirmed through the UFC Europe Twitter account, the current #10 ranked featherweight contender Josh Emmett will take on the #14 ranked Arnold Allen on January 25th.

Emmett (15-2) is currently on a two-fight winning streak at 145 lbs and has won four of his last five bouts under the UFC banner. After suffering facial injuries in a 2018 loss to Jeremy Stephens that kept him out of competition for over a year, Emmett has since won back-to-back fights via stoppage against Michael Johnson and Mirsad Bektic.

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Allen (15-1) meanwhile is undefeated in his last eight outings including all six of his fights for the UFC. The 25-year old Englishman last competed at UFC 239 in July where he recorded a unanimous decision win over former Strikeforce and WEC champion Gilbert Melendez.

UFC Fight Night 167 is now scheduled to feature:

  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Junior Dos Santos
  • Frankie Edgar vs. Cory Sandhagen
  • Michael Chiesa vs. Rafael dos Anjos
  • Arnold Allen vs. Josh Emmett
  • Lina Lansberg vs. Sara McMann
  • Justine Kish vs. Lucie Pudilova
  • Brett Johns vs. Tony Gravely
  • Alen Amedovski vs. Bevon Lewis
  • Jamahal Hill vs. Darko Stosic
  • Felipe Colares vs. Montel Jackson
  • Herbert Burns vs. Nate Landwehr
  • Brianna Van Buren vs. Hannah Cifers