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Chris Curtis, who replaces Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night on April 6, rematches Brendan Allen

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Brendan Allen is not alone as he now faces a familiar dance partner.

The UFC middleweight contender will now rematch Chris Curtis, who’s stepping in on short notice to replace Marvin Vettori in the main event of a UFC Fight Night scheduled for April 6 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Vettori had to withdraw due to injury.

MMA Junkie independently confirmed the UFC’s announcement.

Allen (23-5 MMA & 11-2 UFC), who is in his best career form, wants to increase his winning streak and make it seven. He’s in his best career form, having submitted notable names such as Andre Muniz, Bruno Silva, and Paul Craig.

Allen’s last defeat came at the hands of Curtis (31-10 MMA, 5-2 UFC), who stopped him in the second round of their bout back in 2021.

Curtis on the other side, is hoping to build upon his split decision victory over Marc-Andre Barriault, at UFC 296, in January. He had previously fought Nassourdine Imov to a no-contest after an accident headbutt and lost a decision against Kelvin Gastelum.



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