UFC 304 has added a featherweight contender conflict – and somewhat home-country taste.

On the July 27 pay-per-view occasion in Manchester, England’s Arnold Allen will battle Georgia’s Giga Chikadze in a three-round bout.

Two individuals with information of the scenario knowledgeable MMA Junkie of the reserving Thursday however requested to stay nameless because the promotion has but to make an official announcement. Tremendous Lutas first listed the promotion was focusing on the matchup for England.

Allen (19-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) goals to bounce again from a loss to Movsar Evloev at UFC 297 in January. The defeat was his second in as many fights, paired with an April 2023 defeat to Max Holloway. Each losses have been unanimous selections.

Chikadze (15-3 MMA, 8-1 UFC) has solely competed as soon as since a January 2022 loss to Calvin Kattar. He defeated Alex Caceres 19 months later, in August 2023. Then scheduled to combat Josh Emmett at UFC 296 in December, Chikadze suffered a groin damage that induced him to withdraw from the combat.