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Follow live as Max Holloway and Arnold Allen square off in a UFC Fight Night main event tonight.

Former champion Holloway is looking to bounce back from his third defeat by reigning title holder Alexander Volkanovski, while British contender Allen is out to secure a shot at the gold.

Last time out, Ipswich fighter Allen pressured Calvin Kattar to the point that the American sustained an injury, while Holloway’s third clash with Volkanovski went the same way as their previous meetings – with “Alexander The Great” winning on points.

Hawaiian Holloway, 31, is keen to prove that he is still capable of a title run, while Allen, 29, is seeking a 13th straight win and his biggest scalp to date.

Follow live updates from Holloway vs Allen, and tonight’s UFC Fight Night main card, below. Click here to subscribe to The Independent’s Sport YouTube channel for all the latest sports videos.


UFC LIVE: Max Holloway vs Arnold Allen

Next up is a clash between ranked flyweights Brandon Royval and Matheus Nicolau.

This one is in an odd spot, second to last in the prelims, but maybe it will help to increase viewership before the main card starts.

Honestly, though, this could be a co-main event or third from last tonight.

Alex Pattle16 April 2023 01:02


UFC LIVE: Max Holloway vs Arnold Allen

There’s a moving moment of mutual respect between the two fighters in the middle of the ring. Both are in tears.

Alex Pattle16 April 2023 01:00


UFC LIVE: Max Holloway vs Arnold Allen

Cummings, 38, calls time on his career, before tearfully embracing his daughter in the ring.

He bows out with a stoppage win in front of a hometown crowd in Kansas City.

Herman, 42, then announces his retirement, as well! A double-retirement.

Alex Pattle16 April 2023 00:59


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Zak Cummings def. Ed Herman via third-round TKO (punches, 4:13).

Alex Pattle16 April 2023 00:56


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Herman vs Cummings – Round 3

Yet again, Herman is dropped by a left hand. Cummings decides not to follow his opponent to the mat, instead kicking at his legs, while Herman kicks up at him.

Cummings eventually chooses to let Herman stand. Clean jab by Cummings, then a left hook to the body. Now a harsh body kick, before he drops Herman for approximately the sixth time with a clean punch.

Herman stands and snorts out blood. Cummings goes orthodox, then switches back to southpaw as the crowd chants “Zak”, and it’s the end of the end for Herman (the beginning of the end was in Round 1, in all honesty).

Cumming lands more left hands, eventually snapping back Herman’s head against the cage, before Herman falls to the mat; the fight is waved off!

Alex Pattle16 April 2023 00:55


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Herman vs Cummings – Round 2

Cummings is granted time to recover, while Herman is docked a point.

Now the action resumes. Herman is swinging for the fences, favouring his right hook. Still, it’s Cummings with the cleaner shots, and he has Herman stumbling late in the round.

Alex Pattle16 April 2023 00:48


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Herman vs Cummings – Round 2

Immediately Cummings tags Herman with a left hook, as his opponent closes range.

Herman holds the hometown fighter, but Cummings presses him back to the fence. The pair separate and move into space, and again Cummings drops Herman with a money left hand!

Herman stands and seems to be going for broke now, plodding forward and loading up on his punches. He has cut Cummings around the local’s left eye, though it might have been from a clash of heads.

Cummings grapples his fellow American against the fence, before the light-heavyweights again separate. Herman gets Cummings’ atttention with a stinging right hand, but he’s almost immediately dropped by a left – no surprise there.

He is quickly back to his feet and trading punches with Cummings, each man landing clean. Before long, Cummings drops Herman with a left hook for about the fourth time in this fight, and he looks to follow up with ground and pound from full guard.

Decent elbows from Cummings, before he’s smashed with an up-kick again! That’s the second time in this fight, another foul by Herman.

Alex Pattle16 April 2023 00:47


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Herman vs Cummings – Round 1

A strong end to the round for Cummings, who totally had his way in that frame.

Alex Pattle16 April 2023 00:41


UFC LIVE: Max Holloway vs Arnold Allen

Herman vs Cummings – Round 1

Southpaw Cummings with a decent left hook early on, then another that puts down Herman! The crowd erupts!

Cummings lands some ground and pound before opting to let Herman stand. Cummings soon takes down Herman, however, before suffering an up-kick while kneeling. The referee thus pauses the action briefly due to the illegal strike.

We’re back under way. Teep kick to the body by Cummings, then a straight left hand. Now another.

The crowd is singing now. Right hand lands for Cummings, who is very much on top at the moment. Herman connects with a solid right hook, before Cummings fires back with a hard body kick. Brutal body hook by Cummings now.

Alex Pattle16 April 2023 00:39


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Huge applause and ccheers for Cummings in his hometown of Kansas City!

Alex Pattle16 April 2023 00:34

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