Arnold “Almighty” Allen (12-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has been pulled from his featherweight bout against Enrique “El Fuerte” Barzola (13-3-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at UFC 220 due to visa issues. Allen, the British native has only fought outside of the UK and Jordan once, where he debuted for the UFC in Berlin, Germany at UFC Fight Night 69 beating Alan Omer (21-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC) via third round submission. This bout at UFC 220 was going to be his first bout in the United States, coming off a split decision win at UFC Fight Night 107 against Makwan “Mr Finland” Amirkhani (13-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC).
It is unknown if the UFC is looking for a replacement for Barzola, with only 9 days left to the event.
UFC 220: Miocic vs Ngannou happens January 20th, live from Boston, Massachusetts, United States.