What a month it’s been for UFC middleweight Ian Heinisch. First, he has a cornerman test positive for COVID-19 which led to the UFC pulling him off the UFC 250 card. Then he gets the news that the test was a false positive so the fight was back on. He then went on to knock out Gerald Meerschaert in the first round. After all that, he has decided to take on another fight this month against Meerschaert’s teammate.
Heinisch looking for two wins in one month
The UFC has booked Heinisch (14-3) and Brendan Allen (14-3) for UFC Fight Night 174 on June 27th. Heinisch made a big statement with his win at UFC 250. Heinisch came into that fight with his back up against a wall after losing two consecutive fights. Heinisch had a ton of momentum before that losing streak, and he needed to get back to his winning ways. Heinisch spent some time in Thailand working on his skills prior to the event. The training paid off and Heinisch looked better than ever. He will now look to win his second fight in the month of June.
Brendan Allen looks to join the ranks
For Allen, he’s looking to continue his winning streak and avenge his teammate in this fight. Since winning his fight on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, Allen has gone 2-0 in the UFC with two finishes. Heinisch is the first opponent in the top 15 for Allen. This would be a massive win for Allen which would launch him into the top 15 in the UFC’s middleweight division.
UFC Fight Night 174, which is headlined by Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker, is coming together nicely for the promotion. The card also features great matchups including: Aspen Ladd/Sara McMann and Mike Perry/Mickey Gall. This last card for the month of June is the perfect springboard for what should be an insane month of July for the UFC.