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

Brendan Allen was not left without a dance partner as he will now meet a familiar opponent.

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 suffered an injury and was forced to withdraw from the fight on Thursday.

The news was announced by the UFC, and also independently confirmed by MMA Junkie.

Allen (23-5 MMA, 11-2 UFC) looks to continue his winning streak, and improve it to seven in a row. 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 hand, looks to build off his split decision win over Marc-Andre Barriault at UFC 297 in January. Prior to that, he had fought Nassourdine Imavov to a no contest after an accidental headbutt, and then lost a decision to Kelvin Gastelum.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for the UFC Fight Night event April 6.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie