Mick Parkin vs Caio Machado fight confirmed as undefeated Brit returns to UFC

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    Mick Parkin vs Caio Machado has been confirmed for UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Craig on November 18.

    The English heavyweight, who won on his UFC debut against Jamal Pogues in July, is looking to go 8-0 as a professional against fellow Contender Series alum Machado.

    Nicknamed Bigfoot, the Brazillian foe will be looking to add to his seven-fight win streak after a unanimous decision victory over Kevin Szaflarski earned him a contract back in August.

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    Parkin vs Machado will take place earlier in the night before Scotland's Paul Craig faces the surging Brendan Allen at middleweight.

    The 35-year-old won in style against Andre Muniz on his divisional debut back in July and is looking to take the #10 ranking of the American having entered the list at #13.

    Craig has a professional record of 17-6-1 including wins over Magomed Ankalaev, Jamahal Hill and Nikita Krylov, with 27-year-old Allen (22-5) on a five-fight win streak.

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    Heavyweight Parkin, who trains alongside #4 ranked Tom Aspinall and KSW champion Phil De Fries, will be fighting at the UFC Apex for the second time.

    His Contender Series submission of Eduardo Neves did enough to catch the eye of UFC CEO White, who brought him into the heavyweight division currently topped by Jon Jones.

    He said of his debut victory back in July: "It was amazing. I didn’t feel overwhelmed. It felt like I belonged there.

    The time for talking is almost over as KSI and Tommy Fury will bury their rivarly once and for all as they face off in Manchester on Saturday, October 14th. Logan Paul will also be fighting at the event in front of what is expected to be a sell-out crowd.

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    "Walking out was amazing – everybody cheering for us. It’s lovely. I took it all in. Everybody this week’s told us: 'Take it in and enjoy it'. It’s easy to let it pass you by, and it just becomes a memory.

    "But I felt like I took it in. I enjoyed it. It felt good. Bruce Buffer calling me in – I just enjoyed every moment."

    UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Craig goes down on November 18, 2023 – and will be shown live in the UK on TNT Sports.

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