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Jeremy Stephens withdraws from UFC’s Nov. 7 event with Arnold Allen

Jeremy Stephens is out of UFC’s Nov. 7 event.

First reported by MMA Junkie, Stephens is forced to withdraw from his featherweight bout with Arnold Allen due to an injury. It is the first time Stephens pulled out of a bout since October 2012.

It is much different circumstances this time around since his 2012 exit stemmed from an arrest.

It is unknown whether the UFC is finding a replacement to fight Allen inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Stephens is in the midst of a tough stretch in his career, suffering four losses and a no contest in his last five octagon appearances. In his last outing, Stephens suffered a second-round TKO loss to Calvin Kattar at UFC 249 back in May.

His last victory is a second-round TKO against Josh Emmett at UFC on FOX 28 in February 2018.

Allen is unbeaten in seven UFC bouts, a part of a nine-fight win streak. He appeared earlier this year, defeating Nik Lentz via unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN+ 24 this past January. His other octagon victories include wins against Gilbert Melendez, Makwan Amirkhani, Jordan Rinaldi, among others.

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Connor Northrup
Connor Northrup once covered municipal meetings and promised himself never again. He is now combining his passion for Mixed Martial Arts and reporting all into one.