Manchester’s Brendan Loughnane is one of UK MMA’s biggest names outside of the UFC. Loughnane first fought in the US giant’s octagon a decade ago in a losing effort resulting in immediate cutting from the UFC roster. Fourteen fights later, and after building his skills immeasurably, it looked as though the stage was set for him to take the UFC by storm.
The usage of a late takedown attempt that seemed to irk head honcho Dan White, he once again found himself in search of a home. He landed in PFL in 2019 and has amassed a 5-1 record so far. His most notable performance came against Sheymon Moraes. It was a first-round knockout that had many questioning the talent scouting departments’ abilities over at WME.
Brendan Loughnane Faces Late Opponent Change
Fast forward to the present, and Loughnane is sitting in 5th position. The top 5 are all equal on points thus far, leaving it all to play for. Loughnane was originally scheduled to take on Boston Salmon. Salmon is a former UFC fighter who holds a notable win over Ricky Turcios. Salmon withdrew late Tuesday and is replaced by Ago Huskic. Huskic is a 12-fight veteran who hopes to steal some of Loughnane’s shine come Friday.
Loughnane comes into the fight having defeated Ryoji Kudo in his season opener by decision back in April. While easier said than done, anyone who gets a finish in this division could really pull away from the pack a bit. With the late change in opponent, Loughnane may be in a better position to get a finish and secure the extra points.
The fight takes place on June 24th, with coverage available live on Channel 4 from 2:00 am.
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