Oban Elliott vs. Preston Parsons Set for UFC 304

Oh boy, here we go. So, there’s this welterweight face-off that’s just been slotted into the UFC 304 lineup. You’ve got Oban Elliott squaring up against Preston Parsons. This showdown’s happening on July 27, right in the heart of Manchester, England, at the Co-op Live.

Now, get this – the news first popped up on MMA Orbit. Elliott himself gave it the thumbs up on social media not long after. And guess what? Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad are topping the bill that night, fighting over the welterweight crown.

Elliott’s journey to the UFC? Quite the tale. He strung together four big wins in Cage Warriors, catching Dana White’s eye. Then, on the Contender Series last August, he snagged a majority decision win against Kaik Brito. That victory? It was his golden ticket to the UFC. “The Welsh Gangster” made quite the entrance at UFC 298, bouncing back from a knockdown to clinch a unanimous decision win against Valentine Woodburn.

Parsons, on the flip side, had a rocky start in the UFC. Daniel Rodriguez handed him a knockout loss right out of the gate in July 2021. But, “Pressure” didn’t crumble. He nailed a unanimous decision win over Evan Elder, stumbled a bit against Trevin Giles, but then got right back up, securing another unanimous win against Matthew Semelsberger this January.

Talk about a rollercoaster, huh? This matchup’s got all the makings of a barnburner. Can’t wait to see how it all unfolds.

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