Mick Parkin vs. Lukasz Brzeski Announced for UFC 304

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Mick Parkin, UFC London official weigh-in, July 2023 Credit: Jamie Theodosi/Cageside Press

Mick Parkin’s undefeated record will be on the line opposite Lukasz Brzeski when the UFC heads to Manchester, England for UFC 304 on July 27.

UFC officials announced the heavyweight booking on social media on Wednesday. UFC 304 takes place at the Co-Op Arena in Manchester, and marks the promotion’s first visit to the English city since 2016, when Michael Bisping defended his middleweight title in a rematch with Dan Henderson.

Parkin (9-0) is a 2022 Dana White’s Contender Series winner who has won his first three fights inside of the octagon. The 28-year old holds wins over Jamal Pogues, Caio Machado, and most recently defeated The Ultimate Fighter 30 winner Mohammed Usman.

Brzeski (9-4-1, 1NC) is another Contender Series alum, although his win on the show was overturned to a No Contest after the Polish heavyweight tested positive for clomiphene. Brzeski then lost his first three fights under the UFC banner before turning things around and saving his job against Valter Walker last month.

UFC 304 on July 27, 2024 is headlined by a welterweight title fight, with Leon Edwards taking on Belal Muhammad. An interim heavyweight title fight serves as co-headliner, with Tom Aspinall defending against Curtis Blaydes. The following match-ups have been reported for the Manchester card to date:

  • Leon Edwards (c) vs. Belal Muhammad – for the UFC welterweight championship
  • Tom Aspinall (ic) vs. Curtis Blaydes – for the UFC interim heavyweight championship
  • Bobby Green vs. Paddy Pimblett
  • Arnold Allen vs. Giga Chikadze
  • Muhammad Mokaev vs. Manel Kape
  • Molly McCann vs. Bruna Brasil
  • Caolán Loughran vs. Ramon Taveras
  • Shauna Bannon vs. Ravena Oliveira
  • Nathaniel Wood vs. Daniel Pineda
  • Preston Parsons vs. Oban Elliott
  • Mick Parkin vs. Lukasz Brzeski