LAS VEGAS– Brendan Allen believes he’s one battle from a chance at the middleweight champion after controling Paul Craig for his 6th successive win at UFC Fight Night 232
Allen (23-5 MMA, 11-2 UFC) provided another declaration efficiency on Saturday when he choked out Craig (17-7-1 MMA, 9-7-1 UFC) in the 3rd round of their middleweight headliner at the UFC Apex. He’s now put away his previous 4 challengers by rear-naked choke, and later required a title remover.
The 27-year-old doubled down on that concept throughout the post-fight interview, and broadened by requesting for an area on the historical UFC 300 card next year.
“Whoever Mick (Maynard), Hunter (Campbell) and Dana (White) state, that’s who we’re battling,” Allen informed MMA Junkie and other press reporters. “Whoever they state, ‘When you win this, you’re ensured a title shot.’ That’s who I’m combating. Call does not matter. I’ve worked so difficult to get here. I’ve compromised a lot to get here in my individual life and every other part of my life.
“Come April, ideally around that time, ideally UFC 300– I’m coming. I’m coming. 2024, and brand-new (champ). I wait that.”
Entering the battle, the most significant concern would be how Allen and Craig would manage each other’s ground video games. They got in with a combined 11 octagon surfaces by submission, however when it was all over, there was no secret about who was the much better male.
Allen acquired 7 minutes and 58 seconds of ground control time before securing the fight-ending choke, and in his mind, that settled all the conversations.
“Look at his face and take a look at my own,” Allen stated. “We’ve seen who’s got the much better grappling. I believe we responded to that concern.”
Allen has actually never ever been brief on self-confidence, now he’s getting the wins and acknowledgment that lets the world understand it’s not lost. He just anticipates his profession to improve from here, and sees the UFC title within his reach.
“I have not even strike my prime yet,” Allen stated. “The finest years, the very best minutes are still to come. I’m simply attempting to take it one action at a time, delight in every minute, remain in the minute. Due to the fact that this might all be gone tomorrow.”
For more on the card, see MMA Junkie’s occasion center for UFC Fight Night 232