Brendan Allen desires an action up in competitors after dispatching yet another challenger in dominant style.
This time around, Allen whipped Paul Craig in the UFC Vegas 82 centerpiece with a terrible grappling video game that saw him bludgeon the Scottish fighter on the ground before concluding a rear-naked choke submission in the 3rd round.
In spite of a worthy effort to get away, Craig was required to tap out at simply 38 seconds into the 3rd round, protecting Allen his 6th win in a row– with 5 of those battles ending in a submission. Now Allen hopes the UFC will reward him with a match that might lastly make him a title shot.
“I’m a guy of my word, that’s what I do,” Allen stated later. “I require a No. 1 competitor’s shot. I believe I deserve it. I’ve made it. I beat everybody they put in front of me. I completed them. Whoever the UFC states that it is. I do not care who. [Robert] Whittaker, [Jared] Cannonier,[[Khamzat Chimaev]whoever, I do not care. I’m attempting to combat.
“I desire the No. 1 competitor, I’m the very best on the planet. I’m here to show it. If you state otherwise, come reveal me, do not inform me.”
Both middleweights are popular for top-level grappling, so that’s precisely what unfolded throughout the opening round, with Paul placing on pressure from the clinch, which was reversed with a well-timed takedown from Allen. On the ground, Allen was ultra-aggressive as he moved into the install while drizzling down punches and elbows from the top.
A scramble resulted in Allen locking on a rear-naked choke and it appeared he would get the surface however Paul was all at once assaulting with a calf-slicer. The pressure from the calf-slicer made Allen desert his submission however he rapidly assaulted with an ankle lock of his own as the fighters continued fighting for position.
As the 2nd round began, both fighters came out shooting on the feet however it was Allen who landed a cleaner strike before the battle struck the flooring once again. From there, Allen let loose a nasty elbow that opened a substantial cut on Craig’s head while he continued assaulting from the top.
Allen was unrelenting with his offending attacks and Paul was stuck attempting to endure in much of the exchanges. With Allen in total control, he chose to drag Paul to the ground one last time in the 3rd round and he rapidly advanced to take his challenger’s back.
It didn’t take wish for Allen to cover his arms under the chin to protect the submission and Paul tapped to end the battle a flash later on.
Given that very first getting here in the UFC, Allen has actually been declared as a leading possibility however he’s rapidly becoming a severe risk to any person on the planet at 185 pounds, particularly as he continues to acquire self-confidence with these high profile wins. It stays to be seen if the UFC will consider his ask for a No. 1 competitor’s battle however anything appears possible with Allen continuing to run roughshod over his competitors.
“I’m coming,” Allen stated with an alerting to the middleweight department. “I’m a f ****** issue. Come see me if you desire it.”