Brendan Allen is ending up being a severe danger in the middleweight department.
UFC Vegas 82 was another excellent night for the 27-year-old bonus offer collector. Entrusted with a fellow gifted grappler in Scotland’s Paul CraigAllen (23-5) managed a third-round rear-naked choke triumph, extending his winning streak to 6 and gathering his 3rd Performance of the Night because stretch.
Of Allen’s 6 current wins, 5 have actually come by means of rear-naked choke. The Beaufort, South Carolina local has actually just suffered defeat two times inside the octagon, beginning with the now-champion Sean Strickland in a 190-pound catchweight in November 2020. In his 9 battles ever since, Allen has actually made it clear he desires a rematch with “Tarzan” and is now closer than ever to that truth. In spite of their small talk in the time that followed, Allen has absolutely nothing bad to state about the champ now. He still thinks he’ll get redemption if approved the chance.
“I hope the UFC sees that and understands that I am the next huge thing,” Allen stated throughout the UFC Vegas 82 post-fight program on ESPN+. “I’ve remained in there with Sean. I was a lot more youthful, I was a lot more immature psychologically, and I believe I was still winning that battle.
“I simply made a bad audible, and I got captured. I’m delighted he’s the champ. Congratulations to him. I believe he’s an amusing guy like he plays the shenanigans, however all that aside, I understand in my heart I’m much better, and I believe he does too, however we’ll see what takes place.”
Strickland’s title reign has actually offered brand-new life to the department, opening things for the elite-level pillar competitors. To challenge the outspoken American will be one of the fresher faces in South Africa’s Dricus Du Plessis when the 2 satisfy in the UFC 297 centerpiece in January.
Like Strickland, Du Plessis has actually been a seasonal underdog on his course to No. 1 competitor status. Versus the champ, Allen does not feel that need to alter.
“Dricus is the luckiest guy worldwide, however I do not believe he beats Sean,” Allen stated. “I believe Sean’s that guy, he begins sluggish and he begins. Stylistically, I believe Sean’s a little excessive and a little too skilled for Dricus. Dricus simply runs his mouth and he captures guys on bursts.
“But aside from [Robert] Whittaker, who has he beat the entire time in a battle? He’s constantly losing and he returns, which is excellent. He can dig deep, he’s proficient at digging deep. Congrats to him, however I do not personally believe he beats Sean. He absolutely does not beat me, so I do not fret about it.”
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PFL champs vs Bellator champs sounds excellent on paper, however these are the bouts based upon existing established.
I do not believe Bellator lose a single bout. pic.twitter.com/pkgdQJXAgQ
— Andy Hickey MMA (@AndyHickeyMMA) November 20, 2023
On to something …?
One last rodeo.
Guy I’m currently understanding the factor @TheNotoriousMMA not returning he understand he ‘d get bodied and He’ll no longer be the face of battle sports ♂
Cash Mac get yo cash guy however stop pretending like you returning getting these folks Hopes up
— Joaquin New Mansa Buckley (@Newmansa94) November 21, 2023
What a time.
Allen is beginning to look quite legitimate. I believe matching him versus Jared Cannonier is the relocation next.
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