Brendan Allen desires a step up in competitors after dispatching one more opponent in dominant vogue.
This time round, Allen mauled Paul Craig within the UFC Vegas 82 primary occasion with a devastating grappling sport that noticed him bludgeon the Scottish fighter on the bottom earlier than wrapping up a rear-naked choke submission within the third spherical.
Regardless of a valiant effort to flee, Craig was compelled to faucet out at simply 38 seconds into the third spherical, securing Allen his sixth win in a row — with 5 of these fights ending in a submission. Now Allen hopes the UFC will reward him with a matchup that would lastly earn him a title shot.
“I’m a person of my phrase, that’s what I do,” Allen mentioned afterward. “I want a No. 1 contender’s shot. I believe I deserve it. I’ve earned it. I beat everybody they put in entrance of me. I completed them. Whoever the UFC says that it’s. I don’t care who. [Robert] Whittaker, [Jared] Cannonier, [Khamzat Chimaev], whoever, I don’t care. I’m attempting to battle.
“I would like the No. 1 contender, I’m the perfect on the planet. I’m right here to show it. Should you say in any other case, come present me, don’t inform me.”
Each middleweights are well-known for high-level grappling, in order that’s precisely what unfolded all through the opening spherical, with Paul placing on strain from the clinch, which was reversed with a well-timed takedown from Allen. On the bottom, Allen was ultra-aggressive as he moved into the mount whereas raining down punches and elbows from the highest.
A scramble led to Allen locking on a rear-naked choke and it appeared he would get the end however Paul was concurrently attacking with a calf-slicer. The strain from the calf-slicer made Allen abandon his submission however he rapidly attacked with an ankle lock of his personal because the fighters continued battling for place.
Because the second spherical acquired began, each fighters got here out firing on the ft but it surely was Allen who landed a cleaner strike earlier than the battle hit the ground once more. From there, Allen unleashed a nasty elbow that opened an enormous reduce on Craig’s head whereas he continued attacking from the highest.
Allen was relentless together with his offensive assaults and Paul was caught attempting to outlive in most of the exchanges. With Allen in full management, he determined to tug Paul to the bottom one closing time within the third spherical and he rapidly superior to take his opponent’s again.
It didn’t take lengthy for Allen to wrap his arms underneath the chin to safe the submission and Paul tapped to finish the battle a break up second later.
Since first arriving within the UFC, Allen has been heralded as a prime prospect however he’s rapidly rising as a severe risk to anyone on the planet at 185 kilos, particularly as he continues to realize confidence with these excessive profile wins. It stays to be seen if the UFC will think about his request for a No. 1 contender’s battle however something appears doable with Allen persevering with to run roughshod over his competitors.
“I’m coming,” Allen mentioned with a warning to the middleweight division. “I’m a f****** downside. Come see me if you’d like it.”