Brendan Allen
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Continues winning ways in Norfolk
February 29, 2020
Allen defeated Tom Breese via TKO (strikes) at 4:47 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Norfolk, Virginia.
Not viewed as much of a prospect when he joined the company last October, Allen has now scored back-to-back submission victories to begin his UFC career. He submitted Kevin Holland in his company debut and followed that up with a huge knockout on Saturday of the normally-durable Breese. Allen has quickly established himself as a name to watch at 185 pounds. The Roufusport product has a wide array of offensive skill in addition to turning just 24 years of age this past December. He has also never been knocked out in his pro career.
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Will fight at UFC Norfolk
December 30, 2019
Allen will take on Tom Breese (undisclosed) in a middleweight bout at UFC Norfolk on Feb. 29, Jami Frankenberry of The Virginian-Pilot reports.
Allen's UFC debut came in October when he defeated Kevin Holland via submission (rear-naked choke) at UFC Boston, a victory that brought his winning streak to four over his previous four total fights. Breese was forced off the card at UFC London in March due to undisclosed health issues, although he'll likely be able to have a relatively normal training schedule leading up to the matchup. Allen has an advantage in takedowns, but Breese has exhibited a higher striking rate in the past. Breese has a slight edge in height, while Allen has a reach advantage.
Submission win in UFC debut
October 18, 2019
Allen defeated Kevin Holland via submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:38 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Boston.
Allen's UFC debut wasn't going all that well prior to the finish, but his displayed terrific mat awareness in addition to an ability to land some vicious ground-and-pound to secure the win. Although he landed two of three takedown attempts in Round 1, Allen did little with his positional advantage. Aided by some big elbows and Holland's decision to try to roll over on the mat, Allen hooked up the rear-naked choke that ended the bout midway through Round 2. Holland is considered a legitimate prospect and entered on a three-fight winning streak, so a victory of any kind for Allen here in his UFC debut was an impressive feat.
Gets new opponent
September 30, 2019
Following Eric Spicely's withdrawal, Allen is expected to fight Kevin Holland at UFC Boston on Oct. 18, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
It's unclear why Spicely decided to withdraw, but "All In" Allen will be getting a veteran opponent instead. Allen impressed this summer earning a UFC contract out of Dana White's Contender Series. A new opponent comes a new challenge for the youngster, as Holland comes into the bout riding high on a three-match winning streak.
To debut at UFC Boston
August 6, 2019
Allen (suspension) is set to make his UFC debut against Eric Spicely at October's event in Boston, Damon Martin of reports.
Allen earned his UFC contract earlier this season through the Contender Series. He had a setback in July after receiving a six-month medical suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission. However, he will be allowed to participate in the bout in Boston where he will look to make his impression felt in the UFC.
Medical suspension starts UFC tenure
July 18, 2019
Allen is facing a six-month medical suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission pending a doctor's clearance of left elbow and shoulder injuries, Alexander K. Lee of reports.
Allen picked up a relatively dominant victory Tuesday to officially earn a UFC contract, but he didn't emerge completely unscathed from the process. He'll need to have X-rays done his his left arm, and if they come back positive, he could be forced to sit until January, pending clearance from an orthopedic doctor.