UFC Fight Night: Allen v Daukaus

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 27: (L-R) Brendan Allen punches Kyle Daukaus in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 27, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

UFC Fighter Brendan Allen (15-3)

MMA fighters are savages. They are the best athletes on the planet earth, however, they are also human and enjoy things just like you and me.

Brendan “All In” Allen is one of the best middleweights in the UFC. He isn’t a prospect anymore; he is a contender.

Allen busted his ass on the regional scene, eventually winning the Valor Fights Middleweight Championship and the LFA Middleweight Championship. Two months after defending the LFA Middleweight title, he got the call to compete on season three of “Dana White’s Contender Series.”

He defeated Aaron Jeffery in the first round via rear-nake choke and was awarded a UFC contract.

Three months later, on October 18, 2019, at UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Weidman, Allen made his UFC debut submitting Kevin Holland in the second round. Four months after his debut, he defeated Tom Breese via TKO in the first round.

Allen is coming off his second win in 2020. He fought Kyle Daukaus at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker and won via unanimous decision. The fight should have gotten fight of the night, but unfortunately, they fought the same night at Poirier and Hooker.

In his most recent win, he suffered 3 fractures in his nose and orbital. While he could have easily sat out the rest of the year, he chose to fight one more time against No. 15 ranked middleweight, Ian Heinisch.

He returns to action on November 7, 2020, at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Teixeira. A win over Heinisch will most definitely launch him into the top 15.

Here is a list of UFC Fighter Brendan Allen’s favorite things.

  • Favorite food – Mexican food
  • Favorite drink – Hi C
  • Favorite color – Red
  • Favorite all-time fight to watch– any fight Paul Felder and Dustin Poirier are in.
  • Favorite knockout – My knockout of Larry Crowe
  • Favorite of your own fights – none so far; I feel like I’ve had things to work on in each fight.
  • Favorite sport to watch other than MMA – Drag races
  • Favorite submission to practice – Triangle
  • Favorite athlete – Christian McCaffrey
  • Favorite movie – Friday
  • Favorite TV show – The Challenge
  • Favorite song – Lady by Brett Young
  • Favorite band or musician – Kevin Gates
  • Favorite place to travel to- Illinois for hunting
  • Favorite animal – Dog
  • Favorite holiday- Christmas
  • Favorite hobby – Hunting

You can follow UFC Fighter Brendan Allen on Twitter and Instagram.

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