Brendan Allen
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Est. Return 12/29/2020
Receives 180-day medical ban
MiddleweightUFC
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June 29, 2020
The Nevada Athletic Commission announced Monday that Allen was suspended 180 days after sustaining left orbital, nasal and sinus fractures in his win over Kyle Daukaus at UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
The medical suspension would rule Allen out from competing until late December, though he could return before that date if he receives full medical clearance from a doctor. With the win over Daukaus, Allen pushed his UFC record to 3-0 since making his promotional debut in October 2019.
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Sustains multiple injuries
MiddleweightUFC
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June 28, 2020
Allen suffered three fractures in his orbital floor and nose after his UFC Vegas 4 victory over Kyle Daukaus on Saturday, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Allen was in the driver's seat for the first two rounds of Saturday's matchup and even won the overall significant striking battle 41 to 34, but his momentum halted in the third round. Daukaus was able to record a takedown and pass guard twice in that frame, doing some damage by way of seven significant strikes (33 total strikes). It's unclear if that's when Allen suffered the multiple facial injuries detailed by the report, but either way, he'll likely be sidelined for an extended period of time once official medical suspensions are released. Allen had been hoping to put his 3-0 UFC record on the line next against his originally-scheduled opponent, Ian Heinisch, but that proposed matchup could end up being on hold for as much as six months.
Remains unbeaten in UFC
MiddleweightUFC
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June 27, 2020
Allen defeated Kyle Daukaus via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
A late-notice replacement for Ian Heinisch, the debuting Daukaus gave Allen all he could handle. Ultimately, the 24-year-old Roufusport product prevailed. Allen picked up the biggest moment of the fight, a knockdown in Round 1. He was the better man over the course of the first ten minutes before Daukaus turned up the pace in Round 3. Including his debut on Dana White's Contender Series, Allen had won each of his UFC bouts via early stoppage. It was nice to see him swim in deep waters here and still emerge victorious. Allen is far from a household name, but his long-term potential is through the roof. He won't turn 25 years of age until September and looks poised to make a significant impact at middleweight moving forward.
Gets new opponent
MiddleweightUFC
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June 16, 2020
Allen will now be taking on newcomer Kyle Daukaus on June 27, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Daukaus will be making his UFC debut on relatively short notice, as Allen's original opponent, Ian Heinisch, was forced to withdraw due to injury. Allen has won his last six fights, while Daukaus comes into the UFC with a perfect 9-0 record. Allen enters this matchup as a betting favorite of approximately (-270).
Scheduled for matchup at UFC Apex
MiddleweightUFC
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June 8, 2020
Allen is scheduled to face Ian Heinisch in a middleweight matchup at UFC Apex in Las Vegas on June 27, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
After securing wins in his first two fights under the UFC banner, Allen will take on Heinisch, who also carries a 14-3 record as a professional fighter. Allen's most recent victory came in late February when he defeated Tom Breese via TKO (strikes) at UFC Norfolk. Heinisch will be fighting on short rest after defeating Gerald Meerschaert via TKO (punches) at UFC 250 on Saturday. Allen carries advantages in both height and reach.
Continues winning ways in Norfolk
MiddleweightUFC
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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.
ANALYSIS
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.