Arnold Allen


Stays undefeated in UFC
January 26, 2020
Allen defeated Nik Lentz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) at UFC Raleigh on Saturday.
Allen had to overcome a slow start in a fight that was much closer than what the betting odds predicted, but he was ultimately able to win the significant striking battle 63 to 49 and come away with the decision. The first round could have easily gone either way, but Lentz wasn't able to keep up his early pace in the second, and Allen seemed to get the better of the exchanges from that point on. The Tristar product is now 16-1 in his MMA career, with a perfect 7-0 mark under the UFC banner.
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Facing Nik Lentz in Raleigh
January 15, 2020
Allen will take on Nik Lentz at UFC Raleigh on Jan. 25, reports.
Allen gets a new opponent one week after his original opponent, Josh Emmett, withdrew due to injury. Lentz had been on the card as well, but his original opponent, Nad Narimani, also suffered an injury. Allen will be looking to extend his eight-match winning streak against a fighter who is looking to bounce back from a knockout loss to Charles Oliveira.
Needs new opponent in Raleigh
January 8, 2020
Allen needs a new opponent for UFC Raleigh on Jan. 25 after Josh Emmett withdrew with an undisclosed injury Wednesday, reports.
Emmett reportedly suffered the injury during training. The UFC has yet to announce whether a replacement will be sought to keep Allen on the card.
Taking on Josh Emmett in Raleigh
November 27, 2019
UFC officials announced Wednesday morning that Allen is scheduled to fight Josh Emmett at UFC Raleigh on Jan. 25, Alexander K. Lee of reports.
Allen, who is 15-1 and has yet to lose a UFC fight, will put his skills to the test as he matches up against Josh Emmett in just under two months at UFC Raleigh on Jan. 25. Allen won both of his fights in 2019 and hasn't lost in his last eight fights. He will look to extend his hot streak against Emmett who has won four of his last five bouts, with three of those victories coming by way of knockout.
Remains unbeatten in UFC
July 6, 2019
Allen defeated Gilbert Melendez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC 239 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
It was a flawless performance from the 25-year-old Englishman. Knowing full well the aging and washed up Melendez had nothing for him on the feet, Allen went about beating up his opponent to both the body and head. Allen -- under the training of Firas Zahabi -- does a remarkably good job of working the body for such a young fighter. He has power and puts together strong combinations, plus his grappling is underrated. There's a ton to like about Allen moving forward and it's easy to see why he is a perfect 6-0 to begin his UFC career.
Taking on Melendez in Vegas
May 8, 2019
Allen will face Gilbert Melendez at UFC 239 in Las Vegas on July 6.
It's the second time that the two have been scheduled to take each other on, with the other coming in November of 2018 at The Ultimate Fighter Finale. In that outing, however, Melendez had to pull out with an undisclosed injury, only for Allen to do the same right before the fight date. Now both healthy, Melendez will come in looking to win his return to the Octagon while Allen will seek to stay undefeated under the UFC banner.