Brendan Allen

Brendan Cody Allen (born December 28, 1995)[1] is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional since 2015, he has also competed for the Legacy Fighting Alliance where he is the former Middleweight Champion.

Brendan Allen
BornBrendan Cody Allen[1]
(1995-12-28) December 28, 1995 (age 26)
Beaufort, South Carolina, United States[2]
Other namesAll In
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
DivisionMiddleweight
Reach75 in (191 cm)[3]
Fighting out ofDelray Beach, Florida
TeamClementi's Gladiator Academy (until 2017)[4]
Roufusport (2017–2020)[5][6]
Sanford MMA (2020–present)[6]
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Daniel Wanderley[7]
Years active2015–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total22
Wins17
By knockout5
By submission9
By decision3
Losses5
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision2
UniversitySoutheastern Louisiana University, majoring in criminal justice.[4]
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Allen was born to Michelle Allen and James Allen of Louisiana. Allen has an older brother, James Jr. Brendan started training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu when he was 13 after watching a jiu-jitsu class with his brother.[8] In high school Allen started competing in Mississippi after had some training in wrestling and boxing.[4] Allen attended university at Southeastern Louisiana University, majoring in criminal justice.[4] He later joined Clementi's Gladiator Academy to train in mixed martial arts. After winning the IMMAF 2015 Amateur Middleweight Championship, Allen turned to compete in professional MMA.[8]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Allen started his professional MMA career in 2015 and fought under various promotions in the South. He was the Legacy Fighting Alliance middleweight champion twice, defeating Tim Hiley and Moses Murrietta at LFA 50 and LFA 61, respectively.[9][10][11]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender SeriesEdit

Allen appeared in Dana White's Contender Series 20 on July 16, 2019 facing Aaron Jeffery.[12][13] He won the fight via a submission in the first round.[14] With this win, he was awarded a UFC contract.[15]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

In his UFC debut, Allen was scheduled to face Eric Spicely on October 18, 2019 at UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Weidman.[16] However, Spicely was forced to withdraw from the event due to an undisclosed reason.[17] Allen instead faced Kevin Holland.[18] He won the fight via a submission in round two.[19]

Allen's next fight came on February 29, 2020, facing Tom Breese at UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo.[20] He won the fight by TKO in the first round.[21]

Allan was scheduled to face Ian Heinisch on June 27, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker.[22] However, Heinisch pulled out of the match up in mid-June citing an injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Kyle Daukaus.[23] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[24]

The bout between Heinisch and Allen was rescheduled again on November 7, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Teixeira.[25] On the day of the event, the UFC announced the bout was once again canceled due to Heinisch tested positive for COVID-19.[26]

Allen faced Sean Strickland on November 14, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. dos Anjos.[27] He lost the fight via technical knockout.[28]

Allen faced Karl Roberson on April 24, 2021 at UFC 261.[29] He won the bout via ankle hook submission at the end of the first round.[30]

Replacing injured Anthony Hernandez, Allen faced Punahele Soriano on July 24, 2021 at UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw.[31] Allen won the fight via unanimous decision.[32]

Allen was scheduled to face Brad Tavares on December 4, 2021 at UFC on ESPN: Font vs. Aldo.[33] Tavares pulled out in mid November and was replaced by Roman Dolidze.[34] In turn Dolidze was forced to pull from the bout due to complications in his recovery from COVID-19 and he was replaced by Chris Curtis.[35] Allen lost the fight via technical knockout in round two.[36]

Championships and achievementsEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Allen is married to Suzette Allen and is the father of Brenleigh Allen (born 2019).[38]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
22 matches 17 wins 5 losses
By knockout 5 2
By submission 9 1
By decision 3 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 17–5 Chris Curtis TKO (punches and knees) UFC on ESPN: Font vs. Aldo December 4, 2021 2 1:58 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 17–4 Punahele Soriano Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw July 24, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 16–4 Karl Roberson Submission (ankle lock) UFC 261 April 24, 2021 1 4:55 Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Loss 15–4 Sean Strickland TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. dos Anjos November 14, 2020 2 1:32 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (195 lb) bout.
Win 15–3 Kyle Daukaus Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker June 27, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–3 Tom Breese TKO (elbows and punches) UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo February 29, 2020 1 4:47 Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Win 13–3 Kevin Holland Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Weidman October 18, 2019 2 3:38 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 12–3 Aaron Jeffery Submission (rear-naked choke) Dana White's Contender Series 20 July 16, 2019 1 3:23 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–3 Moses Murrietta Decision (unanimous) LFA 61 February 22, 2019 5 5:00 Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States Defended the LFA Middleweight Championship.
Win 10–3 Tim Hiley Submission (rear-naked choke) LFA 50 September 21, 2018 3 3:16 Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States Won the vacant LFA Middleweight Championship.
Win 9–3 Larry Crowe TKO (punches) LFA 43 June 22, 2018 1 2:06 Beaumont, Texas, United States
Loss 8–3 Anthony Hernandez Decision (unanimous) LFA 32 January 26, 2018 5 5:00 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States For the vacant LFA Middleweight Championship.
Win 8–2 Chris Harris Submission (triangle choke) LFA 18 August 4, 2017 5 5:00 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 7–2 Eryk Anders Decision (unanimous) LFA 14 June 23, 2017 5 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States For the vacant LFA Middleweight Championship.
Win 7–1 Jon Kirk TKO (punches) LFA 3 February 10, 2017 1 2:46 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Win 6–1 Sidney Wheeler Submission (keylock) Valor Fights 3 December 2, 2016 2 0:29 Knoxville, Tennessee, United States Won the VF Middleweight Championship.
Win 5–1 Matt Jones Submission (rear-naked choke) MCFP 2 September 23, 2016 1 3:34 Avondale, Louisiana, United States
Win 4–1 Clovis Hancock Submission (rear-naked choke) Legacy FC 58 July 22, 2016 2 1:54 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Win 3–1 Charlie Rader Submission (rear-naked choke) WFC 52 May 14, 2016 1 3:26 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Loss 2–1 Trevin Giles Submission (rear-naked choke) Legacy FC 52 March 25, 2016 2 1:47 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Win 2–0 Kory Moegenburg TKO (punches) WFC 46 January 9, 2016 1 4:03 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States Middleweight debut.
Win 1–0 Zebulon Stroud TKO (punches) WFC 42 August 22, 2015 1 4:40 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States Welterweight debut.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Mixed martial arts show results Date: June 27, 2020
  2. ^ "Brendan Allen | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Stats | UFC". ufcstats.com. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d Kuhl, Dan. "LFA 3's Brendan Allen: Ahead of the Curve". Combat Press. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  5. ^ James Lynch (July 28, 2017). LFA 18's Brendan Allen talks quick turnaround, full camp at Roufusport & DWCS.
  6. ^ a b E. Spencer Kyte (November 1, 2020). "Fighters On The Rise: November 7 Edition". Ultimate Fighting Championship.
  7. ^ @b_allen185 (January 3, 2020). "(...) Thank you to my @roufusport team and my professor @danielswbjj for taking me in and allowing me to be apart of his #wanderleybjj team #carlsongraciebjj and new member of the #blackbelt club (...)". Retrieved June 28, 2020 – via Instagram.
  8. ^ a b Bricker, Matt (June 2, 2018). "Brendan Allen: LFA's Next Middleweight Star". MMASucka.com. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  9. ^ a b Press, Combat. "LFA 50 Results: Allen Submits Hiley, Pessoa Crushes Heden". Combat Press. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  10. ^ a b "LFA 61: Brendan Allen vs. Moses Murrietta results and highlights". FanSided. February 23, 2019. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  11. ^ Howard, D. C. "LFA 61 Results and Highlights: Brendan Allen defends, all decisions on AXS TV". The Body Lock. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  12. ^ Connelly, Shane (July 15, 2019). "Brendan Allen hopes to showcase full potential on Dana White's Contender Series". The Body Lock. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  13. ^ "MMA Preview – Brendan Allen vs Kyle Daukaus at UFC on ESPN 12 - The Stats Zone". TheStatsZone.com. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  14. ^ Fernando Quiles Jr (July 17, 2019). "DWCS 20 Highlights: Brendan Allen Submits Aaron Jeffery". MMA News. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
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  26. ^ Alexander K. Lee (November 7, 2020). "Ian Heinisch vs. Brendan Allen UFC Vegas 13 fight canceled due to positive COVID-19 test". mmafighting.com. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  27. ^ Martin, Damon (November 9, 2020). "Brendan Allen faces Sean Strickland in late addition to UFC Vegas 14". MMA Fighting. Retrieved November 10, 2020.
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  33. ^ Farah Hannoun (September 14, 2021). "Brendan Allen vs. Brad Tavares added to UFC Fight Night on Dec. 4". MMA Junkie. Retrieved September 14, 2021.
  34. ^ Alexander K. Lee (November 18, 2021). "Roman Dolidze steps in for Brad Tavares to fight Brendan Allen at UFC Vegas 44". mmafighting.com. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  35. ^ ATSteveDuncan (November 23, 2021). "Dolidze fuera, Chris Curtis enfrenta a Brendan Allen en UFC Vegas 44". MMA.uno , #1 En noticias de Artes Marciales Mixtas (MMA) en Español. (in Spanish). Retrieved November 23, 2021.
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  37. ^ "IMMAF | 2015 IMMAF World Champion, Brendan Allen Scores UFC Contract". IMMAF. July 17, 2019. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  38. ^ Brendan Allen (June 29, 2020). "Happy 7 months to the best thing I have ever done, my Brenleigh Allen! I love you honey bun, I will see you tomorrow evening". Instagram. Archived from the original on December 25, 2021.
  39. ^ Sherdog.com. "Brendan Allen". Sherdog. Retrieved June 7, 2020.

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