Arnold Allen (fighter)

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Arnold Allen
Born (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 25)
Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Other namesAlmighty
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
DivisionBantamweight (2012–2013)
Featherweight (2014–present)
Reach70 in (178 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofFelixstowe, Suffolk, England
TeamBKK Fighters, UK and Tristar Gym, Canada
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Kickboxing record
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout5
By submission4
By decision5
By decision1
Amateur boxing record
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Arnold Allen (born 17 January 1994) is an English mixed martial artist who competes in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[1]


Born and raised in Suffolk, Allen began training in mixed martial arts as a teenager and took part in several amateur fights before turning professional in 2012.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He made his professional debut competing as a featherweight for various regional promotions across Great Britain, including a stint in Cage Warriors. He was able to compile a record of 9 – 1 in his first three years along the way.

After his TKO stoppage of Paul Cook in November 2014, Allen signed with the UFC.[2]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Allen made his promotional debut on 20 June 2015 as a short notice replacement filling in for an injured Mike Wilkinson against Alan Omer at UFC Fight Night 69.[3] After probably dropping the first two rounds, Allen won the fight via submission in the third round.[4] He was also awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.[5]

Allen next faced Yaotzin Meza on 27 February 2016 at UFC Fight Night 84.[6] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[7]

Allen was expected to face Mirsad Bektic on 8 October 2016 at UFC 204.[8] However, due to injury, Allen withdrew from the fight and was replaced by Russell Doane.[9]

Allen faced Makwan Amirkhani on 18 March 2017 at UFC Fight Night 107.[10] He won the fight by split decision.[11]

Allen was scheduled to face Enrique Barzola at UFC 220 on 20 January 2018.[12] However, Allen was pulled from the fight on January 11 due to alleged visa issues which restricted his ability to travel.[13] Following this announcement, It was determined that Allen would be replaced by Matt Bessette at UFC 220.[14]

Allen faced Mads Burnell on 27 May 2018 at UFC Fight Night 130.[15] He won the fight via front choke submission in the third round.[16] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[17]

Allen was expected to face Gilbert Melendez on 30 November 2018 at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale.[18] However, Melendez pulled out of the fight on 5 November and was replaced by Rick Glenn.[19] In turn, Allen pulled out of the fight on 16 November citing a cut he received while training.[20]

Allen faced Jordan Rinaldi on 16 March 2019 at UFC Fight Night 147.[21] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[22]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Allen was issued a five-month suspended sentence after he pled guilty to affray, for his role in a 23 December 2016 brawl near Ipswich which left six people injured, 5 of whom were women. As a result, Allen could face travel restrictions due to the conviction.[23][24]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14–1 Jordan Rinaldi Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal 16 March 2019 3 5:00 London, England
Win 13–1 Mads Burnell Submission (front choke) UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till 27 May 2018 3 2:41 Liverpool, England Performance of the Night.
Win 12–1 Makwan Amirkhani Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson 18 March 2017 3 5:00 London, England
Win 11–1 Yaotzin Meza Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Bisping 27 February 2016 3 5:00 London, England
Win 10–1 Alan Omer Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Jędrzejczyk vs. Penne 20 June 2015 3 1:41 Berlin, Germany Return to Featherweight. Performance of the Night.
Win 9–1 Paul Cook TKO (doctor stoppage) M4TC 15 29 November 2014 2 5:00 Tyne and Wear, England Lightweight debut. Won the M4TC Lightweight Championship.
Win 8–1 Gaetano Pirello Decision (unanimous) CWFC 71 22 August 2014 3 5:00 Amman, Jordan
Loss 7–1 Marcin Wrzosek Decision (unanimous) CWFC 69 7 June 2014 3 5:00 London, England
Win 7–0 Tobias Huber TKO (punches) CWFC Fight Night 11 18 April 2014 1 0:37 Amman, Jordan
Win 6–0 Doni Miller TKO (punches) CWFC 61 13 December 2013 2 0:34 Amman, Jordan
Win 5–0 Declan Williams Submission (triangle choke) CWFC 60 5 October 2013 2 4:50 North London, England
Win 4–0 Andy Green Submission (rear-naked choke) CWFC 56 6 July 2013 1 4:00 London, England
Win 3–0 Carl Orriss Decision (unanimous) UCMMA 32 2 February 2013 3 5:00 London, England Featherweight debut.
Win 2–0 Kim Thinghaugen TKO (doctor stoppage) UWC 21 20 October 2012 1 5:00 Southend-on-Sea, England
Win 1–0 Nathan Greyson KO (punch) UCMMA 27 7 April 2012 2 0:40 London, England


  1. ^ a b c d "Arnold Allen – Fighter Profile". Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  2. ^ Zane Simon (15 June 2015). "Welcome to the UFC Arnold Allen". Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  3. ^ Staff (15 June 2015). "Arnold Allen replaces an injured Mike Wilkinson, meets Alan Omer at UFC Fight Night 69". Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  4. ^ Ben Fowlkes (20 June 2015). "UFC Fight Night 69 results: Arnold Allen impressive in UFC-debut win over Alan Omer". Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  5. ^ Tristen Critchfield (20 June 2015). "UFC Fight Night bonuses: Jedrzejczyk, Penne, Taisumov, Allen garner $50K". Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  6. ^ Staff (15 December 2015). "Arnold Allen set to face Yaotzin Meza at UFC Fight Night London Feb. 27". Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  7. ^ Ben Fowlkes (27 February 2016). "UFC Fight Night 84 results: Arnold Allen shuts out Yaotzin Meza on scorecards". Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  8. ^ Staff (25 August 2016). "Mirsad Bektic vs. Arnold Allen slated for UFC 204 in England". Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  9. ^ Staff (29 September 2016). "Arnold Allen out of UFC 204 fight with Mirsad Bektic, promotion seeking featherweight replacement". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  10. ^ Staff (21 December 2016). "Arnold Allen and Makwan Amirkhani set to meet at UFC: London". Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  11. ^ Steven Marrocco (18 March 2017). "UFC Fight Night 107 results: Arnold Allen takes split from Makwan Amirkhani in thriller". Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  12. ^ Bermúdez, Pablo (2017-12-30). "UFC: peruano Enrique Barzola enfrentará a Arnold Allen el 20 de enero en Boston". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-12-31.
  13. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Arnold Allen Out of UFC 220 Bout Against Enrique Barzola - MMA Today". MMA Today. 2018-01-11. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  14. ^ "UFC 220: Matt Bessette booked to fight Enrique Barzola". FanSided. 2018-01-11. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  15. ^ heath, Mark. "Inspired by UFC Liverpool, Arnold Allen dreams of bringing the UFC to Ipswich". East Anglian Daily Times. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  16. ^ "UFC Fight Night 130 results: Arnold Allen nets epic third-round comeback, tapping out Mads Burnell". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  17. ^ a b "UFC Fight Night 130 bonuses: Darren Stewart's emotional win nets him $50,000 extra". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  18. ^ Dave Doyle (2018-10-02). "Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kamaru Usman headlines The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale". Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  19. ^ Alexander K. Lee (2018-11-05). "Rick Glenn steps in for injured Gilbert Melendez, fights Arnold Allen at TUF 28 Finale". Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  20. ^ Jay Pettry (2018-11-16). "Arnold Allen injured, out of TUF 28 Finale bout against Rick Glenn". Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  21. ^ Marcel Dorff (2019-01-29). "Home Fight for Arnold Allen against Jordan Rinaldi during UFC London". Retrieved 2019-01-29. (in Dutch)
  22. ^ "UFC London results: Arnold Allen methodical in decision win over Jordan Rinaldi". MMA Junkie. 2019-03-16. Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  23. ^ Colin Adwent (13 June 2017). "Mixed Martial Arts hopeful Arnold Allen could lose licence after drunken brawl at Christmas party". Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  24. ^ Staff (14 June 2017). "UFC's Arnold Allen issued 5-month suspended sentence for Christmas brawl". Retrieved 14 June 2017.

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