Arnold Allen (fighter)
|Born||17 January 1994|
Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Felixstowe, Suffolk, England|
|Team||BKK Fighters, UK and Tristar Gym, Canada|
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Amateur boxing record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career
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.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
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. After probably dropping the first two rounds, Allen won the fight via submission in the third round. He was also awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.
Allen was scheduled to face Enrique Barzola at UFC 220 on 20 January 2018. However, Allen was pulled from the fight on January 11 due to alleged visa issues which restricted his ability to travel. Following this announcement, It was determined that Allen would be replaced by Matt Bessette at UFC 220.
Allen was expected to face Gilbert Melendez on 30 November 2018 at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale. However, Melendez pulled out of the fight on 5 November and was replaced by Rick Glenn. In turn, Allen pulled out of the fight on 16 November citing a cut he received while training.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
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.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|15 matches||14 wins||1 loss|
|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|
- "Arnold Allen – Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
- Zane Simon (15 June 2015). "Welcome to the UFC Arnold Allen". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
- Staff (15 June 2015). "Arnold Allen replaces an injured Mike Wilkinson, meets Alan Omer at UFC Fight Night 69". themmareport.com. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
- Ben Fowlkes (20 June 2015). "UFC Fight Night 69 results: Arnold Allen impressive in UFC-debut win over Alan Omer". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
- Tristen Critchfield (20 June 2015). "UFC Fight Night bonuses: Jedrzejczyk, Penne, Taisumov, Allen garner $50K". sherdog.com. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
- Staff (15 December 2015). "Arnold Allen set to face Yaotzin Meza at UFC Fight Night London Feb. 27". mmacrazytv.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
- Ben Fowlkes (27 February 2016). "UFC Fight Night 84 results: Arnold Allen shuts out Yaotzin Meza on scorecards". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
- Staff (25 August 2016). "Mirsad Bektic vs. Arnold Allen slated for UFC 204 in England". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
- Staff (29 September 2016). "Arnold Allen out of UFC 204 fight with Mirsad Bektic, promotion seeking featherweight replacement". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- Staff (21 December 2016). "Arnold Allen and Makwan Amirkhani set to meet at UFC: London". thesprawlmma.com. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
- Steven Marrocco (18 March 2017). "UFC Fight Night 107 results: Arnold Allen takes split from Makwan Amirkhani in thriller". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
- Bermúdez, Pablo (2017-12-30). "UFC: peruano Enrique Barzola enfrentará a Arnold Allen el 20 de enero en Boston". depor.pe (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-12-31.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Arnold Allen Out of UFC 220 Bout Against Enrique Barzola - MMA Today". MMA Today. 2018-01-11. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
- "UFC 220: Matt Bessette booked to fight Enrique Barzola". FanSided. 2018-01-11. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
- heath, Mark. "Inspired by UFC Liverpool, Arnold Allen dreams of bringing the UFC to Ipswich". East Anglian Daily Times. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
- "UFC Fight Night 130 results: Arnold Allen nets epic third-round comeback, tapping out Mads Burnell". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
- "UFC Fight Night 130 bonuses: Darren Stewart's emotional win nets him $50,000 extra". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
- Dave Doyle (2018-10-02). "Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kamaru Usman headlines The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
- Alexander K. Lee (2018-11-05). "Rick Glenn steps in for injured Gilbert Melendez, fights Arnold Allen at TUF 28 Finale". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
- Jay Pettry (2018-11-16). "Arnold Allen injured, out of TUF 28 Finale bout against Rick Glenn". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
- Marcel Dorff (2019-01-29). "Home Fight for Arnold Allen against Jordan Rinaldi during UFC London". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-01-29. (in Dutch)
- "UFC London results: Arnold Allen methodical in decision win over Jordan Rinaldi". MMA Junkie. 2019-03-16. Retrieved 2019-03-17.
- Colin Adwent (13 June 2017). "Mixed Martial Arts hopeful Arnold Allen could lose licence after drunken brawl at Christmas party". ipswitchstar.com. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- Staff (14 June 2017). "UFC's Arnold Allen issued 5-month suspended sentence for Christmas brawl". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 14 June 2017.