Max Holloway is favored against Arnold Allen at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen on Saturday, April 15 in Kansas City, Missouri. This event is one of 14 fights on ESPN/ESPN+. Holloway is 23-7 in his career, while Allen is 19-1 in his career. There are a total of 14 fights, all on ESPN/ESPN+ at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen. Let’s look at the bout between Holloway and Allen and UFC predictions.
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen takes place at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, April 15 with 14 fights, all on ESPN/ESPN+.
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen Betting
Max Holloway (23-7, 19-7 UFC)
Holloway came into the UFC with a record of 4-0 and he has 19 wins and seven losses in the UFC. In his last six fights, he has three wins and three losses. He defeated Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision, Calvin Kattar by unanimous decision, and Yair Rodríguez by unanimous decision; while losing to Alexander Volkanovski three times with once by split decision and twice by unanimous decision. Holloway has been a pro since 2010 and he has 10 wins by TKO/KO and two by submission. He has three first round finishes.
Holloway said this to khon2.com about his upcoming fight against Allen, “I’m super excited. Arnold Allen, not much younger than me. I mean, a lot of people like to think I’m super old just because they’ve been watching me since I was 20, but he’s a great talent, great guy, talented guy, super agile, super electric. I can’t wait. I can’t wait to see. He got a lot of a lot of hype behind him. It’s only more fun for me.”
Arnold Allen (19-1, 10-0 UFC)
Allen came into the UFC with a record of 9-1 and he has 10 wins and no losses in the UFC. In his last six fights, he has six wins and no losses. He defeated Jordan Rinaldi by unanimous decision, Gilbert Melendez by unanimous decision, Nik Lentz by unanimous decision, Sodiq Yusuff by unanimous decision, Dan Hooker by TKO, and Calvin Kattar by TKO. Allen’s only loss in his career was against Marcin Wrzosek by unanimous decision in June of 2014. Allen has been a pro since 2012 and he has seven wins by TKO/KO and four by submission. He has four first round finishes.
Allen said this to sherdog.com about his upcoming fight against Holloway, “Mentally I feel fantastic. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. It’s a very dangerous guy whose beat a lot of top contenders, and he’s beaten them very well. He’s been a world champion; he’s been pound-for-pound No. 1. He’s stepped up to lightweight and had wars with people like Dustin Poirier. I’m very excited for the opportunity to challenge someone like that and show what I’m able to do. “As a featherweight, I’ve always watched Max. He’s very exciting. Everyone enjoys his fights; he seems like a cool guy too … I know what he does. He’s going to throw about a million punches, kicks, knees and elbows. He’s going to try and take my head off. He’s going to keep peppering me like I’m a German sausage or something. I know what he’s going to do, so I don’t need to watch it. I know what I need to do to get a win, and all I’m doing is working on that.”
Strikes landed per minute: Holloway 7.24 /Allen 3.40
Striking Accuracy: Holloway 47% /Allen 42%
Strikes absorbed per minute: Holloway 4.89/Allen 2.25
Defense: Holloway 59% /Allen 67%
Takedown average: Holloway 0.29 /Allen 1.35
Takedown Accuracy: Holloway 53% /Allen 50%
Takedowns defended: Holloway 84% /Allen 76%
Submission average: Holloway 0.3 /Allen 0.4
One thing that immediately stands out to me in this fight is that neither fighter is a great finisher. In what is expected to be a competitive fight, the chances of the fight going the distance is greater. I am somewhat tempted at the underdog price on Allen, but I think the better choice is to simply take the rounds to go over the total.
|DATE ||FIGHTERS ||MONEY LINE |
|4/15 ||Arnold Allen ||+150 |
|Max Holloway ||-190 |
|4/15 ||Ion Cutelaba ||-130 |
|Tanner Boser ||+100 |
|4/15 ||Billy Quarantillo ||-170 |
|Edson Barboza ||+135 |
|4/15 ||Azamat Murzakanov ||+139 |
|Dustin Jacoby ||-175 |
|4/15 ||Pedro Munhoz ||+172 |
|Chris Gutierrez ||-220 |
|4/15 ||TJ Brown ||+154 |
|Bill Algeo ||-195 |
|4/15 ||Ed Herman ||+183 |
|Zak Cummings ||-235 |
|4/15 ||Clay Guida ||+194 |
|Rafa Garcia ||-250 |
|4/15 ||Piera Rodriguez ||-107 |
|Gillian Robertson ||-123 |
|4/15 ||Brandon Royval ||+161 |
|Matheus Nicolau ||-205 |
|4/15 ||Denise Gomes ||+139 |
|Bruna Brasil ||-175 |
|4/15 ||Aaron Phillips ||+158 |
|Gaston Bolanos ||-200 |
|4/15 ||Daniel Zellhuber ||-125 |
|Lando Vannata ||-105 |
|4/15 ||Joselyne Edwards ||+115 |
|Lucie Pudilova ||-145 |
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