Fighting out of Felixstowe, Suffolk, England, Arnold “Almighty” Allen, 24, has earned his fourth victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. On May 27, 2018, he defeated his Danish opponent at “UFC Fight Night 130” at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
At “UFC Fight Night 130,” Allen competed against Mads Burnell, 24, of Copenhagen, Denmark in the middleweight division, which is currently dominated by reigning UFC Middleweight Champion Robert “The Reaper” Whitaker, 27, of Sydney, Australia. Both Allen and Burnell were coming out of a decision victory.
Prior to “UFC Fight Night 130,” Burnell defeated Mike Santiago, 28, of Wood Dale, Illinois, United States via unanimous decision at “UFC Fight Night 124.” Before facing Burnell, Allen defeated Makwan “Mr. Finland” Amirkhani, 29, of Turku, Finland via split decision at “UFC Fight Night 107.”
Neil Hall served as the referee during the welterweight bout between Allen and Burnell at “UFC Fight Night 130.” The referee put a stop to the bout at 2:41 of Round 3 when the English contender submitted his Danish opponent via guillotine choke.
This made Burnell the fourth opponent defeated by Allen in the UFC. This also means the English mixed martial artists is still an undefeated fighter in the promotion.
On June 20, 2015, Allen made a successful UFC debut by submitting Alan Omer, 29, of Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq via guillotine choke at “UFC Fight Night 69.” It was followed by a unanimous decision victory over Yaotzin Meza, 37, of Glendale, Arizona at “UFC Fight Night 84” on February 27, 2016.
After defeating Burnell at “UFC Fight Night 130,” Allen improved his professional MMA record to 13 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Burnell’s record downgraded to 9 wins and 3 losses.
“UFC Fight Night 130” was headlined by Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, 35, of Simpsonville, South Carolina and Darren Till, 25, of Liverpool. After five five-minute rounds, Till won the catchweight bout against Thompson via unanimous decision.