Brendan Allen displayed his grappling prowess once again as he secured his fourth consecutive rear-naked choke victory by tapping out Paul Craig in the main event of the latest UFC Fight Night.
The bout pitted two skilled grapplers against each other, with Allen proving to be the superior fighter overall. He controlled the top position in each frame and landed harder punches, ultimately rocking Craig with a combination of punches in Round 3 before securing his signature submission.
Following his impressive performance, Allen expressed his determination to climb the middleweight division rankings, stating, “I’m trying to fight man. I want the No. 1 contender. I’m the best in the world and I’m here to prove it. If you say otherwise come show me, don’t tell me. I’m not even in my prime yet. I’m coming and I’m a f—ing problem.”
With a six-fight winning streak and five rear-naked choke victories under his belt, Allen is quickly making a name for himself as one of the best in the game. As a UFC middleweight ranked No. 10, he is poised to make a run at the elite competitors in the division. On the other hand, Craig, who recently moved to middleweight after a long career at light heavyweight, now holds a record of 1-1 in this new weight class.