Last night all eyes were on UFC Vegas 82, which featured a thrilling middleweight clash between Brendan Allen and Paul Craig.
Brendan Allen entered the octagon with an impressive five-fight winning streak, securing four victories by submission. In his recent June appearance, the dynamic fighter, also known as ‘All In,’ capped off the night with a rear-naked choke finish against Bruno Silva.
Paul Craig, on the other hand, showcased his prowess at July’s UFC London event, clinching a second-round TKO victory over Andre Muniz in his middleweight debut. This win broke ‘Bearjew’s’ two-fight losing streak, overcoming setbacks against Johnny Walker and Volkan Oezdemir in the light heavyweight division.
The main event at UFC Vegas 82 unfolded as a defining moment for Brendan Allen, who orchestrated a stellar performance against his Scottish adversary. ‘All In’ displayed dominance across all aspects of the bout, culminating in a third-round rear-naked choke finish. With this victory marking his sixth consecutive win, Allen is now on the precipice of a significant matchup in his upcoming Octagon outing.
Following a statement victory over the Scotsman, Allen expressed a deep desire in fighting for the title. The American is eager to be among a number one contender fight at UFC 300 in 2024. Will he get his wish? We shall see, but with the form he finds himself in, he very may well be a future title holder.
Craig, who took part in his second fight at middleweight, couldn’t get going, and what’s next remains to be seen.
Official result: Brendan Allen secures the win over Paul Craig via submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 3.
Discover the reactions of industry professionals to the thrilling ‘Allen vs. Craig’ showdown below.
UFC Fighters React to Brendan Allen Submitting Paul Craig
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