Skip to main content

#6 Featherweight Division

Active

"Almighty"

Arnold Allen

Featherweight Division

18-1-0 (W-L-D)

11

Fight Win Streak

6

Wins by Knockout

4

Wins by Submission

Arnold Allen

athlete record

Upcoming Fights

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Arnold Allen's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Trains at
BKK / Tristar
Fighting style
MMA
Age
28
Height
68.00
Weight
146.00
Octagon Debut
Jun. 20, 2015
Reach
70.00
Leg reach
39.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Six wins by KO, four by submission (Triangle, RNC, 2 guillotine)
     
  • Four first round finishes
     
  • On 11 fight winning streak
     
  • Origin of nickname: “It was given to me by a sponsor.”

UFC History
UFC Fight Night
(3/19/22) Allen stopped Dan Hooker via strikes at 2:33 of the first round 
UFC Fight Night (4/10/21) Allen won a three round unanimous decision over Sodiq Yusuff
UFC Fight Night (1/25/20) Allen won a three round unanimous decision over Nik Lentz
UFC 239 (7/6/19) Allen won a three round unanimous decision over Gilbert Melendez
UFC Fight Night (3/16/19) Allen won a three round unanimous decision over Jordan Rinaldi
UFC Fight Night (5/27/18) Allen submitted Mads Burnell via guillotine choke at 2:41 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (3/18/17) Allen won a three round split decision over Makwan Amirkhani
UFC Fight Night (2/27/16) Allen won a three round unanimous decision over Yaotzin Meza
UFC Fight Night (6/20/15) Allen submitted Alan Omer via guillotine choke at 1:41 of the third round

 

Q&A

Training: Every day starts early and finishes late, but I do it to get the best coaching, advice and training partners possible.
When and why did you start training for fighting?  For as long as I can remember, me and my brother wanted to be martial artists or professional wrestlers. Dragon Ball Z, Bruce Lee and old school Kung Fu movies were all inspirations, and I started training seriously when I was about 12, where I competed in the ABA (boxing) championships, winning the eastern counties championship with a KO.
What ranks and titles have you held?  I am a Gracie Barra jiu-jitsu purple belt, I won the Eastern counties championships as a junior, and I won the Lightweight British Title last December at Made4theCage.
Do you have any heroes? Bruce Lee was always a big inspiration, but more so is my Dad - he is the man.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s been a goal of mine for years and means the world to see all my hard work starting to pay off.
What was your job before you started fighting? I've had loads, from loading containers down at the docks to working out back at a local chip shop to being a labourer for a friend.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I won an area championship as an amateur boxer, and I won two featherweight titles as an amateur MMA fighter.
Favorite grappling technique: Twister
Favorite striking technique: Flying Knee