Things weren’t looking to good at UFC Liverpool for Arnold Allen during his first UFC fight in over a year. Mads Burnell’s wrestling and control was on its way to earning the Danish fighter a win on the scorecards. But just past the halfway point of the third round, Allen turned things around and locked up a slick looking front choke that forced Burnell to tap.
How about this comeback by Arnold Allen?! pic.twitter.com/djHUkLNWs1— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) May 27, 2018
Arnold Allen gets the submission win at #UFCLiverpool— #UFCLiverpool: Till vs. Wonderboy on BT Sport (@btsportufc) May 27, 2018
That's a four-fight winstreak for the Englishman, only Ortega, Elkins, and Holloway have more in the featherweight division...
Make. It. Rain. pic.twitter.com/nA4wbVuK2w
The win moves Allen to 4-0 in the UFC and 13-1 overall. The last two years of his career have been slowed down over criminal charges stemming from an outside the cage brawl back in 2016. After a prolonged absence during the trial, Allen once again had issues when he was unable to secure a US visa to fight at UFC 220. For now, he’ll have to fight in the UK, which is pretty all right for the fans there.
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