Arnold Allen (-350) vs Gilbert Melendez (+265)
Arnold Allen (14-1) may be among the best fighters you have not seen before and also the odds suggest oddsmakers are taking him seriously against Gilbert Melendez (22-7). Allen will fly under the radar a bit as he has only fought once a year because 2014, but when he does fight, fans are in for a treat.
Allen is somebody who lets his game do the talking and that he doesn’t tend to be a character pre- or post-fight, that can hurt when it comes to advertising. He is making an effort to be active as it is already his next battle in 2019. He comes into this bout undefeated at the UFC with a 5-0 record with just two functionality of the nighttime awards to his credit.
Gilbert Melendez, 12 years older than the upstart Allen, has been through wars with nearly everyone in the UFC. Melendez has without question diminished, entering the fight. It is not a good sign when a fighter should step away from the game to locate their love for it . Following his final fight, he did just that, but I have very real questions about the motivation of Melendez, that has not won because 2013.
This is going to be the biggest battle of Allen’s career and when he’s got a nice showing, it should vault him into the top 15, eventually. He’s very well educated and has proven an ability to adapt to the struggle in front of him.
Interestingly, he has given away a number of his strategy , saying:»I’m ready for anything, I have had all sorts of fights. I have been in dull fights where no one will get hit and you wind up winning without getting touched, and I’ve had fights where I have been in little brawls, kind of grinding fights, so I’ll be prepared for whatever he brings. I am just planning to outpoint himoutskill himand going to be a bit better than him at the evening .»
I concur, and Allen must point-fight his way into a conclusion triumph, but he wants not to devote to Melendez, who will want a kill-or-be-killed firefight.
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