Arnold Allen confident that securing victory over former UFC champion Max Holloway will get him title shot against current champion Alexander Volkanovski

Arnold Allen is set to take on Max Holloway, one of the most renowned featherweights in the history of UFC, at UFC on ESPN 44 on April 15, 2023.

Arnold Allen vs Max Holloway

The UFC’s featherweight division has long been a thrilling weight class to follow, thanks to its blend of up-and-coming talents as well as seasoned fighters. Arnold is one rising star in the division who has been drawing attention with his performances.

Hailing from Suffolk, England, Allen boasts an impressive professional record of 19 wins, 1 loss, and no draws. He is currently on an eleven-fight winning streak, proving to be a formidable contender in the featherweight division. In his most recent bout, he secured a TKO victory against Calvin Kattar.

Arnold Allen dreams about a title shot

Holloway, a former champion with a record of 22 wins and 6 losses, is revered for his striking abilities and thrilling bouts. Going up against Holloway will undoubtedly pose a significant challenge for Allen. But he remains optimistic about his chances of emerging victorious.

During a recent interview, Allen expressed confidence in his chances of securing a title shot should he emerge victorious against Holloway. In his view, there would be no other logical next step in the division if he were to defeat one of the greatest featherweights of all time.

Max Holloway and Arnold Allen: Mutual Respect

During the interview, Allen conveyed his deep admiration for Max and the latter’s impressive career accomplishments. He recognizes that Holloway has paved the way for the goals he aspires to achieve in his own career.

Alexander Volkanovski punching Max Holloway

Furthermore, Allen acknowledged that Holloway’s fighting style will undoubtedly bring out the best in him. He emphasized that his objective is not necessarily to knock out Max but to put on an outstanding performance and go the distance.

“He (is an) ex-champion, one of the greatest featherweights of all time. His resume is nothing short of inspiring. He’s done all the things I want to do, and he’s set the path for the things I want to do too. The way he fights is going to bring the best out of myself.”

“It’s never a thought about trying to be the guy to put him down. It’s never the thought, whoever you’re fighting. You’re always thinking about the five rounds and doing the distance. Obviously, the goal is always to try to finish, but the thought is to go five rounds”, Allen said.

Max Holloway Career Earnings

Undoubtedly, Arnold Allen is one of the premier featherweights in the UFC at present. His highly anticipated matchup against Max is sure to captivate and entertain MMA enthusiasts around the world.

Who will you be rooting for in the potential title contender fight? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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