Just After spectacular victory vs Bruno Silva at UFC Jacksonville Brendan Allen issues stone cold warning to Israel Adesanya: “The next Champion”

Brendan Allen stepped inside the octagon to take on Bruno Silva in a three-round bout on the main card of UFC Fight Night: Topuria vs Emmett that took place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville Florida. The American middleweight displayed an outstanding performance and submitted Silva by a rear naked choke in the first round of the fight. 

With this win, All In has improved his record to 22-5 and is on a spectacular five-fight winning run. This was also Brendan Allen’s third straight submission victory and hence it is needless to say that he has impressed everyone with his all-round skills.

Brendan Allen vs Bruno Silva bout overview

Bruno Silva is a dangerous striker and everyone is aware of the skills he possesses on the feat. However, going into the fight, Brendan Allen took the fearless approach and started trading blows from the first minute of the fight. The American middleweight threw some good shots and had to absorb a lot of blows in the striking exchanges.

Brendan Allen gets his hands raised at UFC Jacksonville

As a result, All In was on the back foot as the Brazilian middleweight upped the ante and started landing powerful shots. But as the round progressed, it was Allen who reaped the benefits from striking in the pocket as he landed a stunning right hook and dropped Silva on the ground.  Thereafter he started landing ground and pound strikes and soon took the back of Bruno Silva and locked him in a rear naked choke.

Bruno tried to escape from the submission maneuver but after struggling for a few seconds he decided to tap out and consequently, Brendan Allen won the fight via submission in the dying seconds of the first round.

Brendan Allen vows to challenge Israel Adesanya for UFC gold

After engaging in a wild striking affair and coming out on top, Brendan Allen had a conversation with Daniel Cormier in the post-fight interview. While speaking to the retired UFC fighter, Allen claimed that he is the biggest danger to the middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. All in also warned Izzy to be ready for the challenge and promised the fans that he will win the belt next year.

“I’m the youngest guy in the top 15 with some of the most fights. I’m really doing this, I’ve been out here and I haven’t even reached my prime, I haven’t shown everything. I will be the next champion. I’m the only guy to be able to threaten the actual champion everywhere. So with that being said, Izzy, ‘And New’ in 2024, I’m coming.”

Apart from calling out Izzy in the post-fight interview, Brendan Allen showed interest in fighting Jared Cannonier in a title eliminator or in facing Dricus Du Plessis if he loses to Robert Whittaker. Both the matchups are very exciting and given the rankings of the two middleweights, it makes sense to book the fight.

Do let us know in the comments section who you want Allen to fight next.


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