This past weekend, Arnold Allen suffered his first career loss in the UFC to former champion Max Holloway in the main event of the UFC Kansas City. Although Allen was unable to secure a win, the U.K. In the statement, Allen included a photo of himself and Holloway after their match where he mentioned his gratitude for being able to share the cage with such a legend.
Allen earned the opportunity to fight with Holloway after a 10-fight winning streak. Despite landing several powerful punches over five rounds, Holloway proved to be too dominant, outperforming Allen in total strikes by 149 to 80 and in significant strikes by 147 to 76.
The win marked a significant return to form for the former champion after suffering his third loss to current champ Alexander Volkanovski. While Allen may have lost the fight, he remained positive in his attitude and thanked everyone for their support.
Meanwhile, UFC President Dana White criticized Allen’s corners for their lack of urgency during the bout at the post-event press conference. Despite the criticism, Allen will undoubtedly bounce back and continue to showcase his talent as a skilled fighter.