Current rankings @ Featherweight
Arnold Allen vs Brian Ortega preview
When is Allen vs Ortega?
Arnold Allen could potentially face the challenge of Brian Ortega, in Autumn/Fall 2023.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Allen vs Ortega stats
Arnold Allen would step into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Brian Ortega would make his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest Allen would have an advantage in power over Ortega, with a 37% knock out percentage over Ortega's 20%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Ortega would have a large advantage over Allen, boosting at 47% submission rate over Allen's 21%.
Arnold Allen is the younger man by 3 years, at 29 years old.
Allen has 1-inch reach advantage.
Allen is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 11 months later than Ortega, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 6 less professional rounds, 47 to Ortega's 53.
Allen vs Ortega form
Allen has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen on 15th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Calvin Kattar at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen on 29th October 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Dan Hooker at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Mads Burnell at UFC Fight Night 130 on 27th May 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
He had defeated Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Night 107 on 18th March 2017 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London.
Ortega has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 266 on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Island 6 on 17th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had lost to Max Holloway at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 4th round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.
He had defeated Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 on 3rd March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Brian Ortega has been fighting more than Arnold Allen.
Arnold Allen last fought 1 month and 15 days ago, while Brian Ortega's last outing was 10 months and 14 days ago.
Allen's last 5 fights have come over a period of 6 years, 2 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Ortega's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Allen vs Ortega?
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