Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Holloway vs Allen?
Max Holloway beat Arnold Allen by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen, on Saturday 15th April 2023 at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City.
The scorecards were announced as 49-46, 49-46, 48-47 in favor of winner Max Holloway.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Holloway vs Allen stats
Max Holloway stepped into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Arnold Allen made his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Holloway had a slight advantage in power over Allen, with a 43% knock out percentage over Allen's 37%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Allen had an advantage over Holloway, with a 21% submission rate over Holloway's 9%.
Max Holloway was the older man by 2 years, at 31 years old.
Holloway had a height advantage of 3 inches over Allen. Despite this, Allen had 1-inch reach advantage.
Holloway was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 6 months earlier than Allen, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 58 more professional rounds, 105 to Allen's 47.
Holloway vs Allen form
Max Holloway had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Arnold Allen 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 been beaten by Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Yair Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Calvin Kattar at UFC on ABC 1 on 16th January 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had lost to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by split decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.
Holloway's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
Allen's last 4 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Holloway vs Allen?
Max Holloway was a 29/50 (-170) favourite going into the contest, while Arnold Allen made his way into the ring at 7/5 (+140) with oddsmakers.