Sodiq Yusuff vs. Arnold Allen, full fight breakdown + betting analysis
Arnold Allen (+128) vs. Sodiq Yusuff (-152)
Weight Class: Featherweight (145 lbs)
Sodiq Yusuff and Arnold Allen are both fighting for the first time in over a year at UFc on ABC 2. Both men are highly regarded prospects with a bright future, regardless of outcome.
Match-up wise, Yusuff utilizes heavy pressure. He is an excellent boxer and is very measured with his shots. Against Andre Fili, he demonstrated great improvement on the ground. He was able to hold Fili — a sneaky good ground fighter — down for four minutes in round 2. Sodiq is a very well rounded fighter and likely has the edge in opponent quality, having notched wins over Mike Davis, Gabriel Benitez and Fili.
For Allen, he has been excellent since joining the UFC. The Englishman has excellent counter striking and makes good adjustments mid-fight. He last defeated Nik Lentz at UFC Rio Rancho and looked great doing it.
This is a tough fight, but I’m going with Sodiq Yusuff. For a more detailed breakdown, check out the video below.
Prediction and play: Sodiq Yusuff moneyline
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