Brendan Allen

Brendan Allen stops Bruno Silva early in action packed one-round affair at UFC on ABC 5

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us today, June 24, 2023, for UFC on ABC 5, going down live from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

Headlining the event is an epic clash of featherweight contenders where no. 5 ranked Josh Emmett (18-3) collides with no. 9 ranked Ilia Topuria (13-0) in the main event of the evening.

Co-headlining is a flyweight encounter between another pair of contenders in no. 9 ranked Amanda Ribas (12-3) and no. 11 ranked Maycee Barber (12-2).

Opening up the main card tonight was a 185 lb showcase between former LFA middleweight champion Brendan Allen (22-5) and former M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Bruno Silva (23-9).

Allen came into the bout on a four-fight win streak (3 rear naked choke submissions), while Silva came in having gone 4-2 thus far into his six-fight UFC tenure (all 4 wins via knockout).

Continue reading to see how this middleweight encounter went down:

Official Result: Brendan Allen def. Bruno Silva via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:39 of round one

This was an action packed fight from start to finish!

Each man stunned the other with their heavy punches; Silva pressures early, as he always does, and Allen returns with some beautiful counters. Toward the end of the round Allen lands a pair of back to back right hands that badly hurt, and drop Silva.

From here Allen reigned down some punches from top position, up until he takes Silva’s back, immediately sinking in the choke once he gets a single hook in.

Silva has never been knocked out before, and Allen just came very close to becoming the first man to ever do it.

Nonetheless, he improves his win streak to five-straight by securing another rear naked choke finish, the 10th of his 22-win, 13-submission career, just like he did to 3rd-degree BJJ black belt Andre Muniz in his latest appearance.

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Brady Ordway
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