Hermansson vs Allen

UFC Fight Night Preview – Hermansson vs Allen

The UFC schedule is jam-packed for the next few months. Following late May’s Pennington vs Alana 2 at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Ultimate Fighting Championship fans will be treated to four epic events in June, three in the USA and another in Canada.

This includes Nunes vs Pena 3 at UFC 289 when Nunes hopes to defend her bantamweight title on June 10 at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver. However, before then, there will be a full night of action in Las Vegas for UFC Fight Night when Jack Hermansson will fight Brendan Allen in a headline middleweight bout. Here’s what to expect from that scrap.

The Favorite

As with all UFC events, betting markets for Hermansson vs Allen will be a hive of activity as fans look to make their predictions. This will also mean many fans will be heading online to bookies like DraftKings Sportsbook to claim a free bet offer to use while making these wagers.

However, it’s still a little too early for most bookies to be publishing their odds for the fight. On paper, the two are fairly evenly matched with similar records over their UFC careers. Hermansson has won 23 fights and lost eight, while Allen has won 21 and lost five.

Hermansson to Win?

The Norwegian last fought back in December when he was knocked out by Doman Dolidze. Before that, Hermansson won by unanimous decision against Chris Curtis in July 2022 and then lost on a split decision to Sean Strickland. He, therefore, doesn’t have any momentum behind him.

He does have slightly longer reach and leg reach, is better in defending against takedowns and can stay on his feet longer than Allen, so if he can stretch out the fight, he could tire out the American and take the win.

How About Allen?

Allen is seven years younger, weighs the same, is marginally taller, and has slightly shorter reach of both his arms and legs. With perhaps the exception of age, these stats don’t suggest any physical advantage for Allen.

However, he is on a hot streak at the moment, having won four fights in a row and 13 of his last 15. He’s also been fighting more frequently, most recently against Andre Muniz in February.

Allen has better accuracy in both strikes and takedowns, though his overall numbers aren’t as high as his older and more experienced opponent’s. The stats and track record would suggest that the American can win but he’ll need to get it done quickly to have an advantage.


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