Rising middleweight contender Brendan Allen was more than happy to take on Scottish grappling ace Paul Craig on the mat, and he forced "Bearjew" to tap to a rear-naked choke in the third round of their bout at UFC Vegas 82.
Two of the UFC's best middleweight grapplers will go head to head in the main event at the UFC Apex, with both men eyeing the sharp end of the 185-pound division.
Brendan Allen was thrust into the main event spotlight on just a few hours’ notice, and he produced a performance worthy of the headline slot to defeat Andre Muniz at UFC Vegas 70 and gatecrash the UFC’s middleweight rankings.
Boxing fundamentals and takedown defense proved crucial as Sean Strickland earned a split-decision win in the main event of UFC Vegas 47 at the UFC Apex.
At UFC on ESPN 31, Jose Aldo turned back the clock once again as he halted the momentum of a fellow contender and reminded the world that he's still very much a factor in the UFC's bantamweight division.