[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of the UK’s brightest up and comers in the Ultimate Fighting Championships featherweight division Arnold “Almighty” Allen has now spent the last 12 months or so training with the World’s best Mixed Martial Arts athletes at the famous Tristar gym in Montreal Canada under the watchful eye of Canadian Muay Thai Fighter and Tristar founder Firas Zahabi. Rubbing shoulders with names such as George St Pierre and Rory Macdonald promises great things for the English UFC Starlet. With a headline grabbing fight lined up in London with fellow rising UFC star Mister Finland Makwan Amirkhani.
Arnold has been a fan of Revgear Sports for many years and approached us in late 2014 whilst still fighting under the British Cagewarriors Fighting Championships promotion. REVGEAR is regularly approached by up and coming fighters for sponsorship but it was Arnolds enthusiasm for the brand and the bright spark of a serious talent that shone through and we’ve worked together ever since. Literally a few weeks after his first photo shoot with our UK division Arnold got the call up for the UFC to fight in Berlin against the tough German Alan Omer. Beating the German by submission he went on to defeat Yaotzin Meza last year in London on last years London card. Although the records show the fight was called in as a unanimous decision they don’t tell the story of the bell ending the fight split seconds before what was almost certainly to be a TKO finish to a flurry from the Englishman’s sharp boxing skills. Many will look at the fight with Amirkhanni as a career defining fight in 2017 potentially for both men.
In this exclusive interview with Revgear Media Arnold talks about life at Tristar, missing home comforts and what the future holds for him within the UFC as well as his favourite items of Revgear equipment!
Fight wise Arnold reveals a little of how he views how many may see the classic striker versus grappler contest at UFC London and that he may well have learned a thing or two training from some of his legendary team mates.
Finally he reveals which fighters in the elite end of the UFC Featherweight division he’d like to come up against first and why.
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