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    Default The Next UK star

    Over the last few years I've written a series of articles on the best prospects in UK mma which included Gunni,Manuwa and McGregor long before they joined the UFC, next I'm going to do a piece on 19 year old Arnold Allen. I thought you guys would enjoy checking him out before hand.

    Let me know what you think:

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    “I just want to be known as the greatest ever…is that too much to ask?”

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    Those were awesome. Looks like he has quite a good ground game and one punch knockout power at a young age. Good find. That knockout came after he was getting back into the cage as well. Impressive couple fights.

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    Good fights. Lots of scrambles and attacks while in theground game. Will be interesting to see him up against a wrestler. He may have a harder time just giving up positioning like he did at times. Seems like a fun, explosive, powerful fighter. Will be fun to watch him progress.

    Please remind us when your article comes out.

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    He is definitely exciting and he is young so he has all the potential in the world, but he does have a lot of holes in his game. It will be interesting to see how he develops in a couple of years.



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    He reminds me a lot of Rory Mac when he was that age.
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    The articles is up, check it out if you like. Think I'm going to stop posting my work here as I feel I'm spamming lol.


    In an age where most fans have no grasp of the MMA world beyond what is shown on ZUFFA or Bellator programming, I have decided to champion the cause of the unsung yet equally talented fighters that are (or should be) on the verge of signing major contracts. This series is called The Best of the Rest.

    I have chosen to continue my series by introducing probably the best teenage fighter in Europe, featherweight Arnold Allen. Arnold Allen is 4-0 and has absolutely dominated all of his opponents thus far. He recently signed an exclusive deal with Cage Warriors Fighting Championship, and won an impressive fight in his debut with the promotion in July. So what separates Arnold Allen from the rest of the European scene?


    Arnold Allen's story begins at age 15, when Allen, a talented young regional boxing champion, decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and began to train in mixed martial arts. The following year, at the age of 16, Arnold debuted as an amateur and began what would be one of the most impressive amateur careers in UK history, as in the space of 18 months the young fighter racked up 7 straight wins and was forced to turn pro at 18.

    On April 7th 2012, Arnold Allen debuted against another talented youngster in Nathan Greyson, and the fight has gone down as folklore in the UK fight scene, as what transpired was one of the most exciting fights of the year.



    With Allen’s victory over Greyson, followed by two dominant performances, Europe’s premier promotion came knocking, and following a very impressive debut at Cage Warriors 56, the promotion decided to lock down the prized asset to a five-fight deal.

    I asked Arnold Allen why he chose to sign an exclusive deal with Cage Warriors and he said:

    "I feel Cage Warriors can do the most for me by getting me quality matchups and good exposure, they're doing so much for MMA in Europe and some of the best fighters in the world have fought on Cage Warriors to get where they are!"

    Skillswise, Allen is reminiscent of the young fearless Carlos Condit that tore apart all comers back in the WEC. His boxing is technical and equally powerful, as he demonstrated against Nathan Greyson, and it is ever-improving. He has a penchant for unorthodox attacks, and his arsenal of aerial assaults is impressing. Make sure to check out his beautiful KO of Greyson in the video above.
    http://blog.mmaratings.net/2013/08/t...old-allen.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGoose View Post
    The articles is up, check it out if you like. Think I'm going to stop posting my work here as I feel I'm spamming lol.
    http://blog.mmaratings.net/2013/08/t...old-allen.html
    Doesn't seem like spam to me man, it's good to read your stuff. Keep them coming!


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    Thanks man, means a lot!!

    Also are you going to Manchester for the UFC?
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    Yes please keep your articles or at the very least a link to them coming. Nice to read
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