Arnold Allen Next Fight After Gilbert Melendez?

Arnold Allen, Top 15 UFC Featherweight headlined the UFC 239 prelims by impressively beating Gilbert Melendez. Win over a legend like Gilbert Melendez is a great addition to his resume. Arnold Allen showed how talented he is when fighting Melendez. Promising future, Future UFC Featherweight Champion. Excited for his next fight but what will it be?

Allen on what he wants next

“This win has to put me in a ranking position. Everyone’s been saying they’re surprised I’m not ranked yet. If I don’t get ranked, I don’t know what’s going on.”

Arnold Allen in the latest UFC Rankings, Allen is ranked #12 UFC Featherweight. Allen soon to be on his way for the UFC Featherweight Title Shot!! Before getting the title shot must face top ten Featherweights.

Allen mentioned on the Ariel Helwani show, How it was refreshing to be fighting in Las Vegas on UFC 239. Fights for Allen in the future should be only main cards and headlining main events.

Allen thinks that he can change that all by having a productive 2019. In fact, he thinks a shot at the top 10 should be right around the corner if he can correct some things. 

“I think that’s the main thing, getting active, stringing a few together,” Allen said. “Stop getting injured and stop getting sick and all that crap.”

In an ideal world, Allen would like to have a much busier year than in the past. In each of the past four years, he’s only fought once per year. 

“Three seems like a good number, “Allen said. “I’d like to get out three times at least.”

Arnold Allen vs Renato Moicano

Renato Moicano, BJJ Black Belt and #10 ranked Featherweight. Moicano lost to Chan-Sung- Jung, Knocked out under a minute in the first round. Moicano loss happened on June 22. The timing would be perfect for both fighters.

Arnold Allen vs Jeremy Stephens

Jeremy Stephens more known for the moment with Conor McGregor than being an MMA Fighter. Stephens #8 ranked Featherweight. Lost to Zabit Magomedsharipov in March. Stephens hasn’t fought since March and definitely needs a fight in the Summer. Arnold Allen barely got damaged and fighting Stephens would be the perfect opportunity.

Arnold Allen vs Renato Moicano, Arnold Allen vs Jeremy Stephens are the best options for Arnold Allen to continue his journey to the Featherweight Title. Fighting against Top Ten UFC Featherweights instead of lower ranked opponents. Excited for Arnold Allen’s next fight.

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